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NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH

As many of you know, Fatira Merah stepped down as our HP coach at the end of last season and moved to Montreal to pursue more schooling. This has left a void until the Regional Training Center is established in 2015.

It is with great pleasure that I announce Laurie Wiltshire has accepted the role of the High Performance Coach for Judo Alberta for this year. She is an NCCP certified Competition Development (Level III) coach with years of experience as a National and International competitor. She is an 8-time National Champion in the -52kg division and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. Furthermore, she is a certified fitness trainer and can bring more aspects of conditioning and physical preparation to the Coaching Team.

Laurie is based in Calgary, but will make club visits throughout the year and will always be available at the training camps. Please join me in extending our congratulations to her and wish her continued success in this new position.

Sincerely,

Garry Yamashita,
Coaching Committee Chair
Judo Alberta

2014 U of A Invitational Judo Championships

TOURNAMENT SITE: Dow Centennial Centre, 8700-84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Kelly Palmer – kellypal@telusplanet.net

HEAD REFEREE: Tammy Thornton

REFEREES’ MÈETING: Saturday, October 18 @ 7:30 am. Coaches are invited. Please do not be late.

Mail Registration to: U of A Judo Club
c/o Helen Bienert
53529 Range Road 224
Ardrossan, AB T8E 2L8
780-998-3157
homesteaders92@hotmail.com

TIME: Kata Competition at 8:00 am October 18, 2014.
Shiai at 8:30 am.

WEIGH INS: Friday, October 17, 2014 – 6-8 PM at Dow Centennial Centre
NOTE: No weigh ins on Saturday, October 18, 2014

NEW THIS YEAR! – THE TOURNAMENT WILL HOST ALL DIVISIONS FROM U10 TO SENIOR AND VETERANS!

NO WEIGH IN FOR U10 & U12 but are required to have their weights verified, signed off and submitted by their coach on the Weight Entry for U10 & U12 form that is part of this tournament package. Athletes will be grouped by their submitted ages and weights.

Please click here to view the invitation. Please note that the U of A invitation contains information regarding the Team Alberta selection criteria for the Canada Winter Games.

Interested in volunteering? Click here to view the Volunteer Application Form!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the tournament feel free to contact the Tournament Director – Kelly Palmer at kellypal@telusplanet.net

CWG/Provincial Training Camp, Sept 27th and 28th, 2014

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

SATURDAY 27th
11-1300 Judo Technical
1300-1345 Lunch
1400-1500 Sports Psych
1700-1900 Judo Randori

SUNDAY 28th
800-900 Circuit Training
900-945 Break/ Smoothies
945-1145 Judo Review/ Randori
1145-1230 Info Session (Parents and coaches encouraged to attend)

Address for training camp:
Hiro’s Judo Club
#115, 1919 27 Avenue N.E.
Calgary Alberta T2E 7E4

Please bring running shoes and exercise clothing.
The info session held Sunday after the camp is very beneficial for athletes, parents and coaches to understand team policy and expectations for the next season.

Contact:
Laurie Wiltshire HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: 403-923-6358
E-mail: laurie@judoalberta.com

Quebec and Ontario Open

Dear Coaches,
This year Quebec Open and Ontario Open will be back to back in November 2014. Between these two tournaments there is a national training camp at the NTC in Montreal. Both of these tournaments are regional point’s tournaments and will be a qualifier for the new Elite 8 competition in January which is the Judo Canada selection tournament for Europe in March 2015.

Judo Alberta coaching staff recommend both tournaments to U18 and U21 athletes that wish to compete at an international level this year. Also we recommend athletes have competed at nationals prior to competing at either of these tournaments.

Judo Alberta will be organizing travel to and from these tournaments, Laurie Wiltshire will need to know who will be attending and what option for travel by September 27th, 2014 (Provincial training camp) with a $500.00 deposit made out to: Judo Alberta.

Option 1: Athlete travels to Montreal on October 31st, competes at Quebec Open and travels home to Alberta on November 3rd, 2014.
Option 2: Athlete travels to Montreal on October 31st, competes at Quebec Open, trains at the national camp, travels to Toronto by bus/ or van on November 7th, competes at Ontario Open, and returns to Alberta on November 9th at night.

Each athlete has to register themselves for these tournaments online. Please tell athletes to register as Judo Alberta as their club, this eliminates our Judo Alberta athletes facing each other first round.

Quebec Open: Please go to (http://www.quebecopen.org) Registration closes on October 26th, 2014 or when registration reaches 850 athletes so please register as soon as possible.

Ontario Open: (https://www.judoontario.ca

Elite Athlete Funding

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted athlete funding. Funding is based on performance and results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need.

Athletes Funding Granted: Events participated in:

Erin Morgan $900.00 Pan American Open Santiago, Chile, International training camp Chile, Pan American Open Miami, Florida, National camp Montreal, Quebec
Robert Edwards $600.00 Pan American Open Santiago, Chile
Hana Varsanyi $200.00 Saskatchewan Summer camp
Keira Trotter $200.00 Saskatchewan Summer camp

These athletes applied for the third and final round of elite athlete funding for the 2013-2014 season for events participated in from June- August 2014. The next round of elite athlete funding will be round one of the 2014-2015 season. The application will be due in November 2014, look for application announcement in the fall.

To receive the funding please fill out an athlete expense claim form and send in to Garry Yamashita. When filling out expense claim form please indicate who you want cheque written out to and where to send it (Judo club, Judo Canada, Parents, etc…) You can find athlete expense claim forms here:

(http://www.judoalberta.com/pdf/misc/athleteexpenseclaim.pdf)

Elite Athlete Funding

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted athlete funding. Funding is based on performance and results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need.

Athletes

Funding Granted:

Events participated in:

Darren Elcock

$800.00

Jr. World cup Portugal, Jr. Bremen, Germany, Pacific International, various eastern Tournaments , 2 int. T.C’s

Cassidy Norris

$800.00

Jr. World cup Portugal, Jr. Thuringa, Germany, Pacific International, various eastern tournaments, 2 Int. T.C’S

Colton Hall

$700.00

Jr. World cup Portugal, Jr. Bremen, Germany, Pacific international,2 Int. T.C’S

Dawson Mandell

$450.00

U18 Bremen, Germany, 1 Int. T.C, Pacific International

Hana Vasanyi

$450.00

U18 Thuringa, Germany, 1 Int. T.C, Pacific international

Caitlin Alder

$300.00

Pacific international

Erin Morgan

$250.00

Pacific International

Ty Nakano

$150.00

Pacific International

Matt Stephenson

$150.00

Pacific International

Lauren Bury

$150.00

Pacific International



These athletes applied for the second round of elite athlete funding for events participated in from February 2014-May 2014. Not included is National Championships, which is funded separately by the Coaching Committee budget.

The next round of funding will be announced in August for events participated in from June 2014-August 2014.

Athletes must apply to receive elite athlete funding. The deadline for the next athlete funding application will be August 1st, 2014

*Some athletes applied for this round and were applying for National championship, please see Team selection policy for provincial team funding to National championships *

To receive the funding please fill out an athlete expense claim form and send in to Garry Yamashita. When filling out expense claim form please indicate who you want cheque written out to and where to send it (Judo club, Judo Canada, Parents, etc…) You can find athlete expense claim forms here:

http://www.judoalberta.com/pdf/misc/athleteexpenseclaim.pdf

2013 Red Deer Tournament

Click here for details.

What You Need To Know About Concussions in Judo

What You Need To Know About Concussions in Judo

Judo Canada has released new information on concussions in Judo. Check out the pamphlet here.

Team Alberta Announcement for 2013 Judo Canada National Championships

On behalf of Judo Alberta the Provincial Coaching Committee, we would like to congratulate these athletes for successfully being selected to the team! See the announcement here . For those athletes that have been selected, as well as for their club coaches, the Coaching Committee will still require the following information:

1) Coaches can you please confirm that the weight division is correct for each athlete as it appears that some athletes have moved weight divisions since their application was first submitted. This is necessary for the official registration with Judo Canada.

2) Any athlete who previously completed a waiver and medical forms will have to do so again, as Judo Canada has since updated the forms for this event. The correct waiver form can be found here and the medical form can be found here. These forms must be submitted to Garry Yamashita no later than June 1, 2013.

Any athletes wishing to appeal the Team Selection can do so in accordance with the Judo Alberta Selection policy found here.

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