Provincial Training Camp, November 23-24, 2013

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Cancelled – U of A Tournament Saturday November 9 2013

Dear Judo Friends – this is to inform you that, with regret, the U of A Tournament scheduled for November 9 has been cancelled. As of yesterday our tournament registrar had received only 16 entries. We understand that there were a further 17 potentially coming, for a possible total of 33 entrants. This compares to the well over 100 entrants from the previous year. Our best guess is that this may be due to timing of (i) the Quebec Open, which was held in Montreal this past weekend, and (ii) its associated training camp, which runs in Montreal from November 7-12. These two events have likely taken the available time and funds of those who otherwise may have entered this tournament.

Given the low number of entrants, we chose to cancel for two reasons:
1. Operating the tournament with this number of entries would have resulted in many divisions having, at best, two contestants in them. Most divisions with entries would have one person only. Due to the wide variety of size and experience, we would be unable to run exhibition matches instead. As a result, the tournament experience for those who would attend would be poor; and
2. As the U of A Judo program operates through the University, we do not do fundraising in the way that many other Judo clubs do. We have no casino or bingo funds to rely on. As a result, operating a tournament at a financial loss is simply not an option. By cancelling now (before Tuesday at noon) we are (hopefully) able to avoid most of the financial penalties involved.
Please note that the Annual General Meeting for Judo Alberta, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday November 9, is still going ahead. If you are no longer attending this event, please consider forwarding your proxy for the AGM to someone who will be in attendance.
Please also note that the training camp scheduled for Sunday morning, November 10, is cancelled.
Thank you to those who wanted to come to our Tournament, and a special thank you to those volunteers who have assisted in everything to date. We look forward to seeing everyone at future Judo events, including the Provincial Championships in Fort Saskatchewan on February 1, 2014, and the Edmonton International at West Edmonton Mall on March 14, 15 and 16 2014.
I apologize for the short notice in this, and appreciate that this may cause you some disruption. Under the circumstances however, we have made what we feel is the best decision for the Judoka who would have attended. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.

Regards,
Kelly Palmer

2015-16 Judo Alberta Award Nomination Forms

2015-16 Judo Alberta Award Nomination Forms

Attention Judo Alberta Members,

With the 2016-17 season upon us it is time to select recognize our 2015-16 volunteer of the year, coach of the year, referee of the year, and club of the year.

If you are interested in entering a nomination, please submit them no later than Monday Sept 26, 2016.

Completed nomination forms can be returned to the Judo Alberta office at judo@judoalberta.com

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

To view the forms please click here.

Kind Regards,

Nate MacLellan

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2013-14 Membership Fee Information

See the membership fee schedule for the 2013-14 season here.

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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