Judo Scotland

Coaching & Volunteering

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Coaching & Volunteering

There are various ways to be involved in Judo out with competing.  Volunteering is an ideal way to get involved in Judo, develop new skills and stay engaged in the sport. There are three main pathways to get involved in coaching, refereeing and technical officiating.

The best way to start your journey is to volunteer at a JudoScotland Skill sCool, this will provide you with a great introduction and help distinguish the best pathway for you.

Coaching

Coaches are at the front line of judo and are an integral part of clubs. We currently train new coaches coming through and provide continuous professional development for coaches already on the pathway. We hold a number of events and courses each year all designed at improving our coaching workforce within Scotland.

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Technical Official

Technical officials cover a number of different disciplines to ensure the smooth running of all levels of competition. Follow the link below to find out more about completing pool sheets, keeping score or running a tournament. Each level has a clearly defined criteria on entry and each course provides the skills to fulfil a specific role at each level of tournament.

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Referee

The referee is someone who can be found in the centre of all the action at tournaments and gradings. A referee is the person who decides on the score that has to be allocated when one judoka throws another. Like a lot of positions in judo it is a voluntary position, follow the link below to see the refereeing pathway and what you need to do to get involved.

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