JudoScotland is excited to announce the launch of our brand new JudoScotland Coach Academy in association with Neil Adams Effective Fighting. This two-year programme will recruit up to ten coaches from across Scotland to improve their awareness of the ‘craft of coaching’ through technical knowledge and help them on the road to independent coaching through a dedicated programme of continued professional development.

People Development Executive at JudoScotland Paul McGuinness stated that “The concept of the Academy is a first for JudoScotland and we are excited to see the impact it has on the future growth of the Judo coaching workforce in Scotland. By focusing on the ‘Craft of Coaching’ we will enable a more holistic approach to coach development. We are delighted to have World Champion and Double Olympic Silver medallist and IJF Technical Expert Neil Adams on board, the expertise he will be able to impart to coaches is invaluable.”

How to Get Involved

JudoScotland is looking for Level 1 or 2 coaches who, with the support of their club, are keen to attend a series of professional development courses, working with coach developers to help improve their craft of coaching. Acceptance to this programme is upon application and preference will be made to clubs who:

  • Prioritise workforce development;
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to personal development;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to membership or pathway development;
  • Are committed to providing performance pathway opportunities for judoka.

The approximate overall cost of this programme is £2000, to access the programme we are asking clubs/coaches to invest £250 per year with JudoScotland supplementing the remaining costs through membership investment. For more information and to discuss this opportunity further contact Paul McGuinness on 07949 888 278 or email PaulMcguinness@judoscotland.com.

Click here to find out more and to apply for The JudoScotland Coach Academy.