National Team Selection Criteria

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National Team Selection Criteria

Posted: 25/04/2016

The National Team Championships is an event that JudoScotland feel has contributed significantly to the identity of Scottish Judo in recent years.

With this in mind JudoScotland will again send teams to the 2016 National Team Championships, to be held in Walsall on 2nd July 2016. 

There has been a change in format for this year’s event so please see below the details regarding both age and weight categories:


Pre-Cadets/Minors: Born 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Min Grade Orange Belt (3 min contests, no arm locks or strangles allowed)

Pre-Cadet Girls: U44, U48, U52, U57, +57 

Pre-Cadet Boys: U38, U42, U46, U50, U55, U60, +60


Cadets/Juniors: Born 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

Min Grade Green Belt (4 min contests, arm locks and strangles allowed)

Cadet Girls: U48, U52, U57, U63, +63

Cadet Boys: U50, U55, U60, U66, U73, U81, +81


Seniors (Must be a minimum of 14 years of age on day of event)

Minimum Grade Brown Belt (4 min contest Women, 5 min contest Men)

Women: U52, U57, U63, U70, +70

Men:        U66, U73, U81, U90, +90

Players in the Pre-Cadets will compete under Level Three Rules, with NO strangles and arm locks allowed.  All other players will compete under Level Four Rules, with strangles and arm locks allowed.

Please find below the process that JudoScotland will use to guide selections:

·         For the Pre-Cadet/Minors team and the Cadet/Juniors teams the National Talent Development Coach, Gary Edwards, will make the selections based upon the competition results of players who meet the age and weight category guidelines.

·         For the Seniors team 1 player per weight category will be selected as the highest ranked currently active Scottish athlete on the GB SNR ranking list-  The ranking list from 1st June 2016 will be used.

·         In addition for the Seniors team 1 player per category will be selected at the discretion of the High Performance Judo Coach, Euan Burton.

·         Selections will be dependent on athletes satisfying agreed programme / attendance at relevant national training sessions.

Selections will be made and communicated in early June 2016.

If you have any questions please contact Euan Burton –