USJF Coach Certification

Program

Welcome 

On behalf of the United States Judo Federation, I would like to congratulate you on your participation in the United States Judo Federation Judo National Coach Certification program.  The USJF has approved this National certificated program as a means to develop the coaching effectiveness of the grassroots instructor up through to the Olympic/World level coach.

The foundation book, “Training for Competition, Judo Coaching Strategy and the Science for Success by Professor Hayward Nishioka, is a comprehensive educational program designed to prepare individuals for success coaching.   Hayward Nishioka, Professor of Physical Education from Los Angeles City College, has combined his academic background with many years of experience as a coach, administrator, official, athlete and parent to create this unique guide.  Training for Competition, Judo Coaching Strategy and the Science for Success has been written specifically for Judo coaches.

This coaches manual was made possible by the many dedicated sensei’s and the lessons that have been floating in the judo environment from the time judo was brought to America and passed on through the many generations that followed. Among those ideas passed on are the idea of “giving back,” self perfection, mutual welfare and benefit, maximum efficiency with minimum effort, small judo, large judo, knocked down seven times, get up eight. We not only listen and learn from these lessons taught in practical applications as a sports  activity today they invade our very lives and subconsciously define how we share this planet with our fellow humans.

The new 2nd edition of “Training for Competition, Judo Coaching Strategy and the Science for Success” expands with revised chapters that will give you insight into USJF coaching practices, methods of communication with your athletes, tools for coaching and risk management. This initial USJF National Coach certification is by no means the totality of coaching, it’s just the start.

USJF National Coach Certification Course

The USJF National Coach Certification Course consist of 4 different lesson;

  • Lesson: What is USJF Coaching?
  • Lesson: Communicating with Your Athlete
  • Lesson: Tools for Coaching
  • Lesson: Risk Management

You must score about 90% to pass the quiz.  The quizzes can be taken multiple times to achieve success.

Upon successful completion, you will have an opportunity to download your “Certificate of Achievement” recognizing your accomplishment.

Your certification is valid for 2 years from date of issuance.

USJF National Coach Re-Certification 

By re-certifying your USJF Coach Certification you automatically attain the USJF Elite Coach designation. Your commitment to excellence in coaching is rewarded with the title USJF Elite Coach, which is valid for 2 years.

Select ONE pathway for re-certification:

COACHING COMMUNICATION STYLE

  • Lesson – Tricks of the Trade: Tricks of the trade are really suggestions that are used to enhance learning when trying to get your points across.
  • Lesson – Words that Count!: The following words are used in USJF coaching and were selected to help us to look at coaching our athletes in a more systematic manner. First let’s look at how coaching usually occurs.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

  • Lesson – Strategy vs Tactics: In forming a strategy for success we need to first see what we need to improve on first, and what we are lacking, what we need to build up.
  • Lesson – One Strategic Plan: Sample Year: You have a year to get your athlete ready. He wants to compete in the Senior National Championships and place high. What’s your plan to get there?

All tests will be of a True/False and/or Multiple Choice question format, from the 2nd Edition, Training for Competition, Judo Coaching Strategy and the Science for Success by Professor Hayward Nishioka. You must score 90% or higher to acquire your Elite Coach Certification.

Register

To register for the certification, please be prepared to upload the following files with your submission:  Links are provide below

  • 2 Inch Head Shot for ID Badge
  • USJF Safesport
    • SafeSport Certificate: Emotional and Physical Misconduct
    • SafeSport Certificate: Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
    • SafeSport Certificate: Mandatory Reporting
  • CDC Concussion Certificate
  • Background Screen
Dr. Tsutsui

Dr. Larry Tsutsui, USJF Coach Education Chairperson

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Background Screening 

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CDC Concussion - Headsup

As a leader in the education of Judo, the USJF has been monitoring and working with experts regarding the provision of improving the safety and security of all our members and member clubs. We are acknowledging the trend and the need to actively provide the tools in which USJF members can feel confident that issues such as abuse and concussion will be managed and that all clubs will be knowledgeable of their obligations to their dojo members.

SafeSport

SafeSport training & certification through the U.S. Center for SafeSport (USCSS) is now available. A number of us have been able to successfully take and complete the training ourselves.

USJF National Coach Certification Registration

To register for the certification, please be prepared to upload the following files:

  • 2 Inch Head Shot for ID Badge
  • USJF Safesport
  • SafeSport Certificate: Emotional and Physical Misconduct
  • SafeSport Certificate: Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
  • SafeSport Certificate: Mandatory Reporting
  • CDC Concussion Certificate