Coach Resources

The USJF Coach committee is committed to support you not only in the development of your coaching skills but to add to your coaching toolkit.  This includes training and coaching handouts, links to coaching resources  and high performance training guidelines.


Planning Development (Periodization)

The competitive season is going to be starting soon.  Am I ready?  Are my athletes ready? How long will it take for them to get into shape.

  • It normally takes about 3 – 4 weeks, 3x per week, applying the proper stresses in a systematic manner for the body to adapt to the training. 
  • Download Excel Periodization Chart

Cardio Fitness Assessment

    MaxVO2 Test: Modified  Harvard 3 minute Step Test          

VO2 max, or maximal oxygen consumption, refers to the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense or maximal exercise. This measurement is generally considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. The more oxygen a person can use during high level exercise, the more energy a person can produce. This test is the gold standard for determining cardiorespiratory fitness because the muscles need oxygen for prolonged aerobic exercise, and the heart must pump adequate amounts of blood through the circulation to meet the demands of aerobic exercise.

Input the heart rate after one minute after test

Attack Frequency

Measure athlete attach frequency during randori or shiai.  A easy to use chart to quantify the frequency of attacks per minute.  The ideal attack progression would be a incremental increase of attacks up to the last minute of the bout.

USJF NTIS High Performance Presentation

Mission: Provide the sensei/coach/teacher with sound information in developing a systematic and specialized program of training that best fits the athlete’s needs.

Goal: Emphasis is on the development of the sensei/coach/teacher such as; the ability to assess, design and integrate judo specific physiological training concepts.

    • Local, Regional, National competitions

    Objective: The sensei/coach/teacher will be able to demonstrate the understanding of general physiological concepts of cardiovascular training and the use of technology to monitor athlete fitness.

    • The sensei/coach/teacher will be able to explain what constitutes aerobic and anaerobic activity, anaerobic threshold and the development of lactic acid.
    • The sensei/coach/teacher will be able to demonstrate the ability to utilized physiological assessments for measuring cardiovascular development
    • The sensei/coach/teacher will demonstrate the ability to prescribe and design a judo training session.