National Coach

Re-certification: Elite Coach Course

 Welcome to the USJF National Coach Re-Certification Course

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.

The test 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.

Choose your Course pathway 

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?


Access Certification Course

To access any Certification Course you must first:

  1. Register for the Certification Course of your Choice
  2. You will receive email authorization from the USJF National Office Administrator
  3. Login to access USJF Coach Re-Certification Courses

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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. 


SafeSport training & certification through the U.S. Center for SafeSport (USCSS) is now available.