The Informed Coach


Welcome to USJF Coach Re - Certification,

Coaching standards, certifications, and accountability have been buzzwords among policymakers for all the National Judo organizations for much of the past decade. Now, through the USJF Teachers Institute, we are attempting to improve the skills and knowledge of our current coach/teachers/instructors to meet these demands.

By re-certifying your

USJF Coach Certification you automatically attain the USJF Elite National Coach designation.  Your commitment to excellence in coaching is rewarded with the title USJF Elite National Coach, which is good for 2 years.

 The test
will be of a True/False and/or Multiple Choice question format, from the 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 National Coach Certification.

You must take at least TWO of tests from the topics below;

  • Cardiovascular Preparedness
  • A Family of Techniques
  • Risk Management
  • Resistance Training
  • Nutrition
  • Scouting
  • Caring for Bumps and Bruises

Upon successful completion of the "Online Test", your USJF Elite National Coaching Certificate will be mailed to you.

The USJF Elite National Coach Re - certification, valid for 2 years:  Cost - $75.00
Candidate Requirements; Please forward your information to the USJF National Office.
Please complete the Online Registration for USJF Coach Re-certification.   Upon submission, Larry Tsutsui, USJF Coach Subcommittee chairperson will contact you confirming your registration.

Please send payment of $75.00 payable to: USJF. Upon receipt of payment.  Your user id and password will be emailed to you. The user id and password is needed to access the online test.

United States Judo Federation

National Teachers Institute

Mitchell Palacio, Chairperson

United States Judo Federation

P.O. Box 338

Ontario, OR 97914-0338


Phone: 1-541-889-8753

Fax: 1-541-889-5836