The Coaching Commission and the Irish Judo Association is delighted to announce that an Introduction to Judo course has been approved by Sport Ireland Coaching following recent submissions by the Coaching Commission via the Irish Judo Association.

This course will be the first step on the coaching ladder to provide a pathway for long term player involvement in Judo which will provide an inclusive approach to player engagement, provide a positive impression with regards to the value of players and coaches and provide an exciting opportunity and pathway for young players and adults into coaching.

Course candidates must be 16 years or over and a minimum of 8th Mon (Junior Green) or adult at the grade of 4th KYU (Senior Orange) and be actively involved in their local club. The programme will be delivered face to face and online via the IJA Training Portal ‘Moodle’ with a programme duration of 6 hours.

Further details regarding the roll out of the programme will be announced in line with Judo re-opening under the IJA Back to the Mat Guidelines.