The dates for the next IJA Level 1 Assistant Coach Course for 2022 have been confirmed and it will take place over two periods, 8th and 9th of October and the 12th and 13th of November 2022. This Level 1 Assistant Coach Course is a 4 day course of which attendance is required at all 4 days.  All course days will take place in Kilkenny Judo Club and the course fee is €175.00

Women in Sport Funding – Information

Female participants registering for the Sport Ireland Level 1 coaching course can be re-imbursed through the WIS funding received by the Irish Judo Association from Sport Ireland. Fees are paid up front for the coaching course. Female participants contact Antoinette Earl ( to apply for re-imbursement following successful completion of the coaching course.

The aim of the course is to provide coaches with the ability to coach participants in the sport of Judo in a safe, enjoyable and progressive way. The coach will have an all-round ability on which participates will practice and perform in the sport of Judo. The course covers 6 areas of coaching which will allow the assistant coach to provide specific assistance to players in those areas.

The following is a brief overview of the modules and what you can expect to learn during the course:

Module 1 History and Evolution of Judo

Module 2 Coaching, Roles, Styles, Values and Ethics

Module 3 Health and Safety

Module 4 Coaching Practice and Performance

Module 5 Judo Rules and Etiquette

Module 6 Self Talk and Visualisation

The IJA Sport Ireland Level One Coaching course has a blended learning approach with some course content being delivered online through Moodle while other areas of the course are delivered on the mat and in a classroom environment.

The closing date for registration is at 5pm on Tuesday October the 4th 2022.

Full details of the event can be found on the events calendar or you can click the link below for Course Outlines and Registration Form : IJA Level One Assistant Coach Course Outline and Registration