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The detailed National Squad Plan 2018 will be released in the coming days. The plan will outline in detail a new inclusive approach to developing Irish players at all levels and improving standards within our sport. Through a new combined framework approach at Club, Provincial and National level we aim to create a comprehensive pathway for players from Minor, Pre-cadet, Cadet all the way through to top level Junior and Senior level Judo. In the coming weeks the National Squad Manager will meet with the Provincial Academy leaders to discuss and outline the proposed provincial roll out of the plan.
With regards Cadet and Junior players specific training and testing days will take place every 6 months over a day. Testing is a vital part of our programme, as it demonstrates the players level, developments and areas of improvement. It gives coaches, athletes and parents an opportunity to review the physical and technical progress made during training and identifies the athlete’s areas of strengths and weaknesses. The testing days are invitation only.
The first National Session will take place on the 12th of May 2018.
For more information please contact the IJA office or email Chloe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chloe on 087 7644585
Mr Seán Fleming