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AIS Canberra | January 11-14th January, 2024

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Targeting athletes born between 2009 and 2010 we bring together our Australian Coaching Team to teach our up-and-coming super stars of Judo the all-important 'non-negotiables' in a supportive performance environment. 

The AIS campus gives everyone a chance to experience what it takes to be an Olympian and for our Coaching team to uncover our next rising stars as we take the journey toward Brisbane 2032. 

The Program

  • Judo training sessions teaching important skills for competitive judo;

  • Fun and games to improve physical abilities, on and off the Judo mat;

  • Education about the elements that contribute towards becoming a successful judo athlete including goal setting, and performing at your best; 

  • Education about how to successfully transition from a senior girl/boy to a cadet athlete;

  • Introduction to the JA High-Performance program and what younger athletes need to know;

  • Hearing from successful athletes who competed on the Worlds Stage;

  • Tour of the Australian Institute of Sport.

55 places are available for this camp. 

The cost of this camp is $350

This includes all meals at the AIS dining hall, accommodation, training facility, and coaching.  

Travel cost is additional (see below).


· Must be a financial member of JA,

· Born in 2010 or 2009,

· Minimum grade of 3rd Kyu (green belt)

How will travel be arranged?

Each athlete is responsible for arranging their own travel to Canberra and making their own bookings. 

Athletes should arrive in Canberra by 1 pm on the 11th of January and can leave after lunch at 3 pm on the 14th of January 2024. 

Of course, JA wants to make sure that athletes are safe when traveling to and from the camp, so once athlete invitations are finalised everyone will be given contact details of other athletes and parents who are attending the camp from their local area. 

This allows parents to coordinate flight bookings, bus tickets, or car-pooling to allow athletes to travel together.  If one of the coaches for the camp is from your state, they will also help with this coordination process.  JA will arrange for athletes to be picked up from Canberra Airport or the coach station by an adult staff member or coach.


Who will be coaching at the camp?

The camp will be undertaken by four coaches selected from around Australia who are experienced in coaching State level athletes.  All coaches have Working with Children checks and are certified to safely look after and coach our athlete's.  


Does attending the camp mean I will be more likely to be selected to represent Australia in the future?

Not quite!  The aim is for athletes to learn but attendance has no bearing on selection in the future.

For more information about the camp, please contact
Maria Pekli - GM Performance and Pathway


To sign up for the Futures Camp 

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