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National Athlete Pathway Framework

Judo Australia (JA) is committed to providing an effective, functional and well understood Athlete Pathway, from Participation through to High Performance.

Following a significant consultation and development process led by the JA HP Team, JA is now pleased to release our National Athlete Pathway Framework (NAPF).

This framework allows JA to:

  • Provide clear and visible pathway opportunities

  • Develop evidence-based programs and strategies, including talent identification, confirmation, development and transition

  • Provide a platform to easily identify and support potential talent to achieve sustained High Performance success

This framework allows our Judo in Australia community to:

  • Easily understand each stage of athletic development within the participation and performance pathways

  • Better understand the critical importance of the acquisition and refinement of fundamental movement skills to lifelong sports participation and high performance athlete development

  • Facilitate our members reaching their optimal performance level; be it club, state, national or international competition

  • Acquire the skills to encourage lifelong engagement in Judo

If you have any specific questions regarding the NAPF, please email

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