The 2023 calendar year has gotten off to a fast start with the weeklong national camp and coaching seminar in Melbourne, Victoria.
The National High Performance Camp began on 11 January at the CombatAUS National Performance Centre in Albert Park. More than 65 next generation judoka have attended the camp that includes workshops, physical conditioning and technique training sessions. They have also been treated to a sit-down session with Olympians Aoife Coughlan, Katharina Haecker, and brothers Josh and Nathan Katz.
The camp will run through the next couple of days before wrapping up on 18 January.
Coaches were also treated to a one-day seminar on Sunday 15 January. The day long event was run by National Team Program coaches and administrators Daniel Kelly, Senior National Coach, Alexander Haecker, National Program Coach and Maria Pekli, Judo Australia Technical Lead.
The morning workshop covered topics on, What it Takes to Win (WITTW), the Journey of a HP Athlete, the JA and CombatAUS Organisational Chart and Responsibilities, the AMS: Athlete Management System and the Minimum Technical and Tactical Standards. This was followed by an afternoon session that saw the coaches put the theories into practice with an on the mat session.
These events are just the start of an action packed first few months on the JA high performance national schedule. Next up is the 2023 Futures camp being held at the AIS in Canberra between 19 - 23 January followed by the senior national team heading to Europe to begin their international schedule at the 2023 IJF Portugal Grand Prix.
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