FEBRUARY 2012 NEWS FOR COACHES
We are looking forward to our visit on Thursday to Croydon Judo Club. I will also be attending Mr Iura’s Kata course on 31 March/1April, so if anyone else is interested, please let me know. It is £40 for one day and £70 for the two.
Coach Technical Session
For all coaches and assistant coaches – don’t forget our technical session to be held this Friday at Xcel at 6.30. PLEASE bring suggestions with you of techniques you wish to revisit or refresh and this will be beneficial to all. Additionally, don’t forget to bring your First Aid kit as Lauren will check them and replenish as necessary. Do let me know if you can not attend.
Team building event
Coaches – please email me to let me know by this Friday (2nd) if you are interested in doing an event such as this in Scotland – I have only had confirmation from one or two of you. If there are enough then we can do a session purely for coaches, if not, we can look at doing a trip for coaches and opening it up to others later in the year and possibly doing something more locally, but I DO need to know soon.
Kingston Alternative Olympics
The date for this is now Sunday 19th August. We have confirmation from Wagamama’s that they will partner us in the event to possibly promote ‘A Taste of Japan’! We do need participants from the area, so coaches with schools in the Kingston borough, please start promoting this and getting commitment from the children and parents. We will give more information as soon as we have it.
Samantha Lowe update
Sam has let us know that she is officially on the ‘long list’ for Team GB at London 2012. This is great news – we are awaiting the results of her competition in Poland this weekend as she is now fully fit to compete after her knee operation.
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Forthcoming dates for your diary:
|Monday 19th March 2012 – Franchisee meeting, 10am, 15 Hurley Close
|Friday 2nd March 2012 – Coach practical session, 6.30pm, Xcel
|Sunday 25th March 2012 – First Aid Course, 9.00 am, St John Ambulance
|Sunday 17th June 2012 – Surrey Youth Games, Surrey Sports Park
|Saturday 23 June 2012 – Elmbridge ‘Opening Ceremony’, Brooklands Park
|Sunday 1st July 2012 – Tora-Kai Championships, Xcel
|Sunday 19th August 2012 – Kingston Alternative Olympics
|Saturday 11th or 18th August 2012 – Xcel Birthday/Open event
|July/August TBC – Xcel taster sessions and ‘crash’ course for juniors and adults