Judo Alberta: Elite Athlete Funding Announcement

Judo Alberta: Elite Athlete Funding Announcement


Judo Canada: 2019-20 Season Cancelled

Judo Canada: 2019-20 Season Cancelled

2019-2020 Tom Greenway Memorial Scholarship

2019-2020 Tom Greenway Memorial Scholarship

2019-2020 Female Athlete Winner:                       

Brynn Iwaasa, Lethbridge Judo Club  

2019-2020 Male Athletes Winners:                        

Albert Bixi, Hiros Judo Club

DJ Roberts, Airdrie Judo Club

A $400 scholarship is awarded each April at the Florence Senda Cup to Judo Alberta’s top ranked male and female athletes based on the most 1st place wins regardless of weight category. The age eligibility for this scholarship are athletes who are 14 years old to 19-year-old and who are members in good standing with Judo Alberta. All tournaments considered for this scholarship are part of the Judo Alberta point system during the period from July 1 through May 31 each year. Athletes are eligible to win the award every third year giving the opportunity for this scholarship to impact many different judoka. If there are athletes who are tied with the number of competition 1st place/wins they will each receive $300.00.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist young judoka to attend out of province tournaments in order to elevate their standard of Judo.

Congratulations Brynn, Albert and DJ on receiving this prestigious award.


Judo Alberta High Performance Coach Committee

Photo Credit: Judo Canada

Safe Sport Training E-learning: What you need to know

As of April 1, 2020, all sport organizations in Canada receiving funding from Sport Canada must mandate safe sport training to everyone under their immediate authority.

The new CAC Safe Sport Training eLearning module meets these requirements. It was created by a CAC Task Force comprised of experts in sport, training, and prevention to align with the values within the new Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS).

The free, 90-minute module will equip your coaches, administrators, and volunteers with the knowledge to recognize, address, and prevent maltreatment in sport. In addition, the CAC has created tools and resources to help you embed Safe Sport principles throughout your organization.

Safe Sport Training is available in both official languages, meets accessibility guidelines, and works on any platform or device. Certified coaches will earn two Professional Development points upon completing the module.

Creating a sport culture where everyone can thrive is everyone’s responsibility. Safe Sport Training developed by the Coaching Association of Canada helps you play your part. Learn more about Safe Sport Training from the CAC at our new dedicated microsite or access the module directly in the Locker

Sport for Life Offers e-Learning Discounts this April

Sport for Life Offers e-Learning Discounts this April

To our Sport for Life champions worldwide,             

Are you looking for something to keep your mind active during the COVID-19 shutdown? Sport for Life will be offering a discount of 60% off for the month of April. They will be $9.98 instead of $24.95. This is your opportunity to learn while being hunkered down and will keep your staff, coaches and leaders occupied and mentally engaged. We believe an active mind is a healthy mind. 

Introduction to Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity  
This course has been designed to help you create fun, safe, positive, and developmentally appropriate quality sport and physical literacy experiences for people of all ages and abilities. The three main goals of Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity are to support the development of physical literacy, strive for excellence, and empower people to be active for life. >>Register here

Introduction to Physical Literacy

This course introduces the concept of physical literacy, provides information about how we learn to move, and identifies the key elements of a supportive physical literacy environment.

This course was developed in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada and HIGH FIVE® with financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  >>Register here

COVID-19 Announcement: For Immediate Distribution

COVID-19 Announcement: For Immediate Distribution



General Information

The outbreak of severe respiratory illness related to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have an expanding impact internationally. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides regular updates which guide our recommendations. The latest WHO statements can be found at WHO WEBSITE ON CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) OUTBREAK.

COVID-19 is a virus in the coronavirus family. Coronaviruses in this family are responsible for illnesses that range from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). COVID-19 is a new virus and so health officials are still learning about its impact and severity. At this time, it appears to cause an illness similar to the flu with the most common signs of infection being fever, cough and shortness of breath. In severe cases patients can develop pneumonia, severe respiratory distress, kidney failure and death.


Recommendations for protecting yourself and preventing spread of this illness include frequent hand washing and covering both your nose and mouth when coughing. Try to cough or sneeze into your arm, away from others, or into tissue paper (to be disposed in toilet). Wash your hands immediately afterwards. You should avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.

Research on respiratory infections in travelling sporting teams suggests that the most likely pattern of spread occurs within a team, rather than from external sources. When an unwell team member joins the team, due to regular close physical contact between team members, the infections can spread readily (Valtonen et al, 2019). Consideration should be given for delaying travel for team members who are unwell.

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

Because the early symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses, if you have any of the common symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath) you should contact your doctor’s office and arrange to have a consultation.


At this time, there is no specific treatment for COVID-19. The goals of medical management are to identify other treatable causes of illness (such as influenza), manage any complications from COVID-19 and provide advice on how to limit the transmission from known cases.

There are efforts internationally to produce a vaccine and to identify if any of the currently available antiviral medications are effective and safe. An update is expected to be released in mid-2020. A vaccine will likely take longer as it will have to go through longer clinical trials to confirm safety and efficacy.

Travelling to sporting events

We recommend that you check for up-to-date travel advisories from the Government of Canada at: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVICE.

On Airplanes:

Vigilant hand and face hygiene should be practiced. Stay hydrated.

The European Centre for Disease Control (EDCD) has published research into the risk of contracting INFECTIOUS DISEASES ON AIRCRAFT. While there are currently no data available on the transmission risk for COVID-19 during airline travel, we look to the risk related to similar diseases, such as influenza and SARS. The ECDC concluded that the quality of evidence to assess the risk of transmission of influenza onboard an aircraft is not adequate. SARS transmission has been documented from airline travel with transmission most likely from those who are severely ill or those experiencing rapid deterioration, usually in the second week of their illness.

On Return from Travel:

The Government of Canada advises that any travelers from the above countries should be vigilant for symptoms that may indicate a respiratory illness consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and report these symptoms immediately to their physician and avoid contact with others until they have been cleared to do so. What this means for sports is, if team members returning to Canada from the countries listed become unwell in the two weeks after return to Canada, they may need to be quarantined and tested for COVID-19. This should be taken into account when planning training camps and competition preparation.

Athletes and coaches who are currently unwell with fever, cough or shortness of breath should delay their flight and seek medical review. If you become unwell during your flight you should notify the flight attendants, place a P2 or N95 face mask on and seek medical review as soon as practical on arrival.

Face Masks:

Face masks are most effective in preventing transmission when worn by people who are unwell. If you are well, masks only need to be worn by those who have close contact with those who are unwell (i.e., recommended for health care workers). Correct fitting of face masks is most important to their effectiveness. A good resource is the Australian New South Wales Health web site (HOW TO FIT A FACE MASK).


Katame no Kata & Nage no Kata Clinic (Feb 29-Mar 1)


Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp -(February 22-23, 2020)


2020 Canadian Open Judo Championship Volunteers

2020 Canadian Open Judo Championship Volunteers


Volunteer Registration Link:

Alberta Sport ConnectionNCCPOur Sponsors