Judo Canada Regional Training Centre Lethbridge

Judo Canada Regional Training Centre Lethbridge Welcome Package

Judo Canada has partnered with the Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club and Judo Alberta to open the first regional national training center in Western Canada. All athletes wishing to pursue their athletic dreams from Western Canada are welcome to participate in Judo Canada’s RTC program.

The training center’s is to provide U16 and U18 athletes with a higher volume of training and advanced technical/tactical skills in an effort to make their transition onto the international competitive stage and to the National Training Center in Montreal easier. The RTC provides young athletes with international level coaching, weight training, fitness training, mental training and goal setting. The RTC provides a world class training environment for U16, U18 and U21 athletes.

RTC Pathway
RTC Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions:

At what age should I relocate to Judo Canada’s RTC Lethbridge?

Athletes in grade 10-12 or first year university will see the most benefit from training at the Judo Canada RTC Lethbridge

Where will I live?

The Lethbridge judo club will make recommendation on possible host families that athletes can make arrangements with. It will be different for each case based on age and budget.

What school will I attend?

Lethbridge has many high schools that are welcoming and close to the dojo. There is also the University of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge college if you are out of high school.

Do I need to become a member of the Lethbridge Judo Club?

There are no obligations for athletes to become members of the Lethbridge Judo Club. We recommend that athletes consider being dual members.

Do I need to become a member of Judo Alberta if I am from out of province?

Athletes do not have to be a member of Judo Alberta to have access to the Judo Canada RTC Lethbridge. Judo Canada recommends that athletes remain members of the province that they are coming from. Athletes will have to be members in good standing with provincial associations & Judo Canada.

If you have any questions regarding the Regional Training Centre please contact the Judo Alberta High Performance Coach Ewan Beaton at ewan@judoalberta.com


If there are time to time specific conflicts (work, school, family) that will happen in the training program these commitments need to be communicated and talked about. It is required that 48hour notice is sent to Ewan Beaton: e.beaton.judo@gmail.com . The goal is to have an individual program for everyone that works within a team developmental concept.

Example: Joel, Nathan and Caleb will not be able to attend Saturday sessions until November because they have to work every Saturday morning/afternoon. (This will not be held against them in their attendance records if communicated)

If you cannot make the commitment and follow the training program then maybe the RTC Lethbridge is not for you. The training requirements are based on the volume that is needed for each age group so they will be able to have the training habits needed to be an international athlete.

International Development

One of the goals of the RTC Program is to develop athletes to a high level of international judo. It is important that athletes gain international experience as they head down the high performance pathway. We want to place athletes on World Championships Teams (U18/U21) but we also want to ensure they are prepared and have confidence in their abilities when they compete at this level.

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