GB Ippon League & GB Ranking Events
BRITISH JUDO – CADET STRATEGY & 2017 PROGRAMME
British Judo Cadet Strategy – 2017-2021
In 2015 British Judo and all four Home Nation programmes reviewed the existing Cadet structure and developed a new strategy that aims to support the development of Cadet players with the technical skills and experiences to allow them to realise their potential as Junior and Senior players.The GB Cadet strategy is in synergy with the soon to be launched GB Trademarks Framework, an athlete develop framework that sets out the key technical, physical and mind-set skills and experiences needed to progress through the various stages in our pathway.
The fundamental components of the GB Cadet strategy are as follows:
- Creating a focus on developing fundamental skills to be able to score ippon in both tachiwaza and newaza using the trademarks ‘Throw for Ippon’ and ‘Win in Newaza’ as they progress from and into Cadet, Junior and Senior age groups.
- To prioritise competition as the opportunity to gain valuable experience and practice scoring ippon.
- To focus on developing important mind-set behaviours that underpin being an elite athlete.
The British Judo World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) has reviewed scoring data from Olympic Games and World Championships over the last 6 years, and it is clear that the ability to score Ippon in tachiwaza and newaza is a fundamental skill that the best players are able to demonstrate in competitions at the very highest level.
To reinforce the importance of technical development and prioritising technical development the ‘Ippon League’ was launched in 2016. The Ippon league and key identified competitions was used to support the identification of players for the European Cadet Championships and the GB Futures Japan training camp.
In 2017 the ‘Ippon League’ format has been reviewed and a number of changes made to improve it delivery.
There will now be two lists made available by Judo Technologies:
- National Ippon League for Cadets
- Cadet Identification List
The National Ippon League will list the top 20 players in each weight category based on two key factors:
- Number of Ippon scored (from a players best 5 competitions)
- Competition Performances (from a players best 5 competitions)
The competitions that will be used for the National Ippon League are listed below:
- Midland Age Bands28-29 Jan
- British Cadet Championships4-6 Dec 2016
- England Open (CAD) & Trademark Day4 Feb 2017
- North West Age Bands25-26 Feb
- EJU Cadet Croatia (Girls)11-12 Mar 2017
- Bremen Masters (Boys)25-26 Mar 2017
- EJU Cadet Czech8-9 Apr 2017
- Sportif International & Trademark Day15 April 2017
- Northern Ireland Open (CAD)22 April 2017
- London Age Bands20-21 May
- European Cadet Championships1-2 July 2017
- Commonwealth Youth Games21-24 July 2017
- European Youth Olympic Festival21-26 July 2017
- Western Age Bands22-23 July 2017
- Eastern Age Bands12-13 Aug 2017
- NHC Age Bands23-24 Sept 2017
- Flanders28-29 Oct 2017
- Southern Area (CAD)12 Nov 2017
- Welsh Open (CAD)4 Nov 2017