Judo Canada Regional Training Center 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.

Judo Canada RTC Lethbridge Program 2021-2022

Maintaining Status as RTC Athlete

Year one of the RTC program allowed athletes come and go as these wish with limited accountable for attendance. Year two of the program will have specific expectations set on the athlete’s attendance and participation in the full program. The goal of the program is to build high level athletes that can perform at the International level.

U21 4 Nights Randori, 3 Technical Sessions, 2-4 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (95% attendance)

U18 4 Nights Randori, 3 Technical Sessions, 2-4 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (90% attendance)

U16 3-4 Nights Randori 1-2 Technical Sessions, 2-3 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (85% attendance)

U14 3-4 Nights Randori 1 Technical Sessions, 1-2 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (80% attendance)

Provincial Team Weight Training Only: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (90% attendance)


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.

The international developmental program does not take priority over inter-provincial and national events. Athletes who are travelling internationally are expected to follow and attend the Judo Canada national competition circuit.




Note: There is a self-funding cost to all of these events. There will be funding available to athletes through the Lethbridge Judo Club travel budget. (Athletes need to be a member of the club for a minimum of 2 years to have access to funds)