Successful Completion of Judo Coach Certification Program at Baku Grand Slam 2024

In a remarkable milestone for the development of judo in Azerbaijan, the International Judo Federation (IJF) Academy’s coaching certification program concluded successfully ahead of the Baku Grand Slam 2024. The program, held at the training center of the national judo teams, was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Azerbaijan Judo Federation and the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee.

Over the course of five days, from 5th to 10th February, 63 coaches from various regions of Azerbaijan participated in the level 1 course, led by esteemed experts from the IJF Academy. Notable figures such as Florin Daniel Lascau, IJF Head Refereeing Director, and Envic Galea, IJF Academy Director, shared their invaluable knowledge with the participants. Additionally, Olympic champions Giulia Quintavalle (ITA) and Tina Trstenjak (SLO) graciously imparted their experience to the aspiring coaches.

During the awards ceremony, the coaches were presented with certificates of participation by prominent figures, including Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov, Vice President of the National Olympic Committee Zemfira Meftahatinova, NOC Secretary General Azer Aliyev, President of the Azerbaijan Judo Federation Rashad Nabiyev, Vice President Elnur Mammadli, and IJF Academy Director Envic Galea.

Minister Farid Gayibov commended the IJF Academy’s role in the country’s judo development, expressing his well-wishes to the coaches. President Rashad Nabiyev emphasized the significance of educating participants in judo, especially coaches, in shaping the younger generation with the spirit of the sport. Azer Aliyev, General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee, expressed gratitude to the specialists of the IJF Academy for their contributions to judo in Azerbaijan.

Envic Galea noted that this seminar in Azerbaijan marked the 115th program of the IJF Academy, with an exceptional number of participants from the country. As a result of their dedication and hard work, 63 judo coaches successfully completed the coaching certificate program and earned their level 1 coaching diploma from the International Judo Federation. This accomplishment has increased the total number of judo coaches in Azerbaijan holding the prestigious diploma to 130. The success of the coaching certification program represents a significant step forward in the continuous growth and promotion of judo in Azerbaijan, ensuring a bright future for the sport.

FAQ: Judo Coaching Certification Program in Azerbaijan

1. What is the main achievement highlighted in the article?
The main achievement highlighted in the article is the successful completion of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Academy’s coaching certification program in Azerbaijan.

2. Who organized and supported the coaching certification program?
The coaching certification program was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Azerbaijan Judo Federation and the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee.

3. How long did the coaching certification program last?
The coaching certification program lasted for a total of five days, from 5th to 10th February.

4. How many coaches participated in the level 1 course?
A total of 63 coaches from various regions of Azerbaijan participated in the level 1 course.

5. Who were the esteemed experts who led the course?
The course was led by esteemed experts from the IJF Academy, including Florin Daniel Lascau, IJF Head Refereeing Director, and Envic Galea, IJF Academy Director.

6. Which Olympic champions shared their experience with the aspiring coaches?
Olympic champions Giulia Quintavalle (ITA) and Tina Trstenjak (SLO) graciously imparted their experience to the aspiring coaches.

7. Who presented the coaches with certificates of participation?
Certificates of participation were presented to the coaches by prominent figures, including Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov, Vice President of the National Olympic Committee Zemfira Meftahatinova, NOC Secretary General Azer Aliyev, President of the Azerbaijan Judo Federation Rashad Nabiyev, Vice President Elnur Mammadli, and IJF Academy Director Envic Galea.

8. What did Minister Farid Gayibov commend the IJF Academy for?
Minister Farid Gayibov commended the IJF Academy’s role in the country’s judo development and expressed his well-wishes to the coaches.

9. What did President Rashad Nabiyev emphasize?
President Rashad Nabiyev emphasized the significance of educating participants in judo, especially coaches, in shaping the younger generation with the spirit of the sport.

10. Who expressed gratitude to the specialists of the IJF Academy?
Azer Aliyev, the General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee, expressed gratitude to the specialists of the IJF Academy for their contributions to judo in Azerbaijan.

Definitions:

– Judo: A martial art and Olympic sport that emphasizes grappling techniques and the efficient use of physical and mental energy. It was created in Japan in 1882.
– International Judo Federation (IJF): The international governing body for the sport of judo, responsible for organizing and overseeing international competitions.
– Azerbaijan Judo Federation: The national governing body for the sport of judo in Azerbaijan.
– Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee: The organization responsible for coordinating and supporting the participation of Azerbaijani athletes in the Olympic Games.

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