Dear American Judo Community,
Happy New Year! We are excited with what 2019 has to introduce to the American Judo Community after several months of hard work in creating the foundational elements of the American Judo Development Model.
The AJDM idea was launched by the American Judo Alliance Presidents when they launched their historic agreement in March 2018. Shortly thereafter the Presidents of USA Judo, US Judo Association and US Judo Federation selected two representatives from each organization to create the AJDM Task Force who met with the USOC in Colorado Springs in June 2018 to being creating the first-ever formal long-term athlete development model for American Judo. While new to the sport of judo, the creation of an LTADM has been proven successful by more than a dozen different sports.