EDJCO - EDucating Judo Coaches for Older practitioners

Project ref. 622155-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-SPO-SCP


Older individuals who train are considered an ideal model for successful aging. To structure sound training programmes for older individuals, coaches need a multi-dimensional knowledge of physiological (body composition, skeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine functions), pathological (incidence of multiple chronic diseases), psychological (body image, motivation, enjoyment, perception of efforts), and performance (functional fitness, falling skills) aspects of aging. The primary aim of the EdJCO project is to structure an evidence- and eminence-base e-learning multi-lingual educational programme specifically tailored for judo coaches of older individuals, thus contributing to the European policies on health-enhancing physical activity and the recent Minimum Requirements in Skills and Competencies for Coaches.To achieve its educational objective, EdJCO will generate a thorough evidence- and eminence-base research grounded on the opinions, needs and experiences of judo coaches, as well as on the experimental approaches of scholars in geriatric physical activity and related sciences. Based on these outcomes, EdJCO will create modules for a specialization course for certified judo coaches. In fact, EdJCO will benefit from a Team of academic and sports experts with a combined scientific and practical experience from the Partners representing diverse European geographic areas and physical activity culture (Croatia, Italy, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey). An added value will be the education body of the International Judo Federation (e.g., IJF Academy Foundation), which licenced >1,500 Alumni in 125 countries. Furthermore, judo Partners (Judo Club Golovec, Liberty Judo Club, Rijeka Sport's Association, Club de Judo Newton, and İzmir Ju-te-ka Youth and Sport Club) intend to maintain this valuable educational resource, thus contributing to the health enhancement of the European and International judo community during and beyond the project lifespan.


Erasmus+: Sport Collaborative Partnerships


University of Rome “Foro Italico” (IT)


IJF Academy Foundation (MT)

Judo Klub Golovec (SI)

Zajednica Sportskih Udruga Grada Rijeke “Riječki Sportski Savez” (HR)

Club Deportivo Elemental Newton (ES)

Clubul Sportiv Judo Club Liberty (RO)

İzmir Alsancak Jimnastik (TR)

Duration of project

1.1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2023

Link to web page:

To be announced


Martedì, 13 Aprile 2021 - 4:00pm