On Friday the EJU referee/coach seminar in Dubrovnik in Croatia started. 90 Participants from 46 countries coaches and referees will discuss theoretical and practical aspects of judo. The seminar was attended by EJU president Sergey Solovyechik and IJF president Marius Vizer.
In the beginnning of the seminar there was a respectful minute of silence in memory of EJU referee commisioner Miklos Vagi (HUN, 7.DAN) who recently passed away.
After this sad moment, the welcome speech was held by Croatian Judo Federation president Sanda Čorak. The seminar was under the leadership of EJU Referee director Jan Snijders IJF and was accompanied by IJF Head Referee Director Juan Barcos. EJU vice-president Daniel Lascau was present as well as EJU general treasurer Laszlo Toth and EJU Head Sports Director Densign White.
In a great athmosphere 90 the participants enjoyed the seminar and the nice weather. 68 Referees and 22 coaches include Ezio Gamba (ITA) representing Russia and former 2004 Olympic Champion from Athens Zurab Zviadauri (GEO). Besides the presence of the IJF President, the participants applauded Zviaduari as the only Olympic Champion among the group of people.
Major goals of the seminar:
> Collaboration with coaches
> Collaboration with competitors
> Explanation of current rules
> To make the players aware in the application of rules
> Creation of teambuilding between all
> Common aim is the best performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games
EJU president Sergey Soloveychik was very happy to see so many participants but hoped to see more coaches in the future. “It would be better with more coaches because they can be more involved in discussions and give their opinion.”
IJF President Marius Vizer added “This seminar is very important for the development of judo especialy in advance of the Olympic Games.”
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