In Judo, the 8-14 year age group represents our biggest cohort for new memberships and unfortunately our tweens (10-14yrs) and teens (15yrs+) also have a very high drop out rate.

The following information is reproduced from an article by Susan Scandiffio on and though Canadian in focus it is relevant to all Judo NSW clubs and coaches.

The article covers the 5 key reasons for this drop out from sport:

  1. Burnout
  2. Social Life
  3. Puberty Concerns
  4. Co-ed Activities
  5. Pressure

More importantly the article provides insights on what you can do to reduce the drop out and retain Judo members.

Interested? then read more here.