Please Stop Changing the Rules! The Modifications of Judo Regulations as a Change-Event in Judokas’ and Coaches’ Careers

Samuel, Roy D. and Basevitch, Itay and Wildikan, Lior and Prosoli, Rebeka and McDonald, Katrina (2019) Please Stop Changing the Rules! The Modifications of Judo Regulations as a Change-Event in Judokas’ and Coaches’ Careers. Sport in Society. ISSN 1743-0445

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Abstract

The modifications of judo regulations since 2013 were examined as a career change-event (Samuel and Tenenbaum 2011a). Highly competitive judokas (n = 53) and coaches (n = 30), representing three main sub-cultures (i.e., Israel, Croatia, and the UK), completed online measures of change-event experiences and athletic/coaching identity. The modifications of judo regulations were perceived as a moderate and somewhat negative change-event. Judokas’ perceptions of this change-event were correlated with their coaches’ perceptions. Coping efforts mainly focused on adjusting tactical skills. Participants’ decision-making mostly involved consulting with others and making a conscious decision to change. The participants’ motivation decreased following these modifications. The participants were only moderately knowledgeable about these changes. UK participants perceived this change-event more negatively and were less informed about it. These findings stress the importance of conducting a reflective process before additional modifications are introduced to the sport, and the role of coaches in athletes’ education.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: International Judo Federation, judo, Referee, change, technique
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 15:06
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:07
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704769

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