There are plenty of ways to get involved!

Whether you’re new to BJJ and want to know how to get started, have participated in BJJ for a number of years or even just enjoy watching the sport having never stepped on the mat, there’s plenty of ways you can get involved. As well as telling you how you can get started on the mat, this area lets you know about all of the other opportunities in coaching and volunteering.

Get started on the mat – Beginners guide to BJJ

If you want to give BJJ a try then there’s lots of ways you can get started. People start BJJ at all ages and in most cases your first session will be free, so you’ve nothing to lose in giving it a go.

Give your time to the sport you love – Volunteering options

Without volunteers, the sport of BJJ in JB would not be where it is today. From the coaches who operate a small club on a weekly basis to the people who help to lay mats at local events, the sport is reliant on volunteers at all levels.

Club Volunteer

Every club is unique and as such no two clubs have the same set-up or needs. The volunteering roles available will vary from club to club, however all clubs are happy to accept help in some shape or form.

What does the role involve?

A multitude of roles exist. You may want to take on a traditional role such as chair, secretary or treasurer; volunteer to join a clubs committee; or get involved in the day to day running of the club.

Who does the role suit?

Club based volunteering roles are suited to those people who want to volunteer on a regular basis.

They are idea for existing club members, parents who want to get more involved in the running of their child’s club or local volunteers with a few spare hours each week. Club based volunteering roles are suited to those people who want to volunteer on a regular basis.

What skills are required?

The skills required would vary from role to role.

Why should you get involved?

Club volunteers help build sustainable clubs; they make club environments feel welcoming, keep everything running smoothly and free up coaches to focus on delivering high quality BJJ sessions.

Personal reasons to get involved include:

  • To give something back to help those who have helped shape your BJJ career
  • To make use of the spare time you have while your children are on the mat training
  • To enhance your C.V and develop new skills

How do you get involved?

If you already attend a BJJ club and want to get involved in volunteering speak to the coach or volunteer co-ordinator to find out what opportunities are available and how you can get involved. If you have a specific skill set let the club know, they may really need someone with your knowledge and abilities.

If you aren’t currently involved in BJJ but would like to support your local club, locate your nearest club and contact them directly to offer your services.

Coaching

Coaching covers a wide range of roles and levels, from supporting the coaches at your local club through to leading the national squad, but all levels offer a fun and rewarding role in which you can pass on your BJJ knowledge to help others progress.

 What does the role involve?

Whatever level you are at you’ll be hands-on and passing on your BJJ knowledge to a range of participants. You’ll need to change your style depending on the age groups you’re working with but this is a highly rewarding role.

 Who does the role suit?
Coaching roles are suited to those people who want to volunteer on a regular basis.

They are ideal for existing club members, parents who want to get more involved with a few spare hours each week.

 What skills are required?
Coaching requires a certain level of BJJ skills. They also need to be patient with good communication skills and able to adapt their teaching style to a range of varied age groups.

 Why should you get involved?
Quality coaches are vital to the sport of BJJ in JB and in delivering high quality BJJ sessions.

Personal reasons to get involved include:

  • To give something back to help those who have helped shape your BJJ career
  • It’s a highly rewarding role

 How do you get involved?
If you already attend a BJJ club and want to get involved speak to the coach to find out what opportunities are available and how you can get involved.


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