I'm going to be introducing a 52-week technical training program for 2018. I plan to teach at least one new technique (standing and groundwork) each session. If all goes well by the end of the year, the players will have a very sound knowledge of judo techniques.
For our very first training session of the year, the groundwork technique we will work on is yoko-sankaku. It's often referred to as sankaku-jime, which indicates it's a strangle and indeed the core of this technique is a strangle (with the legs), but it's actually a very versatile technique that can also lead to a hold-down or an armlock.
For standing, I will focus on a set of counters, starting with tani-otoshi. If time permits, we will also work on ura-nage. Most throwing techniques are done to the front. These two counters are useful when someone tries a throw to the front. One involves a drop and the other, a throw.