Head Coach’s Note
With a new diving season fast approaching, I would like to take this opportunity to provide some information about improvements made to our club programming and structure. To better serve our divers, the Regina Diving Club has improved our program structure to reflect the competitive and recreational goals of the organization.
Diving Plongeon Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model has served as a road map for program changes. “A LTAD is simply a description of what conditions children need, at each stage of their growth, to meet their full athletic potential.” For more information about LTAD models, please visit Sport Canada’s website at www.canadiansportforlife.ca. These conditions as well as the established competitive age group system are the building blocks for a newly adapted program structure.
The competitive stream of our program has been divided along age groups, and commitment levels to reflect the demands of competitive National and Novice requirements. The age groups and program schedules have been set to provide divers with the best opportunity to achieve success at their level of competition. Some may see these changes as restrictive, however your coaching staff see them as a necessity to manage group sizes, pool space, and achieve individual and program goals. Your diver’s access to equipment will be improved. Each training group will be afforded an appropriate coach/diver ratio and more time on the boards, meaning a greater opportunity to be successful.
The recreational stream remains relatively unchanged; however we now offer an opportunity for younger children to become involved with the “Tumble Bugs” program for 3 & 4 year olds.
If you are new to our organization, I would like to thank you for your interest and welcome you to the club. If you are a returning member, it will be nice to see you back on deck for what I know will be a fun and successful season.
Regina Diving Club