Why a squad system?
A squad system ensures effective coaching for all divers as coaches train divers of similar ability, attitude and commitment together. The coach is able to give more individual attention to a diver’s specific needs and provide suitable levels of support and encouragement.
Within the competitive part of Albatross Diving Club divers are appointed, by the coaching team, to one of six squads:
- Junior Skills (12 yrs & under)
- Senior Skills (13 yrs & over)
- Age Group
- Junior Elite
These squads are largely based on competitition skill levels. A diver diving in skills squad will have the dry and wet dive skills to compete in skills levels competions appropriate to their age. Similarly a diver in age group squad will have achieved a level of competence in diving that allows them to meet the conditions of age group competitions.
A squad system, based on achievement and attitude, motivates and encourages divers. It promotes an appropriately challenging environment whereby divers want to achieve and attain goals and are directly rewarded for doing so. Divers enjoy training and are spurred on not only by their own success, but also from that of their peers.
A squad system ensures everyone realises their own potential in diving.