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American Flyers Diving

American Flyers Diving is a year-round age group springboard and platform diving club designed to teach and develop athletes from novice to the highest ELITE level. The American Flyers diving team has been an official team member of United States Diving since 1995.

Message from the Flyers

Our ultimate goal is to teach kids how to dive, how to be competitive, and still have fun. We strive to make a positive experience out of learning something new. Diving is very much an individual effort and every person has a different mental and emotional way of learning. With positive motivation and safe skill development, diving can be a great way to achieve both physical and mental confidence. As a club, each individual learns to contribute to the success of the team, building a sense of camaraderie and accomplishment. These are all skills which we believe are useful in life as well.

American Flyers Diving Diving Training Methodology

The American Flyers Diving Club utilizes 3 physical training approaches. The first is the most obvious – diving boards and water. The second is visual training. This includes a digital video system to record and play back each dive on a delay so each athlete can see their last dive as they exit the water. The third, and one of the most important, is less obvious – dry land training. This includes a “dry board,” trampoline (both with overhead spotting rigs), and a workout area.

Dry land training is a key element in the progression of safe skill development for diving. This allows a diver to perform the skills at a basic level and master key body positions before progressing to more difficult skills. Correct form and increased repetition aids in a better foundation for muscle memory which are of great importance to any activity. The process of building muscle memory can be greatly sped up with dry land work. During dry land training, a diver will get through many more repetitions in much less time than they will in the water. This, in turn, maximizes practice time. Another great reward that this type of training can provide for divers is a heightened level of confidence in a shorter amount of time.

 


Winter Session Registration

Fall Session ends October 24. Winter Session will be October 25-February 27. Winter Session Registration opens on Friday, October 22 at 5pm.

The RWB program (which is by invite only) is  a block scheduling program. We will be telling you the days times and locations that each RWB team must attend. This will be the same for Wintersport Teams as well.

We will continue to offer Drop Ins beginning the 2nd week of each session. Drop In Registrations are updated every few weeks. 


WINTER SESSION APP UPDATE COMING SOON!

We are working on loading your registrations into the app. Please expect to see these updates by the end Week of October 25.

Please check your Winter Session Email Confirmations for your Practice Schedule until the app is uploaded.

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Become a Friend of AFD

If you don't like participating in multiple fundraisers for various projects annually then this is the option for you! Become a "Friend of American Flyers Diving" by making your optional contribution. Any denomination is appreciated!

Please share with your friends, family, or neighbors that might be interested in becoming a "Friend of American Flyers Diving." We can't continue with our nationally and internationally recognized success without your continued generosity and support!

Click below to show your support! Every dollar helps! These contributions help us continuously improve our facilities, equipment and continuing the coaches education. #afdstrong

**May not be tax deductible, you would need to check with your accountant.**

Announcements, Updates & More!

INTENT TO PARTICIPATE for Lead Up Camp @NDC

By Christine Keating 10/24/2021, 5:00pm EDT

Please complete the Intent to Participate if you plan on attending the Lead Up Camp at Napoleon Diving Club on Saturday November 20 - Sunday November 21. It is for ALL LEVELS!

 

This Intent to Participate is to let our staff know who is attending but you will need to REGISTER for the camp at napdivingclub.com as well. This is where you will pay.

 

This camp is strongly encouraged by our Coaching Staff for ALL LEVELS. High School Divers are allowed to attend.

 

You can find all the information on the Intent to Participate Link which is located at americanflyersdiving.com.

DROP IN Registration is available for CSU Sat 10/23

By Christine Keating 10/22/2021, 4:00pm EDT

Saturday, October 23 from 12pm-2pm has been added to the DROP IN Registration for RWB Team @CSU (Cleveland). You can register on the main page of americanflyersdiving.com.

 

Thank you!

Winter Session Registration OPENS TODAY @5pm

By Christine Keating 10/22/2021, 1:15pm EDT

2021 Winter Session will run from October 25-February 27. You must register to attend practice beginning on Monday, October 25. Please visit the registration link that will be on the main page of americanflyersdiving.com at 5pm on Friday, October 22 (Today!)

 

All communications moving forward should be directed to Coach Marc at marccdive@hotmail.com or 216.832.6073. Christine has transitioned her duties as of now and will no longer be with us.

 

Due to the transition, we hope to have the app updated with your individual registrations by the first day of your first practice next week.

 

RWB and WS Teams will continue to be block scheduling so please make sure you read the registration schedule carefully. DEV and INT groups will be able to choose their schedule. DROP IN options will become available November 1.

 

Please make sure that your AAU and USA Diving Memberships are up to date. Instructions on how to associate these memberships to American Flyers Diving is on the registration link in great detail. This is very important so that we can keep our insurance.

 

Please also be sure to read all the individual facility information carefully as the protocol varies by location. This could include mask mandates, spectatorship, various waivers needed for each location, etc. We try to keep this all updated at www.americanflyersdiving.com/facilities as well.

 

Thank you!

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Please share with your friends and loved ones. Be sure that they choose Lake Erie for Association (between Iowa and Michigan in the drop down) and American Flyers Diving for the club!

This is an incredibly easy way to help support the diver in your life!

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CONTACT US

Marc Head Coach/Owner

Marc Head Coach/Owner

Phone: 216.832.6073 (call/text)


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Interested in becoming a sponsor of American Flyers Diving?
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