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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.

 


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SPRING SESSION (MAR 7-MAY 27)

Spring Session is running from March 7 - May 27! Packages are SOLD OUT! You can register for DROP IN practices from now until the end of the Spring Session.

We will post DROP IN Registrations based on availability. Please check back often as we will update the current DROP IN Registration with more spots as they become available.


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AFD Team Suits

Allow TWO weeks for your order to be processed as suits are handmade.

Order AFD Team Jackets/Dive Bags Here!

You are welcome to order individually anytime, however, individual orders are not guaranteed to be delivered in time for a specific meet. Next bulk order will be done in Fall 2020.

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!

ODL Meet #2: Napoleon Registration & Waivers

By Christine Keating 04/11/2021, 6:00pm EDT

NON-RWB Team Divers have been emailed an invoice for the Clinic being held on Saturday April 17 at Napoleon. This invoice needs paid PRIOR to arrival to the clinic. NON-RWB Team Divers you will receive an additional invoice this week AFTER you register for the meet (see below on how to register) for your event fees. This also needs paid PRIOR to arriving at the meet. We appreciate your prompt attention to this. Register Here: www.cleanentries.com

Each diver needs to register their dive lists at cleanentries.com this week! You will need to register 1M and 3M events if doing both. Registration will be available at cleanentries.com beginning on Monday April 12 at 12pm. Registration will close at 11:59pm on Thursday April 15. Please have your diver bring a pencil and paper to practice this week if they need help determining their level and dive lists to register. They can work with their coach to get this information. You will need to make sure that you have your AAU Diving Membership number available when completing your Clean Entries Registration. Make sure that this is accurately input into your diver's profile as they will become even more important should your diver compete at a future AAU Event down the road.

EVERY diver is also REQUIRED to fill out the ODL Waivers. This only needs done ONCE per ODL Season. Once you have completed these waivers, you will not need to do them again until Fall. Click Here for Waivers: Welcome | Ohio Diving League Diver Waivers | American Flyers Diving (sportngin.com)

We encourage your divers to wear AFD gear or colors to this meet especially during awards. Please make sure to forward any pictures you may have taken during the meet to afdtravelteam@gmail.com or you can text to 330.261.2186. We like to post many of these pictures on our social media sites when we can to celebrate your athlete! :)

Remember we will be livestreaming the Clinic in the AFD Information Center Group ((5) AFD Information Center | Facebook) on Facebook and we will be livestreaming the Meet on the Ohio Diving League Facebook Page ((5) Ohio Diving League | Facebook). Please join or like these pages prior to next week. You can even turn on notifications for them as well so you know when new livestreams or posts have been made.

REMINDERS:

  • 1 Spectator allowed per diver, must enter just prior to your diver's event and must exit immediately following your event's awards
  • Masks required
  • Divers are allowed to have food in the holding area but MUST clean up after themselves
  • Please review with your divers.... Always represent AFD well, be respectful and grateful to all those working the meet and at the facility for helping to make this meet happen!

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you,

Christine

REMINDERS for ODL Meet @Napoleon **ALL LEVELS WELCOME**

By Christine Keating 04/08/2021, 11:30am EDT

** ALL LEVEL Divers still welcome to attend this meet, email afdtravelteam@gmail.com by the end of THIS week if would like to attend if you haven’t already! **

Each diver is allowed no more than one (1) spectator for the clinic on Saturday, April 17 which is 3:15-5pm. I need you to email afdtravelteam@gmail.com and let me know if you are for sure attending the clinic. If you are NOT RWB Team, you will be invoiced $25 for the clinic which must be paid online prior to arrival.

On Sunday, April 18, we will have both 1 meter and 3 meter events. You will register your dive sheets at clean entries once I give you the go ahead that the system is ready for your entries. Your diver will need to talk to their coach at practice to determine what dives need registered for each event when the time comes as well as which level to register for. I would make sure they take a pen and paper to practice the week of the meet. Once this registration is completed in clean entries if you are NOT RWB you will be invoiced your event fees which must be paid online prior to arrival. It will be $35 for one event and a total of $40 if doing both events. We will not be sending out the event schedule before Friday night before the meet. We have to wait until all the registrations from all the teams are in.

All athletes not competing in the current events will be housed comfortably in the gym where they can space out. We will have the meet live streamed via a projector screen in that location so they can still watch their teammates. Each diver is allowed no more than one (1) Spectator for the meet. The (1) Spectator will only be allowed in the pool during the competition time of their diver, then will be asked to exit the pool immediately after awards for that event. The bleachers can accommodate 46 spectators, but spectators are welcome to bring their own chair and sit directly on the pool deck. All athletes will be kept on the opposite side of the pool from spectators and will be asked not to be in the stands. We will of course be live streaming the meet through the ODL Facebook page. Concessions will not be available, food is allowed in the gym, but please make sure to communicate to your diver that they are expected to clean up after themselves!

We will continue to send more information as we know it. We can’t wait to finally get back to competing!!

 

CANCELLED: Hudson Practices on Tuesday 4/6 & Wednesday 4/7

By Christine Keating 04/06/2021, 6:15pm EDT

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we were just informed a few minutes ago that the Hudson pool would be closed today and tomorrow.

You can text 330.261.2186 to arrange a makeup at University School in Hunting Valley to be completed by April 15. Makeups will be based on availability. 

We apologize for this inconvenience. We were as surprised as you were.

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CONTACT US

Marc Head Coach/Owner

Marc Head Coach/Owner

Phone: 216.832.6073 (call/text)

Christine Manager

Christine Manager

Phone: 330.261.2186 (call/text)


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Please allow TWO weeks for processing as she handmakes all suits upon ordering! :)

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Liz is AFD's National Team photographer. She offers a variety of traditional and non-traditional photography services in the Cleveland and broader Northeast Ohio area. Enjoys capturing clients' families in their natural element, and is willing to go wherever necessary to ensure that happens! Has a formal studio for family and individual photo sessions.