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Recent AAU RWB Qualifier News

REQUIRED TASK for White North Qualifier: Complete DOI by March 13

By Christine Keating 02/05/2020, 7:15pm EST

REQUIRED to be filled out prior to March 13. At this time, we as a team do not have plans to attend RWB Nationals in Florida this Spring, but we do plan to use this qualifier for Summer Nationals (location to be announced.) BEFORE you fill out the DOI, please check with Coach Marc to confirm that you should RELEASE your spot for RWB Nationals in the Spring....

It's time to start thinking about attending the AAU Diving White North Qualifer to be held at Bowling Green State University from March 13-15, 2020. You can complete your Intent to Participate Registration by clicking here by 02/28/2020. Please note the various deadlines below.

This meet is mandatory for RWB Team on the AAU National path (all RWB Divers MUST attend either this meet or John Smith if not both, unless instructed otherwise.) This meet is strongly encouraged for PREP Teams and optional but encouraged for DEV/INT if you have the required dive lists. Check with your coach if you are unsure if you have the required dives to join us at this meet.

Book in the AFD Hotel Block which is first come, first serve by 02/13/2020 by clicking here.

Event registration is expected to be on once it becomes available.

Don't forget to order your "Primary" AFD Team Suit as well as your AFD 2nd Day Suit for this meet. Please allow TWO weeks for order processing as the suits are handmade. You can order at this link

If you would like an AFD Team Jacket or Dive Bag, orders must be placed by February 1st using the code AFDBULK at checkout to insure that your order is completed in time for this meet. You can order here.

We encourage AFD apparel to be worn on deck during warm-up as well as during awards. You can purchase 2019-2020 Regular Season AFD apparel by February 16 at this link.

We expect the practice day to be on Friday, March 13 and the competition days to be on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15. Schedule will be released during the week before the meet.


2020 AFD RWB Team Goals

By Christine Keating 09/28/2019, 10:15am EDT

Click here to see the below in a file....

Win both Nationals!

  • We need to believe we can do this & have the correct mind set going into this season

Become a team of leaders!

  • Be encouraging to your teammates all the time. Whether it is doing dryland with someone who is avoiding it or encouraging them through a scary dive it helps to go through it with others. Stay in your personalities but find a way to lead that is comfortable. Positive example, build belief & remove excuses. Live honestly, respectfully & have integrity with everything we do. Be the best version of yourself. Control self talk.

Look like a team at every meet!

  • This means warming up as a group in your team gear. Older kids should always help younger/newer divers at meets with this

Always do something at practice!

  • Be efficient! Work smart. Whether you are waiting for dryboard or just came from lifting weights there is always something you can be doing (core exercises, handstand work, etc.).

Practice your weaknesses more than your strengths!

  • If anyone asked to do extra reverses and a few less fronts, any coach would be thrilled!

Become the best team in the country! Don’t accept your fate, create your destiny!!

  • Take control of your time during practice! Attitude & passion will bring the desired effect. Passive training will not get the results. Make yourself don’t wait to be made.

Start on time! 15 minutes early is on time!!  

  • Be warmed up & take it seriously.


AFD Team Suits

AAU Qualifier is a multi-day meet so RWB teams will want the Primary and Day 2 suits. Please allow TWO weeks for your order to be processed as the suits are handmade.

AFD Team Jackets/Dive Bags

To receive these in time for the Spring Meets, you will want to order by February 1. Bulk shipping discount code AFDBULK. Mrs. Keating will deliver the bulk order. You can also order individually at anytime but you will pay shipping and not guaranteed in time for meets depending on when you order.