Welcome to American Flyers Diving

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AFD Cares

Thanks to all who participated in Sidney and Tara's hurricane relief t-shirt fundraiser. It raised $540!!! 

While that opportunity has ended, it's not too late to help. Mark Ruiz (YCF Coach), has set up a gofundme account to assist those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Click here to learn more, every little bit will help.

 


 

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 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.

 

TEAM GEAR AND APPAREL

We are continuing to add new American Flyers Apparel to our online store. Go to the "shop" tab, then "buy gear" to outfit your family and friends in American Flyers Diving Team Gear!

 

MEETS AND COMPETITION

The Ohio Dive League (ODL) - Must be a current AAU Member! - use the club code WYW73Y

The Ohio Diving League (ODL) season will start again in late Fall. Please check the ODL Website for the latest information. All divers are welcome to participate, no matter what level of experience! The cost per meet is $30. If you are a Future Flyer, Pre-Travel, or Travel Team diver, you have prepaid for ALL ODL meets.

PLEASE NOTE: High school divers cannot participate in ODL meets while the high school season is taking place (you can still practice as normal). Here is the meet schedule as it currently stands:

November 12, 2017 - Canton

December 10, 2017 - University of Toledo

January 20/21, 2018 - Ohio State University (possible Saturday practice)

March ?, 2018  - TBD

April 15 or 22, 2018 - Wright State University

May 19/20, 2018 - Ohio State University (possible Saturday practice)


USA Diving

2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships set to take place in Greensboro, NC from December 13-19. 


High School

Make sure you have a current AAU membership & are signed up appropriately with AFD


 

MULTIMEDIA

Channel 5 names Lyle Yost the student athlete of the week. Watch the full interview below.

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