Thanks to the
PDCA and Steve Voellmecke
Please keep in
mind that the following are merely suggestions or ideas from
diving coaches around the country about ways to run a successful
diving program. You may agree with or not agree with some
or all of these points. They are provided as an outline for
you to possibly help you improve your diving program and perhaps
your standard of living. This idea sheet will continue to
grow with more and even better ideas after this forum and
after more people have had the chance to read it and add their
thoughts to it.
We wish you a safe
and successful diving season!
Summer Clubs / Country Clubs
Local newspapers Free advertising!
School flyers (Go to school administration to get permission)
WARNING: Be careful
about putting flyers in mailboxes as this is a violation of
federal law regarding use of mailboxes without paying due
DIVE Safe Programs
Future Champions Program
Guest passes for current divers (Bring a friend
Free Tryouts (Careful Insurance problems!)
Inter-squad diving meets (entry fees / concession stand
Speedos NOT mandatory for boys!
If your divers are having fun, they will want to come
back! If parents think your program is worthwhile to their
children, they will bend over backwards to keep their kids
involved. Most parents just want their children to be happy!
Are you up for the task?