Springboard Diving San Diego: How to Be a Successful Sports Parent

Being a parent of a child athlete poses a number of challenges. Coaches from the best springboard diving San Diego club (you got it, Dive San Diego) understand that parents not only experience challenges in helping their child learn how to cope with the ups and downs in competitive sports, but they also know that moms and dads often grapple with their own coping skills. Whether your kids are enrolled in San Diego springboard diving lessons at a beginner’s level, or they are competing in dive meets and various competitions, learning how to manage parental emotions can be just as tough as doing a backwards twist off the platform. When Loving Your Child Can Backfire You love your child, but sometimes love can lead to behavior that may harm your son or daughter. When you push your child athlete to succeed, you may be fostering the inclination to be selfish. Here are some tips that may help you support your special diver in a healthy and nurturing manner: Being a dreamer – Loving parents have big dreams for their kids. It is only normal you want the best for their future. Just make sure you and your child are on the same page. All too often a child may want to develop diving skills simply for fun and making new friends, while parents have Olympic dreams and see gold medals ahead. Not all student divers want to compete at this level. Identifying with your child – Parents who have close relationships with their kids clearly identify with them. Just make sure you are not neglecting your child’s feelings by...

San Diego Springboard Diving: Turning Kids Into Leaders

Just ask any good parent what they want for their kids, and they will say they want them to be happy, healthy, and successful in life. When kids enroll in San Diego springboard diving and work with Coach Marnie Young, not only do they learn the essential skills required to be skilled divers; kids also learn the valuable social skills and gain the confidence they need to be leaders both on and off the diving board.  Communication Skills Build Leaders The best leaders in sports and in the world of business must learn to communicate their ideas and instructions with crystal clarity. When it comes to springboard diving lessons communication skills are taught as early as divers taking instructions from their coach. Springboard diving involves the ability to focus and concentrate, it relies on intricate and technical accouterments, and it demands emotional and psychological maturity in the face of both victory and defeat. Students who enroll in San Diego springboard diving lessons under the mentorship of Coach Marnie learn to listen and take direction, and sometimes this means doing things that they would rather do their own way. Once students follow Coach Marnie’s instructions and develop as skilled divers through her proven methods and leaderships, they take a lot away from the experience and lead by example while doing things the right way as opposed to a method that appears to have shortcuts. This in turn grants confidence, listening skills, and a belief in one’s self. Disappointment Leads to Joy Disappointment is a part of all sports, including springboard diving. A student diver might be having a bad day;...

San Diego Springboard Diving Lessons: The Perfect Summer Activity for Kids!

Summer officially started last week, and it proves it’s going to be a hot one! Parents are advised to keep a close watch on their kids for signs of heat exhaustion and are told to keep them hydrated. So why not enroll your kids in a safe and fun outdoor activity that builds confidence, leadership skills, and keep them cool? This summer Dive San Diego headed by Coach Marnie Young is offering affordable San Diego springboard diving lessons to kids of all ages and abilities, and it will provide a memorable experience for kids and parents where new skills will be learned, and amazing friendships will develop. Is Springboard Diving Safe for Kids? San Diego springboard diving lessons are one of the safest activities for kids, and the sport has an amazing safety record. In fact a large number of kids nationwide are crossing over from gymnastics to diving due to the high-impact injuries from landing on hard surfaces, and the strain gymnastics causes on the knees. In springboard diving kids land in soft water with virtual zero impact while still being able to perform a variety of somersaults. Like gymnastics, it is a sport kids can enjoy on many levels from club meets to national contests. Coach Marnie Young’s San Diego springboard diving lessons also provide the training required for kids to safely participate in meets that drawn Olympic celebrities like Greg Louganis pictured here with a young DSD diver. Coach Marnie has been safely conducting San Diego springboard diving lessons for over 20 years, and as a champion diver herself, she has the experience of competing at...

San Diego Springboard Diving: Conquering the Fear of Heights

Most likely, you have heard people say that “real life” and what is projected in movies rarely provides a viable match. But if you ever watch the 1990 film ‘Diving In’, you will be confronted with a common theme in springboard diving: the fear of heights. In this film a high school diver fights his fear of heights to get onto the diving team only to learn he must perform the high dive in order to compete. The film is, of course, layered with drama for the purpose of storytelling, and presents an unlikely and terrible twist personified in the team’s coach who calls the high school diver a loser. Our San Diego springboard diving club prides itself on the finest coaches who not only provide the best technical training, but who also emotionally support divers with love, praise, and never-ending encouragement. With the best support available anywhere in San Diego springboard diving comes understanding and facing various challenges that can come in the guide of both physical and psychological obstacles. The fear of heights is what we will focus on here. How High is Too High? When divers participate in the sport they love with a fear of heights, the discomfort can set in at a height of nine feet and at fifty feet and equally pack the same fear intensity. Nine feet may not seem too high, but once you are standing on the board looking down, it can feel intimidating for some. Having been a former member of the Great American High Diving Team, San Diego springboard diving coach Marnie Young understands first hand that height...

Springboard Diving VS Gymnastics: What is the Parental Buzz?

Let’s face it, springboard diving and gymnastics share some common ground, however they are entirely different—just ask a parent! Recently our San Diego springboard diving coach Marnie Young sent questionnaires to parents to gain insight and feedback regarding the club and the perception of this amazing sport. The response was overwhelmingly positive and eye opening, especially in the feedback parents gave when asked how springboard diving compares to other sports their kids were involved in. It came to no surprise that gymnastics was the common comparison made by parents, so we decided to explore this topical juxtaposition. Springboard Diving is Safer, Right? Indeed springboard diving is a much safer sport than gymnastics because the risk of injury is significantly lower. When it comes to determining the safety of springboard diving Dr. Wes Zimmerman collected a bibliography on competitive diving, as well as articles and medical records dating back to 1985 and determined that, due to the low rate of injuries, springboard diving is a safe sport if a qualified coach is involved. San Diego springboard diving lessons promote safety and fun above anything else. With a perfect safety record the coaching staff continues to protect students and educate divers in injury prevention ranging from dryland training with trampolines and harnesses, to the takeoff and various somersaults that compose a perfect and safe dive. Although springboard diving is considered a collision sport due to the impact divers make with water on entry, it is much safer because water is softer that the hard ground. Gymnastics and springboard diving both require prime fitness, core strength, spotting skills, tumbling, balance, and a...

Springboard Diving San Diego: Why Diving Helps Kids get Better Grades

Springboard diving doesn’t just build confidence and leadership skills, according to Pennsylvania State University and the University of South Carolina, kids who are active participants in club sports like springboard diving in San Diego prove to get better grades.  These two universities studied data from9,700 students aged 14-18 from urban, suburban, and rural areas and looked at those who participated in extracurricular activities like the springboard diving offered through Club Dive San Diego, and they also looked at students immersed in academic, vocational, and performing arts clubs. These studies scrutinized the correlations between the types of after-school activities and the student’s grades as well as their likeliness to progress on to higher education. They found that students who lived in rural areas or in the countryside were more likely to participate in extra curricular activities. The most interesting finding however was that according to the Times Educational Supplement team sports was the only extracurricular activity that saw significant and consistent positive effects on student’s grades throughout all schools both public and private. So why is springboard diving such a great option as a fun way to help a student perform with continuous good grades? Why Springboard Diving San Diego is Good for Academics Coach Marnie Young is the best springboard diving coach in San Diego for many reasons. Aside from being loved by kids and parents for the loving way she trains her students whom she regards as family, she also trains in a way to help students perform better in school when they are off the diving board. The Director of Adolescent and School Health for the Centers...