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The Regional Coach

Who am I?

Dave started diving in 1990 and joined his current club, Guildford, in 2002. During his time with Guildford, Dave has held the positions of membership secretary, training officer and diving officer.

In addition to being a BSAC advanced diver he is also a BSAC Instructor trainer. He is currently working towards obtaining the First Class Diver qualification.

In addition to being a BSAC advanced diver he is also a BSAC Instructor trainer. He is currently working towards obtaining the First Class Diver qualification.

What is the role of Regional Coach and the region?

Regional Coach is a volunteer part time role. The Regional Coach is leader of the regional team. In the South East I'm lucky to have a very strong keen team of Area Coaches, Instructors and other volunteers (SDCO, webmaster and treasurer to name but a few). The team's role is to provide support to the branches and members (including direct members) within the region in a number of ways including:

  • Run Skill Development Courses (SDCs) which branches may not have the instructors or equipment to run themselves.
  • Providing instructors to assist in branch with SDCs or any other training where the branch may be short of instructors
  • Communicate information on news, best practice, updates and policy from BSAC National Diving Committee (NDC), council and HQ
  • Provide mentoring for branch officers and instructors
  • Encourage inter-branch relations to share instructors, resources and boat spaces
  • Be a fountain of knowledge for all members in the region on BSAC policy, procedure, training materials, instructor technique, diving technique, in fact anything diving related
  • Run expeditions to do the kind of diving many branches don't have the experience, numbers or resources to organise themselves

What are my aims?

I want to continue the good work being carried out by my predecessor and continue to develop closer links with all the clubs in our area of responsibility. I want to start getting instructors together on a regular basis to swap ideas and training tips and to development ways to ensure our sport stays as safe for all of us as possible, by ensuring we all continue to promote safe diving practices.

I would like to expand the Regional Training Team and will be looking for more new instructors to work with the great team already in place, and to start Instructor Development days with the help of HQ and the ITS team.

I look forward to seeing as many of you in the future as possible.

 

Dave Culver
Regional Coach

southeast.coach@bsac.com
07715 123877

 

This page was last updated on : 24 Jan 2016

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