Trampolines are one of the most widely used pieces of equipment used in dryland training. They can be a huge plus to a training program and environment, but if not used properly they can also create a huge headache from a liability standpoint.
Make sure your divers know and understand the rules of trampoline use, and be consistent - always enforce the rules! Here are five cardinal rules for trampoline use.
- A diver should be dry before using the trampoline.
- Only one diver should be on the trampoline at a time – with the exception of a coach who is spotting.
- Trampolines should be used for training, and not for “play time.”
- No diver should be on the trampoline unless they are being supervised by a certified instructor.
- Trampolines are not to be used by anyone other than a current, certified member of your diving team