What is Recreational?
DSA has introduced the Recreational Division to provide a structure for entry level competitors.
These competitions are conducted without 'Competition Attire'.
DSA, with industry consultation, has set guidelines regarding dress code and recommended syllabus as well as providing an Elevation System & Levels that allow a structured progression that can prepare competitors for competing in the Amateur Division.
Use of the Recreational Division structure and vocabulary across various types of competitions nationally will now be uniform allowing competitors to move with confidence from one type of event to another. Rules will be consistent nationally so that Recreational competitors can compete with others of a similar level.
The main points about the Recreational Division are;
Low Cost - Recreational Competitors pay a lower annual registration than Graded competitors
Focus on individual Participation, as opposed to 'Couples' in the Amateur Division.
Guidelines that provide a pathway for development of skills through the Levels as recommended by the Australian Government 'Sport and Recreation' department.