What is Recreational?
The DSA Recreational Division provides a structure for entry level competitors.
Recreational Division competitions are conducted using 'Restricted Syllabus' and without 'Competition Attire'.
DSA, with industry consultation, has set guidelines regarding dress code and restricted 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.