SWAT Team Benchmarks
In order to be eligible, you should demonstrate the potential to excel at the following qualities:
THE SWAT TEAM EXPERIENCE
THE SWAT TEAM MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
Weekly hands on training, monthly leadership workshops, and annual certification seminars. This complete leadership experience helps mold our students into the best leader possible. These skills will also carry over outside of the dojo, where you will see your ability to make better choices at home and at work/school!
WEEKLY HANDS-ON TRAINING
One of the main values to the SWAT Team program is the opportunity to apply skills to actual leadership experiences. You will act as an assistant in classes by monitoring students, holding targets, and demonstrating activities. During these hands on training classes, you will gain insightful feedback from the SWAT Team coaches to help gradually improve your leadership abilities.
The monthly workshops are both fun and interactive. Each workshop begins with a group discussion utilizing a planner on a specific skill. The second portion of the workshop includes active learning utilizing leadership drills. Each meeting always ends with a collaborative team building game game that puts an emphasis on “playing like a leaders.”
ANNUAL CERTIFICATION SEMINARS
Our annual events include more in-depth leadership training as it applies to hands-on training in the dojo. These events are essential for those SWAT Team members that aspire to take on a more prominent role as an instructor. Topics covered in these events include: equipment and student management, stages of development training, and drill and classroom management.
Are You Ready to Become a SWAT Team Member?
If you’re consistent in attendance, demonstrate proper behavior in class, put forth great effort in class, have a “B” average or higher in school (for our underage applicants), and are at the intermediate level or higher in your training, then you may be ready!
HERE’S HOW TO JOIN THE SWAT TEAM PROGRAM:
- Fill out a SWAT Team application.
- Discuss with your family if joining the SWAT Team is something your family is ready to commit to.
- Schedule an interview with your instructor.
- Contact your instructor if you have any additional questions.