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Calls for Coaches Document

Great document for coaches and parents explaining expectations of coaches in relation to athlete and parents. Click the PDF button to the right to download.  Thanks Dr. Jeff Huber for sharing via USA Diving's Coach Communication. 

A Psychological Skills Program for Springboard Divers - Melanie Ann Gillet

Great Article on Mental Training for Springboard and Platform divers. 

Check it out - click on the PDF button. 

Mental Training Manual - USA Diving

PDF from our coach resources on www.USADiving.org - Thanks, great read on mental training, relaxation, and visualization. 

USA Diving Springboard Rules - as of 2019

Complete Springboard Competition Requirements for Junior Divers for the 2019 Season: 

121.1 Springboard Competition. 

(a) 9 & Under Boys and Girls (five dives). The contest shall consist of three voluntary dives from different groups and all must be ’01 dives in the tuck position (101c, 201c, 301c, 401c), followed by two optional dives from different groups with a degree of difficulty limit of 2.2 on 1-meter and 2.6 on 3-meter. All voluntary dives will have an assigned degree of difficulty of 1.8 on 1-meter and 1.9 on 3-meter.

(b) 11 & Under/10-11 Boys and Girls (six dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers will perform three (3) voluntary dives and must all be ’01 dives in the tuck position (101c, 201c, 301c, 401c), followed by three (3) optional dives from different groups with a degree of difficulty limit of 2.2 on 1-meter and 2.6 on 3-meter. All voluntary dives will have an assigned degree of difficulty of 1.8 on 1-meter and 1.9 on 3-meter.

(c) 12/13 (FINA Group C)/13 & Under Girls (eight dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers will perform five (5) voluntaries from different groups, followed by three optional dives from different groups. All voluntary dives will have an assigned degree of difficulty of 1.8 on 1-meter and 1.9 on 3-meter. When doing the front/inward voluntary, one (1) must be tuck and one (1) must be pike. When the doing the back/reverse voluntary, divers may choose to do dives in either tuck or pike. There shall be a limit of degree of difficulty of 2.4 for 1-meter optional dives and 2.8 for 3-meter optional dives. 

(d) 12/13 (FINA Group C)/13 & Under Boys (eight dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers will perform five (5) voluntaries from different groups, followed by three optional dives from different groups. All voluntary dives will have an assigned degree of difficulty of 1.8 on 1-meter and 1.9 on 3-meter. When doing the front/inward voluntary, one (1) must be tuck and one (1) must be pike. When the doing the back/reverse voluntary, divers may choose to do dives in either tuck or pike. There shall be a limit of degree of difficulty of 2.4 for 1-meter optional dives and 2.8 for 3-meter optional dives. 

(e) 14/15 (FINA Group B) Boys (nine dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers shall perform five voluntary dives, one from each group, with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by four optional dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty. 

(f) 14/15 (FINA Group B) Girls (nine dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers shall perform five voluntary dives, one from each group, with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by four optional dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty. 

(g) 16-18 (FINA Group A)/16-17/18-19 Girls (ten (10) dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers shall perform five voluntary dives, one from each group, with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by five (5) optional dives from five (5) groups without limit of degree of difficulty. 

(h) 16-18 (FINA Group A)/16-17/18-19 Boys (eleven (11) dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers shall perform five voluntary dives, one from each group, with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for 1-meter and 9.5 for 3-meter, followed by six (6) optional dives from five groups, with one group being repeated, without limit of degree of difficulty.

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