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Train, compete, advance
May 01, 2021 target for resumingmonthly CLUB Fees.
Once your family makes a decision to focus on one sport for goal setting, personal improvement, local competitions, High School participation, University Admittance, or National Competitions, you will move into a 3, 4, 5, or 6 day per week schedule for diving, which requires gym days in the Valley Dive Program.
This Club commitment is a goal oriented program, and both short-term, as well as long-term goal planning will be structured for each athlete, re-assessed on a yearly basis.
The Club committment is various stages of development which comprise physical maturity, mental maturity, Chronological maturity, and cognitive maturity. Our program stresses our Athletes to strive and become smart divers, meaning, the diver is not just "learning" a set of tricks, but understands the big picture of the sport, and their role as good people.
How does Valley Dive promote quality and achievement in Diving?
Diving is a long road, and Athletes will experience ups and downs and many challenges along the way, as is normal with any sport or activity. This program stresses community diving integration, goal setting, and mental toughness, which translates into better performances, both in the pool, and out of the pool. Because Diving is 80% mental preparedness, early adoption of healthy approaches to overcoming fear, physical work, and diving with a positive purpose not only empowers athletes, but prepares them for positive and negative outcomes in life.
As a general rule: Athletes cannot Advance & we will not let you Compete Until Basics are VERY Good!
Each coach has specific talents in specific areas. Do not be surprised if a Coach gives a correction, or asks an Athlete to try something a little different, or asks to go back to a basic technique that is affecting a dive.
All divers, even the very best, sometimes regress, or alter their technique to compensate for difficult days, illness, injury, weather, resumption after a vacation, etc.
Thus, we often must go back to basics to re-enforce athlete technique.
Our coaches rotate (meaning your child will experience different coaches at practice), and we expect benefit from exposure to different explanations to the Athlete on how to correct different aspects of dives. This approach will strengthen an Athlete's overall diving, and provide a more solid groundwork for advancement.
While it is perfectly normal to bond with a specific coach (especially at an early age), our system provides a good relationship with all athletes and coaches, and will reduce perceptions of jealously, special treatment, politics, frustration, favoritism, which helps to keep a program fresh, rather than a repetitive, boring same old, that sometimes breeds an unhealthy environment for all. It is necessary, and advantageous, for divers to move to different coaches at different times, for specific tasks, with a goal to improve technique, performance, mental toughness, and growth in the sport. HOWEVER, It can become problematic for the coach/athlete relationship to build dependency; chronic habits, inflexibility, emotional bonds, and reduced social interaction, as sometimes occurs with isolated coaching programs.
Diving is a social sport, and a happy sport. Your Athletes deserve to rely on their peers, and the broader diving family, as they progress through the long-term path of Diving.
This is important.
National team - Elite Diving
As athletes progress, occasionally we will invite an athlete move to our elite program. This program is focused on fast track to National team and International competitions.
This is an invitation program only, and we maintain very few numbers at this level(3-6), with private lessons usually limited to 2 per athletes per work-out. The Club workouts will be augmented with private training, specialized programming, guest lectures, excursions to specific coaches in the United States, for specific technique workshop, personal oversight by national team leaders. Additional costs may be incurred, due to additional training/meets that are opt-in. Results are fast-track for National position, National Team. Clinics, Elite Coach Critique, Mentors, Custom Training & International meets will be offered annually.
COACH MEET FEES per child, per day
(Fees Below reflect 1 or 2 coaches attending)
1 2 1 2 1 2
1 Athlete $100 $165 $140 $200 $160 $230
2 Athletes $ 65 $ 95 $ 95 $120 $120 $160
3 Athletes $ 45 $ 75 $ 80 $100 $100 $140
4+ Athletes $ 35 $ 50 $ 60 $ 80 $ 95 $120
Coach Fees (above) exclude Coach Hotel/Airfare,Incidentals Split Among Participants
Total per athlete attending will be added and billed as one amount prior to meet.
Meet Registration, Dive Meet Fees, Meet Entries and all Incidental expenses are sole
responsibility of Athlete families. Sign-up early, when possible. Late fees may apply.
Please ask if you have questions.