Springboard and Platform Diving
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Springboard and Platform Diving is the authoritative guide to the sport. Thoroughly researched and painstaking compiled, it covers it all, including coaching, competition, and conditioning.
Internationally renowned coach Jeff Huber has worked with divers at all levels—from novice to Olympian—for more than four decades. Now that lifetime of knowledge, analysis, and expertise is distilled into Springboard and Platform Diving.
Inside you will find comprehensive coverage of every phase of the dive:
• Forward approach
• Backward press
• Takeoff and connections
• Positions, spotting, and come-out
• Line-up and entry
Along with detailed instruction, developmental drills, and coaching tips, you’ll discover in-depth coverage on teaching, using skill progressions, and creating annual training plans for each diver.
The definitive guide for coaches and divers, Springboard and Platform Diving has garnered the endorsement of USA Diving. Make it your go-to resource for diving excellence.
Chapter 1 How Coaches Teach, How Divers Learn
Chapter 2 Forward Approach
Chapter 3 Backward Press
Chapter 4 Takeoff and Connection
Chapter 5 Position, Spotting, and Come-Out
Chapter 6 Line-Up and Entry
Chapter 7 Skill Progression: Putting It All Together
Chapter 8 Strength, Conditioning, Nutrition, and Recovery
Chapter 9 Creating an Annual Individualized Training Plan
Chapter 10 Mental Training for Practice
Chapter 11 Mental Training for Competition
“From youth competitors to world champions, coaching legend Jeff Huber has trained divers at every level. His holistic approach and extensive understanding of the sport make Springboard and Platform Diving a must-read for divers and coaches alike."
Linda Paul-- President and Chief Executive Officer USA Diving
“Springboard and Platform Diving covers all areas of diving. It’s the ideal resource for divers and coaches of all levels so they can take that next step up the ladder of success.”
Steve Foley-- USA Diving High-Performance Director
“Jeff Huber has a great record as an international-level diving coach, and Springboard and Platform Diving is an excellent presentation of his vast understanding of the sport. Whether you are a beginning or elite coach, Huber explains the critical mechanics of each dive and the teaching techniques and complementary drills required for excellence.”
Dr. Rick Schavone-- Stanford University 1989-2014, 2012 Olympic Coach
The stance and walk
Level 1 - Beginning Diver Progression ChecklistLevel 1 - Introductory Diver Progression ChecklistLevel 2 Intermediate Diver Progression ChecklistLevel 2 Novice Diver Progression ChecklistLevel 3 Advanced Diver Progression ChecklistLevel 3 Elite Diver Progression Checklist
This book is invaluable. It's very thorough and there is so much good information that is beneficial to coaches and those who dive and also want to understand how to be better. Highly recommend this book.