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Springboard and Platform Diving PDF

Springboard and Platform Diving PDF

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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

    Jeff Huber has been involved in the sport of diving for more than 45 years. He spent 37 years as a collegiate diving coach, including 24 years at Indiana University.

    During his career he developed U.S. and NCAA champions, international champions, and Olympians. At Indiana University, Huber coached divers to more than 40 Big Ten championships and more than 75 All-American selections. As a USA Diving coach, he accompanied his divers to every international competition in the world, including the Pan American Games, World University Games, World Championships, World Cups, and three Olympic Games. He has been named U.S. National Coach of the Year, NCAA Coach of the Year, USOC Coach of the Year, and Big Ten Coach of the Year.

    As a diver, Huber was a California state high school diving champion, U.S. national finalist, Big Ten finalist, and U.S. Olympic Trials competitor. Despite his work with elite divers, he has coached divers of all levels and enjoyed working with both young and old divers at his prestigious summer diving academy.

    Huber holds a PhD in educational psychology with an emphasis in cognition and is currently professor of practice at Indiana University in the department of psychological and brain sciences. One of his favorite classes to teach is Psychology of Coaching and Motor Performance.

    “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

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