If you are looking to try diving for the first time, or you have some experience but have not yet mastered basic dives in all directions, this is the right group for you. This program is for all ages, but divers may be grouped by age. The Future Champions program is designed to teach the basic movement patterns involved in the different dive categories, as well as basic diving skills and fundamentals. The focus for this group will be to learn basic dives in all directions on the pool side and then on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. The main categories of diving include forward, backward, reverse, inward and twisting (dives that combine both somersaulting and twisting skills). For additional information about diving basic please check out USA Diving’s Diving 101 crash course (www.usadiving.org/about/diving-101). Future Champions Lessons will offer a fun environment where divers will progress rapidly. This group may have regular assessments and competition to evaluate the progress of their skills. The assessments will include the following elements: form, accuracy, height, distance and aesthetic value. Once divers have mastered the skills and basic dives in all directions, they will be encouraged to progress to the appropriate team level based on their age.
Winter 2017-18 Future Champions Lessons Practice Options
|Day(||Time(s)||Location||No Practice Days|
|Monday||6:15 - 7:15pm||Hidden Oaks, Prior Lake||12/25, 1/1, 1/15|
|Tuesday||6:30 - 7:30pm||University of St. Thomas||12/26|
|Wednesday||6:15 - 7:15pm||Hidden Oaks, Prior Lake||12/27, 2/21|
|Thursday||6:30 - 7:30pm||University of St. Thomas||12/28|
|Sunday||3:00 - 4:00pm||University of St. Thomas||12/24, 12/31, 1/14, 2/18|
Winter 2017-18 Session: November 27, 2017 – February 22, 2018 Registration Deadline: November 20th
|Practices Per Week||Day/Time/Location||Cost|
|1 Lesson/Week||Please choose any practice option from those listed above (Mon-Thurs).||$220|
|2 Lessons/Week||Please choose any two practice options from those listed above.||$300|
Make sure to check the Calendar for all “No Practice” dates and schedule changes.
Divers are encouraged to add dryland training to their water training programs to enhance their diving skills. We will have some dryland training at each workout, however the dryland only practices at the gym will allow divers to utilize equipment to learn new dives, get multiple repetitions. and enhanced physical fitness. Visit our Dryland Training page for more information about this exciting opportunity!
|Dryland Training Only||Sundays||12:00 - 2:00pm||Midwest Gymnastics||$400|
|Dryland w/Future Champions, 13&U, 14&O, or Varsity Enrichment||Sundays||12:00 - 2:00pm||Midwest Gymnastics||$200|