Policies and Procedures

Attire

  • Girls to wear one-piece diving suits
  • Boys to wear brief diving suits (no jammers, no shorts)
  • Bring shorts and t-shirt for dryland training
  • For safety reasons, no jewelry, no clips/bobby pins, no band-aids, no gum

Team Suits

  • WCD team suits are required for participation in diving meets; these may not be worn during practices
  • WCD warm-up suits are strongly encouraged for the JO level
  • WCD spirit wear (tshirts, hoodies, shorts, etc.) are offered a couple of times during the season

Attendance

  • Alternative practices are offered due to cancellations for college events, holidays, and meets
  • Alternative practices are NOT offered for personal absences
  • Pick-up of divers after practices should be timely; parents/guardians should contact a coach in advance if there is an unplanned delay; if there is no communication, then there will be a 10-minute grace period, and following that there will be a $10 charge for the delay and $1 per minute afterwards until arrival for pick-up

Team Registration

  • WCD Consent Form – must be completed and received prior to practicing
  • Concussion Form – must be completed and received prior to practicing
  • Hand Spotting Form – must be completed and received prior to practicing
  • AAU Registration – required for all WCD divers; select the added benefit option; a link to the website, instructions, and WCD club code will be provided
  • USA Diving Registration – required for all JO level divers
  • Divemeets Registration – for AAU and USA Diving meet entries; required for all WCD divers; no fee; link to the website, and instructions will be provided

Practices

  • 1M/3M Practices – include the following planned activities by level:
    • Beginner – 15 minutes of dryland training and 45 minutes of board skill instruction and activity
    • Intermediate/High School – ½ hour of dryland training and 1 hour of board time
    • Junior Olympic/Purple – 45 minutes of dryland training and 1.25 hours of board time
    • Junior Olympic/Gold – 1 hour of dryland training and 1.5 hours of board time
    • Coaches will evaluate and recommend divers to progress to the next level based on observation of skill development, talent potential, and good sportsmanship                                   Note:  if there is not space in the next level, then there will be a waitlist
  • Open Diving Friday Practices
    • 3 hours of board time; trampoline and spotting rigs may also be used under supervision
    • Non-structured – geared to be “fun”; diver may focus on dives they wish to practice for coach’s feedback
  • Platform Practices – divers will be invited by the coaches to participate in an optional Platform program; locations of these practices to be announced

 Scheduling

  • All practice scheduling is done via Signup Genius
  • No scheduling required for Open Diving Friday Practices
  • Coaches reserve the right to adjust the schedule based on diver volume

 Payments

  • Registration Fee – $150 per diver for the period 9/1 current year through 8/31 following year; reduced to $90 per diver joining after 3/1 and reduced to $40 per diver joining after 6/1; this covers pool rental, equipment and supplies, maintenance, and part of coaches’ travel expenses for meets during the season
  • Practice Fees – per the published WCD fee schedule
  • Sibling Discount – 10% discount for each additional diver; applies to practice and clinic fees only; if divers are in different levels, then discount applies to equal or lesser monthly fee
  • Checks Payable to “West Chester Diving”
  • Practice fees must be received by the end of the first week of each session

Diving Meets

  • AAU & USA Diving Meets
    • Beginner – Divers may participate in novice AAU competitions with coach’s recommendation
    • Intermediate – Divers must make a commitment to attend AAU competitions, and USA Diving competitions upon coach’s invitation
    • Junior Olympic – Divers must make a commitment to attend all AAU and USA Diving competitions
  • Event Entry Fees – these are charged by the meet sponsor for one meter, three meter, and platform entry; the typical fee is approximately $35 per board
  • Coaching Fees – these are charged by WCD to contribute to covering the cost of coaching as well as travel, lodging, and meal expenses
    • AAU Meets – The fee is $30 per event, payable to “West Chester Diving” and submitted one week prior to the meet
    • USA Diving Meets – The fee is $50 per event, payable to “West Chester Diving” and submitted one week prior to the meet
  • Registration and Dive Sheets – these should be completed online at www.divemeets.com by the divers and parents/guardians
  • Hotel Accommodations – if necessary, reserving and paying for personal lodging is the responsibility of the diver family

Practice Viewing

  • Parents, guardians, and guests are welcome to watch practices, however, they should sit within the second set of bleachers; this is to create a positive learning environment, maximize diver focus and interaction with the coaches, and ensure safety
  • Please be respectful of the WCU facilities and clean-up/discard containers and trash prior to leaving the building

Cell Phones

  • Divers may NOT have cell phones on the pool deck; during practices phones must be placed in their duffle bags

Questions for Coaches

  • Do not talk with a coach during practice; make arrangements via email or direct call to setup a time outside of practice; coaches’ contact information is maintained on the WCD website www.westchesterdiving.com
  • Questions?  First go to the WCD website; then email Mary Jane Kleinfelter @ mjik@comcast.net

Communications

  • Reminders will be sent via email
  • Alerts and news will be posted on the WCD website

WCD Parking

  • NO Parking allowed in the Hollinger Field House parking lot on weekdays
  • New Street Parking Garage – 300 West Nields Street – $0.75 per 30 min
  • Street Parking – with meters