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Springboard and Platform Diving


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Selected Contents: 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.

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Featured at various relevant events throughout the UK and Europe. Reviews in UK and European websites, magazines and journals including Swimming Times; Swimming World and School Sport Magazine. Solus emails, inclusion in online newsletters and posted on Human Kinetics' Health and Fitness Blog.

About the Author

Jeff Huber has been involved in the sport of diving for more than 45 years. He spent 37 years as a collegiate diving coach. During his career he developed U.S. champions, international champions and Olympians. 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.


"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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