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Springboard and Platform Diving

Endorsed by USA Diving, Springboard and Platform Diving breaks down the phases of each dive while providing expert instruction to improve performance. Author and 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. The book includes high-quality photos, mental strategies and numerous drills and worksheets, making it equally useful for both divers and coaches. Along with detailed instruction, developmental drills and coaching tips, it contains in-depth coverage of teaching, using skill progressions and creating annual training plans for each diver.
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Table of Contents

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.

Promotional Information

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.

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