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Dive Bylaws

Country Club League Diving

By-Laws 2014

  1. Eligibility

Divers must be a member of their respective Clubs.

A diver’s age as of June 1st determines the age group in which he/she competes.

Divers MUST compete in their age group (NO DIVING UP)

  1. Standard start times for all divers at dual meets.
    • Home team warm-ups:1:30-2:15 PM
    • Away team warm-ups:2:15-3:00 PM
    • Meet begins at 3:00 PM
    • Times can be changed with the agreement of all participating head coaches.
  1. Coaching responsibilities

Each coach must bring their own scorecards.

Each dual meet must have three judges-The home team coach is responsible for providing two of the three judges.

The home team head dive coach is the referee during dual meets unless otherwise agreed upon by both head dive coaches.

Diving sheets must be completed and turned into the scorer’s table prior to warm-ups.

Changes are permitted on the board without any deduction or penalty.

The home team will provide an announcer.

  1. Dive requirements.

Front dive is required in any position (101A, 101B, 101C, 003) for all age groups.

Only in dual meets, two jumps (one forward jump and one backward jump) are allowed for any diver 10 & under.

Jumps are allowed for a second dive during dual meets only, and will be scored with the following Degree of Difficulty:

Front Jump: 0.4

Back Jump: 0.5

Front fall and Back fall are permitted in all meets and will be scored with the following degree of difficulty:

Front Fall:0.7

Back Fall:0.8

Standing front somersault (005) is permitted in all meets and will be scored with the following degree of difficulty:

Standing Somersault:1.0

When a diver is attempting a Front dive with a hurdle but fails to push off from the board the dive shall be treated as a front fall dive with the corresponding D.D. change

Example: A diver attempts a front dive but stops at the end of the board and falls into a front dive with no push evident. The dive will be changed to a fall dive and the D.D. shall be changed to a 0.7.

When a diver attempts a back fall and they add a jump, ONLY IN DUAL MEETS the dive may be changed to a back dive D.D.1.5 after the dive is completed. If a back dive is declared and a back fall completed, the Referee (Home team Coach) will declare the dive a fall dive and change the D.D. to 0.8.

Divers may not repeat a dive or a jump in any dual or championship meet.

Back Dive ½ twist (5211) is NOT PERMITTED.

Front Dive ½ twist (5111) is PERMITTED IN THE 13-14 & 15-18 AGE GROUPS ONLY.

A coach may spot a diver on a back fall only during Dual meets. The score may not be higher than a 3 ½ in this instance.

If a coach is standing on the board but does not touch the diver, points awarded shall be no higher than a 5.

If a diver falls legitimately off the board, they may have a second try (once only).

During a front approach dive, a minimum of 2 step approach plus a hurdle must be accomplished without any stop in the forward movement to be considered a complete approach and hurdle. If there is a stop in the forward motion at anytime during the approach and hurdle, a 2 pt. deduction will be taken.(onlyfor the 6 & under age group, a 1 step hurdle is acceptable and no automatic deduction will be applied)

Once the dive has been announced and the diver has taken their start position on the board, they have a MAXIMUM of 60 seconds to complete the dive. If they take longer than that, the dive is failed and they must leave the board.

Twisting dives only…If a diver does not complete the rotation to within 90 degrees of the proscribed dive, they receive a 2 pt. deduction. The meet Referee has the final say as to if the dive was completed or if it will receive the deduction.

Example: A front flip 1 twist (5122 D) is only completed to just past a half twist then the dive will receive a 2 pt. deduction.

A diver may balk once but after the second balk they will receive a score no higher than a 2. Deductions from the judges is determined by the meet referee on the second balk.

There is no point deduction for divers entering the water with their hands up.

Coaches may call kick-outs or square-outs during dual meets ONLY. This is PROHIBITED DURING THE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET.

5:Scoring:

All dives attempted by each diver and truly completed will receive a score no lower than 3 ½ .

A dive that is tried but not completed will receive a score of 2.

oExample: A diver attempts a front 1 and ½ summersault and onlycompletes a 1 summersault with an obvious attempt at the 1 and 1/2, the diver will receive a 2.

A Dive that is not “tried” will not be scored. The diver will have the option of trying the dive again but no scores will be given regardless of the outcome.

oExample: A diver that just jumps in and does not attempt to throw the dive will receive NO score for that dive.

Any dive requiring a kick out in any direction will receive no higher than a 4 if the kick out is not attempted.

oExample: Diver performs a front double somersault and lands in the water in a tuck position.The dive will be scored no more than a 4.If a diver performs a back 1.5 somersault tuck and lands in the water in a tuck position the dive shall receive no more than a score of 4.

6:Team scoring:

Events will be scored as follows:

1st 5-points

2nd 3-points

3rd2-points

4th 1-point

A team is limited to score only three places per gender/age group

EXAMPLE: Scioto places 1,2,3,4,7, and 8 while The Lakes places 5, 6, and 9 (JUST FOR THE TEAM SCORES). Scioto scores place 1, 2, and 3 and the lakes scores place 4. The individual ribbons are awarded as the divers originally placed.

7:Number of dives

6&U:2 dives

7-8:2 dives

9-10: 2 dives

11-12:3 dives

13-14:4 dives

15-18: 5 dives

For dual meets, the order of divers will go by age group in ascending order (6&u, 7-8, 9-10….) unless an agreement has been made by BOTH COACHES AT LEAST 1 DAY BEFORE THE MEET.

8:Championships

Divers MUST compete in at least one dual meet in order to compete in championships.

Divers MUST compete with their appropriate age group, at the designated time.

The DD only on fall dives may be changed after the dive has been performed. In this case the Referee will be the one to instruct the change.

A dive that is tried but not completed will receive a score of 2.

Example: A diver attempts a front 1 and ½ summersault and onlycompletes a 1 summersault with an obvious attempt at the 1 and 1/2, the diver will receive a 2.

Example: A diver performs a different dive than announced.The dive will receive no more than a score of 2.

In championships, divers MAY NOT compete a front jump or a back jump.

Fall dives are permitted. Note: The DD only on fall dives or dives with lack of jump may be changed after the dive has been performed. In this case the Referee will be the one to instruct the change.

Example: 201a is supposed to be executed, but 002 is done instead. DD is lowered to the 002 DD.

Example: 002 is supposed to be executed, but 201a is done. No DD changed. Score at the lower DD of a 002.

As in dual meets, dives may not be repeated in championships.

I.E. a 101a, 101b, 101c, or a 003 are all considered front dives.

Coaches may not call kick-outs or square-outs for championships.

Coaches may not spot divers during Championships.

Team scoring for Championships:

1st:20 points

2nd:17 points

3rd: 16 points

4th: 15 points

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8th11 points

9th 9 points

10th7 points

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15th:2 points

16th:1 point

9:Changing the By-Laws

Each year, Coaches from the Country Club League will meet around the end of May/Beginning of June to review the by-laws. At this time, if there is a desire to change a rule, said rule will only be changed by a majority vote consisting of HEAD DIVING COACHES ONLY.

At this May/June meeting, coaches will also discuss the previous year’s championship meet, including pros and cons, and decide if any changes need to be made as far as format and rules, for the current year’s championships.

No later than a week prior to championships, coaches will reconvene to discuss the season, as well as the upcoming championship meet. At this meeting, ALL diving sheets must be turned in to the head coach of the current year’s hosting club.

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