Star Diving Club Guildford
Star Diving Club Guildford

Squad Descriptions

Entry Squad

Entry Squad divers work towards a full skills list and aim to compete at regional skills.

  • Sessions: 2 sessions weekly - 3.5 hours total 
  • Training Times: Wednesday 5-6.30pm, Sunday 5-7pm
  • Coach: Hattie 
  • Entry Criteria: Invitation from Pre Squad or Talent Trial 
  • Competitions: Local Novice Events, Regional Skills
  • Progress to: Novice Squad or Skills Squad

 

Novice Squad

Novice Squad divers work towards a full skills list and aim to qualify and compete at the National Skills Finals.

  • Sessions: Two sessions weekly – 3 hours total
  • Training Times: Monday 5.45-7.15, Sunday 6.30-8pm
  • Coaches: Hattie and Noor
  • Entry Criteria: Invitation from Pre Squad or completion of Level 10 from learn-to-dive programme
  • Competitions: Local Novice Events, Regional Skills
  • Progress to: Skills Squad

 

Skills Squad

Skills Squad divers make up our team for the National Skills Finals and work towards a basic list of dives from the 1m, 3m and 5m.

  • Sessions: Three sessions weekly – 6.75 hours total
  • Training Times: Tuesday 5-7, Wednesday 5-7.45, Friday 5-7
  • Coaches: Kirsty and Hattie 
  • Entry Criteria: Invitation from Novice Squad, Entry Squad or Pre Squad
  • Competitions: National Skills Finals, Surrey 1m, 3m and platform
  • Progress to: Development or Age Group Squad

 

Development  Squad

Development Squad divers have been identified as having potential to become age group or elite divers. Many development divers have been selected due to having a background in gymnastics/acrobatics which is transferable to diving. They work towards age group lists with a view to medalling at the National Skills Finals, competing at Talent Games and regional age group competitions. 

  • Sessions: Four sessions weekly
  • Training Times: Tuesday 4.45-8, Thursday 4.45-8.30, Friday 6-8, Sunday 8-10
  • Coaches: Kirsty and Hattie
  • Entry Criteria: Head Coach invitation
  • Competitions: National Skills, Talent Games, Regional & National Age Groups
  • Progress to: Age Group or Elite Squad

 

Age Group Squad

Age Group Squad divers work towards an age group list of dives on 1m, 3m and 5m and aim to qualify for National Age Groups.

  • Sessions: Four sessions weekly – 10.5 hours total
  • Training Times: Tuesday 4.45-8, Thursday 4.45-8.30, Friday 6-8, Sunday 8-10
  • Coaches: Kirsty
  • Entry Criteria: Invitation from Skills or Development Squads. Should be doing 1m, 3m and 5m dives in all directions and working towards optionals on all boards.
  • Competitions: Regional & National Age Groups
  • Progress to: Elite Squad

 

Elite Squad

Elite Squad is the club's top squad, aiming to medal at National Age Groups with a view to diving at Elite Juniors and qualify for the England Talent programme.

  • Sessions: Five sessions weekly 
  • Training Times: Tuesday 4.45-8, Thursday 4.45-8.30, Friday 6-8, Sunday 8-10, plus one external session per week
  • Coaches: Kirsty
  • Entry Criteria: Head Coach invitation
  • Competitions: National Age Groups or Elite Juniors

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