| The Coaches
meeting will be held in the dining tent and will promptly begin
at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday July, 28th and end at 5:50 P.M. Please
note that we are unable to post signs around the pool including
dive club signs.
Regarding opening ceremonies:. We are dedicating this competition
to the events of September 11th 2001, so it will be somewhat
patriotic, but mostly fun. Please make sure that all of
your team members are dressed alike or they will not be allowed
to walk in or participate in the Rip Challenge. As meet
director, I am strictly enforcing the U.S. Diving Rule 109.17
section C on page G:14. No one will be allowed on the medal
stand while wearing street clothes or inappropriate dress.
I am asking that all coaches march in with their divers during
On opening night there will be a Rip Challenge open
to one member per team that is eligible to attend Nationals.
He/She will do one dive either from the 7.5 or 10-meter platform.
All dives will have a DD of 1.0 and must be a dive not a lineup.
The judges will judge only the entry, as they will not have
any diving or coaching experience. We will have a consultant
Each diver will have only one practice dive. After zones,
if your ream wishes to participate, please choose the diver
and either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone
me at (408) 741-1866. Prize money will be awarded to the team.
There will also be a Coaches Challenge. You
will be able to keep the prize money. To qualify you must
do either a 105 off of the 3-meter or the 5-meter (more money
offered). Speedos are optional. I know that some coaches are
currently perfecting their technique to debut at nationals.
I also learned that there are some of you that are still competing.
To make it fair for all coaches there will be prize money
for not only the best-executed dive, but also the most original
interpretation of a 105. The coach winning the best-executed
dive will not be eligible to win the most creative. The barbeque
is at no charge for the coaches but unfortunately there will
be a charge of $20 for adults and $15 for children and athletes.
All the festivities will end at 10 P.M.
The schedule has been reworked many times and it runs very
tight. Please bring a jacket or sweatshirt because after the
sun goes down passed the bleachers the temperature drops dramatically.
We are using a computer system that has worked well in the
past but if it breaks down, we will immediately switch to
On Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th, JO Diving must
share the parking lots near the pool with the Bank of the
West Tennis Tournament. This is a huge tournament and parking
will be at a premium. Hopefully tennis finals will be over
early Sunday afternoon. We are trying to work with Stanford
for in and out passes and discounted parking (it is $7 per
car per entry as stands). If you are staying at the Sheraton
or the Westin Palo Alto, it is less then a mile walk to the
We will have lifeguards on duty during practice and competition
times. If there is an accident, the lifeguards if necessary
will do the rescue. We will have a first aid tent and the
Stanford Hospital Emergency Room is four minutes away. If
the parents are not attending, please make sure you receive
a notarized medical consent to treat in order that the diver
can be given immediate treatment.
Part II: The Competition
Flights will begin at 7 A.M. daily and will end at 8:30 A.M.
The boards will be open to the divers of the first event until
8:55 A.M. Competition begins at 9 A.M. sharp. Because we have
the luxury of two pools, when there is competition in one
pool the other will be open for practice. It is mandatory
that a coach be on deck for the diver at the same pool. This
will be strictly monitored and the diver will be removed from
practice. When using the tower, there must be a caller. The
boards will close 35 minutes prior to the next event on that
board to divers in the next event. Five minutes prior to the
event, all boards will close in that pool. Please be aware
that if there is a holdup in one pool the next event will
begin on time in the opposite pool.
Dave Suba will be in charge of arranging judging panels.
If you are asked, please arrange your eating times and breaks
around the event that you are judging. At one minute before
the event begins, you will here the jeopardy one-minute music.
It will be played until all panelists are seated (I have seen
it in operation before and the audience gets ugly if they
have to hear it more then twice).
For the first time in many years one caterer will cater the
entire event. Unfortunately there will not be eighteen hours
of food operation. There will be three meals a day served
beginning on July 29th; drinks will always be on hand.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
Lunch- 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Dinner- 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Catering is our largest expense next to our rental budget.
Unfortunately only credentials persons will be able to enter
the catering area. Divers are not allowed at any time. I realize
that some of you are bringing your families, which I encourage.
We will have an honor system where you may prepay $20 a day
per adult or $15 a day per child. There will also be an excellent
concessions stand outside the fence with a larger and less
expensive variety of food. We will try the honor system on
Monday. If it does not work, we will be force to suspend the
All persons allowed on deck will be credentialed. You must
wear your credentials when you enter as well as on deck or
in the catered area. All will be color-coded. Please remind
your divers to wear their credentials when not in the water
or they will be not allowed on deck. There will be someone
checking at all the entrances to the deck.
It is our plan to have all dive sheets in the computer prior
to the diver stepping onto the Stanford campus. At Zones,
will you please remind your divers that are eligible for nationals
to fill out their dive sheets before they leave zones, so
they may be FedExed in time by Tuesday. Dive sheets must be
approved and signed prior to 6 P.M. the night before the event
other ways there will be a late fee of $30 for each late sheet
as stated in U.S. Diving rule book (Rule 112.3 section 4-III
and Rule 112.3 Section 5).
Although this is my first major meet as a director, I have
attended and worked on deck for almost every meet that I have
attended. This has been a big learning curve for me. IF you
have any questions of suggestions, please feel free to call
me at (408) 741-1866 or email me at email@example.com.