Junior Olympic Developmental Program (JO) is also known as the Olympic Diving Developmental Program. It is a competitive long-term diving program for young athletes.

The major objectives of this program are performance excellence and keeping a balance between the challenge and fear inherent in a sport of aerial/ spatial orientation. Athletes will begin at the lowest level of basic skills and progress at their own individual pace. 

This program: 

  • focuses exclusively on 1 meter
  • offers basic to advanced skill progression
  • requires no experience 
  • is open to children of all age groups

The objectives of this program are: 

  • excellence and skill mastery, 
  • development of spatial orientation, 
  • mental and physical coordination, and 
  • increasing the athlete’s attention span. 

Details

Nepean Sportsplex Pool:

  • Fall Session: 
    • Monday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (First Class is October 2, 2017 - Ends December 4, 2017)
    • Tuesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (First Class October 3, 2017 - Ends December 5, 2017)
    • Wednesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (First Class October 4, 2017 - Ends December 6, 2017)
    • Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (First Class October 5, 2017 - Ends December 7, 2017)
    • Friday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (First Class October 6 2017 - Ends December 8, 2017)
  • Winter Session: 2018 DATES TBC
    • Monday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (First Class is January 9, 2017)
    • Tuesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (First Class January 10, 2017)
    • Wednesday: 5:15pm - 6:15pm (First Class January 11, 2017)
    • Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (First Class January 12, 2017 )
    • Friday: 5:15pm - 6:15pm (First Class January 13, 2017)
  • JO COMPETITION SCHEDULE:  Jan 31, Feb 28, March 28, April 25 and May 30
  • Duration: 32 weeks (October 3-May 31 - refer to start times above)
  • Fees: (includes instruction and NODC t-shirt)
    • 1 session per week $576
    • 2 sessions per week $1024
    • 3 sessions per week week $1344
  • Location: Nepean Sportsplex

Fee payment schedule

  • Option 1: full payment (cheque or credit card)
  • Option 2: two installments of 50% each (by cheque)
  • Option 3: three equal installments (by cheque)

First payment is due at first class. Second payment is due Jan. 1. Third payment is due March 1.

NO PRACTICE: JANUARY 27, FEBRUARY 14, FEBRUARY 20, MARCH 3, MARCH 31, APRIL 14, APRIL 17, APRIL 21, MAY 12, MAY 22, JUNE 2, JUNE 9, AUG 7

What to expect

  • Divers specify the weeknights for their sessions.
  • Age, skill level and competitive desire are considered before assigning athletes to their instructors.
  • Instructors divide classes into smaller groups and instruct each group to follow a routine that encompasses 20 minutes per station. Instructors may vary the order of the stations to vary the routine. There are 3 stations: dryland gymnastics, trampoline and 1M diving board.
  • Athletes progress at their own pace, learning each basic skill and building a foundation toward mastery. Instructors are responsible for managing the progress of the athletes in their classes.

Missed classes

Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class. If an athlete misses their assigned day for whatever reason, they may phone the diving office to arrange a make-up date. Make-up dates can be any other day of the week, as long as the instructor has 12 or fewer athletes in their session.

Competitions

Mini competitions are offered throughout the season, allowing divers to experience the thrill of competition and test out new skills in a fun and stress-free environment.

The coaching staff may recommend that a diver in the recreational programs consider advancing to the Pre-Competitive or Competitive program. if your child shows an interest in a more intensive diving program, please speak with the coaching staff.