Junior Olympic Developmental Program

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

  • Increasing the athlete’s attention span

Schedule

Nepean Sportsplex Pool

1 HOUR SESSIONS (for a 32 week duration) are available 1, 2 or 3 times per week. (October 7 - May 31)

2 HOUR SESSIONS (for a 12 week duration) are available 1 or 2 times per week.  

Fall Session:

  • Monday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class is October 7, 2019

  • Tuesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class October 8, 2019

  • Wednesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class October 9, 2019

  • Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class October 10, 2019

  • Friday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class October 11, 2019

  • note practice cancellations: TBD

Winter Session:

  • Monday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class is January 6, 2020

  • Tuesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class January 7, 2020

  • Wednesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class January 8, 2020

  • Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class January 9, 2020

  • Friday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class January 10, 2020

  • Note practice cancellations: TBD

Spring Session:

  • Monday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class is March 23, 2020

  • Tuesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class March 24, 2020

  • Wednesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class March 25, 2020

  • Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class March 26, 2020

  • Friday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (7:30 for 2 hour session) - First Class March 27, 2020

  • Note practice cancellations: TBD

 
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2019/2020 - JO COMPETITION SCHEDULE: TBD

Fees And Payments

1 Hour Session Fees:

  • 1 session per week $581

  • 2 sessions per week $1,029

  • 3 sessions per week $1,349

2nd Hour Session Fees:

  • 1 session per week $346

  • 2 sessions per week $541

Fee payment schedule

  • Option 1: Full payment (eTransfer, cheque or credit card)

  • Option 2: Monthly payments, subject to 5% financing fee (eTransfer, cheque or credit card)

To reduce costs and to simplify processing, eTransfer is highly encouraged.

Note: Payments made through credit card will be subject to an additional fee to cover the transaction. (approx. 3.9% of the transaction as of August 2019) This fee is subject to change without warning.

NODC does not take any profit from this fee, but rather uses it to cover credit card fees, thus providing parents with an alternative payment method.

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.