FAQs

Q. What are the criteria for qualifying for National Finals?

A. There are recommended standards National competitions which divers should aim to achieve at a qualifying event. E.g. for National Skills competition 270 points for Group C or 255 points for Group D. The recommended standards are there to ensure that divers have the necessary skills to achieve good results at the National Finals. If a diver achieves the recommended standard they automatically qualify for the Finals. In cases where a diver achieves a sufficiently close enough score the Head coach of the club can use his discretion to allow the diver to compete at the National finals. This is allowed to cater for cases where different judging standards are being used at different qualifying competitions. Nevertheless, the ultimate decision rests with the ASA to determine if the gap is close enough to the recommended standards to allow the diver to compete at the National finals.

Q. How do divers progress from:

The Right Track to Skills level

A. There are 7 grades encompassing different diving elements that each diver has to pass to progress from The Right Track to Skills level. The assessment of grade 4 and above can only be done by the Head coach.

Skills to Age Group level

A. By reaching the recommended qualifying standard at Regional and certain other events

Age Group to Elite level

A. By reaching the recommended qualifying standard at Regional and certain other events

Q. Can divers attend National qualifiers without having reached the target level e.g. diver from The Right Track to attend Skills qualifiers or Divers on Skills level to attend National Age group qualifiers?

A. It is the intention of the club where possible to give opportunities to divers to get exposure to higher level events providing they can fit the requirements. It is important for divers experience the next stage in diving if they are to progress.

Q. What are the benefits of SEEDS and ACE Camps?

A. There are multiple benefits for divers and coaches attending external camps. These include divers having the opportunity to train with other coaches, get experience on different platforms and boards as well as bench marking themselves against divers from different clubs. Coaches also benefit from sharing their experience with other coaches and improve their skills as part of the process.

Q. What is The Right Track trial period and what happens at the end of it?

A. The first 3 months’ in The Right Track is trial period during which divers will be assessed if they have the potential to progress in the squads. At the end of the trial period divers and parents will be informed of the outcome and the available next steps will be discussed. It is possible that this trial period may be extended to 6 months if circumstances require it.