Diving Fundamentals

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WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT

Check out the NEW dry-land Diving Fun-damentals class at Kids First!

As experienced coaches, we strive to emphasize the value and importance of fundamentals in the sport of diving.

Why is it called “Diving Fundamentals”?
Strong fundamentals serve to differentiate novice & recreational divers
from the elite level divers.
We combine fundamentals and fun to make every class an enjoyable experience for students of all ages and skill levels!

Dave Wolkoff


CLASSES FOR ALL


BEGINNER (1 hour)

○ 8 years old and up, co-ed


This entry-level class introduces kids to the sport of diving in the comfortable and safe dry land atmosphere of a gymnastics gym.

  • Hurdles, take­offs, and basic body positions will be emphasized.
  • Bungees and spotting rigs may be introduced.
  • Students will have access to spring floors, foam pits, trampolines, and the dry board.

INTERMEDIATE (1 hour)

○ 3rd grade (8 years old) and up, co-ed 


This class is designed for students with a diving, gymnastics, trampoline, and/or tumbling background.

  • Hurdles, take­offs, and basic body positions will be refined.
  • Bungees and spotting rigs will be introduced.
  • Students will have access to spring floors, foam pits, trampolines, and the dry board.  
  • Students will work on learning all 5 categories of dives (front, back, inward, reverse, and twisting).
  • Students that have perfected the basic dives will begin working on dives with multiple flips and twists.

Class requirements

  • Previous diving, gymnastics, trampoline, and/or tumbling 
experience
  • Can do a standing front and back somersault with minimal 
spotting from the spring floor into the resi pit


ADVANCED/ELITE (1 hour)

○ 6th grade (11 years old) and up, co-ed

This class is designed for students with a strong diving background.

  • Hurdles, take­offs, and basic body positions will be refined.
  • Bungees and spotting rigs will be used extensively.
  • Students will have access to spring floors, foam pits, trampolines, and the dry board.
  • Students will work on voluntaries and optionals from all 5 categories of dives.


Class requirements

  • Previous diving experience (can do 100, 200, 300, 400, 
and 500 categories)
  • Can do a standing front and back somersault without 
spotting on ground and on trampolines

For more info: dbwolkoff@gmail.com

Diving Fundamentals at Kids First Sports
 


Department Leader

David Wolkoff

David Wolkoff
30+ yrs diving coaching experience at high school and college levels
University of Toledo diver and alum

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Dave coaches the following high schools:
Glen Este, Loveland, McNicholas,
Ursuline, Walnut, Wyoming, Amelia

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