Code of Conduct

Below you will find the best practices for coaches, parents, & athletes.

For Coaches

  • Design and implement a diving program for conditioning, technique, strategy, and mental preparation for each athlete.
  • Maintain professional membership in appropriate fields and stay informed of new developments and advances in the sport.
  • Assure compliance with any applicable rules, including USA Diving, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), NCAA and relevant high school associations.
  • Head Coach will serve as primary contact for team parents.
  • Organize and run any meet hosted by Elite Diving.
  • Support athletes of all levels towards their individual goals and achievements.
  • Responsible for aiding athletes who are interested in diving at the collegiate level, include advisement, contacting collegiate coaches and aiding athletes with recruiting materials.
  • Maintain coaching membership in USA and AAU Diving to ensure safety and insurance coverage.

For Athletes

Every athlete on our team plays a role in its success, regardless of his or her level. Whether competing at meets, training, encouraging teammates or helping newcomers understand team policies, every athlete on our team helps with the success of our program and contributes to the pursuit of excellence.

  • Maintain an effective time management schedule.
  • Ensure all school assignments are completed.
  • Maintain a regular schedule of attendance for practice.
  • Arrive promptly, and timely, for practices, meets and away meet departures.
  • Treat every member of our team – coaches, athletes, parents, administrators – with kindness and respect. 
  • At meets, athletes will treat officials, parents, coaches and athletes of other teams with the same level of kindness and respect.
  • Work cooperatively and respectfully with coaches and teammates.
  • Refrain from drug and alcohol use.
  • Help gather and return equipment before leaving the pool deck at practices and meets.
  • Inform coaches about any pain, soreness, illness or injury.
  • Practice good sportsmanship by reacting to their disappointments in private and keeping in mind disappointed athletes when celebrating successes.
  • Try new strategies, techniques and approaches to improve their diving and communicate with coaches about the effectiveness of these new strategies, techniques, and approaches.

For Parents

At Elite Diving, parents play a vital role: motivating their athlete(s), providing numerous volunteer services at home and away meets and lending a helping hand whenever needed. The coaching staff appreciates any and all support from parent volunteers.

  • Practice teamwork with all parents, athletes and coaches by supporting all athletes on the team.
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship by conducting themselves in a manner that earns the respect of athletes, parents, officials and coaches at meets and practices.
  • Direct questions or concerns regarding decisions made by meet officials to a member of the coaching staff.
  • Encourage athletes to participate by focusing on their accomplishments, no matter how small.
  • Ensure timely pickup and departure of your athlete(s).