BOUNCE DIVING CLUB PARENT HANDBOOK 2015

BOUNCE DIVING CLUB
PARENT HANDBOOK
2015
ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT
Bounce Diving Club, established in 2010 by Coach R. Scott Smith, is registered as a 501c(3)
non-profit corporation under the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Contributions made to the club
are tax-deductible for individuals as well as businesses.
A Board of Directors governs the Bounce Diving Club. The Board consists of the President,
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer and one at-large Director. Each Board of
Director member serves for one year. The general membership elects Board members at the
Annual Meeting. Election and Board composition details are described in the club’s Bylaws.
Bounce Diving Club is an affiliate of the Amateur Athletic Union, USA Diving, Inc., and FINA ,
the international federation that governs diving as well as the Minnesota Diving Association.
NEW MEMBERS .... GETTING STARTED
1. All forms must be completed and signed before your diver walks on to the pool deck. These
include proof of USA Diving and AAU memberships and also a completed Bounce Diving
Registration Form and Bounce Diving Club contract. The USA Diving and AAU membership
registration and insurance forms can be found on their respective websites
(www.usadiving.org and www.aausports.org and www.bouncediving.com. Head coach Scott
Smith will collect and keep the completed forms.
2. Each Bounce Diving Club member must maintain current registration with AAU and USA
Diving and must re-register every year prior to September 1 for AAU and January 1 for USA
Diving.
3. Pay the $100 “New Member Fee.” The purpose of this fee is to cover yearly administration
costs associated with the club. This fee must be in the form of a personal check, bank check or
money order, payable to the bounce Diving Club. The Head Coach will collect the check prior
to the new member’s first official practice.
4. Pay the $100 “Equipment and Pool Rental Fee.” On Sept. 1 at the beginning of our fiscal year,
(or whenever new members join), ALL members are required to pay a $100 equipment and
pool rental fee.
BOUNCE DIVING CONTRACT
BILLING
1. Payments to the Bounce Diving Club must be received by the coach on or before the 10th
day of each month. A $25 late charge will be added to the net month’s bill if payment is
not received in full by that deadline.
2. Payments to Bounce Diving Club must be made in the form of a personal check, bank
check, or money order. Bill pay through your local bank is encouraged. Checks should be
made payable to the Bounce Diving Club and sent to:
Kathleen O’Donnell
4600 Colfax Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN
55419
kathleen.odonnell0@icloud.com
3. Billing questions can also be directed to Kathleen O’Donnell (e-mail preferred).
4. Bounce National Junior Olympic Team divers will be responsible for monthly dues,
regardless of whether or not they attend practice regularly. There will be no exceptions.
a. Vacation, breaks, etc...You will still be responsible for your monthly fee.
b. Athlete injury will be handled on an individual basis with regards to billing.
c. Bounce’s High School Divers who compete on their high school team will be
responsible for the monthly amount regardless of the number of practices
attended.
5. Monthly training fees will only be pro-rated if a new diver starts after the beginning of
the month.
6. Divers who choose to leave the club may forfeit their spot in the future based on
availability unless pre-approved by the head coach. If you wish to hold your spot,
continued monthly fee payment is required .
7. If, at any time, you feel you would like to leave the program, a 30-day written notice via
e-mail to the head coach and the treasurer is required.
8. Families with more than one diver in the program will receive 10 percent off subsequent
children.
9. All divers are expected to participate in all fundraising efforts. Individual fundraising
programs throughout the year will detail all expectations and will include a “buy-out”
option.
COMPETITIONS
1. During the season, a series of competitions/meets will be scheduled. Some meets are
developmental meets and some are Regional, Zone and National level meets that will require
traveling. It is mandatory that all Bounce Junior Olympic National Team members compete at
these meets.
2. If a high school or other diver not on Bounce Junior Olympic National Team is interested in
competing in a meet, and the coach deems that diver ready for such a meet, the same rules
apply to that diver.
3. Competitive divers, whether on the Junior Olympic National Team or a high school diver
traveling to an AAU-or USA Diving-sponsored meet, are responsible for paying all
competition entrance fees in advance. In most cases, competition fees are non-refundable.
Divers are also responsible for their own travel costs for each meet (travel, food).
4. The total cost of the traveling fees for the coach(es) -- travel, food, lodging -- will be tallied
after returning from the trip. Divers will reimburse the club for the coach’s cost no later than
one week after the treasurer does her final trip accounting.
5. Any diver participating in a meet is required to have their own transportation. The coaches
will not be responsible for travel.
6. Divers are allowed to travel with other divers and parents as long as it is communicated to the
coaches and a permission form is turned in.
7. Divers must have adult supervision at the meets with an exception of travel to seniors
competition.
8. Pertinent information concerning the competition, lodging and travel will be provided prior to
each competition.
9. Please note that Bounce divers will often book a block of rooms in a specific hotel for those
families who choose to stay there. This information will be sent via e-mail. It is each family’s
responsibility to book their own room.
10. All athletes must exhibit proper behavior during travel meets and must be chaperoned by a
responsible adult. Coaches are not chaperones. Arrangements for chaperones must be arranged
by the parent/guardian. The coaching staff reserves the right to dismiss any diver from a meet or
team for any behavior deemed inappropriate.
BEHAVIOR
Diver’s Role
1. All divers are required to follow the rules of Bounce Diving Club Code of Conduct.
2. It is expected that all divers respect ALL coaches on the coaching staff, as well as fellow
divers.
3. Divers exhibiting poor behavior or bad attitudes will be asked to leave practice.
4. Repeated attitude or behavior problems will result in removal from the program.
5. Divers are expected to attend all scheduled practices (for high school and other divers not on
the Junior Olympic National Team, that includes the weekly sessions your fee covers).
6. Please let Scott Smith know if you will be missing a practice and the reason for your absence.
7. Tardiness is unacceptable. If you going to be late to practice, please let Scott know by calling
or texting him. (612-280-3197).
8. The diver is responsible for all communication with the head coach or coaching staff. Any
questions, conflicts, injuries, should be discussed between the coach and the diver.
9. The diver is not to learn any new dives on their own or with any other diving program.
10.
The diver must receive permission to dive with any other coach or program.
11.
Diver and coach ONLY will decide which dives shall be done in competition. Ultimately,
safety will govern which dives shall be performed.
Parental Role
1. ALL parents who wish to stay and observe their child’s training session must do so in the
viewing area outside the pool facility at St. Thomas and at the very far end of the bleachers at
the University of Minnesota. At dryland practice there is a separate viewing room. Under no
circumstances are parents allowed on pool deck or on the gym floor.
2. At no time should you coach your child before, during, or after practice.
3. All coaching questions should be directed to: R. Scott Smith, Head Coach, Bounce Diving
Club, rsmith92@bouncediving.com or 612-280-3197.
4. You are responsible for getting your child to practice on time.
I have read the Bounce Diving Contract and understand it completely. I accept this contract
for the 2015 Bounce season. I also give my permission to Bounce Diving Club to use diving
photographs taken of my child for the purposes of publicity on our website, program
information and posters.
DIVER___________________________________________DATE____________________
MOTHER_________________________________________DATE____________________
FATHER__________________________________________DATE____________________
Please keep this contract and information packet for your records.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM
Bounce Diving Club will do everything in their power to make sure that
________________________________(diver’s name) is safe while at practice and meets. In any
sports there is some risk of being injured.
(Print parent/guardian’s name if under 18)___________________________________________
understand that there are risks involved in diving. I/We agree not to hold Bounce Diving
coaching staff responsible for injuries that may occur.
_________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature or Diver if 18 or older
__________________________
Date
Bounce Diving Club recommends that every diver has an annual physical and receive permission
from a physician before participating in any athletic activity.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Please fill in number(s) that you can be contacted in case of emergency.
Parent/Guardian’s
Name_____________________________________________________________________
Please circle which phone number is the best way to reach you.
Home_________________________________
Cell___________________________________
Office_________________________________
Please list alternate emergency contacts in case of emergency:
Name_______________________________Relationship_______________Number_________
Name_______________________________Relationship_______________Number_________
Bounce Diving Club Registration Form
Please fill out the form below and return to Scott Smith, Bounce Diving Team
head coach.
Divers Full Name
Birth Date
Age
__________________________________________________________________
Parents Names
__________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address
__________________________________________________________________
Diver’s e-mail
Parents’ e-mail address
__________________________________________________________________
Home phone
cell phone
work phone
__________________________________________________________________
BOUNCE DIVING CLUB FORMS TO TURN IN BEFORE
YOUR CHILD CAN STEP ON THE POOL DECK
CHECKLIST
___USA DIVING MEMBERSHIP, www.usadiving.org
___AAU MEMBERSHIP, www.aausports.org
___$100 NEW MEMBER FEE
___$100 YEARLY EQUIPMENT AND POOL RENTAL FEE
___SIGNED BOUNCE DIVING CONTRACT
___RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM with EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
(one form)
___BOUNCE DIVING CLUB REGISTRATION FORM