FAQs for 2019 Rising Stars Championships

By USA Diving | May 10, 2019, 1:33 p.m. (ET)


In 2019, USA Diving will debut new meet opportunities for all age groups called the Rising Stars Championships.  The two meets will be held in Buffalo, NY and Riverside, CA July 12-14, 2019.  USA diving has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and other important information.

What are the Rising Stars Championships?

The Rising Stars Championships are a new meet opportunity for all age groups.  The championships will offer a unique opportunity for all USA Diving competitive athlete members to compete throughout the summer season.  For more information about each meet click the links below to each event page.

2019 Rising Stars Championships – Buffalo, NY

2019 Rising Stars Championships – Riverside, CA

Who is eligible to participate in the Rising Stars Championships?

The Rising Stars Championships will include individual 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform events for boys’ and girls’ 11-and-under, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18, and 19+ age groups.  All athletes who have not qualified or are not eligible to participate in the Junior National Championships on a per board basis are eligible to participate in the Rising Stars Championships. This means that if an athlete qualifies to Junior Nationals on one board but not the others, they may still participate in the events in which they did not qualify to Junior Nationals.

Which meet can I go to?

The Rising Stars Championships are designed to be inclusive.  Athletes may choose to participate in either the Buffalo, NY or Riverside, CA meets.

When is the registration deadline for the Rising Stars Championships?

The registration deadline without a late fee will be July 1, 2019 at 5PM ET.  Athletes may still register after the deadline by paying a $100 per person late fee.

Does this meet serve as a qualifier for any other meets?

The Rising Stars Championships will serve as a qualifier for Winter National Championships for the 19+ Men’s and Women’s events only.  The qualification criteria for Winter National Championships will be posted shortly.

What are the requirements to compete?

Springboard Rules

11 & Under/10-11 Boys and Girls (six dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers will perform three (3) voluntary dives and must all be ’01 dives in the tuck position (101c, 201c, 301c, 401c), followed by three (3) optional dives from different groups with a degree of difficulty limit of 2.2 on 1-meter and 2.6 on 3-meter. All voluntary dives will have an assigned degree of difficulty of 1.8 on 1-meter and 1.9 on 3-meter.

12/13 (FINA Group C)/13 & Under Girls (eight dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers will perform five (5) voluntaries from different groups, followed by three optional dives from different groups. All voluntary dives will have an assigned degree of difficulty of 1.8 on 1-meter and 1.9 on 3-meter. When doing the front/inward voluntary, one (1) must be tuck and one (1) must be pike. When the doing the back/reverse voluntary, divers may choose to do dives in either tuck or pike. There shall be a limit of degree of difficulty of 2.4 for 1-meter optional dives and 2.8 for 3-meter optional dives.

12/13 (FINA Group C)/13 & Under Boys (eight dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers will perform five (5) voluntaries from different groups, followed by three optional dives from different groups. All voluntary dives will have an assigned degree of difficulty of 1.8 on 1-meter and 1.9 on 3-meter. When doing the front/inward voluntary, one (1) must be tuck and one (1) must be pike. When the doing the back/reverse voluntary, divers may choose to do dives in either tuck or pike. There shall be a limit of degree of difficulty of 2.4 for 1-meter optional dives and 2.8 for 3-meter optional dives.

14/15 (FINA Group B) Boys (nine dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers shall perform five voluntary dives, one from each group, with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by four optional dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty.

 

14/15 (FINA Group B) Girls (nine dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers shall perform five voluntary dives, one from each group, with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by four optional dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty.

 

16-18 (FINA Group A)/16-17/18-19 Girls (ten (10) dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers shall perform five voluntary dives, one from each group, with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for one meter and 9.5 for three meter, followed by five (5) optional dives from five (5) groups without limit of degree of difficulty.

 

16-18 (FINA Group A)/16-17/18-19 Boys (eleven (11) dives). For 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, divers shall perform five voluntary dives, one from each group, with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.0 for 1-meter and 9.5 for 3-meter, followed by six (6) optional dives from five groups, with one group being repeated, without limit of degree of difficulty.

 

19+ Men’s (six (6) dives). The 19+ men’s 1-meter springboard competition shall comprise six dives with a minimum cumulative degree of difficulty of 15.4. One dive shall be selected from each group and an additional dive will be selected from any group.

 

The 19+ men’s 3-meter competition shall comprise six dives with a minimum cumulative degree of difficulty of 16.8. One dive shall be selected from each group and an additional dive will be selected from any group.

 

19+ Women’s (five (5) dives). The 19+ women’s 1-meter springboard competition shall comprise five dives from different groups with a minimum cumulative degree of difficulty of 11.4.

 

The 19+ women’s 3-meter competition shall comprise five dives from different groups with a minimum cumulative degree of difficulty of 13.2.

 

Platform Rules

 

10-11/11 & Under Boys and Girls (five dives on 5-meter only). Divers shall perform three voluntary dives from different groups with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 5.4, followed by two optional dives from different groups with a degree of difficulty limit of 2.6.

12/13 (FINA Group C)/13 & Under Girls (six (6) dives on 5- or 7.5-meter only). Divers shall perform four (4) voluntary dives from different groups with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 7.6, followed by two (2) optional dives from different groups with a degree of difficulty limit of 2.8.

12/13 (FINA Group C)/13 & Under Boys (seven (7) dives on 5- or 7.5-meter only). Divers shall perform four (4) voluntary dives from different groups with a cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 7.6, followed by three (3) optional dives from different groups with a degree of difficulty limit of 2.8.

14/15 (FINA Group B) Boys (eight dives on 5-, 7.5-, or 10-meter). Divers shall perform four voluntary dives with cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 7.6, followed by four optional dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty. At least five different groups must be used in the competition.

14/15 (FINA Group B) Girls (seven dives on 5-, 7.5-, or 10-meter). Divers shall perform four voluntary dives with cumulative degree of difficulty not to exceed 7.6, followed by three optional dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty. At least five different groups must be used in the competition.

16-18 (FINA Group A)/16-17/18-19 Girls (nine (9) dives on 5-, 7.5-, or 10-meter). Divers shall perform four voluntary dives from different groups with a cumulative maximum degree of difficulty of 7.6, followed by five (5) optional dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty.

16-18 (FINA Group A)/16-17/18-19 Boys (ten (10) dives on 5-, 7.5-, or 10-meter). Divers shall perform four voluntary dives from different groups with a cumulative maximum degree of difficulty of 7.6, followed by six (6) optional dives from different groups without limit of degree of difficulty. All six dive groups must be used in the competition.

19+ Men’s (six (6) dives). The men’s platform competition shall comprise six dives from different groups with minimum cumulative degree of difficulty of 16.3.

19+ Women’s (five (5) dives). The women’s platform competition shall comprise five dives from different groups with a minimum cumulative degree of difficulty of 13.2.