Surf Life Saving Central Coast Junior Activities Resources provide the relevant information for clubs Nipper programs. Nipper programs are incredibly important to the education of your young lifesavers.
2021-22 Season Latest Resources
Age Groups, Preliminary and Competition Evaluations Factsheet 2021
In this document, you will find information on the following
- DOB ranges for each age group
- How to conduct Preliminary Evaluations
- Branch and State Competition Requirements
- Age Group Evaluations and Surf Education Awards
- COVID 19 Exemptions
Junior Development Resource Kit
The Junior Development Resource kit provides Age Managers with the content on skills, games and activities to use during a Nipper session. It is a complete age guide to completing all modules for each age group throughout the Nipper season. Click here for the resource
This checklist provides JAC’s with a tick sheet to ensure all tasks have been completed for each Nipper session.
NSW Club Guide 4.6
The NSW Club Guide provides Clubs with current information to run a Surf Club. SLSNSW Club Guide 4.6
Water Safety can follow the SLSA Water Safety Procedure which outlines the requirements for all Water Safety activities conducted by a Surf Club. It is also important for the Water Safety team and JAC to understand the policy on moving locations.
Tips and Advice
- Write everything down
- Before anyone enters the water complete a Risk Assessment
- Follow all SLSA procedures
Download the Water Safety App
- Visit https://help.sls.com.au/
- Raise a ticket https://support.sls.com.au/open.php
- Fill in details
- Topic is Water Safety/ Event App
- Include in description type of phone system you own (Android or IOS)
Age Manager Education
Age Managers are required to complete the Age Manager course to be an Age Manager. Below are the steps on becoming an Age Manager.
- Contact your JAC and let them know you are want to become an Age Manager
- Complete the Age Manger Online Course – Members Portal
- Attend a Technical Session hosted by your club
- Complete 2 Nipper days with an Age Manager Mentor or Vice JAC or JAC.
Nipper Administration and Registrations
Policies and Regulations
SLSCC Digital Platform
Access is available to Central Coast JAC’s only
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have trouble accessing platform
JAC Conference September 2021
As we near the season start SLSCC will be providing clubs with the latest updates and information for Nippers on Saturday 4th September 2021. Please register your attendance to receive a link to the conference.
2020- 21 Season Information
Past JAC Conference Events
2020 JAC PowerPoint presentation – Click here
Inclusion and Diversity
Surf lifesaving is committed to having an inclusive and diverse membership that reflects our community.
Inclusion of people with disability is about providing access to a range of quality opportunities and options. Embracing diversity and creating greater awareness can lead to better inclusion of people with disability in sport.
SLSA Inclusive Beaches website aims to assists Surf Life Saving Clubs to support the inclusion of people of different abilities and backgrounds to join their local club and learn to be safe at the beachInformation on the types of inclusion programs and training available can be found here – Click here
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’
An Acknowledgement of Country is an opportunity for anyone to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country. It can be given by both non-Indigenous people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. More information and a sample statement can be found on the Reconciliation Australia website, and the SLSNSW Acknowledgement of Country video can be found on our YouTube Channel. Click here
Surf Life Saving NSW has a diverse and multicultural membership, and there are a number of resources to support clubs in strengthening their links to local communities. For more information on beach safety talks and workshops that can be tailored to groups no matter what age or background, visit the SLSNSW Community Programs page. For more information – Click here
Surf Life Saving is a proud member of Pride in Sport which is the only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist organisations of all levels with the inclusion of employees, members, coaches, volunteers and spectators with diverse sexualities and genders.
In support of our transgender members and their clubs we have a transgender factsheet available. This provides clear and insightful information on how to best support members and their experiences within Surf Life Saving.
The newly created SLSA Female Mentoring Program aims to strengthen and support females in positions of leadership in Surf Life Saving. 40 women across Australia were selected to take part in this program in 2020, and program founder Suzanne Storrie shares information on this ground-breaking program.
Play by the Rules has devised a short list of ideas to help your club encourage more women to get involved in leadership – visit the Women on Board for insights and information. For more information – Click here
Lifesavers with Pride (LWP) is Australia’s alliance of gender and sexually diverse surf lifesavers. They represent lifesavers across the whole rainbow which includes our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer members as well as working with straight supporters. They advocate on their behalf with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), as well as the states offices, plus with surf clubs across the country to promote a welcoming, inclusive and progressive lifesaving culture that is both proud and safe for all its members, regardless of their gender or sexuality.
Lifesavers with Pride have developed a suit of resources to ensure all clubs are able to provide a safe and secure environment for their LGBT members. These include
- Surf Club Resources – pamphlets, checklists, posters, stickers
- Proud Beaches Scholarship – enabling LGBTIQ people to overcome the financial cost involved in completing training to become a lifesaver
- Proud Beaches Forum – held in 2019 this forum presented current research, member experiences and external best practice for engagement.
For more information – Click here