There are a number of weekly training sessions tailored to our Nippers goals, commencing on 7 November and running through to the Victorian Junior Lifesaving Championships on 25-27 February.
Surf Sports Program nippers are also encouraged to participate in the Summer Holiday Program.
Nippers (U7-13) and their parents must be members of Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club which will automatically register them with Life Saving Victoria (LSV) and Surf Lifesaving Australia (SLSA). Nippers must also register their intent to participate in the Surf Sports & Summer Holiday Programs.
During the program, coaches work with the nippers on skill development and fitness. It is not compulsory for nippers to compete at carnivals however we encourage nippers in this program to participate in one or more surf lifesaving carnivals and championships run by Life Saving Victoria (LSV).
Competitions are a great way to improve skills and make friends whilst representing the club. Most of all it is about having a go – nobody leaves a competition without a personal story to tell.
There are 2 key weekly training sessions, supplemented with dedicated fitness and swimming sessions:
• Sunday morning (U7-13): Surf Sport & Skill Essentials (Foundation session for everyone)
• Wednesday evening (U9-13): Technique & Competition Coaching (Open to anyone interested in competing and/ or honing their techniques).
• Friday evening (from late January for U11-13): Intensity water training for Nippers wanting to develop their competitive edge.
• Tuesdays & Thursdays (during January): Open water swimming sessions are available throughout January for Nippers (U10-13 who are squad level swimmers) to help improve their ocean swimming for competitions.
All sessions are not compulsory.