Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club Nipper Handbook - Noosa & Peregian 2018 / 2019 Season

 
Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club Nipper Handbook - Noosa & Peregian 2018 / 2019 Season
Noosa Heads
Surf Life Saving Club

 Nipper Handbook
    Noosa & Peregian
   2018 / 2019 Season

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Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club Nipper Handbook - Noosa & Peregian 2018 / 2019 Season
Contents
PRESIDENTS WELCOME .............................................................. 4
JAC DIRECTORS WELCOME ......................................................... 5
CONTACT INFORMATION ........................................................... 6
      JUNIOR ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (JAC) ............................... 6
      COACHES AND OFFICE STAFF ............................................. 6
      OTHER JAC CONTACTS ........................................................ 7
      AGE MANAGERS ................................................................. 8
GETTING STARTED AT NOOSA NIPPERS...................................... 9
      MEMBERSHIP...................................................................... 9
      PROFICIENCY....................................................................... 9
      POOL EVALUATION ............................................................ 9
      BEACH EVALUATION .......................................................... 9
      COMPETITION EVALUATION .............................................. 9
COMMUNICATION…………………………………………………………….....10
      TEAM APP……………………………………………………………………..10
      FACE BOOK…………………………………………………………………….10
      WEBSITE………………………………………………………………………..10
      CLUB ADMINISTRATION OFFICE…………………………………….10
      JUNIOR PRELIMINARY SKILLS EVALUATION PROCESS                                      11
      PROFICIENCY FLOWCHART                                                             12
      PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ................................................ 13
      AGE MANAGMERS/ASSISTANTS                                                          13
      WATERSAFETY OFFICERS .................................................. 13
      OFFICIALS ......................................................................... 13
      BLUE CARDS ...................................................................... 14
      BREEZEWAY BATHROOMS ACCESS ……………………………….15
NIPPER SUNDAYS ...................................................................... 16
      NIPPERS SESSIONS ............................................................ 16

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SIGN IN .............................................................................. 16
      SESSION TIMES ................................................................. 16
      NIPPER CAPS & HI-VIS SINGLETS ....................................... 16
      ACTIVITY ROTATION.......................................................... 17
      CANCELLATION OF NIPPERS ............................................. 17
      INJURIES………………………………………………………………………..17
NIPPER COMPETITIONS (CARNIVALS) ....................................... 19
      WHO CAN COMPETE? ....................................................... 19
      WHERE ARE CARNIVALS HELD .......................................... 19
      HOW LONG DO THE CARNIVALS GO FOR ......................... 19
      HOW TO ENTER ................................................................ 19
      LATE WITHDRAWAL FEE ................................................... 19
      WHAT TO BRING? ............................................................. 20
      CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS ..................................................... 20
MID-WEEK TRAINING................................................................ 21
WHERE DOES NIPPERS TAKE YOU ............................................. 21
NIPPER PROFILES ...................................................................... 22
      NIPPER CLUB AND VICE CAPTAINS ................................... 22
COACHES PROFILES................................................................... 22
JUNIOR ACTIVITIES POLICIES .................................................... 25
      MEMBERSHIP REFUNDS ................................................... 25
      SWIM SUBSIDY .................................................................. 25
      BOARD SUBSIDY ................................................................ 25
      CAMERA / VIDEO POLICY .................................................. 25
      USE OF CLUB BOARDS (FOAM & FIBREGLASS) ................. 26
WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION .................................... 27
NOOSA NIPPER SPONSORS ....................................................... 28
CODE OF CONDUCT for MEMBERS ........................................... 29

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PRESIDENTS WELCOME
                 Welcome to Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club’s
               Junior Activities (Nippers) programme for 2018-2019

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, I would
like to welcome our returning and new junior members together with your families
to the 2018 – 2019 Nipper season.

Our Club has always held the junior programme in the highest regard and is proud of
our results in educating our junior members in surf safety and awareness together
with fostering future patrolling Life Savers and Surf Life Saving competitors.

We are most fortunate this year to have yet again a highly motivated Junior Activities
Committee led by Steve Tindal who not only enjoys the full support of his committee,
but the Club’s Management Committee and membership base.

I would encourage you all to make yourself known, to Steve Tindal and the JAC
committee, Sascha Poxleitner, Lyndon Forlonge, Fabio Westphal, Shaun Baker, Peter
Walsh, Kathleen Sammon and Oliver Steele, so as you might engage yourself in the
programme. In that regard, there are a variety of roles in which we can all help and
you will find the junior activities group a most welcoming and fun lot at the morning
set up, BBQ’s, Water Safety and wash down sessions.

So can I again welcome you all, and encourage you all to engage with Age Managers,
Water Safety Supervisor, Coaches, Team Managers and BBQ Co-ordinator, so that
our Nippers and youth can have a rewarding, fun, productive and safe Nipper Season.

Yours in Life Saving

Ross Fisher  President

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JAC DIRECTOR’S WELCOME
On behalf of the Junior Activities Committee (JAC), I would
like to welcome all returning and new families to the
2018/2019 Nippers season. The newly elected committee
have been hard at work and we are very excited about the
season ahead. With a great team of Age Managers,
Assistants and coaches, we will be working to ensure all
members have the best opportunities available to them.

The Nippers program is designed to introduce children aged 5 to 14 to Surf
Lifesaving. It is a fun outdoors activity that grows a child’s confidence, and teaches
valuable surf awareness skills. Our aim is to provide a safe, family-friendly and fun
environment for our Nippers. I believe that all kids living on the coast should be
equipped with the best skills and knowledge for safe use of our Australian
beaches. Our Nippers today are the next generation of Surf Lifesavers.

Nippers Sunday’s are a great way for all family members to get involved in Surf
Lifesaving. Each Sunday is a huge logistical undertaking and it is imperative for the
smooth running and safety of our children that ALL families contribute in some
way. There are many ways you can contribute from the set up and pack up of
equipment and BBQ assistance, to enrolling in a program to become an Official,
Age Manager or Water Safety Officer. If you would like more information on any
of these opportunities, please email nippers@noosasurfclub.com.au. The Club will
happily provide you with support and assistance in completing these courses as
well as the flexibility to work around your available hours.

I would like to formally acknowledge the Board of Directors for their support.
There are many men and women who volunteer their time and work tirelessly in
the background to make sure the Nippers program continues well into the future.

Please take the time to read this booklet thoroughly as it is a wonderful source of
information for the 2018/2019 season.

I would also like to thank all of you for your support of me as Director. I feel very
privileged to hold the position and look forward to the season ahead.

Steve Tindal  JAC Director

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CONTACT INFORMATION
JUNIOR ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (JAC)

    Director JAC            Steve Tindal       dir_jac@noosasurfclub.com.au

 Deputy Director JAC      Sacha Poxleitner      sachapoxleitner@icloud.com

Peregian Coordinator      Lyndon Forlonge       lyndon.forlonge@gmail.com

    Age Manager
                            Shaun Baker           sltbaker81@gmail.com
    Coordinator

Senior Team Manager       Fabio Westphal        fabiowestphal@hotmail.com

Junior Team Manager         Peter Walsh          peter-walsh@bigpond.com

Coaching Coordinator      Fabio Westphal       sushimooloolaba@bigpond.com

    Water Safety
                         Kathleen Sammon       sammon.kathleen@yahoo.com
    Coordinator

COACHES AND OFFICE STAFF

   Head Coach              Darren Mercer        coach@noosasurfclub.com.au

   Nipper Coach        Eugene (Woogie) Marsh   theoceanathlete@gmail.com

   Beach Coach             Mitch Hunter         mitch_hunter_1@gmail.com

                                                surfdancer@surfdancer.com
  Surfing Coach             Kristy Quirk

JAC Administration        Bethwyn Hancock      nippers@noosasurfclub.com.au

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OTHER JAC CONTACTS

         POSITION                   PERSON
                                   Lee Younger
      BBQ Coordinators
                              Brett & Lisa Beauclerc
                                 Kristen Clare
    Uniform Shop Officers
                                Macey Longhurst

        Gear Steward              Peter Walsh

   Beach Set Up Coordinator       Peter Walsh

       SLSQ Approved
                                       TBC
     Club Photographers

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AGE MANAGERS
                                     NOOSA              PEREGIAN
      Age Group               Age Manager(s)
   U6 – White Cap
     Surf Play 1
   U7 – Green Cap              Holly Westphal
     Surf Play 2
    U8 – Red Cap              Adam Hammersley
  Surf Awareness 1        Billy Goulding (Assistant)
   U9 – Yellow Cap               Peter Walsh
  Surf Awareness 2       Ben Grandison (Assistant)
                          Damien Steele (Assistant)
   U10 – Blue Cap               Damien Swan
     Surf Safe 1           Shaun Baker (Assistant)
                        Kathleen Sammon (Assistant)
         U11                   Sam Anderssen
      Surf Safe 2          Joe Goulding (Assistant)
         U12                     Shane Luhrs
     Surf Smart 1           Jeff Ayton (Assistant)
                          Tanya Mancini (Assistant)
                         Chris Richardson (Assistant)
         U13                   Fabio Westphal
     Surf Smart 2         Eleanor Burns (Assistant)
         U14                  Garth Kellett
Surf Rescue Certificate Adam Longhurst (Assistant)

           LIST TO BE CONFIRMED

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GETTING STARTED AT NOOSA NIPPERS
MEMBERSHIP
It is a requirement of membership of the Noosa Heads Junior Activities
program that at least one parent must be members of the club (either as
an Associate or an Active Patrolling Member); this ensures the safety for
all our Nippers.

To start at Noosa Nippers the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the children need
to be members of the club. This is completed by either renewing your
membership via the SLSA Members Portal (members.sls.com.au) or
creating a new membership profile via SLSA Join (join.sls.com.au) and
paying membership fees. Every child, whether new or renewing, needs
to complete a Pool Evaluation. Children in the U8 - U14 age groups also
complete a Beach Proficiency. You MUST be current financial members
of the club to attend proficiency sessions.

PROFICIENCY
Every Nipper must complete a Pool Evaluation and a Beach
Evaluation. Nippers who wish to compete must also complete a
Competition Evaluation.

POOL EVALUATION
The Club runs Pool Evaluation days which are available to all current
(financial) members Sunday 26th August & 8th September 2018. Nippers
are not able to participate in water activities on Nipper Sundays until the
Pool Evaluation has been passed. Parents will be advised to enroll their
child in intensive swim lessons and then get re-assessed when ready. The
JAC recommends all Noosa Nippers attend external swim lessons/squad
in order to obtain the required swimming ability needed for ocean safety.
The JAC provide a swim subsidy for eligible families.

BEACH EVALUATION
Children in the U8 – U14 age groups must also complete a run-swim-run
or Beach Evaluation. The run-swim-run Beach Evaluation is held on the
first two Nipper Sundays.

Mid-week training is only available to those Nippers who have successfully
completed their Beach Evaluation.

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If your child does not complete the Beach Evaluation they are not permitted to
compete in the Club Championships or receive their relevant Age Award. In
addition, dependent upon water safety numbers, they may not be allowed to
participate in any water-based activities during Nipper Sundays.

COMPETITION EVALUATION
If your child is in the U8 – U14 age groups and wishes to compete in inter-club
competitions, they must complete the Competition Evaluation for their age
group.
Competition Evaluations are held on the first two Nipper Sundays.

If your child is unable to complete the Competition Evaluation they will not be
permitted to compete in inter-club competitions, however this will not affect
their participation in Nipper Sunday activities or mid-week training sessions.

                        COMMUNICATION
TEAM APP
TBC

FACEBOOK
Members are encouraged to link up to our Noosa Nippers Facebook page for
news and information regarding training and club activities

WEBSITE
Check the website for regular Nipper and club updates and club policies.
www.noosasurfclub.com.au

CLUB NEWSLETTER
Each month the Club publishes a newsletter. This is available via email, in the
breezeway and on the Club Website.

CLUB ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
The Administration team can be contacted at Noosa Main Beach 5 days a week
                                 OFFICE HOURS NOOSA
               Monday            Midday – 5:00pm
               Tuesday           9:00am – 5:00pm
               Wednesday         9:00am – 5:00pm
               Thursday          9:00am – 5:00pm
               Friday            9:00am – 5:00pm

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JUNIOR PRELIMINARY SKILLS EVALUATION PROCESS (U6 – U14)
           Preliminary Evaluations
                                              Competency
                Pool Evaluation             Beach Evaluation          Competition Evaluation                Age Award
                                            (Run-Swim-Run)
            Kick on wall with face in               Nil
                                                                                NA
Under 6               water                  (shallow water                                                 Surf Play 1
                                                                          (No Competition)
                 30 second float             activities only)
            Torpedo (push off wall)                 Nil
                                                                                NA
Under 7      with face in the water          (shallow water                                                 Surf Play 2
                                                                          (No Competition)
                 30 second float             activities only)
           25 metre swim (freestyle)         25m-25m-25m                  Run-Wade-Run
Under 8                                                                                                    Surf Aware 1
             1 minute survival float         Run-Wade-Run                (25m-25m-25m)
                                                                       Minimum 150m open
           50 metre swim (freestyle)         50m-50m-50m                   water swim
Under 9                                                                                                    Surf Aware 2
            1 minute survival float          Run-Swim-Run            (competition course distance
                                                                      as per competition manual)
                                                                       Minimum 150m open
           50 metre swim (freestyle)         50m-50m-50m                   water swim
Under 10                                                                                                    Surf Safe 1
            1.5 minute survival float        Run-Swim-Run            (competition course distance
                                                                      as per competition manual)

                100 metre swim                                         Minimum 288m open
                                            50m-50m-100m                   water swim
Under 11          (freestyle)                                                                               Surf Safe 2
                                             Run-Swim-Run            (competition course distance
             2 minute survival float
                                                                      as per competition manual)

                100 metre swim                                         Minimum 288m open
                                            50m-100m-50m                   water swim
Under 12          (freestyle)                                                                              Surf Smart 1
                                             Run-Swim-Run            (competition course distance
             2 minute survival float
                                                                      as per competition manual)

                150 metre swim                100m-100m-               Minimum 288m open              Resuscitation Award is
Under 13          (freestyle)                    100m                      water swim                 a pre-requisite to Surf
                                                                     (competition course distance
             3 minute survival float         Run-Swim-Run                                                    Smart 2
                                                                      as per competition manual)
                200 metre swim                                         Minimum 288m open
                                              100m-100m-
            (freestyle, in less than 5                                     water swim
Under 14                                         100m                                                 Surf Rescue Certificate
                    minutes)                                         (competition course distance
                                             Run-Swim-Run
             3 minute survival float                                  as per competition manual)
            Bronze Accredited Swim
           Coach; OR SLSAQ Level 1
Assessor         Surf Coach; OR                                          Assessor (SRC/Bronze)
           AUSTSWIM Instructor; OR
             Assessor (SRC/Bronze)
                                            Every junior member
                                               must successfully
                                            complete the Beach
                                             Evaluation prior to      The competition evaluation
             Every junior member must           undertaking the      must be achieved before being         If a child wishes to
           successfully complete the Pool         competition         eligible to compete in inter-      compete in a Branch
                 Evaluation prior to              evaluation.               club competition.                  and/or State
 Notes        undertaking competency         Any child that does     This is a standard open water    Championship event, their
             beach evaluation. This is a         not meet the           proficiency requirement.      respective age award must
             standard water proficiency      required evaluation     Distances may be adjusted by        be completed prior to
                    requirement.              level will require a   the Chief Assessor dependent        close of nominations.
                                                 higher level of           on risk assessment.
                                               supervision when
                                               involved in water
                                                based activities.

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PROFICIENCY FLOWCHART

                                                                 MAY PARTICIPATE IN WATER
                                 POOL EVALUATION                    ACTIVITIES, AT CLUB’S
                                                                  DISCRETION, WITH A RATIO
                                                                   OF 1:1 UNTIL THE BEACH
                                                                 EVALUATION IS COMPLETED.

RE-TRAIN FOR POOL                                                    MAY CONTINUE TO
                                COMPETENCY BEACH                 PARTICIPATE IN LAND-BASED
   EVALUATION
                                   EVALUATION                     LEARNING OUTCOMES IF
                                 (RUN-SWIM-RUN)                   NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER
                                                                        OPEN WATER.

                                 PARTICIPATE IN ALL
                                LEARNING OUTCOMES                    RE-TRAIN FOR
                                  FOR AGE AWARD                   COMPETENCY BEACH
                                                                     EVALUATION
                                                                   (RUN-SWIM-RUN)
                                 IS THE CHILD GOING
                                 TO COMPETE IN ANY
                                    INTER-CLUB
                                   COMPETITION?

  COMPETITION
  EVALUATION                                                             CONTINUE
                                  CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE
                                   IN CLUB TRAINING UNTIL
                                                                   PARTICIPATION IN ALL
                                     ABLE TO COMPLETE                     LEARNING
                                     COMPETITION SWIM                   OUTCOMES FOR
  ENTER INTO CARNIVAL.                                                  RELEVANT AGE
  AGE AWARD MUST BE                                                AWARD BY TRAINING
COMPLETED PRIOR TO ENTRY                                           TO FURTHER DEVELOP
IN BRANCH/STATE CHAMPS.              RE-TRAIN TO                   LIFESAVING AND SURF
                                      BUILD UP TO                          SKILLS
                                     COMPETITION
                                       DISTANCE.
CHILD COMPETES

                 END OF SEASON – PRESENT JUNIOR AGE AWARD CERTIFICATE
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PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
In order for Noosa Nippers to exist, the support of parent volunteers in
various roles through the season is crucial.

Regardless of whether you are a strong swimmer or not, there will always be
somewhere you can lend a helping hand.

Roles such as Age Managers and Assistants, Water Safety Officers, Carnival
Officials and Beach Set Up/Pack Down are all vital for the program to run at
its full potential. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the coordination
of and participation in the Sunday Nipper BBQ and other fundraising events
(These events are also a great way to meet and socialize with other nipper
parents).

When your Nipper(s) competes at carnivals it is a requirement that a parent
assists with a role relevant to the event.

AGE MANAGERS/ASSISTANTS
                   Age Group Managers and Assistants have one of the
                   most important jobs in Surf Life Saving. Age Managers
                   are responsible for the caring and nurturing of our future
                   surf lifesavers. To be an Age Manager you must hold a
                   Bronze Medallion, Surf Rescue Certificate or Observers
                   Certificate. You must also complete the Junior Activities
Age Managers Course. This course has an online component plus a third party
on-beach evaluation component.

Please register your interest for attending any of the above courses with
either JAC Administration – nippers@noosasurfclub.com.au – or Lifesaving
Administration – lifesaving@noosasurfclub.com.au

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WATER SAFETY OFFICERS
Water Safety Officers spend most of their time in the water on Nipper Sundays
and Carnivals, either on rescue boards, swimming with tubes/fins or being
markers and monitors for the wade and swimming races. You must complete a
water safety course (such as a Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) or Bronze Medallion)
                             in order to become a Water Safety officer.

                             Please register your interest for attending either of
                             the above courses with either JAC Administration –
                             nippers@noosasurfclub.com.au – or Lifesaving
                             Administration – lifesaving@noosasurfclub.com.au

OFFICIALS
An Official’s role is either judging, marshaling (or organising) competitors,
presenting medals, recording results or starting races.
An Officials Level 1 course needs to be completed prior
to acting as an official. The fee charged to complete
this course will be covered the JAC.

Please register your interest for attending the above
course with either JAC Administration –
nippers@noosasurfclub.com.au – or Lifesaving
Administration – lifesaving@noosasurfclub.com.au

BEACH SET UP / BBQ CREW
Each Sunday morning and for all carnivals we need a great crew to be responsible
for the set up and pack down of equipment including tents and flags on the beach
and the weekly BBQ. Each week a different age group is rostered to be
responsible for BBQ duties and each age group will usually be rostered 2 or 3
times throughout the season.

BLUE CARDS
It is a requirement of both the Club and Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) that
any member who wishes to volunteer/hold a position within the Club (including
parent Associate Members who are Water Safety Officers) over the age of 18
hold a Blue Card. As such, all parent volunteers are required to complete an
application, or if you already hold a valid Blue Card, complete a confirmation
application which will be submitted to SLSQ for processing.
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See Junior Activities Manual 2018/2019 Season “Child and Youth Risk
Management Strategy” for more information.

Please note that as a Volunteer there are NO costs associated with applying
for a Blue Card.

The Blue Card Working with Children Check is confirmed by the Commission
for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. This process is
confidential and assists the Club in our duty of care for providing a safe
environment for your children.

Application forms are available via download from the NHSLSC website
www.noosasurfclub.com.au (lifesaving library or how to join Nippers page).

Alternatively, forms can be collected from Club Administration during office
opening hours.

  To complete your Blue Card Application, you must present a completed
     form in person at the Club Office along with two forms of original
                        identification for processing.

BREEZEWAY BATHROOMS ACCESS
To ensure the safety of our Club’s junior members (Nippers) and ensure
the Club’s compliance with Surf Life Saving Australia (‘SLSAs’) ‘Member
Protection Policy’, SLSQ’s ‘Child Youth Risk Management Strategy’, Surf
Life Saving Queensland (‘SLSQ’s’) ‘Blue Card Screening Policy’ & to
mandate and ensure that all members over the age of 18 years with
access to the Club’s Active, Surf Sports and JAC Noosa and Peregian
Clubhouse areas and amenities hold a current ‘Blue Card’. NO NIPPER
WILL BE ALLOWED ACCESS INTO THE CLUB’S BREEZEWAY
BATHROOMS not even when accompanied by their parent unless you
hold an SRC award. Then the only bathrooms accessible to our Nippers are
the ones at the east end of the building through the Nipper equipment
shed.
This policy provides the specification that supports our commitment to
eliminating discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of
inappropriate behaviour and any perception of same, in line with SLSA’s
‘Member Protection Policy’, SLSQ’s ‘Child and Youth Risk Management
Strategy’, and SLSQ’s ‘Blue Card Screening Policy’.
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NIPPER SUNDAYS
NIPPERS SESSIONS
Each Sunday begins with a short meeting on the beach at 7.45am in front of the
club house (this may vary depending on conditions). All children and their
parents/guardians are required to attend these briefings to find out what is
happening for the particular session and to hear about what is happening in the
Club as a whole.

SIGN IN
On arrival at the club parents MUST complete the sign on sheet to register their
children for the session. Nippers must be signed in EVERY Nipper Sunday. If you
do not sign on and sign off your Nipper’s attendance will not be counted for that
session (see Club Championships). It is imperative for accurate water safety
numbers that Nippers are signed on.
 Parents who are not required to assist as Water Safety, BBQ or
other assistance MUST remain at the beach for safety reasons (in
                 accordance with SLSA Policy).

    Any child who arrives to sign on without a Parent/Guardian present
         will not be able to participate in the morning’s activities.
             No child should be left on the beach unsupervised

SESSION TIMES
The U6 & U7 age groups finish at approximately 9.15am (1 hour session).

The U8 - U14 age groups finish at approximately 10:15am (2 hour session).

NIPPER CAPS & HI-VIS SINGLETS
Nippers must wear their Nipper Cap and pink Hi-Vis Singlet at all times during the
session. Nippers must assemble at their Age Flag and meet their Age Manager
prior to heading off to activities. Everyone will proceed to their designated area
for the commencement of the day’s program once the Age Manager has their
group together.

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ACTIVITY ROTATION
Each Sunday, the U8 – U14 participate in three activity areas: Beach,
Boards and Swim.

The U8 – U10 groups share one area for this rotation and the U11 –
U14 groups share another area for this rotation.

The rotation schedule is worked out by the Junior Activities
Committee in conjunction with the Age Managers and can differ from
week to week.

CANCELLATION OF NIPPERS
There will be times throughout the season where Nipper Sunday sessions will
not run or will be cancelled. Cancellations are unfortunate and the Junior
Activities Committee do not make these decisions lightly, however due to the
size of our Nipper program sessions will not run when the beaches have been
closed or rough conditions are forecast. For all other weekends where a
Nipper Sunday session will not be run, dates will be advised as early as
possible in the season on the Nipper calendar. Please be aware that at all
times we must have the correct adult-to-child ratios both on the beach and
in the water for sessions to run.
 Notification will be published as early as possible via Team App, Facebook
                    and the “no reply” SurfGuard system.

INJURIES
It is the Parent’s obligation to immediately notify SLSA in writing through your
Club’s Administration of any change to medical conditions, fitness and ability
to participate.
Summary of Cover
Members over the age of 14 are covered by workcover whilst they are
undertaking endorsed Club Activities. This includes patrolling, endorsed
training sessions, competition and whilst participating in an endorsed Club
activity.
Members under 14 years are unable to be covered by Workcover, therefore
they are covered by our Public Liability Insurance. The same limitations apply
as above.

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Injured Members
Members are obligated to advise the Club if they sustain an injury, regardless
of how that injury is sustained ie: either undertaking a Club activity, or a
personal activity, or illness.
As per your membership application form, you sign a declaration that you are
“medically & physically fit for duties and that you will immediately advise
your Club in writing of any change to your medical condition, fitness or
ability to participate”
Injured Members must not attend any Club activity including Nipper days,
trainings, excursions or any Club Activity until they provide a Medical
clearance from their GP
Workcover
If you are injured whilst participating in an endorsed Club Activity you must
obtain a Workers Compensation Medical Certificate from your GP. If you
advise your GP that your injury is a Workcover injury, you should not be billed
for the visit.
You must immediately advise the Club in writing, details of how, when &
where you sustained the injury.
The Club will them get in contact with you and guide you through the process
of lodging a claim.
Please Note: You are unable to participate in any Club Activity until you
receive a clearance letter from Workcover, who will also advise your Club.
To finalise a workcover claim your GP must first provide a full Medical
clearance (including a list of surf activities) to return to duties.
Note – there is no such thing as “light duties” in club activities. You must be
declared fit to return to full lifesaving duties.
Your Club Administrator will guide you through the process and will answer
any questions you may have.
Emails are to be sent to admin@noosasurfclub.com.au

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NIPPER COMPETITIONS (CARNIVALS)
WHO CAN COMPETE?
There are carnivals throughout the season for U8 - U14 age groups. Any
Nipper who has completed their competition proficiency can compete,
however they must obtain the relevant age award before entry can be
processed for Branch or QLD State Championships.

Competition is quite possibly the most successful recruiting tool for the Surf
Life Saving Movement. The Surf Sports program offers a wide range of
competition events in beach, surf and pool water events along with events
such as March Past and multi skill events for U14’s in first aid and champion
lifesaver.

WHERE ARE CARNIVALS HELD
Carnivals are held throughout the Sunshine Coast Branch, stretching from
Rainbow Beach to Redcliffe. Events such as Fastest Man on Sand and the QLD
Youth Championships for U11 - U14’s require travel a little further afield,
usually towards the Gold Coast.

HOW LONG DO THE CARNIVALS GO FOR
U8 - U10 carnivals are usually held over one day whereas the U11 - U14
carnivals can be held over two days (Saturday & Sunday). Most carnivals
marshal at approx. 7.45am, with a club warm up held at 7am. Carnivals involve
long hours so be prepared to be at the beach most of the day. All parents are
expected to arrive early to assist with set up.

HOW TO ENTER
Carnival nominations will be emailed to eligible Nippers for completion. The
costs for entering a carnival are covered by the club, as long as the JAC Team
Selection policy is adhered to.

To be eligible for entry into ANY carnival the Nipper & parents/guardians
must abide by the following conditions:

•     The required pool swim and run/swim/run proficiency completed
      prior to the start of Nipper Sundays and all relevant paperwork
      completed.
•     The competition proficiency must be successfully completed during
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the first two sessions of Nipper Sundays and all relevant paperwork
        completed
 •      Age Award must be completed prior to Branch carnival to be eligible to
        compete in Branch and State Titles
 •      Nominations MUST be completed prior to the closing date.
 •      Entry fees will be paid by NHSLSC, providing all requirements are adhered
        to. Please refer to the Team Selection policy for all details
 •      At least 1 parent/guardian MUST assist with duties associated with the
        carnival (as deemed necessary by the JAC)

No Child will be entered into a carnival without parental assistants being
                      advised at time of nomination.

LATE WITHDRAWL FEE
If you withdraw from the carnival without a medical certificate from a Doctor or
pharmacy or written permission from the JAC, you will be invoiced the withdrawal
fee that is stated in the official carnival circular from SLSA or SLSQ.

WHAT TO BRING?
Each club has a tent set up on the beach that we provide for competitors. Everyone
will require plenty of water and food to last the day, sunscreen, hat, club swimwear
and warm clothes if the weather/wind turns.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Club championships are held over 2 Nipper Sundays for children in the U8-U14 age
groups. Round 1 of 2018/2019 Club Championships will be held on Sunday 2
December 2018; Round 2 of 2018/2019 Club Championships will be held on Sunday
24 February 2019. The day is conducted as a normal carnival held at Noosa Main
Beach (conditions dependant) and we encourage all Nippers to take part.

Each age group (U8
upwards) will be awarded a Male and Female Age Champion as well a Male and
Female Age Champion Runner Up.

        Please note: To be awarded Age Champion and be eligible to compete at
        Round 2 Club Champs the Nipper must:
 1.     attend a minimum of 60% Nipper Sundays up to and including the week
        prior to Round 2.
 2.     complete their required proficiencies and age award.
 3.     NO carnivals are required to attend to be eligible this season.

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MID-WEEK TRAINING
Noosa Nippers is not just a Sunday event. Mid-week training and coaching
sessions are offered to all Nippers from U8 and above, all included in your
membership fee.
All nippers attending these sessions must wear a pink high visibility vest
available for purchase from the uniform shop and the admin office.

                     No High Viz = No Training
Sessions are normally broken down in to
Board/Swim and Beach running. These sessions
are held before school and after school. There
is a Saturday morning session for approved U11
– U14 Nipper competitors and Sunday morning
surfing session for all level U8 – U11 Nippers
(session runs before Nipper Sunday session).

Water safety is required on a 1:5 ratio for all training sessions (1 water safety
to every 5 children). To assist with water safety a parent needs to hold either
their SRC or Bronze Medallion. If a training session does not have enough water
safety personnel, preference of participation will be given to those children
whose parents have signed on to assist.

For further information on these sessions please speak to the coaches to discuss
what option will best suit your child. A training schedule is emailed out at the
end of each week for the following week’s program.

              WHERE DOES NIPPERS TAKE YOU
The primary objective of the Junior Activities program is the introduction to the
senior club after the age of 14. From here members are asked to perform beach
patrols utilising skills learnt during their junior years. A Surf Rescue Certificate
can be undertaken at age 13 in preparation for the years of lifesaving ahead.
The reward for those who continue on to the senior ranks is considerable. In
return for a members’ patrolling service, the Club offers a range of facilities and
services such as comprehensive coaching programs, gym access and a large
array of life saving skills, awards and competition opportunities. Juniors initially
enter into the Under 15 category and will undergo the Bronze Medallion
qualification at 15 years of age.

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NIPPER PROFILES
NIPPER CLUB AND VICE CAPTAINS
Each year the Club chooses Nipper captains and vice captains from the ranks of
the U14’s. We encourage our young members to embrace leadership roles within
the club. When selecting Club and Vice Captains it is the club’s intention to further
develop our young leaders.

The selection process is an application and interview conducted by a panel of
members, both senior and junior, selected by the JAC.

      2018/2019 Nipper Captains                2018/2019 Nipper Vice Captains

  Zoe Longhurst        James Gelling            Grace Giblett      Alex Hansen

                          COACHES PROFILES
                Head Coach - Darren Mercer
                 Darren began Nippers at the Thirroul Surf Lifesaving Club in NSW
                when he was 7 years old. At the age of 17, Darren began his
                professional Ironman Career, winning his 1st endurance race that
                same year. He continued to dominate the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain
                series for well over a decade. Darren’s specialty was Endurance
                racing, winning 5 Manly Gold races and 1 Coolangatta Gold in
                1991. Darren was also successful in winning the NSW State
                Ironman title 5 times and he is also a 2-time Australian Ironman
                Champion.
During his many years of involvement in Surf Lifesaving, Darren was awarded The
Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his services to the movement in January 1992
and he has also been inducted into NSW Sporting Hall of Champions.

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Darren is a Level Two Surf Coach and began his coaching career by programing
and coaching himself and his brother, along with the help of their father John, on
the South Coast of NSW throughout their long and very successful careers. He
was a Nipper Age Manager and Board Coach to many Mooloolaba Nippers.

Darren went on to become The Junior Development Officer and Senior Board
Coach at Mooloolaba and was invited to become the assistant coach of the
Queensland Cyclones Team, where they won the Interstate Championships.
As Head Coach of Noosa, Darren is excited and enthusiastic about setting whole
club training programs (U8 years to Masters) with the support of Noosa Heads
sessional coaching staff.

                  Nipper Coach – Eugene “Woogie” Marsh
                  Woogie Marsh is an energetic coach with a passion for all aspects
                  of a healthy lifestyle - fitness, nutrition and health education.
                  An accomplished Crossfit Trainer, Woogie’s background is
                  predominantly in competitive swimming and Outrigger
                  Canoeing.
                  His coaching focus is on setting goals – both personal and
                  corporate – and encouraging youth participants to work toward
                  achieving their personal best. Woogie’s vision for the Noosa
Nippers is in line with the Club’s Strategic Plan – that is, that the Noosa Nippers
will be the Top 5 of the State by 2020.

                  Beach & Skills Coach – Mitch Hunter
                  Mitch Hunter is a NHSLSC Member who trained with previous
                  Club Beach Coach for a number of years. Mitch has a passion
                  for Surf Life Saving and is currently studying Sports and
                  Exercise Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
                  Mitch’s particular interest is in Beach Sprints and he plans on
                  developing the Noosa Nippers into a force to be reckoned
                  with on the sand.

                  Skills Coach – David Tomba
                  Dave Tomba has been a member of Noosa Heads SLSC since
                  1997. A passionate coach, Dave has been instrumental in the
                  recent high achievements of the male and female Boatie
                  crews. A passionate Surf Lifesaver, Dave is excited to be
                  involved in supporting and developing those Nippers who
                  want to want to go the extra mile.

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Sessional Coaches
 Jordan Mercer            Riley Dixon              Kristy Quirk
 Skills Coach             Assistant Skills Coach   Surf Coach

 Lily Tindal              Jack Mohr
 Assistant Skills Coach   Assistant Skills Coach

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JUNIOR ACTIVITIES POLICIES
Membership for Noosa Nippers for the 2018/2019 Season will
            close on Friday 26th October 2018.

MEMBERSHIP REFUNDS
The JAC will consider an application for refund of membership up until 31st
October 2018. All refunds will be pro-rata on the number of Nipper sessions
attended and will incur a minimum additional administrative charge of
$33.00 per person. All refunds must be approved by the NHSLSC JAC and
Management Committee. No refunds will apply after 31st October 2018.

SWIM SUBSIDY
The 2018-2019 Swim Subsidy is applicable for U8 to U14 Nippers.
The Agreement and Application are available to download on the club
website. Alternatively, feel free to call into the administration office for a
copy. Applications close 30th November 2018.
All Swim Subsidies MUST be submitted MONTHLY before the 15th of the
following month. Subsidies can be claimed from September – April of the
current Nipper season. Further swim subsidy requests can be submitted
retrospectively from May through to Aug of that same nipper season, if you
re-join as a Nipper the following year. The Club will not provide swim subsidy
reimbursements submitted after 15th May 2019.

BOARD SUBSIDY
The 2018-2019 Board Subsidy is applicable for U11 to U14 Nippers.
The Agreement and Application are available to download on the club
website. Alternatively, feel free to call into the administration office for a
copy. Applications close Friday 30th November 2018.

CAMERA / VIDEO POLICY
Taking photographs or videos of Nippers on the beach is against SLSQ policy.
Videos and cameras are not allowed to be used during Nipper Sunday events
nor taken into the competition areas during Surf Carnivals. The Junior
Activities Committee has 2 authorised volunteer photographers who attend
carnivals and club events to take pictures (these volunteers wear
identification provided by SLSQ).

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Parents are only permitted to take photographs of their own children in the
Club tent and outside of the competition area during carnivals.

By joining the Club you consent to allowing your child to be photographed by
the club photographers (2 photographers from the senior ranks are also
registered with SLSQ) and for the pictures to be published on social media
pages, club website, or as part of articles written for publications and in
promotional material.
 USE OF CLUB BOARDS (FOAM & FIBREGLASS)
 Parents and Nippers are reminded that all Club boards can only be used
 during the following times:

 •    designated training sessions,
 •    Nipper days, and
 •    Carnivals.

 Boards are NOT to be used before or after these times.

 Club boards cannot be taken home.

 In the case of the under 14’s, a board allocation contract MUST be signed
 and allocation fee paid in full, however if you choose to house the
 allocated board at the club the above rules will apply.

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WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION

NOTICE BOARD
There is a Nippers Notice Board situated in the breeze way next to the club
kitchen. Members can find relevant information during the week regarding
carnivals, results, training schedules, etc... If you wish for anything to be
placed on the notice board please contact the admin team.

TEAM APP

TBC

FACEBOOK
Members are encouraged to link up to our Noosa Nippers Facebook page for
news and information regarding training and club activities

WEBSITE
Check the website for regular Nipper and club updates and club policies.
www.noosasurfclub.com.au

CLUB NEWSLETTER
Each month the Club publishes a newsletter. This is available via email, in the
breezeway and on the Club Website.

CLUB ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
The Administration team can be contacted at Noosa Main Beach 5 days a
week. It is advisable to phone 5448 0900 prior to dropping into the office to
ensure the office is open and that staff are available to meet your needs.

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NOOSA NIPPER SPONSORS

The support Noosa Nippers receives comes in many different forms, but we
couldn’t run a weekly program without the ongoing support of our principal
sponsors…
  Please support them as they support your kids
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