Junior Update 31st October

TAKE TWO…Board training starts this Friday night (weather permitting that is). Muster on the grass to sign in at 4:45pm for a 5pm start.

A reminder that you need to have passed your competition proficiency before attending Board Training. Last year’s proficiencies are currently still valid.

R&R Training starts this week for U10 to U13 Age Groups (training timetable below).

For more information about R & R as a Surf Life Saving event please see last weeks post http://semaphoreslsc.com.au/register-for-nippers-r-r-now/


Training Timetable

Board Training – 4:45pm Friday 1st Nov – Sign-in and grab a board on the southern side the club.

Under 13 – R & R Training (includes U13 and U12 Age Groups) starts 10:00am Saturday 2nd Nov – Meet coach Raelene on the southern side of the club.

Under 11 – R&R Training (includes U11 and U10 Age Groups) Starts 11:00am Saturday 2nd Nov- Meet coach Raelene on the grass on the southern side of the club.

March Past Training – 12pm Saturday 2nd Nov meeting on the southern side the club.

Nipper Training – 12:45pm Saturday 2nd Nov muster on the southern side of club.


Rostered Jobs

This week the rostered jobs are:

Board Washing – Under 12’s

Post Training BBQ – Under 8’s


Nippers Season Handbook – Delayed an additional week

The Nippers Season and Nippers Policy Handbooks has unfortunately been delayed again. We have an information session with Surf SA next week which may provided additional information, with the Nipper Season Handbook expected to be distributed at training on 9th November 2019, with the Policy Handbook to follow shortly after.

It is our hope that this handbook will serve as a first point of call for information about Semaphore SLSC’s 2019/20 Season. The combination of the Nipper Season and Policy Handbooks should clarify all the things to do with Surf Life Saving SA and Semaphore’s Nipper programs.

In the mean time, if you have any questions please see your Age Group Manager, Junior Convenor (Ian Biggs) or Junior Surf Secretary (Steph Breden)


Nipper Proficiencies

Before being able to attend carnivals this season all nippers U9 to U13 must attain their preliminary and competition proficiencies. These proficiencies are set by Surf Life Saving Australia and are not negotiable.

U8’s will need to complete their preliminary proficiencies before the first carnival with their competition proficiencies usually not required until just after Christmas as their first lot of water events are usually included in the January Carnival.

Meeting the preliminary proficiencies will allow a nipper to compete at carnivals in every event except open water events.

Meeting the competition proficiencies will allow a nipper to compete in all events at carnival.

In order to be eligible to attend the State Championship Carnival, Nippers must meet both of the proficiencies listed above and complete all sections of the Surf Education Award for their age group (done as part of our Nipper Training). In addition U13’s, if not completing their SRC during the season, must complete the Resuscitation Certificate (AID) to be eligible.


Attire Requirements for ALL Training Sessions

The required mandatory attire for all training sessions are Broad Brimmed Hat, Long Sleeved Rashie /Training Top as well as;

Hi-Vis Top
Accepted colours are Yellow / Pink / Combination Pink-Yellow purchased from previous years State Titles.  Green will not be accepted as per Surf Life Saving SA guidelines.

Club Caps
The club caps must be worn at all training sessions, this includes board training.

** Please note: members that do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to train**


Junior Calendar

OCTOBER
Saturday 12th OctoberNipper training starts
Friday 25th OctoberBoard training starts
NOVEMBER
Wednesday 13th NovemberJunior pool training Starts (Largs Bay Pool)
Sunday 17th NovemberJunior Carnival #1 (Seacliff)
DECEMBER
Sunday 1st DecemberYouth Teams U12 – U15 (Moana or Seacliff)
Saturday 14th DecemberChristmas break-up
Sunday 15th DecemberJunior Carnival #2 (Glenelg)
Saturday 21st DecemberWest Beach Nipperthon
JANUARY
Saturday 4th JanuaryNipper training resumes
Sunday 26th January Junior Carnival #3 (Glenelg) Individual Events only – AM carnival
FEBRUARY
Saturday 15th February Junior Training U8 to U13’s (Normanville)
Junior Dinner – 6pm Normanville Hotel
Sunday 16th February Junior Carnival #4 (Normanville)
Saturday 22nd FebruaryR&R State Champs (Semaphore)
MARCH
Sunday 14th MarchJunior States Day 1 (Pt Noarlunga)
Saturday 21st March Junior States Day 2 (Seacliff)
Sunday 22nd MarchJunior States Day 3 (Seacliff)
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