Junior Update 6th Nov

Our first Junior Carnival is only a week and a half away. The carnival is being held at Seacliff SLSC on Sunday 17th November. Under 8 to Under 13 Age Group Managers will be seeking nominations fro their teams. All Nippers who have completed their preliminary and competition proficiencies and are members of the Semaphore SLSC can attend and compete along with nippers from all the other South Australian Clubs.

Let your Age Group Manager know if you are attending so he can ensure that your nomination is entered. There are no last minute entries for these carnivals, entries to Surf Life Saving SA close early next week so make sure you nominate this Saturday to avoid dissapointment.

Want to know more about Carnivals, see the new Nippers Season Handbook or ask your Age Group Manager, or Assistants

Training Timetable

Board Training – 4:45pm Friday – Sign-in and grab a board on the southern side the club. (proficiencies required)

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 6’s & 7’s

Post Training Canteen – Under 11’s (enclosed Shoes Required)

Nippers Season Handbook Launch

The Nippers Season Will be released this Saturday with the Policy handbook to follow in a few weeks. 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.

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

Saturday 12th OctoberNipper training starts
Friday 25th OctoberBoard training starts
Wednesday 13th NovemberJunior pool training Starts (Largs Bay Pool)
Sunday 17th NovemberJunior Carnival #1 (Seacliff)
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
Saturday 4th JanuaryNipper training resumes
Sunday 26th January Junior Carnival #3 (Glenelg) Individual Events only – AM carnival
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)
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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