Portsea has a proud history in surf sports competition. The key purpose of our Squad is to improve the lifesaving skills and fitness of our juniors. We provide surf sport training through our Foundation & Development coaches and facilitate inter-club competition with Life Saving Victoria (LSV).
Our Junior Surf Sports Squad is an additional but separately run program for children enrolled in the Nippers Education Program. The Surf Sport Squad caters to all juniors, no matter what skill level. Our coaches are very competent young adults and have been through the Surf Sport program themselves.
There is a wide range of sports such as running, beach relays and beach flags, water events such as swimming, boards, wading and team relays. The Junior Surf Sports Squad is aimed to improve beach and surf skills, and be social and inclusive. There is water safety at each coaching session.
JUNIOR COMPETITION TEAM COACHES AND TRAINING
The Squad trains immediately after the Nippers Education Program sessions during summer (depending on conditions). Additional training sessions at Portsea or at Elwood once the kids return to school. Our Surf Sports Program targets two local carnivals during the season plus the Victorian State Titles held each year in early March.
YOU WILL NEED
- Portsea bathers
- Board, hi-vis vest or rashie
- Nipper cap
- Drink bottle
HOW TO REGISTER
Cost of registration is $100.
Follow the three steps below for easy registration:
- Open your Stack Team App (app or website) and search for and request access to the ‘Portsea Junior Comp Team’ group and wait for your access to be approved.
- Once approved, enter the group’s ‘Store’ and complete the $50 Registration & $50 Board levy.
- You’re all set! Your Nipper board will be allocated and you will receive communications about all Squad training sessions and events. Be sure to have your notifications turned on!
Parents help out in a variety of roles including: parent helpers/age managers, officials, water safety, equipment, administration, communications and team management.
Our program can only run because of the commitment of a broad range of parent volunteers – those seeking to help should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When Portsea Juniors compete at carnivals, we need to provide Technical Officials and/or assist with water safety (current Bronze). Your involvement guarantees that all Portsea junior athletes can participate.
You can complete your Technical Official course, no prior experience is needed. The course cost is $50 and you will receive great training and LSV Officials’ merch.
Alternatively, Portsea SLSC offers an excellent part-time Bronze in November each year course specifically suited to parents. More information about the Part Time Bronze course can be found here.