About Nippers

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Under 7's

Umina Nippers – Season 2017/2018

The season will commence Sunday October 8th 2017..8.45 am for 9am beach start.

The season takes a small break over the Christmas/New Year period and finishes in mid-March 2018.

Registration Information

Registration dates are:  Sunday 27th Augsut and Sunday 10th & 17th September, 2017. 9:30am till 12:00 noon

Current membership fees:  Membership fees 2017 – 2018 for Umina SLSC

Payment can be made through Payment Gateway:  (Membership cannot be accepted until payment received):  Online Payment Gateway

Surf Lifesaving Members Portal for on-line registration at:  SLS Members Portal

Junior Activities booklet: UMINA-Junior Activities INFO 2017-18

Calendar of Junior Events: UMINA_Nipper Calendar_2017-2018

Objectives of the Umina Junior Activities Committee:

At Umina Nippers our objective is to provide a safe and fun environment for children aged 5 to 13 years to enjoy the surf safely. In a fun and enjoyable environment, with qualified instructors nippers are encouraged to learn about life saving and surf safety. For those nippers interested, the program also introduces the competitive side of Surf Lifesaving. Allowing nippers to use their natural skills in competition at a series of carnivals held throughout the season and to promote fellowship, fair play and enjoyment while learning very valuable lifelong water and surf skills.

To provide a safe and fun environment for the children to learn about the beach, its unique qualities and surf activities;
To teach the children aged 5 to 13 years to enjoy the surf safely;
Provide the opportunity for children to improve their surf and beach skills;
To train the children for a series of awards under the auspices of the SLSA of Australia’s Board of Junior Development, which covers:

1. SURF AWARENESS

2. SURF SKILLS

3. FIRST AID

4. RESUSCITATION

To encourage those interested, to use their natural skills in competition at a series of carnivals held throughout the season;
To prepare the children for entry into the senior club at Umina;

To promote fellowship, fair play, and enjoyment while learning very valuable lifelong water and surf skills;
But above all… to have fun!

The week to week activities of each age group are lead by one or more age managers who are endorsed by the Junior Activities Committee (JAC). The primary role of age managers is to educate our junior members about the surf and surf live saving in a friendly, fun and safe environment.

Age Groups

In accordance with regulations from the Central Coast Branch, a child must have turned 5 prior to 30 September of the year that they are eligible to join Nippers. Children are registered in the age group according to the age of the child on 30 September. For example, if your child is 11 on 30 September, the child will be in the Under 12’s.

AGE TURNED BY
30 SEPT 2017
AGE CATEGORY
5 Under 6
6 Under 7
7 Under 8
8 Under 9
9 Under 10
10 Under 11
11 Under 12
12 Under 13
13 Under 14

If you have any questions regarding the “Nippers” program, please contact Harold Marshall.  The Junior Activities Co – Ordinator  “JAC”