High Performance 2017-18
SLSSNB has been actively working on the evolution of a high performance pathway in surf sports for talented athletes aspiring to represent the Branch, State and/or Australia.
We will be selecting and announcing our High Performance(HP) squads at the very beginning of the season. The HP water squad will be selected from the U/12-U/15 age groups while the HP beach squad will be selected from U/12 – Open age groups. These squads will participate in training/skills sessions and development programs throughout the season. We are working on the exact dates of these training sessions at the moment and will advise the High Performance Squad athletes once they have been confirmed. It is expected that chosen athletes make every effort to attend the sessions provided for their benefit. Failure to attend will affect the likelihood of being selected for next seasons HP squad.
The Interbranch Team selection events for this year will include:-
Sun 22nd Oct – Bennett Junior Craft carnival @ Dee Why, for junior water
Sun 29th Oct - Queenscliff Junior beach only carnival – junior beach
Sat/Sun 28/29th October- Summer of Surf Rnd 1 @ a Sydney branch beach – U/17’s ,Opens water & beach (flags)
Sat 4th November Junior/senior water only carnival @ Newport - for all ages water competitors only.
Sun 12th November North Steyne Beach only carnival – junior & open beach competitors.
The Interbranch team will then be announced Monday 13th November.
The pathway to the NSW Surf Life Saving team for the Interstate championships, begins with selection in the Interbranch team. Both the Interbranch and Interstate championships are run in the same format, so state selectors watch the Interbranch championships closely to help them with their selections for the state team.
In addition SLSNSW also runs the following High Performance based activities:-
Junior Development Camp – 6-8th October 2017 @ Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen
New Zealand Pool Rescue Development Tour – 13 -15th October 2017 @ National Aquatic centre Auckland New Zealand.
Senior Performance Academy – Date TBC @ Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen
Beach High Performance Clinic – date TBC @ Newport Beach.
Whilst this criteria changes on a regular basis, the following pages will give the you the most up to date policies and criteria for selection at every level.