Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches


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As we get ready to kick off the 2019-2020 season, we are holding a Surf Sports Forum at the Branch office at 7:00pm on Wednesday August 21st. This forum is an opportunity to look at what is planned for the new season, and for you to provide our surf sports team valuable input to our plans. To make this an interactive session, we are asking you the members to provide the agenda items that you want to have discussed. So send your agenda items to by Monday August 19th. All are  welcome to come along with your ideas to help us make the new season another great one.

The Surf Sports Intensive Camps will again be a big feature of the 2019/20 surf sports calendar with two camps scheduled for 2019 and a third at the start of 2020. The camp is designed to improve the competition skills of all nippers whilst providing a fun couple of days. Nippers get expert coaching, are fed, watered and put through their paces from 9am – 3pm over two days.
Camp 1 will take place at North Curl Curl on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October to kick of the season. Camp two as always will be at Freshwater on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th December.

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Interbranch Management Team as follows - 
Team Manager – Karen Heaton
Assistant Team Manager/Chaperones– Sarah Smith & Darren Warrener
Head Coach – Sean Davis
Assistant Coaches – Michael Gedz (Beach) & Lachlan Bruce (Water)
Selectors – Graham Bruce, David Rees, Marty Quinn, Michael Gedz
Congratulations and best of luck as we now kick start the program to defend our Interbranch Champions title  

Performance Coach Award
The Performance Coach award is aimed at coaches who are specialists within their discipline, striving for a performance based outcome from their athletes. The course is available online but is accessible by invitation only by State.
To register your interest, complete the registration form found via the Members portal (SLSA Members Area > eLearning > Training Library).  See attached for further information.

Team App will be used throughout the upcoming Surf Sports Season as a platform to communicate important information & event updates to competitors, officials, team managers, coaches, representative teams and all club surf sports contacts. For information on how to join & use
Team App click here. Once in Team App search for our SLSSNB Surf Sports team, or find us online at . Request access to the groups that match your interest as follows -
•           Coaches
•           Competitors – Juniors (Nippers)
•           Competitors – Masters
•           Competitors – Youth & Opens
•           Development Squad
•           Nipper Parents
•           Officials
•           Surf Sports Contacts
•           Team Managers  

Surf Sports Manual Update
SLSA have released an update to the Surf Sports Manual as per following –
Amongst the updates are some major changes around competitor eligibility criteria, which will have an impact on competition participation. Specifically these are as follows 
-       U13 competitors no longer require SRC to compete in “designated U14 Team events”
-       U13 competitors can no longer participate in any U15 events
-       U14 competitors can no longer participate in U15 individual events, but can “compete in designated U15 team events”
-       U17 competitors are eligible to compete in only two team event ages in each event discipline e.g. U17 & U19 or U17 & Open
-       U19 competitors are eligible to compete in only two team event ages in each event discipline e.g. U19 & U23 or U19 & Open

For more details of this program and our Pathways Strategy, visit our High Performance page.

For additional surf sports news and information, visit the SLSNSW Surf Sports Weekly News page, Click Here