Port Bouvard SLSC adopted the Youth Involvement Program (YIP's) over the past 2 years which was an initiative of Surf Lifesaving Australia to encourage the retention of members aged 13 to 18 years whereby points were accrued in order to gain awards.
This Programme has recently been modified by Surf Lifesaving WA to make it easier to facilitate and is now called the Youth Leaders Program (YLP).
As a youth member in the U14-U17's age group, you will take part in a series of workshops and fun activities in your regular Sunday morning club sessions. These aim to develop our Youth's knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of areas around the SLSWA pillars of Lifesaving, Training and Surf Sports, thereby ensuring a varied, interesting and fun experience.
As part of the Youth Program, youth members may wish to take part in the YLP. There are three levels to this program each of which would take roughly a season to complete. This is dependent on the number of hours you are able to commit to, so it is no problem if you complete a level in a shorter or longer timeframe; your achievement will be recognised accordingly.
In order to "opt-in" to this program, “youthie's” will need to complete a registration form, whereby you will receive your booklet to record your hours. A Youth Meeting will be held at the club Sunday 11 November at 12.30pm, please bring your completed registration forms.
YOUTH OFFICIALS PROGRAM
This season SLSWA are allowing youth members the opportunity to officiate at Little Nipper or Nipper events.
Under 14 and Under 15 members will be allowed to take on roles at the Little Nipper Series and Championships.
Under 16 and Under 17 members will be able to take on roles at Nipper Carnivals and Championships.
In order to "opt-in" to this program, you will need to complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to SLSWA as per the instructions on the form. Prior to officiating at your first carnival you will need to attend a two hour training session.
Director of Youth