The following resources are provided for the information of our Nippers Age Managers. Please download and read the relevant resources associated with your chosen age group.
The Nippers Age Guides were developed by Surf Life Saving Australia to provide a resource which supports Age Managers to deliver a fun learning experience for children whilst fulfilling the requirements of the relevant Surf Education award.
Surf Education Booklets
The below Surf Education Booklets are required to be downloaded by participants or their parents and printed. Nippers will be asked to complete the booklets based on the surf education lessons delivered during the Nippers session/s and submit the booklet upon completion. This approach supports better learning outcomes within participants as well as provides evidence to support the achievement of the relevant age group Surf Education award.
The following games ideas are provided to support Age Managers to keep participants engaged and active throughout the session/s, taking advantage of opportunities to inject fun games and activities in to the program.
Coaching Manual For Juniors
The Surf Life Saving Australia Coaching Manual for Juniors has been compiled to assist clubs and age managers to more successfully deliver Nippers and Junior Surf Sports programs. Acknowledging that the great majority of Age Managers and Coaches come from the ranks of parents, many of whom have minimal experience in the Surf Life Saving arena, the guide provides both a technical and a practical approach to teaching and supporting children participating in the Nippers program.