At Tweed Heads & Coolangatta SLSC we encourage development through participation in our club training sessions and inter-club competitions. By participating in this part of our program, our junior members can work towards improving their beach skills, confidence and fitness levels and continue to build close and supportive friendships.
We provide a very comprehensive competition and professional training program each season for those junior members wanting to participate in SLSQ and SLSA carnivals. If your Nipper would like to participate in carnivals, they can join our Training and Competition Squad by paying our levy as a membership ‘add-on’ which includes:
● Nipper board storage.
● Carnival entry fees.
● Junior surf and beach training program.
● Holiday training camp.
This levy must be paid before any Nippers can participate in training or inter-club
competitions. The current levies are:
● Under 8s – $70/season.
● Under 9s to Under 10s – $100/season
● Under 11s to Under 14s – $140/season
● Family (2 or more Nippers) – $170/season
At TH&C Nippers, we are very fortunate to have a team of dedicated and knowledgeable Coaches specialising in both beach and surf sports:
Beach Coach – Chelsea Lane
Surf Coach – Kane Haley
Training session days and times are advertised on our ‘TH&C Training & Competition Squad 2023/24’ facebook page.
Our club operates on Qld times, regardless of the location of training.
Before attending any training sessions, Nippers must:
● Be a financial member of TH&C SLSC.
● Paid their Training & Competition levy.
● Completed their Pool Evaluation, Competency Beach Evaluation and Competition Evaluation.
For insurance and safety reasons, Nippers must also SIGN ON and OFF for each training session attended.
Beach sessions can be attended by Nippers aged Under 8 and above and surf sessions can be attended by Nippers aged Under 9 and above. Beach sessions may be held on the sand or grass. Some surf sessions will be held in the
We strongly recommend that Nippers attending surf training sessions are attending external pool squad training to ensure base fitness and stroke competency. Nipper Sundays are provided to develop skills in Surf Lifesaving. Whilst they are extremely beneficial and Nippers are expected to attend, these sessions are not intended as training days. Instead, our mid-week and Saturday training program is provided to build fitness, improve technique and prepare for competition. Please discuss an appropriate training schedule for your Nipper/s with our Coaches.