Youth Official

Like in many other sports, officials play a vital role in our movement. SLSWA youth members have the opportunity to officiate at SLSWA and Club events.

Hours accrued in this role can go towards the SLSWA Youth Leaders Program.

Upcoming Youth Officials courses:

  • Further dates yet to be announced

Youth Coach

Youth coaches can work in a range of coaching roles at Clubs. Youth Coaches are mentored/supervised at Club training sessions by component, accredited/club endorsed, Foundation level (or above) coaches.

Hours accrued in this role can go towards the SLSWA Youth Leaders Program.

Upcoming Youth Coach courses:

  • Further dates yet to be announced

Youth Age Manager

The Youth Age Manager provides an introduction to the pathway of an Age Manager. Youth are able to assist and develop their skills in delivering the SLSWA Woodside Nippers Program.

Hours accrued in this role can go towards the SLSWA Youth Leaders Program.

Upcoming Age Manager briefing:

  • Further dates yet to be announced

Youth Trainer

The Youth Trainer provides an introduction to the pathway of Education Training. Youth are able to assist and develop their skills in delivering components of the SLSA/SLSWA Education courses.

Hours accrued in this role can go towards to SLSWA Youth Leaders Program.

Upcoming Youth Trainer courses:

  • Further dates yet to be announced

Youth Event Producer

Youth Event Producers have a variety of options to get involved in at SLSWA run events. From interviewing athletes at events to assisting with event management. If you aspire to become involved in event management, sport commentating, videography, photography, social media or content management or multi-media communications to name a few, then this pathway may be for you. These skills can be developed and practiced at some of SLSWA’s biggest events!

Surf Sports

Participation in Surf Sports activities develop fitness and skills, which therefore improves a youth member’s lifesaving abilities.

Surf Life Saving offers pathways and opportunities for youth lifesavers who wish to further develop their surf sports skills such as board riding, swimming, beach sprints etc. in a competitive sporting environment. Competitions can be held at local, state, national and even international level.

A list of the various competitions and events can be viewed in the Surf Sports area of this website.

Lifesaving

A key outcome of the youth program is to produce skilled and proficient lifesavers. Youth will develop the necessary skills through gaining either a Surf Rescue Certificate at 13 years or Bronze Medallion at 15 years. They can then contribute to Surf Life Saving’s core business of lifesaving through patrolling and ensuring our beaches and community stay safe.

The lifesaving pathway can lead to other Lifesaving Services such as drone patrol, lifeguarding and jet ski operations.

Youth Program Pathways Expression of Interest Form

Thank you for showing an interest in our SLSWA Youth Program Pathways. Please complete this form and submit to register for one or more of the program pathways. You will be emailed with further information on where to next.

Youth Program Pathway Options: