Below is a breakdown of a ‘typical’ Saturday of Nippers.
Note: in the case of inclement weather, an SMS will be sent at 6am on the morning of nippers. Depending on conditions we may relocate to another venue or cancel nippers for the day. Make sure your contact details are up to date in the Members Area.
|7.00am||Beach set up commences – volunteers required|
|7.30am||Nippers arrive to sign on
Water safety assessment of conditions to determine the day’s activities.
|7.45am||Nippers assemble in Andy Frizzel Park
Age Managers and Water Safety Briefing.
|7.55am||Welcome and club updates|
|8.00am||Nippers assemble on beach in age groups with age managers for headcount and commence rotation of activities|
|10.00am||Parents sign off nippers with Age Managers
Beach pack down
Throughout the season Palm Beach hold four rounds of club championships. This format introduces nippers to Surf Sport competition in a familiar environment which, replicates carnival conditions and rules. We run our Championships over four Saturday’s during the season.
Our junior competitors compete at Club level in the following disciplines:
U6 & U7 do not compete
U8 sprint | flags | wade
U9 sprint | flags | wade |swim
U10 sprint | flags | wade |swim | board
U11 & U15 sprint | flags | swim | board | Iron-person
Club championship dates will be advised during the season.
Points accumulated over Club Championships count towards our age champion awards which are distributed at the end of season presentation event.
Nippers can also compete for Palm Beach in Carnivals. The latest Carnival calendar can be found in the Surf Sports section under Carnivals.
Like all surf lifesaving activities, volunteers run our Nipper days. Every week we need parents assistance to ensure our program runs efficiently and, most importantly, safely for our kids.
If you would like to jump in and have some fun then download and complete the Family Participation Form and return to your child’s Age Manager at Nippers.
BEACH SET UP/PACK DOWN & BBQ ROSTER
To see when your team is scheduled to assist with Nipper beach set up/pack down and the BBQ, please click here!
Nipper parents/guardians can find the layout for the setup in the image below, also available for download. If you find yourself on Beach or BBQ set-up duties (BBQ setup instructions here; Beach setup instructions are coming!) and need help, don’t be afraid to ask!