GETTING INVOLVED IN SURF LIFE SAVING
There are so many ways to involve every family member at our Club. There is something for everyone! Parents play a huge role in Junior Surf. Maranui encourages all parents to take the opportunity to become active contributors to the Junior Surf programme. So don't be shy, we can find a job to suit your skills!
Some Opportunities for you, our parents / guardians or extended family, to get involved:
We always need more coaches. We are enormously grateful to all our Surf Coaches, as they provide a wonderful service on an entirely voluntary basis. We are always keen to welcome new coaches, parents interested in coaching or assisting a coach to develop their surf-coaching skills. We also encourage our lifeguards to participate in the junior coaching programme to provide leadership opportunities for them. If you have a knack for coaching or you can offer tips which are either land or water based, let us know.
The club run courses each season for members to train as lifeguards. If you are interested in training please contact our club administrator for more details.
Age Group Managers
If you have an eye for detail and remembering names, then the Age Group Manager role might be right up your alley and you get to wear a red vest. These people ensure the care, wellbeing, safety, and development of assigned age group athletes. They keep track of results, Listen for marshalling calls, Keep tabs on age group athletes at all times, Ensure timely arrival at correct arenas and ensure everyone is having fun on Carnival days.
Gear Shed Support
Not keen on the water, but happy to wash up at the end? Well helping the children stay focused in cleaning and putting away all the boards is a great way to lend a hand. Parents can oversee and assist as required and this is always very much appreciated by the coaches.
Water Safety Support
Water Support is a must have at every training. So if you enjoy getting wet, please wear a wetsuit and be prepared to jump in and support our coaches and managers.
Surf carnivals offer our athletes a chance to test their skills and competencies in different environments. To run these events, every Club offers a group of trained Surf Officials derived from their member base. Being a Surf Official is a great way to learn more about how it all works, whilst getting a front row seat at your child’s event. The training course is only one (1) day in length and is paid for by the Club.
There are a number of roles on the Club and Sub-Committees that you may wish to consider. Chat with one of our managers, coaches or core members to find out more. We are always looking for new ideas and new families to keep moving the Club in the right direction.
* Courses and additional development paths for members are available through SLSNZ.
Do you like hanging out at the beach?
Like a little bit of blue and white in your day?
Have a thing for rules and free food?
There is a requirement that the club supply officials and water safety officers for carnivals. If in the event there are insufficient officials, our club may be withdrawn from the carnival.
A Surf Official is the person helping to set up the flags arena, recording winners, marshalling children to the start lines, starting the races and more. The only people closer to the action are the athletes.
The Level 1 Surf Official Award is an entry level award given to candidates that have demonstrated competency in a range of surf official support roles and whom have demonstrated basic knowledge of the rules relating to surf sport events. This award enables parents, caregivers and others to get involved in support of surf sport athletes of all ages. The course aims to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to officiate at club and regional levels.
The Level 1 Surf Official Award is the first step on the SLSNZ Surf Official Development Pathway.
OPTION 1: One day course (5 hrs + breaks) followed by 2 days practical experience as an assistant official.
OPTION 2: Self directed Online Learning (2-3 hrs) followed by a 2hr practical session and 2 days practical experience as an assistant official. Access to online and regional support by trained and experienced officials.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming an Official.
PLEASE NOTE: Only prerequisites for these courses are you must be a current member of a SLS club and 16 years of age. If you are not a current member - become a member, email@example.com
Maranui SLSC will cover the cost for these courses, but if you register and are a no show, you will be charged the full price of the course.