The Youth division comprises the Under 14, Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 age groups. This is an important transition period from the Nippers division to the Senior division of the club.
The Youth age group brings with it more options, introducing longboards, surf skis, and surf boat rowing in season, while winter offers Youth the new options of IRB racing (inshore rescue boats) and Pool Rescue competitions. Lifesaving events such as the traditional Rescue and Resuscitation competition, plus first aid and champion patrol competitions also become available at this stage.
The competition season typically runs from the beginning of October to early April each year. The season has several interclub competitions at different beaches on both Saturdays and Sundays, with the State Championships held in March and the Australian Championships in April.
Trigg Island provides structured training in all the surf lifesaving disciplines via well-experienced club members with Australian Surf Coaching Accreditation. The Trigg Island Youth division is guided by the Director of Youth with input from the Youth Manager, Age Group Managers, Lifesaving, Education, and Surf Sports divisions. Our managers are usually parents of Youth members or experienced members of the club. Their goal is to guide our young members through the various pathways to become successful surf lifesavers and surf sports competitors.
Throughout the season there are opportunities for youth members to be involved in events, which rely heavily on help from parents of the Youth members. Youth parents are encouraged to become involved through both direct management on the beach or just to support the various competition, lifesaving and social events throughout the season.
If you would like more information regarding our Youth division, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.