Youth Development

At Rainbow Bay Surf Club we value and appreciate the commitment and contributions that our Youth aged 13- 24 make.

To encourage the development of all our club members, our aim with the Youth is to ensure we assist them in finding a pathway within surf lifesaving that is designed to meet their needs.

At Rainbow Bay Surf Club we offer the following SLSA, SLSQ & PDB supported programs.

YIPS – Youth Involvement Program

The concept is simple! YIPs is a recognition and reward program that is self-paced and can be completed in three years, give or take depending on the member. The rewards program operates utilising a similar concept to that of frequent flyer points where participants collect points for being involved in a range of lifesaving activities. The more activities they engage in and the more hours they volunteer, the greater the points collected.

YIPs is designed to encourage youth participation in all areas of club activity including:

Lifesaving, Development, Competition, Administration, Junior Activities (nippers), Youth Activities, Club Activities, Community Project (gold level only) Participants can choose their level of involvement and the areas that they are specifically interested in. By collecting points, three levels of achievement can be attained which include:

Bronze – Minimum 150 points completed in three YIPs areas and 25 hours patrol Silver – Minimum 400 points completed in four YIPs areas and 65 hours patrol Gold – Minimum 800 points completed in five YIPs areas and 115 hours patrol and a community project of significance.

Further information can be found at – http://www.lifesaving.com.au/membership/youth/yips/

Point Danger Branch – Team Xtrem

With the support of the team at Point Danger Branch, Rainbow Bay is able to participate in this unique program. Team Xtrem was designed especially for our Youth to further their skills and training with other Youth aged 15- 17 within the branch.

Youth- Activities

Throughout the season the Youth have the opportunity to participate in many activities within the club these can be arranged either through the Rainbow Bay Surf Club Youth Development Program or as part of the Point Danger Branch Youth Activities.

These can include activities with other Surf Clubs – such as Youth Development Gala Dinner, team challenges, outdoor movie night or Fright Night at Movie World. Other club based actives can include Volley Ball catch ups, Ten Pin Bowling, Time Zone or Air Factory.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS:

SLSA Leadership College , SLSA Leaders Masterclass, SLSQ Leadership Excellence Program, SLSQ Breaka Youth Excellence Program, PDB & Gold Coast Youth Development Camp

COACHING AND TRAINING:

At Rainbow Bay we have a surf sports program to assist with our Youth in keeping fit and developing their skills. This includes – Board and Ski training, Gym programs, Beach sprints and Flags. Ask us about a pathway in training and competition if this is something that interests you.

The sky’s the limit in Surf Lifesaving with an enthusiastic attitude and positive outlook Rainbow Bay Surf Club can help you achieve your pathway in Surf Lifesaving.

To get involved please contact our Youth Development Officer via email on youthdevel@rainbowbayslsc.com or call on 07 5536 6390.