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Surfing SA's Midcoast Development Squad Term 1 2012
The Surfing SA Development Squad will return in term 1 2012 after the success of the program in 2011. Squads are open up to all under 18 surfers and are supported by Surfing Australia & the Australian Sports Commission. Squads will be divided into two or three groups and will work with a variety of Surfing SA coaches over the 10 week program. Training will commence on Tuesday nights at 5.30pm – 7.00pm starting the 31st January at the Southport River Mouth car park with the option to move if surf permits & will go for 10 weeks.
The sessions are aimed at surfers who can stand up, trim along the waves & are looking to surf out the back of surf breaks. In 2008 the Girl’s Development Program received an award from the Office for Recreation & Sport for ‘Creating Elite Pathways’ so is now an award winning program & recognised as the best sporting development programs in SA! The program will also be based on this set up.
Sessions this program will include:
Ø Training on streetboardz
Ø Guest coaches including Dion Atkinson (World Tour Competitor)
Ø Surf sessions
Ø Surf fitness
Ø Evaluation of surfing technique
Ø Surfing information on local breaks etc
Ø Participants all receive sample bags/prizes
Surfing SA membership & insurance Training sessions are coordinated by Cheryl Peat, level 2 surf coach, state coaching director & Australian Surfmasters National Finalist with support from experienced coaches Jessica Ip (level one coach, past female surfer of the year & state champion), Dion Atkinson (level 1 coach & WCT surfer), Craig Potgieter (level 1 coach & former South African champion) & Tom Bowen (level 1 coach ¤t state under 18 longboard champion). All coaches are volunteering their time to support the young SA surfers.
Participants need to bring
Ø Water bottle