Members who don’t wish to compete of have finished their competitive careers are encouraged to be involved in Sport through becoming an Official, Coach, or Team Manager. Details about each stream are outlined in each section below.
Officials are the key to the effective running of all Lifesaving events. An official is any person who controls or judges the technical aspects of a competition through the application of rules and laws of the sport. We need officials to ensure the spirit of the event is observed and enjoyed by all.
Descriptions of the role of each official can be found in section 13 of the Surf Sports Manual.
LSV runs a number of level 1 Officials courses each year. Upcoming courses are listed below and also advertised through LSV Circulars.
Must be a financial member of Life Saving Victoria or another SLSA or RLSSA organization.
Must have a Working with Children Check (If 18 years and over)
Must complete the Australian Sports Commission Online course prior to course. CLICK HERE (Then register your details or login to begin)
Must be 16 years or older
To apply for a level 2 course, you must have a Level 1 award for at least 1 year.
Coaching plays a vital role in Surf Life Saving Sport.
Surf Life Saving Australia has reviewed, modernised and relaunched its National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) to deliver best practice coach education. The new coach education framework is shown below which reflects the coach pathway relevant to the athlete development pathway.
Key features of the new courses and NCAS include:
Athlete centered coaching philosophy; providing coach education that meets athlete development needs
The ability to submit evidence via video for accreditation and re-accreditation purposes; allowing for better support for coaches in regional areas
Introducing online, self-paced, delivery of all classroom based theory; improving accessibility and the learning experience for all members across the country
Practical workshops in each of the different disciplines within the sport to better equip coaches technically in their chosen discipline(s)
Extensive online video support resources via the SLSA members portal; coaches can utilise this resource library to improve their coaching capability
Discipline specific mentor coaches to support coaches gaining their accreditation
A range of sample lesson plans and other useful coach resources for the different disciplines to support Surf Life Saving coaches in the field!
Must be a financial member of Life Saving Victoria or another another SLSA or RLSSA organization
Must have a working with children check (If 18 years and older)
Must complete the Australian Sports Commission Online course prior to course CLICK HERE (Then register your details or login to begin)
SLSA have produced Team Manager guides to assist Team Managers in ensuring they understand the role a team manager plays and their importance to a successful team. Information and guides can be found here: http://sls.com.au/sport-education/team-managers
In addition, LSV runs some Team Manager Education courses which are delivered through Sports Education and Leadership Services (SEAL).
To register your interest in a formal Team Managers Education course please contact the Sport Team:
200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne
Ph: 03 9676 6957
Fax: 03 9676 6932