The Youth Involvement Program is still under development at Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The following is an overview of what we think it will look like
Participants of the program are provided with a YIPs booklet in which they can record their activities within each pathway. Their participation in activities gains points toward rewards which are awarded as such: 150 for BRONZE, 250 for SILVER and 500 for GOLD.
It’s a bit like FLYBUYs – the more one participates the greater number of points that are gained. The award structure is designed to make each reward achievable over consecutive seasons. A participant joining the program, as an U14 should be able to achieve GOLD by the time they turn 18. Gold is the pinnacle reward with participants completing a project that improves member participation in the club.
The rewards are all about promoting participation and having a go. They are centered around the gaining of awards, completion of patrols, training (both education and surf sports), attending coaching programs, a leadership course, providing community support, running a program and involvement in club activities.