Training

About Wanda Nippers Training

Wanda Nippers offers a wide range of training session – free to all our registered nippers.
  • Beginner to advanced levels catered for (except surf board riding)
  • Nippers attending water sessions must be proficient (pool and ocean swim completed)
  • Nippers attending training must be in the applicable age groups for the current season - ie only proficient u9-u13 nippers can attend board sessions
  • Parents with a bronze medallion, who attend a water session, must assist with water safety
  • Parents must remain with children at training sessions
  • Nipper must wear pink high-vis rashie at water sessions, inlcuding wade
  • Nippers who arrive late or leave early, must let the coaches know.
Please note - most training sessions have now finished for the season. Saturday sandhill sessions will still continue with the Jock Athletic team - these are open to any u9+ (and parents!), why not come along and give them a go? 
 
  Current Training Schedule
Monday

u9+ Beach sprint training - 4.30pm at Wanda: starts, technique and maximum speed

u9+ 1km & 2km run training - 5.15pm at Wanda: sand efficiency running, longer to mid intervals and boosting anaerobi threshold and race tactics, suitable for beachies and iron person competitors

Both sessions run by the Jock Athletic team 

Tuesday

u9-u13* Board training - 4.30pm at Gunnamatta Bay with Nathan Smith's Star Academy team and Club Coach Todd Lester

Wednesday

u9-u13* Board training - 6.00am at Wanda with Nathan Smith's Star Academy team

u9+ Track training - 5.30pm at Sylvania Athletics Track with the Jock Athletic team: starts, explosive speed and technique

Thursday

u7-u8 Wade training - 4.30pm at Wanda with Club Coaches Jason and Tim

u9-u13* Board training - 4.30pm at Wanda with Nathan Smith's Star Academy team

Friday

u11-u13* Iron training - 6.00am at Wanda with Nathan Smith's Star Academy team

Saturday

u9+ Sandhills training for sprinters & flaggers - meet 6.55am at Greenhills carpark: resisted speed work and explosive speed, great for increasing your starting strength and accelearation phase

u14 2km beach runners training - meet 6.55am at Greenhills carpark: speed endurance, lactate tolerance, resisted speed work and soft sand efficiency

Both sessions run by the Jock Athletic Team 

Sunday

u9-u13 Surf swim technique training - 8.00am at Wanda with Club Coach Pat Warn: wave catching technique and learning to become quicker in and out of the water

u9+ Beach sprints relay training - meet 8.45am at Wanda, at the sprint track 

u11+ Board rescue training - meet 11.00am after nippers at the waters edge

State march past training - meet 8.00am at Wanda on the beach 

 
For any nippers looking for extra running specific coaching, please contact the Jock Athletic team, jockcampbell@jockathletic.com

Additional Training 

A number of other training sessions are provided throughout the season - please check back regularly for updates on when these sessions will commence.  

SURF BOARD RIDING
for u10-u14 who are proficient (pool and ocean swim complete)
Nippers attending this training must already be able to surf and be interested in competing in surf board riding - this is not a learn to surf session
 
u12+ R&R
for u12+