SchoolGroms is a national junior development program for 5-12 year olds that encourages children to get involved in surfing all around Australia.
SchoolGroms consists of a variety of activities, games and lessons that cater to all age groups, however, there are two key age groups with learning materials to suit. The MiniGroms program is available for children aged 5 - 8 years and SuperGroms for children aged 9 - 12 years.
Surf conditions, etiquette, first aid and basic surf rescue skills have all been incorporated into the SchoolGroms program. All SchoolGroms participants who demonstrate ocean awareness and beach safety skills for each level will receive a completion certificate.
The SchoolGroms Sporting Schools program offers three different packages to suit the needs of your school and help students develop skills and confidence in surfing in a fun and safe environment.
Please note that all programs require a minimum of 10 and maximum of 32 participants, and a ratio of one Surfing Australia qualified coach to eight participants.
Four hour program
This program consists of four 60 minute sessions at a RRP based on $100 per head for 10-16 participants, or $80 per head for 12-32 participants.
Six hour program
This program consists of four 90 minute sessions at a RRP based on $150 per head for 10-16 participants, or $120 per head for 12-32 participants.
Eight hour program
This program consists of four 120 minute sessions at a RRP based on $192 per head for 10-16 participants or $160 per head for 12-32 participants.
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Teachers can deliver SchoolGroms in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below. Specifically, the teacher must be a Surfing Australia Surf School instructor and you will be able to only book coach-delivered packages.
To become a coach and deliver SchoolGroms in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:
Sporting organisations who wish to become a coaching provider for Surfing Australia and deliver in Sporting Schools must meet the requirements below:
- Hold a valid ABN or declare ABN exempt
- Confirm adequacy of insurance
- Meet the requirements to become a Surfing Australia Surf School
- Hold a current SchoolGroms licensing agreement
NOTE: All coaches that operate under the coaching provider must meet individual surf coach registration requirements.
Surfing Australia Resources
SchoolGroms provides educators with the perfect opportunity to teach students skills that they wouldn’t learn in a classroom.
As a teacher if your also passionate about surfing and want to make a difference in the sport you love, coaching could be a great opportunity for you to get involved.
For more information about sharing the stoke visit the Surfing Australia website.