Junior Development Programme
CJSC host a programme created by the NZJSBA and approved by the Harbour Master. This is referred to as Junior Development. The Junior Development Program does NOT allow anyone under 15 to ride at Lake Roto Kohatu unless they follow the programme dispensation steps that include (but not limited to):
1, The applicant is aged between 10-15 years old
2, Their direct parent/guardian is a current member of CJSC
3, The applicant completes a set theory and practical course as approved by NZJSBA. At completion of the courses a junior vest will be issued with set conditions on riding times and regulations.
4, Junior riders MUST be supervised by an approved parent/guardian while riding. The parent/guardian must be available to assist on the water if required at all times (can be on a runabout)
5, Juniors MUST ONLY ride during the set Junior Development times
6, All junior riders carry a copy of their dispensation documents and keep a log book of their riding times
7, Must wear the coloured vest, issued from completion of practical, at all times when riding
8, Hold a NZJSBA licence (Junior competition $100, Junior non competition $50)
9, Riding is limited to a stock lites pole ski only, the program doesn’t allow for any other ski types
10, Abide by all CJSC regulations and NZJSBA Code of Conduct
How to Join
For your 10-15 year old to be eligible to join the Junior Development Program they must complete a course. We currently organise a course when we have 3 Juniors ready to do it. If you are interested please get in touch with the club to discuss this more.
Junior Development Times
There are set times when Juniors are able to practice at the lake. See the Table below for these times. During these times Juniors will take turns inbetween normal members on the lake. eg Juniors ride for 15mins followed by other members riding for 15mins. Please have a chat with each other when at the lake during these times and share the lake as required. NOTE: School Holiday times only apply for Holidays between terms not the Summer holidays between Term 4 to Term 1 and club members have higher priority over juniors during these holidays.