Objective: Here you learn about each component of the skateboard and it’s function. You will also learn how to tune and maintain your skateboard.
Objective: Here we’re going to learn all about safety. From how to properly wear equipment – including helmet and pads, to learning how to fall correctly so as to avoid getting injured.
ORIENTATION & STANCE
8 STEPS OF STANCE
Objective: The “8 Steps” is a methodology that we created to help with foot placement and balance. It will teach you the following 4 skills:
- Get On The Board
- How To Push
- How To Stop
- How To Jump Off
YOUR FIRST PUSH!
Objective: Here we are gong to apply what we learned from the 8 steps method and go for our first push!
HOW TO STOP
Objective: There are a few ways to stop a skateboard, for now we are going to concern ourselves with two of the most common; jumping or bailing and using the back foot to stop.
TURNING & CARVING
Objective: Now that we know how to carve, it’s time to see how we get around obstacles, let’s see how you do with chalk lines and cones.
Objective: This lesson we are going to learn how to manipulate our board and body by working on a variety of movements using the tail of the board.
Objective: Let’s learn some basics on the banks and become aware of some of the etiquette of the park.
RAMPS & TRANSITIONS
Objective: Here we learn how to pump and generate speed by learning how to use the transitions. The ramps, bowls and other obstacles require lot’s of work, but we know you got this!
BOWLS & TRICKS
Objective: Carving and bowl skating is the soul of skateboarding. This will be you last set of skills before moving on to the immediate level. Congrats!