The steps you can follow to better your skateboarding lessons
In order to make your first lesson happen smoothly, you had better make certain to perform some preparatory things in an organized way. The very first thing is to ensure that the tuition fee you would get is already settled up with the parents of your student.
The second step is to reach a compromise between you and the student in terms of the learning schedule. In your very first lesson, to leave a good image to the student and his parents, try to act decently and respectfully and create a comfortable atmosphere for the students to be at ease.
Another method that you can apply in your first lesson is to let the parent observe and join the lesson with their kids. This can be helpful to encourage and bolster the kids’ confidence while learning with a stranger for the first time.
And before taking a look at our suggested content of the first lesson for your reference, you can read more at Skateadvisors to get some more information concerning skateboarding that is probably useful for your instruction.
To start your first lesson, you can let your students do some warm-up activities like stretching, doing some arm and neck rotation, strengthening the calves and rotating the ankles. After that, you should ask them to check a little bit of knowledge that they know about skateboarding by a question, for example, “What would you need to equip before you start skateboarding”.
After having every safety equipment well prepared, it is time to start your lesson. A note for you is that for the kids, when starting to skateboard, everything is novel and unfamiliar to them. Therefore, to achieve a better result in delivering the lessons, you can divide into the core typical parts and concentrate on each part to the core before turning to the upcoming level.
See also: How to Get Better At Skateboarding
First steps to deliver:
It is the most basic thing for every beginner in skateboarding, specifically knowing how to push the board when you are standing on it. Learning to set foot in the right position on the board and apply pressure on the foot is crucial because these things will influence your ability of board control.
You also should pay attention to see if your students are getting familiarized with the pushing gesture or not. If not, it is better to guide them slowly by actively pushing them. Until they stand o the board stably, you can move to guide them to push by themselves smoothly. An ideal principle when pushing is always using the back foot and make it “nailed” on the board right after that.
Make certain that the pushes done by your pushing foot should be followed by the push of the front foot. After pushing 3-4 times, the students will need to stand back on the board and avert their front foot back to its initial place during skating. That is quite a lot to convey to your students so just remember to calm down during instructing.
When they already perform some pushes, the next thing you have to instruct them is how to stop. Here we suggest you with 2 suitable ways:
Jumping off the board:
It is considered as the most simple stopping method. Just remember to remind your students of managing their speed before performing it.
The foot brake
This is the ideal way the beginners can try out. They just need to put their push food onto the ground and use it as a brake like when you are riding a bicycle. And then keep riding on the ground to slow down.
Turning helps the students to reach a wanted point from their position. There are 2 ways you can instruct your students to follow:
You need to lower yourself in order for the focus to change. In addition, the change depends a lot on your foot. Your feet will feel the center of gravity as well as the direction of speed. If you want to turn right, you need to lean forward and lean to the left.
In addition, the change of direction depends on the level of loosing on the wheels of the skateboard. If they are loosed enough, it will be easier to change direction than tightening.
If you lose your balance when you change direction, leaning back will help you reduce your chances of falling.
After you've mastered the movement, stopping, and leaning, the kick-turn is the next thing you need to practice. That's when you are riding in one direction, you suddenly turn the board in the opposite direction of 180 degrees. You must definitely turn the whole person and use force to put pressure on the board. This shot requires a lot of practice and your balance. It will help you to move flexibly and redirect very unexpectedly.
While practicing these fundamental techniques, sometimes your students may feel demotivated, you can light them up by emphasizing with them some purpose when playing skateboarding at Category Archives "Skateboard Purpose"
3 breaks in a session is the most proper. It can help your students to take rest for a while and drink some water to relax their muscles. Notice that your students’s health is the most important so just prioritize it over the other things
Homework must be required for your students in every lesson if you want to see them make improvements. Try to clarify and emphasize that practice is the most necessary thing to do to absorb the given lessons because their level of skateboarding over the period depends on the amount of time they spend every day to practice. Practices make perfect!