The Skateboarding workshop allows people to learn from top UK professionals in a relaxed and informal manner that suits skate culture. Skateboarding is really popular in the UK just now, and there are currently more Skate parks than ever before, providing places to practice and hone skills learnt at the workshops.
For absolute beginners, the first step is some info about how a skateboard works and 'balance training' on the board without moving. This is vital if you haven't been on a board before, or you're going to hit the deck pretty quickly. After that, participants are taught how to 'push', 'steer' and 'stop', giving the basics to be able to ride a skateboard.
For intermediate participants, the basic most basic tricks are taught, including 'ollies', 'boardslides', 'small drops' and 'grinds'. Ramp basics can also be taught, including 'pumping', 'dropping in' and 'turns'. These basics can be used by participants to go on and learn everything else.
More advanced lessons can be provided, whereby the lesson is controlled by what the class want to learn. Name a trick, and the tutors will teach it to you.
The Skateboarding workshop leaders
We represent UK professional skateboarders who have experience in coaching skateboarding, including Pete King, Dave Chesson, Trevor Johnson and more. Some have been great ambassadors of the sport for many years, having skated around the world, made videos and entered high profile competitions.
These tutors have run workshops across the country for councils and other events, using permanent structures and portable ramps, and they have always proved to be hugely popular.
"Thank you... The workshops you provided for the youngsters throughout the day were of great benefit and you could certainly see that they gained confidence and became more proficient on the boards as the day progressed... You were all interactive with the youngsters and it was obvious that you wanted them all to gain something from the day." - H Philpott, Town Clerk, Billericay
"(They) were professional and took care of everything on the day. They were relaxed and helped interact with those attending the event. I would recommend!" - D Horsman, Sports Development Officer
Scheme of work
- Learning the art of balancing whilst moving
- Gaining the basic tricks of skateboarding
- Improving the basics, and trying to learn more technical moves
Highlights of the workshop:
- Learning to drop in on a ramp
- Learning to 'ollie'
- Testing out the skills of the pros
All participants will have the opportunity to:
- Learn the basics of skateboarding or improve their skills, with the help of top UK pros
Evidence of participation
Many youth schemes require evidence of learners' participation and achievements in wider learning projects to contribute to the young person's file or CV. Top Dog can support this by providing a Top Dog Certificate of Achievement.