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01-21-2011, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by koh19 View Post
How do you teach a kid to skate?

There's a local team kid's dad who's willing to pay $50/hour to teach his kid how to skate. It would be once or twice a week, during the public skating session. I'm interested, it's good cash but how the hell do you teach skating? Could I make him do exercises, circles, stops?
Start out teaching them how to fall and how to get up, then teach them foreward 2-foot c cuts, then backward 2 foot c cuts, then snowplow stops, then 1-foot c cuts and then crossovers.
I would think that the hardest part about teaching a kid how to skate is making it so that its fun for them. If they get bored, you will lose their attention and its pretty much a waste of time.
$50 an hour is pretty expensive, IMO. Im taking a Learn To Skate class that is 8 30 minute sessions for $100.

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