BMX – Skateboard – Scooter – Skatepark Coaching Workshops

With over 30 years of experience Freestyle Now can offer your community a skatepark coaching workshop for skateboards, scooters and bmx participants of all ages and skill levels.

Freestyle Now skatepark activation sessions are fun, informative and motivational. Freestyle Now can offer its clients a choice of different skatepark and bmx track engagement sessions each with their own potential outcomes. Freestyle Now promotes an all inclusive stance and offers coaching workshops for BMX, skateboards and scooters. We feel that no one should miss out on fun and learning, no matter their age, skill level or what wheels they roll on. Our professional facilitators / coaches are very easy going and participants can easily relate to them. We let the participants ride at their own level and encourage progression. Skill can be taught but confidence has to be encouraged and nurtured.

Our skatepark activation sessions / coaching workshops cover all aspects of the sports of for BMX, skateboards and scooters, as well as equipment maintenance and personal safety issues. All equipment is checked prior to the participant’s involvement to make sure that it is in a safe condition and minor repairs or adjustments can be made if necessary.

Freestyle Now has a variety of skatepark activation sessions, which are highly rewarding. Many local governments, community groups and other organizations have had Freestyle Now host one of these sessions at their skateparks or venue.

A Skatepark coaching session is a great way to engage your community.

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 Freestyle Now has your community covered with a variety of engagement sessions for many different venues. Please contact Freestyle Now today for more information.

Skatepark coaching workshops sessions

Skatepark coaching jam sessions

BMX pump track and jumping sessions

Pop up skatepark coaching sessions

Parent information sessions

Private coaching sessions

Potential coaching session outcomes

Freestyle Now wants everyone at the skatepark to have a rad experience.

Skatepark activation sessions brings the community together to enjoy being active, healthy and motivated.

Skill can be taught but confidence has to be encouraged.

Our key factors are

  • Over 30 years of experience, high level of professionalism and excellent management skills
  • Professional coaches / facilitators / staff
  • All inclusive policy for all ages, skills and disciplines
  • Facilitators who are positive role models
  • Actively involved in skateboard, scooter and bmx and can relate to the participants on their level
  • Skills development
  • The importance of skatepark  etiquette
  • Youth engagement
  • Working with children clearance
  • Certified First aid trained
  • Emphasis on safety equipment
  • We have our own P.A. system and music played through our P.A. system is language checked
  • We take care of the supply of prizes for your participants
  • Public indemnity and liability insurance
  • We collect and provide appropriate demographics
  • We encourage different disciplines to respect each other and learn how to share skatepark environments appropriately

 

The objectives for skatepark activation sessions are not limited to but include:

  • Increase participants skill and confidence levels (more targeted at beginner users)
  • Promote the facility as a place of positivity to users and non users.
  • Educate participants in skatepark etiquette including parents.
  • Promote good standing behavior for facility users
  • The benefits of being involved in a physical activity and how it impacts on mental health
  • Understanding the importance of positive peer networks
  • Understanding how everyone’s involvement in taking pride in the facility is important

Freestyle Now promotes an all inclusive stance and offers coaching workshops for BMX, skateboards and scooters

Be sure to check our coming events page for when Freestyle Now will be heading out to a skatepark and hosting an activation session.

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Showing how the equipment is put together and maintained is an import part of a skatepark coaching session.

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Skatepark coaching workshops sessions.

The skatepark coaching workshops are for participants to attend and learn new skills and gain confidence. Freestyle Now skatepark coaching workshops are fun, informative and motivational. The squad members let the participants ride at their own level and encourage progression. All our instructors are very easy going and relate to the participants well. Our workshops cover all aspects of the sports, as well as equipment maintenance and personal safety issues. All equipment is checked prior to the participant’s involvement to make sure that it is in a safe condition and minor repairs or adjustments can be made if necessary. Freestyle Now has two different ways that skatepark coaching workshops can be facilitated, formal or informal. Each of them has its own benefits.

Formal coaching workshop sessions – The formal sessions cater for a select number of participants who have registered for the sessions via our preferred online registration process. Formal coaching sessions are great for smaller skateparks and are usually hosted when the skatepark is closed to the public (or sections of the skatepark) and gives the participants more time with the facilitators over the assigned time period. The formal sessions would have 5 – 6 participants assigned to each facilitator who would engage with them. It is a great way to control numbers at skateparks. A facilitator would have in their group, participants who would be on the same level of skill. This helps to keep the participants engaged and wanting to stay focused on learning new skills. Most formal sessions are single discipline only sessions. The formal coaching workshop sessions typically consist of two 1 hour sessions. Freestyle Now has a preferred online registration process, this way we can control the number of attendees.

Informal coaching workshop sessions – The informal sessions are great to cater for more participants, sometimes as many as 60 and the skatepark remains open to all users. Participants fill out the on the day registration attendance. Freestyle Now facilitators move through the participants helping the individuals during the course of the allotted time for the session, normally two hours. Obviously the more participants the less time each of them get with the facilitators / coaches. In some cases we will get beginner groups together and run through a beginner session for them so that way we can cater for the less confident participants while still making sure the more advance users remain engaged. Most informal sessions are all inclusive catering for all ages, skills and disciplines (skateboard, scooter, BMX) working on the principle that when possible no one should be excluded. However, there are times when we do offer single discipline only sessions but these are normally formal coaching workshop sessions.

Skatepark coaching workshop sessions cater for all users and skill levels. Clockwise from top left – Holding the attention of the participants while explaining how tricks work to the group is important to get the message across. – Explaining how you and your equipment work with the obstacles in important for the participants to understand. – Helping to achieve the goals of confidence can be a delicate exercise, our coaches are well versed in the patients required to achieve the participant’s goals. – Time is taken to explain equipment and how to maintain it.

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Skatepark coaching jam sessions.

The skatepark coaching jam sessions are great are great to cater for more participants, sometimes as many as 60 and the skatepark remains open to all users. Participants fill out the on the day registration attendance. Freestyle Now facilitators move through the participants helping the individuals learn new skills, tricks and gain confidence during the course of the allotted time for the session, normally three hours. During the course of the session Freestyle Now creates mini-challenges and fun games that the participants can do at the skatepark to win prizes. These mini challenges and fun games cater for all participants from beginners to advanced riders. The skatepark coaching jam session incorporates participants learning new skills and pushing their skills in the challenges. Some of the challenges might be a long bunny hop, best trick, foot down, and effort recognition which is more aimed at the younger inexperienced participants who can’t do the best tricks. Freestyle Now makes this time a fun interactive experience for all participants including the spectators who can also get involved with cheering for the players in the games. This all takes place in the backdrop of our facilitators/coaches helping the participants. Obviously the more participants the less time each of them get with the facilitators / coaches. In some cases we will get beginner groups together and run through a beginner session for them so that way we can cater for the less confident participants while still making sure the more advance users remain engaged. Most skatepark coaching jam sessions are all inclusive catering for all ages, skills and disciplines (skateboard, scooter, BMX) working on the principle that when possible no one should be excluded. However, there are times when we do offer single discipline only sessions depending on what the demographic you are seeking to engage.

Freestyle Now skatepark coaching jam sessions are fun, informative and motivational. The squad members let the participants ride at their own level and encourage progression. All our instructors are very easy going and relate to the participants well. Our workshops cover all aspects of the sports, as well as equipment maintenance and personal safety issues. All equipment is checked prior to the participant’s involvement to make sure that it is in a safe condition and minor repairs or adjustments can be made if necessary.

Skatepark coaching jam sessions are super fun and motivational, they offer a great backdrop to learn. Clockwise from top left – The long jump is a favorite with the participants, everyone can get involved and challenge themselves. – Winning prizes makes everyone happy. – The game of foot down is challenging, participants have to keep moving without putting their feet on the ground all while avoiding bumping into each other and falling off. – Many different challenges take place so that people can win products.

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BMX pump track and jumping sessions.

Engagement sessions are not just for skateparks. Many areas have BMX pump tracks or BMX jumping tracks. These are a great location for engagement sessions. The BMX pump track and jumping sessions can engage a different demographic of location users which includes many different bicycle users.  The BMX pump track and jumping sessions can be hosted in any of the above two ways – as a coaching sessions or as a coaching jam session. These sessions are conducted in the same way as described in the skatepark coaching and jam sessions above. The BMX pump track and jumping coaching sessions are as always fun, informative and motivational. The squad members let the participants ride at their own level and encourage progression. All our instructors are very easy going and relate to the participants well. Our workshops cover all aspects of the sports, as well as equipment maintenance and personal safety issues. All equipment is checked prior to the participant’s involvement to make sure that it is in a safe condition and minor repairs or adjustments can be made if necessary. Most of the jumping tracks are only made for BMX bikes and other bicycles, but some of the pump tracks are made from cement or asphalt so it can include scooter and skateboard participants as well.

BMX pump track and jumping sessions offer all of the same service as skatepark sessions just on a different terrain. Clockwise from top left. – Getting the participants together for a fun learning time. – Jam sessions can also take place to win prizes. – Any pump track or bmx jumps are ideal for a session to take place. – Offering different challenges for participants to do creates important interaction.

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Pop up skatepark coaching sessions.

Are you looking at hosting a skatepark engagement session but don’t have a skatepark. Do you want to set up a engagement session in a location other that your skatepark. A pop up skatepark is a great choice to do this. Freestyle Now has a mobile skatepark that can be transported to almost any location with ease and set up in a few hours. Freestyle Now has multiple ramps so we can facilitate an activation session at any size location, big or small. As the ramps are modular the configuration of the set up can be adjusted and adapted to suit the location.

The pop up skatepark coaching sessions can be hosted in any of the above two ways – skatepark coaching sessions or skatepark coaching jam sessions. These sessions are conducted in the same way as describe in the information above. The pop up skatepark coaching sessions are as always fun, informative and motivational. The squad members let the participants ride at their own level and encourage progression. All our instructors are very easy going and relate to the participants well. Our workshops cover all aspects of the sports, as well as equipment maintenance and personal safety issues. All equipment is checked prior to the participant’s involvement to make sure that it is in a safe condition and minor repairs or adjustments can be made if necessary.

Pop up skatepark coaching sessions. These sessions can be hosted in many different locations. Clockwise from top left – indoors, community spaces, basketball courts and carparks

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Parent information sessions

Freestyle Now also offers a parent information session at the skatepark activation sessions. This is a great informative 10 minute discussion where our facilitators run through some of the key aspects on skatepark etiquette, equipment and key safety issues (for example what is the difference between a certified and uncertified helmet). In the parent information session it also explained the different ways the traffic flows at a skatepark (each is different) and how to roll around the skatepark safely by using simple awareness messages (looking left, right, forwards and backwards, not hanging on the edge of ledges and coping etc). To a parent, community member or beginner rider it might look like it is just a free for all when people are using the skatepark but there is a code of conduct and etiquette that needs to be understood – for their safety and the safety of other skatepark users. The parent information session is a great way to help people understand the code of conduct and etiquette which needs to be observed to have a fun and safe skatepark. By providing this information to parents they can then reinforce these aspects to their young ones when they bring them back to the skatepark. Below are some videos in relation to the information discussed at a parent information session.

 

 

A parent information session at one of the scooter sessions

 

 

The video explains the difference between a certified and non certified helmet, this information is discussed in a parent information session.

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Private coaching sessions. 

Freestyle Now offers private coaching sessions for 1 to 3 participants in BMX, skateboards and scooters at various skateparks. Private coaching sessions are suitable for all ages and skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Our professional squad members will work one on one with the participant or participants to help them achieve their goals. The squad members let the participants ride at their own level and encourage progression. All our instructors are very easy going and relate to the participants well. Skill can be taught but confidence has to be encouraged and we find that this is one of the factors holding back skill development. With private coaching sessions the participants get to have that personalized interaction to help them gain that extra level of confidence or the understanding of the mechanics of the trick required to achieve the trick goal. Private coaching sessions cover all aspects of the sports, as well as equipment maintenance and personal safety issues. All equipment is checked prior to the participant’s involvement to make sure that it is in a safe condition and minor repairs or adjustments can be made if necessary.

Private coaching sessions for 1 or 2 participants are booked in groups of one, three or five sessions that are each one hour long. Private coaching sessions for 3 participants are booked normally a one off sessions that are two hours long. Please make contact with Freestyle Now to seek more information.

Private coaching sessions. Offering a personalized session for your participant to gain confidence and increase their skills for skateboards, scooter and BMX.

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Potential coaching session outcomes.

The potential outcomes from a skatepark engagement session are many and varied. Listed below are some of the benefits and potential outcomes from hosting a skatepark activation / coaching session

Overview

  • Learning about safety and skatepark etiquette for both participants and parents
  • The interaction of body movement with their scooter/skateboard/bicycle.
  • Understanding equipment care and repair and the acceptance of other disciplines.
  • Provide sanctuary for some participants, their happy place, and their turn off zone.
  • Understanding the importance of positive peer networks
  • Helping participants feel valued and part of a community.
  • Participants are given the opportunity to find the self-confidence to be themselves.

Parent information session

  • Education of skateparks terminology
  • Education of keen safety equipment
  • Education of equipment maintenance (skateboard, scooter, BMX)
  • Understanding that skatepark activities support brain development and both fine and gross motor skills
  • Skatepark activity promotes self confidence and self awareness
  • Understanding of skatepark etiquette and code of conduct
  • Understanding of skatepark flow and safe navigation

Beginners

  • Confidence building
  • Understanding balance
  • The interaction of body movement with their scooter/skateboard/bicycle
  • Understanding equipment, care and repair
  • Building acceptance of other disciplines
  • Knowledge of safety equipment
  • Skatepark safety and use
  • Skatepark etiquette
  • Dropping into and jumping out of ramps safely
  • Explaining the dynamics of basic tricks
  • Sharing of this information with their parent or guardian to enhance their young ones understanding

Intermediate

  • Understanding equipment, care and repair
  • Skatepark etiquette
  • Knowledge of safety equipment
  • Skatepark safety and use
  • Explaining the mechanics of tricks
  • Assisting to improve their riding quality
  • Different ideas and styles to help improve their riding
  • Building acceptance of other disciplines
  • Youth engagement

Advanced

  • Knowledge of safety equipment
  • Understanding equipment, care and repair
  • Understanding the dynamics of complex tricks
  • Different ideas and styles to help improve their riding
  • Enhancing existing skill sets by adding new dimensions
  • Building acceptance of other disciplines

Youth engagement

  • Self confidence in being themselves
  • Understanding the importance of positive peer networks
  • Helping them feel valued and part of a community
  • Offering positive role models
  • Involvement and cultivation of their interest in activity

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Please contact Freestyle Now today for more information on any of the above mentioned skatepark activation sessions.

Freestyle Now has your community covered with a variety of engagement sessions for many different venues. Please contact Freestyle Now today for more information.

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