Skateboarding Resources and Solutions


Skateboarding Curriculum and Instruction

An Instructional Need

As we begin the 21st Century skateboarding and public skateparks are more popular than ever and still growing. With the popularity of skateboarding expanding so rapidly, the need for quality skateboarding education and instructional programming is increasing tremendously as well. Skateboarding is rapidly becoming the physical activity of choice for youth everywhere, and more and more commonly younger less experienced skaters are in search of quality instruction and guidance. arlington washington skateparkIt is currently estimated that there are approximately 3,000 new skateparks in the U.S., with an average of 3 new skateparks opening each week. Today more than ever, public parks and recreation departments, schools, non-profits, and related organizations need the necessary tools to meet public demand for safe skateboarding instruction and programming in community skateparks.

teaching skateboardingThroughout skateboarding’s relatively short history, the majority of structured instruction has been reserved for private skateparks and camps. Now that skateboarding is becoming an integrated part of the community and public parks, there is increasing need for teaching skateboarding fundamentals and etiquette in a safe and all-inclusive way. If public parks and related organizations are going to meet this growing demand for skateboarding education, they also need guidelines and insight from reliable and experienced sources like Drop In To Skateboarding.

Drop In to Skateboarding provides these necessary tools through an instructional skateboarding curriculum based on sound educational practices and skateboarding fundamentals. Ben Wixon teaching skateboardingThe curriculum is academically sound and lesson plans have been designed and tested by a professional educator with over twenty years of skateboarding experience, as well as over a decade’s experience teaching public school and managing skateboarding camps and programs. Our organization is dedicated to providing sound research and experienced advice to public schools, recreation departments, as well as any organization or individual working to create a safe and successful skateboarding program to meet the needs of their own community.