THE BENEFITS OF SKATEBOARDING
Because skateboarding is so attractive to developing children and is most commonly an activity that they have chosen on their own, lessons learned may be more effectively retained. Educators understand that a child’s success in school is heavily influenced by the early childhood experiences that help form and mould their self-concept. A developing child needs to have positively reinforcing experiences that illustrate to them how they can solve problems and attain goals.
• Improve balance, coordination and flexibility
• Develop muscle strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness
• Encourage visualization and goal setting
• Increase concentration, focus and persistence
• Promote individuality and creativity
• Promote teamwork and group participation
• Build confidence, social skills and self esteem
• Teach sports competence and develops skills required for multiple sports
• Teach sportsmanship and fair play
• Develop life skills such as independence, a positive attitude & respect for others
Kids are naturally curious and attracted to activities like skateboarding. When practised safely and correctly, skateboarding can be the perfect vehicle to help kids develop and build on the essential physical and mental skills needed for success.
A young person who has experienced the success of reaching set goals, developed a strong sense of confidence, and interacted positively with others, will approach future challenges in life with an increased chance for success.