HOW WE COACH SKATING AT THE HOUSE OF SKATE
Constantly at the forefront of new technology, new systems and new approaches to teaching skating, we do things a little LOT differently to your average skate school...
We're tired of the lame old 'learn to skate' generic teachings you see at literally every skate park on earth, and are here to shake things up.
We have just one mission for all our students, and that's to get better - and that's it!
Not just a little bit, but a lot.
To be the best skater you can possibly be, and get there fast.
And we use industry leading, innovative new methods to get you there.
A LITTLE ON WHAT WE DO
First and foremost here's what we don't do.
We don't do generic, and we're not here simply as a holiday activity or something to fill the day.
We're here to teach you how to skate the right way, to empower you with the knowledge to skate independently, and get better faster so that you can enjoy the sport and all it has to offer.
Everything we do is taught by core skaters who understand the sport inside out, that are driven to share their knowledge and are passionate about your success.
Unlike the luddite, traditional skate schools of old, we embrace technology wherever we can to increase the potency of the material we teach.
Constantly looking for new and improved ways to to speed up the progression process in every way possible.
“Your friends lie, your family lies, photograph’s lie… but video tells the truth”
What it feels like you're when your skating and what's actually going on are two very different things...
This is where skate video analysis comes in.
With sessions recorded and broken down frame by frame by an expert coach, bad habits and poor technique have nowhere to hide - and that's a good thing.
Once these issues are uncovered a roadmap can be created to fix them.
We're big believers in not just showing you how something is done, but fully explaining it too.
In detail, step by step, so that you don't just know how to do it, but why as well.
What's more, we deliver our theories sessions via multiple channels as we understand different people learn in different ways.
So whatever learning style you are, we have the tools to deliver our teachings to you in a way that makes sense.
Without any of the complicated skate jargon, without any pretences, just simple, actionable tuition that works.
INDIVIDUALISED COACHING IN A GROUP ENVIRONMENT
Whatever your skating level or ability we always individualise the coaching you receive.
Sure, we cover things in a group environment as well, but we always make sure that each individual skater is getting bespoke advice unique to them, with clear actionable steps to improve.
SMALL COACH TO STUDENT RATIO
Quality, effective coaching can only be done in smaller group environments which is why we have hard cap's with low student to coach ratios across everything we offer.
Less students per coach equals more one on one time, more individualised tuition, and faster improvements.
SKATING TO TARGETS
Our mission is to always be taking you to the next step, and that means clear, defined targets for each and every session we teach.
We're not here to just to hoot, holla, and lavish praise.
We're here to equip you with the skills and knowledge to take your skating to the next level - every time we hit the skatepark.
A CLEAR ROADMAP
We've taught a heck of a lot of skaters over the years, and in that time we've developed our own in-house progression roadmaps from beginner skater, right the way up to advanced.
And this roadmap has been tried and tested, and it works.
Once we know where you are in our progression pathway, we have a clear roadmap to follow, teaching you the right skills at the right time, to progress fast.
Being on the right equipment for your size and ability is pivotal.
Not only do we have extensive resources to help you out but all our coaches have years of experience to give advice, and recommendations too.
SAFETY FIRST (WITH A BIT OF RISK TOO...)
Skating involves risk, granted, and we mitigate risk wherever possible.
But, as with life you'll have to take a few falls along the way, a few bumps and bruises to improve.
And we embrace that.
We cover for any eventualities wherever we can, but we fully encourage kids to send it, and push their limits.
We're here to nurture and encourage, and we're also here to push you to get better, so expect your limits to get pushed.
"GIVE A MAN A FISH AND HE'LL EAT FOR A DAY. TEACH A MAN TO FISH AND HE'LL EAT FOR A LIFETIME"
This is very much our outlook and the basis of our philosophy on skate coaching.
We're here to empower our students with the knowledge and skills to be the best skaters they can be...
Then set them free!
To continue their journey full of confidence, technical knowledge and A+ technique to flourish and enjoy the sport of skating to its fullest.