Why this toolkit?
Skateboarding encourages innovation, determination and resilience; attributes that are best acquired through experiential learning and authentic conversations. However, when it comes to creating a more inclusive community, we all know there are many barriers to success. As a response, this toolkit was created to help establish a base curriculum that facilitators can use as their “go-to” manual when planning out their skateboarding program. With help from our long-time staff and coaches, we have gathered the best tips and practices to help you work with individuals of different learning styles, successfully facilitate a positive learning environment, and plan games and activities in various program models -- to share with our community for free. Take this document as a guide rather than a set of strict expectations.
The goal of this toolkit is to provide facilitators with:
1. The ability to safely facilitate skateboarding
2. Access to games and ideas for class curriculum
3. Behavior management tips to meet youth where they are