There’s not many parents brave enough to encourage their child’s skateboarding career in Australia, so congratulations! Here’s all you need to know to help them on the way. Remember that any sport can be a great route for a child to learn and grow in, as well as develop their skills and potentially a carer, but that support from home becomes critical for the developing child. They need you to be on board for the journey if they’re to make a success on the way, so here’s some ways to help you do just that.
It’s natural to be a little worried about industry when your child is interested in longboards or skateboards, but it’s altogether better to support and encourage them and help them learn safely then enact the blanket bans so many parents revert to. Healthy sports are vital to the proper development of your child self esteem as well as their physical fitness.
Developing their skateboarding skills and love of the sport
But remember that you can’t push them, either. Of course, they’re going to need a ton of practice if they have pro ambitions one day, but you can also destroy the child’s passion for what they love by being an overbearing parent. You will know your own kids, and know who responds to a little pushing and who won’t, but remember to dial it back a little- they are only young and need space to mature.
However, a child who’s serious about the sport needs to be skating all year round. If they really want to make it to pro skateboarding in Australia,. There are indoor facilities available in most large urban areas these days. Keep an eagle eye out for skateboarding camps, too, as there’s some great ones out there and that is an excellent way to foster your kids skills. Ask at local skate shops- proper, non franchise skate shops are very keen to promote the sport and foster the love of it, so they’re always going to be a more reliable option.
Other things you can do to help their skateboarding career.
Sponsorship will play a big role in any kind of non-mainstream professional sporting life. If you can help your child attract a sponsorship, you will be dealing with a delicate balancing act, though. You don’t want to become too wrapped up in the terms of the sponsorship, and not practising the sport. It is a balancing act it’s difficult to maintain, but one that can become essential to learn. Don’t forget that you are going to need to work in skateboarding competitions as much as possible. The more they build their skills and visibility, the more successful their campaign will be. A good competition career may well prove vital to their ambitions.
Hard work, practice and visibility are vital parts of any attempt to turn a sports career pro, especially if the sport is not one of the mainstream, famous ones. Your help will be vital to your child’s skateboarding career.