Beginning youth

Why do you do what you do? How far is my group? What are they up to this week? They are simple but important questions. To determine which part of the technique you will treat, you will have to take your own student(s) as a starting point. Below are a number of questions to help you analyze your group and make a choice.

What do you see happening in your group?

Are the children able to sit and stand independently and are they familiar with ice cream?

Can the children step and slide on two legs and then brake again?

Can the children shrink, lift their feet and bend their knees?

Can the kids slide on one leg with their knee over toe?

Can the children push off at right angles to the skate and do they position with certainty and stability?

Do the children have enough foundation to start pawing over?

Are the children able to send in and use pressure?




What do you do when you have completed these 7 steps?

In the process of learning the skating movement, recurring themes and steps are treated at an ever higher level. The way in which the themes are presented thus takes the form of a spiral. That is, if you have gone through these 5 steps, you will see which step needs some extra attention. This way you can continuously tinker with the technology, always at a higher level. With the help of the ' learning spiral ' the skating movement is continuously improved. This is always based on the total movement.

Upward learning spiral

Sometimes you will even notice that you are working on a certain part, but that something goes wrong with a previously discussed part. In that case, it may be wise to first pay attention to an earlier step, because that is the basis of another part of skating technique. You will have to take a step back and that is not bad at all! In fact, it's better than wanting to do something your students aren't ready for yet