Teach Someone to Roller Skate - Even Yourself! (Paperback)
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(New tutorials on TikTok #happyfeetrollerskating) Marty Donnellan has worked as a professional roller skating coach. She has taught scores of people the art of indoor skating, and many others how to improve their skating. "Teach Someone to Roller Skate - Including Yourself " is a complete curriculum for a four- to six-week beginning indoor roller skating course for all ages. Most of the illustrations picture students on quad skates, but most of the basic positions, postures, and techniques described apply equally to quad skates, inline skates, and ice skates. Differences are noted in the text, such as the location of brakes. This book does NOT cover outdoor skating.Marty has used the course with both individual skaters of all ages, and school PE groups. It makes a great gift for parents whose kids are approaching skating age.By studying Marty's clear text and engaging illustrations, you, too, can now teach someone to roller skate - including yourself or your child - with no professional instructor present. Or, you can build on existing skills. Below are some of the topics covered: Styles of skates and skatingBeginning skating positions and posturesHow to keep from fallingHow to rise from a fallHow to build up speedFour ways to stopAvoiding common bad habitsWorking with older adultsWorking with preschoolersGliding on one footIntroduction to EdgesHow to carve, pump, swizzle & scissorHow to do crossoversBeginning backwards skatingBeginning intermediate skills such as the Mohawk turn and two-footed spinExercises to practice on and off skatesComplete checklist of beginning skillsTroubleshooting pain while skatingColoring pages for young skaters...And more So get your skates on and get started with Coach Marty.
About the Author
Marty Donnellan is a lifelong resident of Atlanta, GA, USA. She is a writer, doll maker, skater and skating teacher, grain growing enthusiast and founder/director of Joy Community Kitchen, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit food charity. She is the author of nine books - four set in the fictional world of frendibles, two "how-to" manuals, and three murder mysteries.