Beginners Skateboard Tuition

A safe and friendly introduction to skateboarding for ages 5 – 12

 

On our hugely popular beginners course we take eager learners through the first steps of skateboarding and help them become comfortable and confident. We start at the very beginning with standing and moving, staying safe and correct stance. We will then move along together into using ramps, basic moves and gaining full board control! Beginners lessons are group based, with extra allowance and support always being given to those who feel they want more (or less!) help. There is a maximum of 10 on each course, and skateboards and safety equipment are provided.

4What will we learn?

  • Correct stance and riding comfortably
  • Pushing and turning
  • Rolling down and up ramps
  • Dropping in
  • Turning on ramps
  • Introduction to Ollies
  • Staying safe and using a skatepark safely
  • Gaining confidence, challenging yourself and conquering fears
  • How to take what you have learned to help you in the future
  • There’s always time for a few other bits to throw in

What we expect

  • We don’t ask for much, just for your child to want to give it a go. Also to understand that this is a group lesson and we are all learning at once, and to listen and follow instructions even if they’ve heard it before or know it already!

If you feel your child may be well on the way to what is mentioned above you may want to consider the improvers, if in doubt give us a shout.

Summer Intensive Courses

Four Day Course – £45

 

Through the summer holidays we’re running four-day courses for ages 5-12 who want to try skating.

These courses are for children who are first timers or very new to skating. We don’t recommend this course for children who have recently attended a weekly beginners course here. Please make sure your child’s ability level is suitable for the course before booking and contact us before booking if you’re unsure.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:30-11:30am

New course starting every week!

To book on to any course please click the appropriate link below and complete the subsequent form, making sure to use the child’s name and D.O.B. Payment can be made by card at the bottom of the page.

September / October Term Courses

Six weekly one hour lessons – £60

 

We run four beginners courses each term. Choose from –

Tuesdays 4:15pm
Wednesdays 5:30pm
Thursdays 4:15pm
Sundays 10:30am

 

Our next term time lessons will start on the week beginning the 12th of September. They will be available to book on to on this page from 12pm on Tuesday 23rd of August. Set a reminder!

These courses are for children who are first timers or very new to skating. Please make sure your child’s ability level is suitable for the course before booking. Contact us before booking if you’re unsure.

Our schedule, booking, and refund policy

Further schedule and booking details

• Courses start after every half term break, and become available to book on to through this page usually three weeks beforehand. Information on the next start and booking dates is always viewable on this page.
• Places are on a first come first serve basis. We do not take any bookings before they appear online and do not hold waiting lists.
• These courses are in high demand and often sell out fast. If there are no spaces visible on this page then there are none available. We advise you not to promise your children skateboarding lessons before booking to avoid disappointment. Each registration must be completed in full individually and we cannot guarantee your being able to book for more than one child successfully.
• Members of the previous course will be given one day’s priority to rebook for the next course via email. We recommend whitelisting skatepark@brightonyouthcentre.org.uk to ensure you receive this email in time.
• Please remember that due to priority booking for term time courses, some places will already be taken by the time they appear on this page.
• We also hold courses through some school holidays. These will be announced as a few weeks prior.

Refund Policy

• We will issue a full refund to the account debited, if contact is made by phone or email with a request to cancel the space at least 7 days before the start date. If notice is less than 7 days, we will issue a refund of half of the course cost. This is to cover potential loss of earnings from your space not being used. Requests for a refund on or after the date of the first lesson will not be honoured. We will request account details to arrange a bank transfer for any granted refunds.
• BYC holds no responsibility for any lessons that aren’t attended and will not issue partial refunds, discounts on future bookings, or free lessons on a future course, to make up for missed lessons.
• While we will do our best to assist you, we take no responsibility for a booking made on to the wrong course date, and make no guarantee we can alter the booking.

Data Usage

Personal information entered in to the following form is held by EZ facility. Their privacy policy regarding the security of your information can be found at ezfacility.co.uk. We do not share your details with any other persons or organisations. We will use this data for contacting you regarding your booking, and for in house statistic gathering regarding usage of our centre, which is required for funding purposes.