Benefits of skateboarding

Benefits of skateboarding


Learning to skateboard provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Improves balance, coordination and flexibility
  • Develops muscle strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness
  • Encourages visualisation and goal setting
  • Increases concentration, focus and persistence
  • Promotes individuality and creativity
  • Promotes teamwork and group participation
  • Builds confidence, social skills and self esteem
  • Teaches sports competence and develops skills required for multiple sports
  • Teaches sportsmanship and fair play
  • Develops life skills such as independence, a positive attitude & respect for others
  • Skateboarding is good for the soul!

Learning to skateboard and skateboarding:

  • Requires dedication - teaches young people the need for dedication, perseverance and commitment to achieve a goal
  • Develops identity - skateboarding enhances social skills and helps young people develop a positive sense of identity, belonging and connectedness with the community and society as a whole
  • Builds confidence - skateboarding boosts confidence, self-esteem and the knowledge that young people can make things happen in your life

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