This online snowboard lesson will go over Teaching Kids To Snowboard Part 1. Keep it fun, know their body and keep it simple. You’ll have access to all our snowboard tutorials when you signup that cover every step and feedback from your coach. We also have some free snowboard videos to prepare for equipment on our YouTube Page. I recommend watching these snowboard videos; How To Snowboard: Navigating The Resort, Beginner Snowboard Lesson on Steering, Toeside Heelside Stance, Learn How To Ride The Lifts Safely, How to Snowboard: Balance Twist & Beginner Snowboard Stance. Learn to snowboard online with flowingfreeride.com, Take Placement Quiz, take a look at Our Blog for more free content, and learn to snowboard right!
Little kids are top heavy, their heads weigh a lot. Spread their stances out a little bit more. Once they’re 6 or 7 their bodies start to catch up with their head size. They tend to like going on their heelside edge much more so make sure their stance is centered in the middle of the board so they can go switch/fakie or left and right foot forward. Take into consideration that toddlers and young kids are different biologically than adults. They have big top heavy heads creating their center of mass to be higher so spread their stance out and center it so they can go goofy and regular.
When riding the chairlift make sure to keep the child on your toeside edge so you can be facing them and help them on and off. With little kids under six years old I like to keep both feet strapped in. Riding with one foot out puts a lot of stress on their knee, the boot could slip out while on the lift and it’s much harder to get off the lift. Keep them all the way back in the chair to be safe and if they don’t let you ride with both feet in then it’s more difficult. I recommend keeping your young kids on conveyor belts or gondolas where loading and unloading is very safe and easy. The chairlift is a 500 lb object moving at fast speeds with lots of moving parts and you unload with one foot unstrapped. Unless you’re a strong confident rider keep your kids on safe lifts like a gondola or conveyor belt.
Each kid is different. Your child may like skating around one foot in and one out or perhaps your toddler likes being pushed around and going down the hill with both feet strapped in. Keep it fun by teaching a skill like going and stopping, then just play and make games out of that new skill. Getting them to unstrap their binding is huge and that might be all they do. It’s better when they learn how to strap in their own bindings but any accomplishment is rewarded with lots of positive reinforcement.
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