Duration: 2 Days

This programme incorporates a number of learning methods combining virtual reflections, practical coaching and classroom-based sessions to introduce new concepts and supporting knowledge. You will also get 3 hours of post-course mentorship from a Skateboard GB Coach Mentor.


Throughout this course you will:

  • Increase the flexibility and adaptability of your practice
  • Enhance depth of understanding of skateboard coaching and how people learn
  • Learn how to coach for a range of different learning outcomes
  • Develop your skills in managing and differentiating your coaching strategies to individualise your approach to the skaters’ needs


The Coaching Skills course is designed to offer coaches tools and frameworks to develop their coaching practice. Here are some of the topics covered in this course.

  • How Skaters Learn
  • Cognitive Load Theory
  • The Biopsychosocial Model
  • Professional Judgement and Decision Making
  • Learning design
  • Nested & Framework Planning
  • Reflective Techniques



For those already on the SBGB Coach Development Pathway who have completed the Get Rolling programme and have banked at least 200 hours of teaching experience since they completed Get Rolling.
We know that the UK’s skateboard coaching community also includes many experienced coaches who may not have completed Get Rolling, however, have accrued years of on-the-job knowledge and experience. If you are an experienced coach looking to further develop your coaching skills, this course is for you.

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Coaching FAQs

How to become a skateboard instructor?

Skateboard GB offers a Level 1 qualification in skateboard coaching – This is a 1 day online and 1 day face-to-face course that prepares you for leading a skateboard lesson and teaching beginner skateboarders.

Find a job in skateboarding

The are various skateboard jobs you can do, from working in a skateboard shop, to construction for skatepark builders or coaching skateboard lessons. Our Skateboard Jobs page has a few jobs, but it may be best speaking with your local skatepark or skate shop.

Safeguarding information

You should always check that your skateboard lesson provider / coaches are DBS checked and have a safeguarding qualification. It is also worth checking their safeguarding statement. The Skateboard GB Safeguarding Statement should give you an expectation of what is required.

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If you teach or instruct skateboarding, then this is the membership for you. Click below to find out more about our Coach Membership.

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