Autumn evenings are no longer so active for walks, so my daughter and I decided to move to a more comfortable place – to the rollerdrome, which is located in the shopping center not far from our house.
Honestly, at first I was skeptical. It seemed to me that my daughter did not have enough patience, that this sport was traumatic and after the first fall she would give up. And once again I underestimated the stubbornness of my child. But first things first.
On the rollerdrome, I constantly observe children who are already pretty confident on roller skates, even if they don’t look like they are for more than two years. You don’t need to go far for an example – the younger sister of a daughter’s girlfriend, trying to imitate her, learned to ride on her own within an apartment in two and a half years.
You can start learning to learn videos at any age – at least three, at least fifty. The main thing is to do it right.
On how to choose the right videos for the child, I will write in detail in a separate article. For the first lesson we rented roller skates.
My opinion in this case coincides with the opinion of professionals: one who does not know how to skate is unlikely to be able to correctly and quickly teach another to skate. Honestly, in early childhood, I skated and very well. But then, at 23, my friend and I decided to recall youth, but my memories did not go further than the shops. I was never able to overcome my fear in order to get out of it and take a few steps.
Therefore, I decided to seek help from an instructor. It was he who was able to teach my daughter how to take the first steps correctly, to keep her body in a certain (safest) position, to fall and turn correctly.
In the end, it took us an hour to allow the daughter to move around the rollerdrome without help. Here again, I want to draw attention to her patience and motivation. The fact is that her three best friends skate very well and she does not want to keep up with them.
That evening I did not hear a word about the unsuccessful attempts and pain from the first falls. And only because my child fell asleep an hour and a half earlier than usual, I realized that a lot of energy was spent. And the next morning, she woke up with the words go on rollerdrom together, I want to work out the technique.
Feet should be bent. Just enough to close the rollers with your knees (as viewed from above). When standing, the legs should not be X-shaped, the ankle should be securely fixed.
While driving, the body should be tilted slightly forward. Otherwise, during the fall there is a high probability of injuring the back. The most common mistake during training by non-professionals is to recommend a child to fall on the ass. Like, this place is soft, it will not hurt. The priest is soft, but the spine is fragile.
From this it follows that the body needs to fall forward – first on the knees, then on the palm and elbows. Of course, it is better not to fall, but try to keep balance until the last.
Already at the third or fourth session, my daughter could not be distinguished from the majority of the skiers. She was already a full-fledged member of her team – the girls played catch-up, freeze, hide-and-seek, etc.
Of course, not the last meaning is the desire of the child. And here we are, of course, lucky. Besides, riding alone is boring, agree. Already a month has passed since the start of classes, and my Lia is slowly mastering her back to front, jumping, riding with obstacles, etc. And I, in turn, cannot rejoice at yet another way of splashing out energy and gaining additional physical development for my child!
Do your kids know how to roller skate? How did they learn this?