Skate League

Teaching families the activity of skateboarding

Our skate league will build a love for skateboarding with families that have had little to no experience with the sport.  We emphasize learning the basics, encouragment, and developing your own style.  You will be able to walk into this league with no previous experience and walk away knowing how skateboarding can be part of your family's life, while growing in friendship with others learning alongside of you. 

 

2019 Fall Skate Leauge

Recreational League (beginners)

Sign Up Here: Rec League

  • October 15 - November 19
  • Each participant will receive a skate league t-shirt and 6 coached practices and 6 games.
  • Price: $60 per kid
  • Ages 8-12
  • Tuesdays: hour-long, team practice (start time based on your sign-up)
  • Thursdays: hour-long, team vs team competitions (times varying based on game schedule)
  • A release form will be required to be signed by a legal guardian (see required waiver tab) and all kids are required to wear a helmet.
  • What will be taught at practice:
    --Good sportsmanship, and skatepark etiquette 
    --Basic skateboarding skills
         --board parts and names
         --how to stand on, push, and steer a board
         --how to do basic flatground tricks (tail taps, hippie jumps, tic-tacs, ollies)
         --how to do assisted basic slides/grinds (small boardslides, ride-on 50/50's)
         --how to ride up and down ramps
         --how to do basic ramp tricks (drop-ins, rock-to-fakies, slashes...)
         --how to find your style and advance.
    --How to play the team vs team games
    --Understanding skateboarding culture
    --Work ethic
    --Team work

 

Competitive Leauge (intermediate)

Sign Up Here: Competitive League

  • October 15 - November 19
  • Each participant will receive a skate league t-shirt and 6 coached practices and 6 games.
  • Price: $60 per kid
  • Ages 8-12 (though have to qualify either based on scores in previous seasons, or coming in and doing a qualifying run during our open hours)
  • Tuesdays: hour-long, team practice (start time based on your sign-up) 
  • Thursdays: hour-long, team vs team competitions (if enough teams sign up), otherwise - every man for himself games-format (times varying based on game schedule)
  • A release form will be required to be signed by a legal guardian (see required waiver tab) and all kids are required to wear a helmet
  • What will be taught at practice:
    --Good sportsmanship, and skatepark etiquette 
    -- intermediated skateboarding skills
         --basic flip tricks (pop-shuvits, 180's, kickflips,...)
         --basic grinds and slides (boardslides, 50-50's, noseslides...) 
         --intermediate halfpipe tricks - stalls, airs, and grinds
         --how to put a good line of tricks together
         --how to improve basic tricks already learned (ollies, ramp riding, board control...)
         --how to find your style and advance.
    --How to play the team vs team, or every man for himself, skate league games
    --Understanding skateboarding culture
    --Work ethic
    --Team work

 

Pro League (advanced)

Sign Up Here: Pro League

  • October 15 - November 19
  • Each participant will receive a skate league t-shirt and 6 coached practices and 6 games.
  • Price: $60 per kid
  • Ages 12 -16 (though have to qualify either based on scores in previous seasons, or coming in and doing a qualifying run during our open hours)
  • Tuesdays: hour-long, team practice (start time based on your sign-up
  • Thursdays: hour-long, team vs team competitions (if enough teams sign up), otherwise - every man for himself games-format (times varying based on game schedule)
  • A release form will be required to be signed by a legal guardian (see required waiver tab) and all kids are required to wear a helmet
  • What will be taught at practice:
    --Good sportsmanship, and skatepark etiquette 
    -- advanced skateboarding skills
         --intermediate/advanced flip tricks (180+flips, big spins, 360 shuv/flips, full-cabs, switch/nollie tricks, )
         --intermediate/advanced grinds and slides (lipslides, feebles, 5/0's, krooks...) 
         --advanced halfpipe tricks - stalls, airs, and grinds
         --how to put a good line of tricks together
         --how to improve intermediate tricks already learned (kickflips, 50/50's, manuals...)
         --how to find your style and advance.
    --How to play the team vs team, or every man for himself, skate league games
    --Work ethic
    --Team work

Game Rules

  • Every contestant will have 3 runs -  a 1-minute "street run" utilizing the whole skatepark except halfpipe; a 1-minute "halfpipe-only" run; and a best trick run with 3 attempts.
  • In the best trick run, you can opt to try a different trick after one or two attempts, but if any points were earned by landing one of those attempts, they are forfeited on behalf of the new trick. 
  • Teams will alternate players taking runs, each player will score as many points for their team as they can with each run they get. The team with the highest score in the end wins.  

 

Loaner boards will be available during practice times and game times only.

You can request signup for a specific coach or time slot for practices or teammates. While we will do our best to accommodate all of these requests, we can't guarantee any requests will be met.

 

What is expected of parents:
--Be a positive presence at the skatepark for all kids, teams and coaches alike
--Be flexible with times, some games/practices have gone longer or started later because of unexpected delays
--Be on time or early to games and practices, so that things can be kept on schedule
--Be respectful to the coaches
--Please address any potential grievances to Ryan or Alec in person or by email, separate from game and practice times
--Be gracious and understanding when it comes to scoring - We have done extensive development of this game, but no one in the country is doing this yet. We are forging new ground and as such are guaranteed to have some flaws. We will tirelessly work on these to make this the best possible team and skateboarding experience your family will get to have.

 

Please address any questions to Ryan Behl, and/or Alec Street

rbehl@ncyfc.org

alec@ncyfc.org