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I need some helpful techniques on how to teach my 6 year old to rollerblade

Posted by on May. 16, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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Hi,


I bought my son a pair of rollerblades today and he's really upset he can't balance. I told him to do the letter V with his feet and do the airplane with his arms. 

He keeps falling backwards and I told him if he feels like he's gonna fall, to fall forward because I'm super paranoid of him to hurt his back.

I'm gonna try hit up Walmart or Target this weekend to buy a hoola hoop. I bought a really expensive jump rope but realized it was pointless because I need my son to have BALANCE first LOL.

If you ladies can help me with other techniques, that would be awesome and I'd really appreciate it!

by on May. 16, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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Kathy489
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Practice in the grass first with just walking.

Mocking.Jay
by Member on May. 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Yes, we did that too. He kept crying to get on the grass, but I'm just wondering if there's another technique I can use to help him gain balance.

I got him doing the airplane with his arms and the letter V while making sure he's bent over enough forward with his bum sticking out. If his bum isn't out I tell him it's not right. 

Quoting Kathy489:

Practice in the grass first with just walking.


DACIA79
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2013 at 8:07 PM
Sometimes you just have to fall but you could try a walking stick to help him balance.

Good luck
Mocking.Jay
by Member on May. 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM

I JUST thought of that! Gonna use our broom bahahaha!


Thank you!!!

Quoting DACIA79:

Sometimes you just have to fall but you could try a walking stick to help him balance.

Good luck


DACIA79
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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Quoting Mocking.Jay:




Good luck
bebe_ju-rah
by I Ate The Rainbow on May. 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM
Does he know how to roller skate? My 6 year old dd HSS been roller skating for over a year but has never tried rollerblading.
ditsyjo
by Gold Member on May. 17, 2013 at 1:54 AM

i really don't know I can't rollerblade hehehe but heres a bump

Mocking.Jay
by Member on May. 17, 2013 at 10:28 AM
I haven't done it in 5 years but it was nothing for me to pick it back up.

Thank you!! Every bump counts. :D


Quoting ditsyjo:

i really don't know I can't rollerblade hehehe but heres a bump

Mocking.Jay
by Member on May. 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM
The thing is none of the sports shops here in Canada sell roller skates. I would've loved to get him a pair but he's eventually gonna need to learn good balance anyway if he wants that skateboard for his bday in July! LOL

Quoting bebe_ju-rah:

Does he know how to roller skate? My 6 year old dd HSS been roller skating for over a year but has never tried rollerblading.
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