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Skateboarding ~ Coach Education Course held in North West England

This weekend Southport YMCA has successfully run the first level 2, Coach Education Programme for Skateboarding in Europe. Ten coaches from around the North West of England attended the course run by British Roller Sports Federation in partnership with Sports Coach UK. This course meets with national standards for coaching, teaching and instructing at level 2.



Teaching on the programme was:

David Nichols, President and Director of Coaching for British Roller Sports Federation and

John Mills, Director of Coaching for British Cycling representing Sports Coach UK.



Southport YMCA now has a team of qualified level 2 skateboard coaches that can teach the basics of safe skateboarding in schools and community venues around Southport. The Board Smart programme, which has been adopted by British Roller Sports Federation was created by the young people of Southport YMCA, Bridge Project and will be rolled out nationally in schools.



For further details connect to http://www.brsf.co.uk#20070731