Kw-logo-smaller

Quiz the Coach :: Skateboarding Blues

Question by X(WIERDO,


I really want to go to skate camp but it’s too expensive and there’s no one to teach me. What can I do?


I have something to say about money and sports. Money may make things easier for skateboarding athletes to learn, go to camps, get the best equipment, the best technology and top-notch coaching, but that doesn’t necessarily mean those athletes are automatically going to make it to the pros.


No matter who you are, no matter how much money you have, if you have the will, there is a way! Don’t believe me? Let me tell you a story.


The Glory Story

Tony's 1st BoardTony's 1st Board

There once was a young boy named Tony. He was only 8 years old but got into a lot of trouble. One day his older brother bought him a cheap used skateboard so Tony had something fun to do.


Dad's RampDad's Ramp

Tony practiced tricks and maneuvers and showed so much improvement that his dad decided to build him a ramp right in his backyard. Tony practiced 6 hours a day. He was so persistent that he never quit practicing a trick no matter how many times he failed.


Teen Star TonyTeen Star Tony

The boy turned into a star. He was so good that before he graduated from high school, he was making $100,000 a year in sponsorship and skateboarding-competition prizes. Today he is known as the greatest skateboarder of all-time. He is the legendary Tony Hawk.


Tony HawkTony Hawk

Tony never needed skate camps, fancy skateboards or coaches to teach him tricks. He took it upon himself to practice everyday and try hard. He suffered through injuries, cuts and bruises, but that’s what it takes to learn and get better at skateboarding.


Anyways, the moral of the story is that you don’t need everything that you think you do to get skills. All it takes is a decent skateboard, some hard work, dedication and some bumps and bruises.


Related Stories
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

aaliyahmoore

aaliyahmoore wrote:

OK I DO NOT LIKE THIS SPORT
commented: Sat Aug 21, 2010

MCRNeogirl50

MCRNeogirl50 wrote:

SO COOL!!
commented: Mon Aug 09, 2010

there are 2 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1158353052156

Who's Your Favorite Skateboarder?

  • Tony Hawk.
  • Ryan Sheckler.
  • Bam Margera.
  • Bucky Lasek.

related stories

Micro_s micro
Wanna be a pro skater? You got to get yourself known. The best way to get known is to show people...
Sweet skate tricks, flying monkeys and insane circus clowns rule in Boom Boom Sabotage - a...
Tony Hawk and Andy Macdonald are two awesome skaters who don't just rip it up on the street and i...

Sports in the forums

9bella
9bella posted in Dance:
I love Lyrical  I love turning and leaping an smooth dancing. I personally love lyrical   why do you or dont ?
reply about 11 hours
rue21forever3
green bay packers
reply about 12 hours
kayshay
"tarheel_gurl_sam" wrote:Been a Giants&Saints fan since I was 3-4 =D yea ik since im from miami u would think the dolphins but i love the cowboys srry ;)
reply about 12 hours
Isaackizw
green bay packers :)
reply about 13 hours
Austin110
Austin110 posted in Cheerleading:
"MadisonB12" wrote: "Storm04" wrote: yes cheerleading really is a sport i think that its fun too! :) yay, someone who agrees with me!!
reply about 14 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Hour-of-code-tumb

Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!