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Quiz the Coach - Skateboard Jumps

Quiz the Coach - Skateboard Jumps - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Kidzworld's Quiz the Coach has advice, help and tips on camps, skateboarding, skateboard tricks, basketball rules, fouls, cheerleading tryouts and practice, making the team plus tons of other stuff! - Page 2

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or soccer? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, teammates or coaches, or anything? Why not ? The Kidzworld Coach can help ya work out team problems or give ya tips and advice to improve your game - all ya gotta do is ask!

1Hey Coach,
I've just started skateboarding. I can do tricks like caspers and stuff but I don't have the guts to jump ramps. Any hints?
skater_stephen

Hey skater_stephen,
Before you even try jumping ramps, make sure you've mastered the basic skateboard tricks. There's no point trying to get big air off a ramp if it's still a struggle for you to do an ollie. You'll just end up landing on your face and looking like a chump. Master the ollie, and you'll find those jumps are way easier.

Jumping ramps is as much about confidence as it is about skill. Start out with smaller gaps and then try bigger gaps and longer jumps as you improve. Always wear a helmet as well. Knowing you're not going to crack your melon open if you miss a jump will give you some extra guts and make sure your day of skating isn't interrupted with a trip to the hospital (Although skateboard injuries are always a great way of getting sympathy from hot skater betties.)

1Hey Coach,
In gym, we gotta do these pull-ups. The problem is that I can't! I'm so weak and small. I can't even REACH the bars! Pull-ups are hard and I'm not really in shape. What should I do?
Beary_Cute_Gal

Hey Beary_Cute_Gal,
Those pull-ups aren't going to get any easier if you keep whining about being too small and too weak. Instead of telling yourself you can't do pull-ups, tell yourself you can. Ask your P.E. teacher to give you some help reaching the bars and concentrate on doing just one. As long as you're trying your best, your teacher shouldn't have any complaints.

Keep in mind that girls your age usually have less strength in their arms than guys have. So if you see guys doing more pull-ups than you, don't worry about it. As you try more pull-ups, and the muscles in your arms develop, you'll find pull-ups become easier and you won't mind doing them so much. If you're still dreading doing those pull-ups, fake that you're having an asthma attack or really bad stomach cramps. You'll be amazed at how easily P.E. teachers or school nurses can be fooled by kids who are really good actors.

Do you have a question on sports, skateboards, skateboarding, fitness, P.E. class, rules to sports or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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