So my church goes on a yearly trip to the slopes, and this year, I have been assigned with teaching all the first-timers how to snowboard. I am a solid rider, very aggressive on the mountain, with 10 or so years of knowledge in riding. The thing is, I know it's one thing to ride, and an entirely different thing to teach others to ride. So I was wondering if anyone had any advice or tips on how I should go about teaching them? Their age range goes from about 10 years to 16 years old. (They are a part of the youth group) Any help would be much appreciated!
Perhaps a group lesson by an instructor of the resort would be the best option all around? They might even have deals or discounts for a group of that number.
If you search around here you'll see some opinions and good tips on teaching others. Just because a person can do something doesn't mean they can teach it. Then there are those who can. Either way, chances are your time during this trip (teaching beginners) is not going to be spent doing much riding for your own enjoyment, if that matters to you.
I often have clients, family, and friends (who've never been on a snowboard) ask if I would teach them. I always say it's best to get a lesson; even though I could
teach them, I'm not an instructor.
Start out by prayer, put the fear of God in them and tell them this is how Jesus started to learn about walking on water. Good thing is they are probably good at falling on their knees and lying prostate.
BTW, no disrespect...I'm a son of a preacher man.
I was nearly in tears reading this...hilarious in so many ways.
And no disrespect either; I was raised Catholic (which might be why I thought it was so great).