The ATBA-UK approved Mountainboard Instructor course is only available from the ATBA-UK. It aims to train confident and competent mountainboard instructors who deliver safe and fun mountainboard sessions.
Who is the course for?
The ATBA-UK Mountainboard Instructor course is for anyone who wants to teach beginners the basic skills of riding a mountainboard on a grass slope. It’s perfect for Activity Centre staff who deliver mountainboarding along with other activities, Mountainboard Centre staff who deliver dedicated mountainboarding sessions, and anyone who runs a mountainboard club and wants to help new clubs members improve there riding skills.
What are the benefits of being an ATBA-UK qualified mountainboard instructor?
- Ensures you are teaching mountainboarding to the best standards.
- Recognised by insurance companies as the NGB qualification across the UK.
- Membership to the ATBA-UK.
What does the course cover?
The course is taught in modules to allow a different focus to be offered depending on the strengths of the instructors. The course will cover:
- Roles and responsibilities of an Instructor.
- Policies and procedures.
- Communicating with people.
- Working as a team.
- Learning styles and teaching methods.
- Planning, conducting and evaluating a session.
- Equipment maintenance.
- Basic riding techniques.
How long does the course take?
The course is normally run in one day, with a classroom session in the morning and a riding and teaching session in the afternoon. If you aren’t a confident mountainboarder, the course can be extended to two days with the first day spent getting your riding skills up to a level sufficient for you to teach the basics to others.
How much does it cost?
The one day instructor course costs £100 per person, which includes £25 Instructor Membership for one year. All of this cost is received by the ATBA-UK (our training provider works for free) and used to support the growth of mountainboarding in the UK.
What do I need to become an Instructor?
- Basic mountainboarding skills. You don’t need to be fantastic mountainboarder in order to be a really good instructor, you just need to have a basic level of riding skill.
- To be over 16 years of age.
- Other sports instructing experience will help but isn’t necessary.
How do I book a training course or find out more?
Email us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you to arrange a convenient date or give you more information.