Lifestyle sports attract growing numbers of participants who enjoy the adventure-driven excitement that these sports represent. The culture and demographics of the participants, as well as the highly competitive corporate interests in marketing and sponsorship, have contributed to the rapid growth of board sports.
In association, this popularity has largely been driven by the undying interest of hardcore participants, the international popularity of professional action sport athletes, and the inclusion of snowboarding and other action sports disciplines in the Olympics.
Furthermore, widespread exposure to events like the X-games, Vans Park Series and Street League Skateboarding by broadcast channels and mainstream media networks have helped with the global popularity surge, especially in the younger generations.
Subsequently, skateboarding has become one of the fastest growing activities. It has particular significance to youth all over the world.
Skateboarding is open and accessible to all, relatively inexpensive to undertake, and as a result, the demand for Development Facilities has risen to support this rapidly growing cohort of athletes and enthusiasts looking to improve their skills.
The Rob Skate Academy has become the most reputable programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Rob Skate Academy is a grassroots company that started in the Bay Area for the sole purpose to give people a place to learn how to skateboard safely and freely without the worry of taking on any major injuries.
We believe in providing career opportunities for our fellow skaters to work in skateboarding pursuing their dreams. We are a very mindful organization that puts our employees first and ensures we provide them with optimal support always and relief when needed.
To date, the Academy has involvement with over 38,000 young people via partnerships with the San Francisco school districts including Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, San Francisco, Richmond & Union City, Seneca Schools, and Visions Home Schools.
Of the many different influences our youth will be exposed to, skateboarding proves to have some very unique qualities. Skateboarding is intrinsically satisfying. Children naturally gravitate to an activity that involves the freedom of rolling, turning, jumping and the different types of movements incorporated into the skateboarding experience.
The different heights, speeds, and technical movements involved in the act of skateboarding provide a natural environment where one can learn to solve problems, build self esteem, and overcome fears.
Because skateboarding is so attractive to youth development, and is most commonly an activity that they have chosen on their own, lessons learned may be more effectively retained. Educators understand that a child’s success in school is heavily influenced by the early childhood experiences that help form and mold a child’s self-concept.