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Who is USSEA’s General Membership for?

USSEA’s ‘General’ Membership is for everyone, from

  • Skateboard enthusiasts looking to advance their skills

  • Students who are just beginning

  • Anyone (such as a parent) who is supporting a beginner.

What perks does a ‘General’ level membership come with?

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For one, our General Membership level gives USSEA community members access to the USSEA Digital Classroom where educators and students alike can engage in learning resources. Students can post on our ‘Tips on Tricks’ section where members can ask for advice and even upload videos of themselves in order to get pointers from qualified instructors on what adjustments to make for better success. There is a board for Community News and Announcements for offerings and exciting educational opportunities.

We also have an area in our digital classroom dedicated to workshops, online skate clinics, educational how-to videos and podcast-style interviews all in video format with content that will be updated regularly. ***This feature is coming soon! It will include opportunities for members to be present to ask questions of our lead instructors, and as the videos are posted members can engage in discussion in a comments section following the video post, as well as give input on future topics they'd like to see covered.

The Digital Classroom is a great place for dynamic sharing of skills and for seeking support.

*The USSEA Digital Classroom is only viewable to members.

 

More perks are in development, including future discounts and soon-to-be-released e-courses on a variety of topics and educational videos. Members will have access to all content as it’s developed. Additional perks added in time will eventually raise the cost of membership, so now is a very good time to sign up with only a low cost of $20/yr!

 
 

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Who is USSEA’s Educator Membership for?

USSEA’s Educator Membership level is specifically for

  • Individuals who teach or are interested in teaching skateboarding.

This plan level requires vetting and approval to join. Steps to joining this level of membership include

  • A criminal background check,

  • Concussion and Safety training and

  • CPR certification.

Being an Educator Member means you have been vetted and USSEA approved. USSEA Educator Membership is also required for USSEA Certified Instructors.

What perks are included in an ‘Educator’ membership?

Access to our comprehensive Professional Skateboard Educator E-Learning Course. *Also our pathway for Level 1 Certification.

*All images and materials in our course are copyright and all copyright violations subject to penalties.

Educator Membership gives you access to our comprehensive, interactive and in-depth e-learning course aimed at those wanting to hone their teaching skills for either coaching or for supporting a learning child. The course has quizzes throughout to test your knowledge with a final exam for completion. It provides a wide-ranging depth of knowledge that is immediately useful, and completion of it with a passing grade of 80% or higher makes you eligible for Level 1 Certification, which only requires an additional one-time payment of $50 to receive your certificate. You must already be an Educator Member just to access this resource and can return to the invaluable information in this course anytime to refresh your knowledge. You do not need to be seeking certification as a member to find the course an enormous resource for a greatly improved understanding of proper progression, movement analysis, student engagement and board dynamics, just to highlight a fraction of its offerings.

The USSEA Digital Classroom

Educator Membership gives USSEA community members access to the USSEA Digital Classroom where educators and students alike can engage in learning resources. Students can post on our ‘Tips on Tricks’ board to ask for advice and even upload videos of themselves so that Educator Members can hone their support skills and make a valuable online impression of themselves. There is a board for Community News and Announcements for offerings and exciting educational opportunities and Educators can post bios of themselves here as well advertise their own services, either coaching, camps or general skateboard-related programs.

The Digital Classroom includes a board for Educators to engage in ‘Coaching Tip Share’, where best-practices are honed and spread. This board is only viewable to the Educator membership level.

We also have an area in our digital classroom dedicated to workshops, online skate clinics and podcast-style interviews all in video format with content that will be updated regularly. ***This feature is coming soon! It will include opportunities for members to be present to ask questions, and as the videos are posted members can engage in discussion in a comments section following the video post, as well as give input on future topics they'd like to see covered.

The Digital Classroom is a great place for dynamic sharing of skills and for seeking support.

*The USSEA Digital Classroom is only viewable to members.

More perks are in development, including future discounts and additional soon-to-be-released e-courses on a variety of topics. Members will have access to all content as it’s developed.

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As stated above, the following items are required in order to be approved for an Educator Membership.

 
 

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Who is USSEA’s Partner Program Membership for?

USSEA’s Partner Program Level of Membership is for any business that is a part of or contributes to the skateboard industry;

  • Skateboard-related business

  • Retailers

  • Any organization that offers programming for students

  • Anyone who manages skateparks such as

    • Non Profit programs

    • Camps

    • Schools

    • Municipalities

    • Manufacturers and

    • Park designers

What perks are included in a partner program level membership?

 

First off, Partner Programs receive discounted membership (30% off) for all employees so they can access and complete all courses, preparing them to promote safety and education in skateboarding.

 

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Partner program membership gives organizations access to our Learn to Skate™ system specifically designed to support programs running more safely and effectively from day one. This is a lesson plan for classes and camps that can be licensed at an additional cost, but available only to members.

 

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Membership also gives organizations full rights and access to our S.K.A.T.E. SAFE materials, including our eye-catching Safety Signage developed to improve safety and etiquette at skateparks, or anywhere designated for skateboarding.

And finally, included in this membership is access to our consulting services, including in-person audits of parks or programs to asses safety and certification of parks on the basis of safety and ‘ease-of-use’ features for beginners for learning purposes.

Ultimately, this membership level is specifically designed to give maximum access to all of our research, expertise and hands-on support in building and implementing the necessary scaffolding for the most carefully designed safety measures in order to better protect both the organizations and the public that they serve against any undue or unnecessary (avoidable) damages.

Requirements

Important to note: For Organizations that include educator staff working with children, this membership level requires the Partner program to maintain Educator Membership for at least two out of every ten employees working with children. This is to ensure that our partners are maintaining safety standards that allow for USSEA’s stamp of approval in promoting your program.