|We get a lot of emails
each year from parents interested in knowing how they should go about
teaching their kids how to barefoot waterski. Our #1 response is
to schedule time with a professional coach. We recommend
sending young kids to coaches that have kids of their own or have many
years experience with kids. Working with kids is much
different than working with adults and in the wrong environment, your
kids can become easily intimidated. So pick your coaches
carefully. For more information on barefoot ski schools, check out
the BFC Ski School
Maybe you've sent your kids to
barefoot school, but need some refresher pointers, or maybe you don't
want to spend the money until you know your child is interested in it.
For that reason, we've assembled a few videos to help you with the
basics. You'll walk through training along with Kathryn, our 7
year old, as she learns the sport. We'll show you some quick tips
and tricks we've used to get youngsters (and adults) to understand what
to do on the water so they can enjoy the sport and not be afraid of it.
The tips we show on here are not
meant to represent the only way to learn. They are techniques
Chuck has picked up over the last 26 years as he learned the sport.
Chuck has trained with or skied with nearly every top instructor/barefooter
including Mike Siepel, Ron Scarpa, Brett Sands, Keith St Onge,
Mike Frankenbush, Paul Macdonald, Andre De Villiers, Eugene
& Heinrich Sam, Mike Salber, Willie Farrell, Ryan Boyd, Bill Brzoza,
Lane Bowers, Peter Fleck, Gizie & John Price, Brendan Paige and many more.
He's developed knowledge on everything from the basics to high
end advanced techniques including surface turns, one-foot turns, toe
turns etc... Chuck developed training aids
such as the
BFC Extreme Footers and
BFC Neckbrace for helping skiers learn
the sport faster with less injuries.
If you have some tips of your own,
and would like to submit your own video, please send an email (Click
Here) and we'll walk you through upload instructions.