In early July, 50 riders registered for a month-long Online Practice Jam focusing on the Baseline Balance Skills course. They had the opportunity to work on their track stand, hopping, and rocking skills with each other and several RLC coaches and ambassadors via a private RLC community forum.
This Jam was led by Griff Wigley (Coach) and Kai Ashbee (Ambassador). When they weren't busy running the Jam, they practiced right alongside the other participants.
If you're not familiar with the RLC Online Practice Jams (this was our third), here are the basics:
During the month of October, members of the Ryan Leech Connection (RLC) have the opportunity to work on their track stand and/or jumping skills with other RLC members in closed and separate online groups.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
WHAT IS A PRACTICE JAM?
A practice jam focuses on doing drills and exercises with others to work on specific skills.
HOW IS A PRACTICE JAM DONE ONLINE?
At the start of each week, everyone in the group posts what they plan to work on, how often, where, etc. By the end of each week, everyone posts an update on how their practice session(s) went. Posting videos of practice sessions is encouraged. Feedback is given if asked for.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN USING THE COMMENTS FEATURE ATTACHED TO INDIVIDUAL LESSONS IN THE RLC COURSES?
Online practice jams are: 1) time-limited; and 2) done with a group. The online Q&A that happens in the comments attached to RLC lessons occurs over months or years and is...