Online Practice Jam Gets Results

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.

What is a Jam? 

If you're not familiar with the RLC Online Practice Jams (this was our third), here are the basics:

  1. Jams are time-limited events done in a private online forum.
  2. A small, focused group along with a common goal has been proven to help members turn their practice intentions into actual practice sessions.
  3. At the start of a Jam, everyone posts what they plan to practice, how often, where, etc. Throughout the Jam, everyone posts updates. Posting videos of practice sessions is encouraged.
  4. Feedback is...
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Online Practice Jams for tracks stands and jumping are available for RLC members during the month of October

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...

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