FACING YOUR FEARS IS PART OF THE JOURNEY
Mini-Max is one of thousands of young scooter riders around the world making important life choices all the time. Learning to build confidence through participation and perseverance. As well as having lot’s of fun along the way.
Encouraged by his friends and inspired by the pro riders, his ambition is to become a pro rider. To perform at the ISF world scooter championships with a dream of becoming a world scooter champion one day.
Mini-Max attended the ISF European Scooter Championships to compete in the junior division. This division is the grassroots of the sport and is an important stepping stone to the pro division. A safe and fun environment to test skills against other similar aged scooter riders.
In the moments prior to the junior competition Mini-Max became overcome with nerves and fear, and no longer wanted to take part. He was at a crossroad of quitting or facing his fears.
After some encouraging words from his mother and the ISF team, Mini-Max decided to take part in the competition. We set him a challenge to go out there, compete and then come back to tell us how he felt afterwards. We guaranteed him that the feeling he will have afterwards would far outweigh the nerves he was feeling at the time.
Mini-Max came 20th in the competition. However, where he placed in the competition didn’t matter! What he did that day was to break the emotional barriers and show strength and courage. He proved to himself that he could overcome his fears and the feeling afterwards was most rewarding. He was so happy to have competed and was already thinking about the things he could do in his next competition. Mini-Max became a true champion to himself, and this is something he’ll carry with him throughout his life.
SCOOTER RIDING IS HAVING A GLOBAL IMPACT
Millions of young people around the world can benefit and do benefit from scooter riding. Learning new skills, building confidence, making positive decisions, helping others, creating friendships and having fun are just some of the awesome benefits of riding a scooter.
It may seem trivial to some but it is certainly not. These early life lessons are what help support the development of young people in preparing for adulthood and the different challenges life will throw at them.
Scooter riding is having a positive impact worldwide. The scooter community continues to grow and it is clear to see how scooter riding is becoming a gateway into sport for potentially millions of young people.