The United States Skateboard Education Association (USSEA) launched in 2017 to empower people through life-changing skateboard experiences.

The Leader in Skateboard Education

USSEA is the leading organization for skateboard coaches seeking educator certification.

The USSEA Certification provides skateboarders with a legitimate path from teaching as a hobby, to a professional skateboard educator.

USSEA is also the founder of S.K.A.T.E. Safe, an initiative designed to promote safety and respect when skateboarding in public, specifically concerning skatepark etiquette.

With your support, we can promote all champions of skateboarding by growing their voice and shifting the archetype of thought for how people learn and the facilities they learn to skateboard in.

By supporting USSEA, you are promoting safety not just as an idea, but as a mission that changes the way people approach and view skateboarding altogether.

“Our founders have been at the forefront of skateboard education and have a passion for helping the growth of skateboarding.”

Joe Eberling


Since building his first skateboard in 1976 from repurposed roller skates and a splintery piece of cast-off ¾ inch plywood, Joe has had a passion for skateboarding. When Joe moved from Tacoma, WA to Beijing, China in 1986, his trusty skateboard went with him. In 2001 Joe founded Iconx, China's first Snowboard and Skateboard School.

Chris Hargrave


Chris is a passionate action sports coach who has spent over 25 years developing innovative ways to empower people to achieve their goals. He has had the opportunity to work with, develop, and push skateboarding and snowboarding methodology and tactics to the highest levels, all the way through to the Olympics and X-games.

Kristen Rizzera

“I heard about Learn to Skateboard Day from my local paper and thought it would be a good reason to get the kids out of the house. I wasn’t expecting the lessons to be so accessible to my kids who came to the event never having stepped on a skateboard. They had so much confidence leaving the event that I had to buy them boards right away so they could keep practicing. It’s really great to see how much this one event did to get my kids off the couch!”

Devon McCabe

After adopting the USSEA curriculum, I was able to confidently help my students more safely and more quickly.


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