The sport of wakeboarding is relatively new when compared with water skiing but it's growing in popularity at a rapid rate.
One of the key things you are going to have to remember when training for wakeboarding is to really focus on your balancing abilities. This is one of the things that people participating in this sport struggle with the most so making sure you are strong with it will be vital to your success.
One really great way to achieve better balance for wakeboarding is to work on standing on it (while it is not moving) on only one foot. Since you are reducing the amount of contact with the ground you are going to decrease your base of support making balancing more difficult. Really pay attention while doing this to where you're balancing your weight, whether it is closer to the ankle or the toes, so you know what you have to do when you hit the water.
After you have mastered a simple standing position on one foot, start crossing your other leg across it or moving it out to the site in a kicking position. Being able to maintain balance while in awkward positions such as these will really help open more doors for you as far as performing tricks are concerned. As you do this more and more you will also notice that you are able to find your balance more quickly and thus reduce the amount of time you need to get into the proper position for a trick.
Balance is something that is hugely important in this sport so make sure you do not neglect it from your training routine. It is well worth your time to dedicate a large amount of practice to this skill.