Gymnasts (and their coaches) need to have a plan if they fall on the first skill of a flight series on beam. Learn how to maximize your score if this happens to you.
Learn the consequences to your gymnasts and coaches of not having enough low balance beam stations in your gym and how to solve the problem.
Subject: Cartwheels Dear Coach, Hi, I have been trying to do a cartwheel for more than three months now and I haven’t succeeded in doing so yet. I practice basically everyday and I still can’t do one. I keep in a straight line but then I can’t swing my legs over. I started taking gymnastics […]
Phillips: A balance bean skill done by American gymnast Kristie Phillips. It was first performed in 1987 World Championships A handstand straddle split, with a 90 degree backbend, originally performed on the balance beam and press to side handstand, front walkover to side stand on both legs. The Phillips has been rated as a D […]
Omelianchik: A balance beam skill named after Romanian gymnast Oksana Omelianchik. It is a back dive with Â¼ (or Â¾) twist to land in a handstand.
Okino: An uneven bar dismount named after Betty Okino, who first performed the skill in international competition. It consists of a free hip underswing with Â½ twist to layout back salto. The skill has been rated by the FIG as a D level skill and the FIG number is 8.402. Okino: A balance beam skill […]