Subject: Yurchenko Vault I had a question about teaching Yurchenko vaults. I have been coaching for ten years and I am a member of the Elite Coaching Association. – I have learned through videos, articles, & clinics how to teach this vault. Most of the literature I have read has said this vault (with the […]
NOTE: We would normally have included this information in one of our e-Books that we sell, but since Yurchenko vaults have legitimate safety concerns in the learning process for the front side of the vault, we are providing this information free of charge as part of our free gymnastics safety program. Learning to Go Straight […]
Years ago, in USA Gymnastics, only Level 10 and Elite gymnasts were allowed to compete Yurchenko vaults, and we, at that time, pointed out to other coaches some of the problems with that policy and coaching approach. Basically, our position was that the more difficult the vault (or other skill), the more time you should […]
Yurchenko: A gymnastics vault now performed by both men and women, consisting of a roundoff onto the springboard, then a back handspring like movement onto the vault, followed by some type of back somersaulting movement off of the vault table. Named for Soviet gymnast Natalia Yurchenko, who created it.