Definition: Spotting

Spotting: Spotting or to “spot” someone in gymnastics means to physically assist them in safely completing a skill. The amount of spot can range from cueing the gymnast to completely carrying the gymnast through the motion. A spot can be used to reduce risk of injury, or to ensure proper technique or body positioning. Spotting can be done hands on, or with a spotting device such as a spotting belt.



  1. Sunisa Lee’s all-around gymnastics gold hailed by Hmong in US - CC EveryBody - July 29, 2021

    […] took her to a gold medal. As a six-year-old, Lee was always jumping on her bed or having her dad “spot” her while she did backflips. Finally, her mother gave in and took her to a gymnastics […]

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