One of our basic tenets of training young, Compulsory gymnasts is training optional level skills & optional progressions. Here are gyms doing it right.
The ultimate difficulty & height of tumbling passes is determined by the speed & power of the run into the tumbling pass. Run full speed!
Initially, gymnasts often perform whips instead of layouts and too many coaches either don’t teach whips early enough or worse, don’t teach them at all.
Photo animation of McKayla Maroney doing 3 & 1/2 Twist opening tumbling pass on floor.
Video photo animations of Mattie Larson doing a double Arabian and a triple twist.
Russian Front: A Russian front somersault is a forward somersault, done with a specific straight arm circling lift. The timing of the arm circle lifting action is sometimes difficult for young gymnasts to understand and master. The arms circle upward, forward, downward and back to a locked out position in the back, that creates substantial […]