This is a video of my Release Moves Lectures. Because of it’s size I had to divide it into 2 Parts.
Any Questions or comments feel free to reach out to me.
Toe on toe off to handstand is a skill nearly every gymnast should have in their repertoire.
Perhaps it is my own teaching style or the progressions I use but I have found toe on toe off a little easier than clear hip circle. If I have 10 gymnasts I can probably get 8 of them to clear hip handstand. Of that 8, 2 of them will do it well.
With a Toe on Handstand, I can still get 8 out of 10 to do toe on handstand but at least 6 can do it well.
Since all circling skills on bars should start and end in handstands, at the beginning and the end the hips will be (for example) 2.5 feet from the bar. During the circle, the hips only come in slightly.
Another benefit of the toe on handstand is that it is easier to transition to other in bar circling skills like stalders.
I recently had to replace some rails in my gym. I set the old rail to the side.
I notice I have NO LESS than 8 old rails over there. What do I do with all of these.
NO- I do not need any more floor bars
NO- I do not need any more leg lift bars or stall bars.
Give me some ideas before I throw these out! Serious, humorous All ideas accepted!
There has to be something I haven’t thought of.
Contact me: or e-mail me at tony AT gym Momentum.com
Who knows- best idea may get a prize.
Bars has become more about in-bar skills. Clear hip, Stalders and Toe on Handstands.
Jason Mortimer from BOUNCE GYMNASTICS in Michigan put together a good video of some basic drills.
Incorporate these into your stations now and be prepared for next year.
Thank You Jason for sharing!
It takes time to teach a good pirouette. The best way I have found to do this is is to start early. Introduce the drills fairly early in a gymnasts career so that they have the base when it is time.
Here are some of the drills I try to get done on a regular basis.
Do You have a favorite drill that is not on the video? Share it!
Yurchenko Vaulting Lecture.
So… Now you can flip. Where do we go from here.
(You probably want to watch this with the volume down so you do not have to hear my annoying voice in the back ground of videos. OR BETTER YET, Put on some good music)
Thank you all for having me down to your Region. You have a great Region and a great Congress. I felt very welcomed! I hope my lectures were informative and made you think! Hope too see you soon. Please share any photos you took during my lectures so I can prove that I actually worked while I was there!
Special Shout Outs to:
– Coaches As Educators (BTW- sorry for making you cry)
– Failure a Prerequisite for Success (part of coaches as educators lecture)
– Bar Plan (lecture slides coming soon. Here is link to article I wrote on it It covers 99% of lecture)
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