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.
At Camp CentroAmericano in Guatemala this summer I did this drill to get the gymnasts to drive their leg over the top in both a front handspring or a cartwheel.
Se realizan dos pateos fuertes hacia arriba, seguidamente de una rueda carreta a juntar pies al final con conexión a un Flic Flac
What to look for:
Doing a skill OUT of it is helpful. If Not have them fall to their back to a soft mat.
Ejercicios Auxiliares para resorte al frente a mortal agrupado. Drill for Front Handspring Front videoed at Camp Centroamericano 2017 in Guatemala.
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.
Essential basics for all adult gymnast: Hour-long clinic by Tony Retrosi of GymMomemtum. Tony has decades of experience coaching gymnasts of all ages and levels and he shares that with us today.
These basics cover all 4 women’s events and most can be performed by even the most beginner adult gymnast. These fun drills generally don’t require a spot which is helpful if you work out during open gym or otherwise without a coach.
“The very symbol of the sport, the handstand, is indeed one of the most important fundamental elements in gymnastics. Although often viewed as an individual skill, the handstand shape is repeatedly seen in every event, every exercise, and virtually every movement sequence.” Dr Gerald S. George, Ph.D. “Championship Gymnastics. Biomechanical Techniques For Shaping Winners” 2010 [Read more…]
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)