“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…]
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)
SHARING IS CARING! Thanks to Kris Silvestri Head Coach at CountrySide Gymnastics in Fayetteville, NC for sharing this circuit.
I like this circuit because it breaks down all the parts of the vault. It has:
- Running drill
- Hurdle and bounce on board
- Preflight as they slide down the mat
- Contact phase
- Post flight as they are trying handstand flat back
- If you look in the background you can see kids Bouncing up and down to mats. The difference between BOUNCING and JUMPING can be very difficult for little ones.
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This is a LONG way from being a complete list but here are drills I tend to go to every day.
Thanks to Rebecca Sykes for sharing videos from my course.
Here are some drills for Yurchenkos off Rod Floor
Thanks to Rebecca Sykes for sharing some videos of the course I taught in Iceland.
Here are Vaulting Drills. Mostly Yurchenkos
Developmental Twisting Part 8.
Wow- It has been a LONG series of posts to get to here. Certainly not a complete list of drills.
We like to teach all twisting on tramp in 1/4 increments. EXAMPLE: In order for a gymnast to know where a 1 1/2 is to punch front or step out of, they need to know where 1 1/4 is to prepare to punch.
This video shows a gymnast twisting up. Doing a layout 1/1 twist and then doing jump 1/4 turns. In the course of twisting I believe that it is important to also twist back down. This is another thing we do to help kids from getting “the twisties”
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Developmental Twisting Part 7
Here is a pretty cool drill that we use for both Vault (Handspring full using a single arm drop) and tumbling where they drop both arms.
Smaller gymnasts can use a vaulting board in front to add spring. Adjust the angle of the mat so they are in control of the roll.
Make sure you see Past Twisting videos
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Developmental Twisting Part 6
Here the girls demonstrate Layout 3/4 to their stomach. Initially standing up and doing jump 1/4 turns.
As they get comfortable they stand up with a 1/4 turn (and continue with 1/2 turn jumps)
They will also do a 3/4 layout to stomach and roll 1/2 to back.
The next step (second video) is leading up to a CRUISE (stomach drop 1/2 stomach drop). Very important for multiple flips with twist.