In the current (2012) USA Gymnastics program gymnasts compete a Handstand Flat Back on Vault. There is a lot I like about this vault because it is pretty easy you can concentrate on positioning on the vault board AND it gives you time to work “other stuff”.
It is a pretty big jump (no pun intended) from the Level 4 Handstand Flat Back to the Level 5 Front Handspring. So it is important to establish drills with these athletes that will help them with the transition. Here are some of the drills we do to help them with the transition.
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