cartwheel, round-off and flyback progressions

Doug Davis is energetic in helping instructors teach happy, safe kids. He’s all about building confidence through systematic progression. And repetition.

These progressions are not only for competitive kids. They are for everyone who wants to learn to tumble.

Doug:

Balking” happens frequently in many gyms across the country. A gymnast attempts a skill, and then STOPS in the middle of the attempt. This can be extremely dangerous with some skills. Or, the gymnast will not go for the skill at all, due to fear. …

One example of a common skill series where students may “balk” is a Round-Off to one or two Back-Handsprings. Students should be taken through a series of progressions

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Keep in mind, these steps are not all linear. Start developing back-handspring skills at the same time as round off skills. …

It is not all about overcoming fear and preventing balking, it is also about setting up all of your students for repeated success. …

read more – How Progressions Build Confidence and Reduce Fear

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