Beginner Backward Roll Safety Concerns

Gymnastics Zone posted the best summary of this issue I’ve seen:

Beginner Backward Roll Safety Concerns

Bottom line, … do backward roll activities very, very cautiously. The younger the children, the bigger their heads relative to the rest of the body.


If they need spot, they are not ready for backward roll.

I’ve even seen Adult Recreation gymnasts sore after doing backward roll on a hard, flat surface. 😦

It’s a tricky skill.

Downhill is far safer.