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  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Quick Tip – Jumping 

    Swing Big:

    … one of the drills I do with young gymnasts to develop their punching and coordination. …

    There are lots of ways you can do these drills, this is with a small hula hoop, but I really prefer carpet squares or a chalk box on the floor. The more ways you can get gymnasts punching and jumping early, the better off they’ll be.

    sideways-punches-in-hulahoop

    click through to see the rest – Quick Tip: Developing Punching and Coordination

    (via Gymnastics Coaching)

     
  • Rick Mc 2:50 pm on June 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    more drills build confidence 

    You could SPOT a beginner on backward handspring. 😦

    Far better is to set-up dozens of progressions without spot. Let the child move step-by-step at their own speed. Have success at each. Dozens of successes.

    Let them take ownership of the skill. 🙂

    Carrie Lennox:

    In last month’s Tumbl Trak newsletter Doug Davis wrote about how progressions build confidence and reduce fear. Just thinking about an athlete “balking” in a round off-back handspring, or other tumbling series is enough to make me shudder.

    Connecting the Dots” is a way to describe all the steps involved in the physical preparation of an athlete and offering an athlete frequent opportunities to feel confident in every step in the process. In a recent video session filming skill progressions, we worked with a young athlete who has good basic training combined with good genes from her parents. The video session focused on cartwheel, handstand, and back handspring progressions from jumping to limbers to fly-backs to work in the pit, (which she had done in many workouts previously).

    After filming more than 30 different progressions that lead to a back handspring, our session ended in the pit where we saw in her a confidence and will to move on to her very first back handsprings!! Wooo Hoooo!! We cheered and celebrated with hip-hip-hurray’s and it dawned on me…..we had spent the last two hours “connecting the dots” for this athlete. All the preparation she had done in her classes, put together in a sequence, helped to give her to confidence and success.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

     
  • Rick Mc 10:13 pm on February 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    girls using Rings 

    I love to see girls doing anything on Rings. They are even better for general upper body strength than rope.

    Click PLAY or watch a few drills on YouTube.

    I especially like the flyaway from Rings. :_

    Rings are one of least expensive apparatus you can add to your gym. Those from Tumbl Trak cost as little as $56.

    (via Tumbl Trak email newsletter)

     
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