Alright today I’m going to say a few words about shape change. I can some it up into just a few words changing shape is almost a important as finding the right shape to begin with. Many skills (if not most) skills have multiple shapes. That means that kids being able to transition from one shape to another correctly and effectively is EXTREMELY important. People train it a million different ways; hanging from bars, rolling across the floor etc. Here are some videos to demonstrate.
Alright this drill is pretty old school in my mind (the second one). I remember doing it, I’ve seen coaches do it as long as I can remember. You can also use two springboards short side to short side to do it with. But it’s old school because it works. Try it out, see what you think.
This second one is a much newer to do the second drill in the first video. I REALLY like it, you can get some much cleaner shapes out of it. I kind of want to know how this was rigged up. Anyone know?
Not to worry!
The full 45 minute lecture of Bars Shaping from Pre-Team Up is now available for download, along with the full powerpoint and all of the videos!