So I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about what my favorite routines to see at level 7 are. I told him, but said I would love to see more stalders instead of clearhips. His response kind of had two parts but I’m going to highlight the second. Spotting clearhips is generally pretty easy, spotting a stalder, is much harder partially because you cant spot in the same place and partially because of the timing. Learning to spot well is so, so, so important when coaching gymnastics. If you have a chance to work with someone who is a really good spotter learn EVERYTHING you can from them.
This first video is of a nice stalder drill, I prefer them not going to handstand at first while fixing the arms and shaping etc. Again, timing is everything when spotting stalders and learn from/teach your fellow coaches.
This second video is one of my favorite drills for teaching geingers at first. Again, a good spotter is essential. Making the kids feel safe and secure. A good spotter in the gym is invaluable.
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!