Today I’m going to share a few drills for higher level acro skills on beam. Even if your gymnasts aren’t ready to start thinking about these kinds of skills in their routines, these are still fun skills to work. It’s always good to mix things up. Also if you are thinking that these skills may eventually go in their routines there are many of these drills that can be done very early, and I suggest you don’t wait until the year you want them to have the skill to start them.
This first video is a nice series of progressions for tuck fulls on beam. I would make sure your gymnast can back tuck up to a panel mat easily (not landing chest down etc), before trying to tuck full on the ground.
This second video has a couple of interesting drills for arabians. Like I said, things like punch fronts up to a panel mat can be done early. Arabians are an awesome skill, but I suggest taking your time with them.
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