I’m going to talk about press handstands today. Like I said in the title, they’re a staple in almost every gym. Lots of people have different progressions and doing them in different places (parallettes, beams, the floor, off panel mats, against a wall etc). They require a total body strength, and can be a very good technical progression for skills.
JAOVideos (Jason Mortimer) came out with a lovely video of press handstand progressions a few days ago. This video is by all means not exhaustive. But as his videos always are it’s a very good set of progressions that can be modified or added on to to make them work for your gymnasts.
This second video can be a nice drill for your lower level/pre-team kids (I am of course referring to end result of the stalder forward roll). It requires less strength since they are elevated, and can be a good way of making sure their backs stay round as they are gaining the strength to press all the way up. Oh, it also gets their shoulders over thier hands.