One of my favorite things to do is work with young gymnasts on their tumbling. I’m always looking for new drills to fix shapes, increase air awareness and make things fun for them.
This first video is of an awesome drill Tony Retrosi uses. I personally love this drill. It helps the kids gain some air awareness, and it totally fun! Check it out!
This second video is of a drill I use quite frequently. I generally have my kids jump to candlestick on something slightly lower (a resi mat is good), and then bent their knees after holding the candle. This drill is a good second step after that.
Photo Credit: Brown Family
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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!