Today I’m going to talk a little about floor routines. Specifically what happens before kids tumble. How many of you have gymnasts that stand in the corner and huff and puff and possibly shuffle their feet before they tumble in their routines? I’m guessing a lot. It’s a really common problem. That being said, I don’t think it’s by any means unfixable.
FIG a rule about not standing on two feet before tumbling passes and it has made the the flow of floor routines SO MUCH BETTER in my mind. Here is an example:
While this may not be something that we want to implement in JO the idea of getting gymnasts used to not standing forever before their tumbling is a good one. Mary Lee Tracy put up this video of “into and out off” on floor. I know a lot of people use this concept on beam, but using it on floor can dramatically improve the flow of your floor routines. Try it out and let me know what you think.
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!