Today’s post is about trying new things. My personal belief is the more we expose our gymnasts to the easier it is to teach them new skills. This means starting things early, and it means building in time to your workout to try new things, things that you think maybe wont go into their routines THIS season. And this means on everything. It means trying new jumps on beam, teaching whips or other things in combination on floor etc.
This first video is another good one from Mike Durante. Combination work on tumble track is GREAT. It’s a perfect place to start. Low impact, good fun. Challenge your kids to connect different things, to come up with fun combinations. The awareness will make them better tumblers, and they might be good at some skills you hadn’t thought they would be.
This second video is of combination tumbling using Tumbl Trak’s Air Floor. Which, by the way, is a FANTASTIC product. I absolutely love it. But that’s beside the point. It’s another great place to have your kids play around. Especially going into a pit (if you have access to one). Have them try new things, whips or multiple fronts in a row. Who knows, you might come up with some new passes for the season.
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!