Today I wanted to share a video of different set-ups and drills for beginning leaps. Especially with beginning skills we want to get a lot of GOOD repetitions in, in order to build good muscle memory. That being said, it’s often difficult because we don’t want to ore these gymnasts, we want to make their time in the gym enjoyable. So having a bunch of different set-ups to drill one skill is ideal.
One of the things I really, really like is that several of these drills emphasize the chest up by just putting a mat in the gymnasts way. I know a lot of us get sick of giving the same correction over and over again, so giving the gymnast a drill where they literally cannot do it wrong will save your voice (and your sanity). I also really like the leaping onto the beam drill, it’s a nice way to introduce leaps on beam in a non-scary way.
Find it here!
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!