But wait! We’re on floor?!

Hi All,

Alright so today’s post is about working beam skills, ON THE FLOOR. This is SO, SO, SO important. If you can’t do it perfectly on the floor (or pretty darn close), the chances of you successfully on the beam are almost none. Also, there are tons and tons and tons of fantastic beam drills you can do on the floor/panel mats if say…all the beams are taken.

This first video is a very nice set up Al Fong posted. It’s a great drill period, but this set up allows it to be done with a larger group which is even better. Getting young kids to have the muscle memory of kicking over the top in cartwheels on the beam (even if it’s a floor beam) is really important.

This second video has a number of drills for front aerials, back handsprings, back walkovers and onodis. All done on the floor. Pick some, add them to your beam (or floor) rotation. See how much they help!

For more drills and exercises to create strong, confident, technically correct beam workers look here:
Building Up Beam: Drills to Build Confidence and Correctness

Train hard!

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