Don’t under shoot on your Overshoot

Hi All,

So I’m going to talk a little bit about bails/overshoots today. I won’t say a lot because the videos can speak for themselves. But I will say that with this skill I actually approve of an even greater deal of spotting for shapes and timing than I normally do. I’ve seen a huge difference in the overshoots from kids whose coaches spot EVERY TIME for at least a while, versus the kids who are kind of told to “chuck it.”

This first video is a prime example of what I am talking about, I would much rather spend “too much time” on this type of work, than not enough. In the long run, your gymnasts will be better for it. Thanks to coach Eddie Umphrey for posting it.

This second video includes some of the same type of spotting as the first video but it also includes a huge amount of very useful drills for overshoots. Often these drills make great side stations. Thanks to Justin Laury for a great video!

How do you teach overshoots?

Justin Laury teaching overshoots

Photo taken from video still

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