Today a few quick drills for blind changes. I find that with the number of repetitions that are required to truly get beautiful pirouettes that gymnasts will often get bored, so pirouetting drills are something that I like to stock up on. Remember, there are lots of ways to get to the same place so no one way is right, and you should do what works for you and your gymnasts (and keep things fun).
I put this video together and what I really like about it, is that none of these drills use a pit, trench bar, etc. These drills all very easily lead into each other.
This second video is a nice one that Tony Retrosi put together. These are some of my standard go-to drills that I use every day, the one-armed handstand one especially. You’ll find that the more your gymnasts are confident on one arm the better their pirouettes will be.
This third video is a really neat set-up that I like as well. A lot of people have told me that they don’t have enough floor bars or space, but a lot of gyms seem to have unused p-bars. P-bars are actually one of my favorite pieces of equipment to use, and this is a great example of it. It also gets the gymnast a little higher off the ground without actually putting them on a real set of bars.
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!