Never want to see it

Hi All,

Alright so I’ve done a post kind of on this before, but I have a basic rule for beam, it’s not hard an fast, but as a general rule I never want to see anything put on the beam that can’t be done correctly up to a panel mat on floor. That includes any flipping skills (front and back), leaps (although there are exceptions for things like rings), even jumps to a certain extent. Here are a couple videos as examples.

When to put skills on the beam

This first one is a perfect example of a beam series up to a panel mat. I, personally, would add series up to panel mats (as long as they’re already proficient on the floor) to every days be assignment. It doesn’t have to be a large number 3-5 will often due. But having a side station set up where EVERYONE is expected to do their series every day will help tremendously.

This second one is basically just illustrative of what I was saying earlier. ANYTHING (or almost anything) can be done up to a mat. Long story short, before you tell your kids to try anything on the beam make sure they can do it up to a panel mat. It will make for prettier, more confident gymnasts.

Train hard!

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  1. Tim says:

    To say this web site is amazing is an understatement, I can’t say enough good things about the amazing drills and helpful videos! Thank you for taking the time to help coaches everywhere help their athletes achieve their dream!

    From all of us at Northshore Gymnastics,
    Thank you!

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