So today I’m going to share a tip for something I know almost every coach struggles with at one point or another which is fixing “piked” front handspring vaults. There are a lot of ways to combat this including front layouts, heel drive drills etc. Over the years I have used all of these, but the drill I’m doing to show you is the best way I’ve found thus far of teaching young gymnasts how to turn over with a straight body.
The thing I love is that when gymnasts are starting front handsprings so many of them tuck, or pike on the way up but if you’ve been doing this drill for a while your gymnasts already know what a straight body feels like and then also know how to identify when something feels “wrong.”
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!