Front Handspring Vault Drill
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Marcus Harlin of ECG shows us a front handspring drill he uses with his compulsory group on vault. The gymanst in the beginning of the video is level 5 State Champion Sierra Black who is coached by Marcus at Elite Champion.
Technique Tuesday: Teaching a Back Flip to a Beginner
Coach Tom Forster of the Colorado Aerials teaches a back flip to a non-gymnast in 3 steps. This was the very first Technique Tuesday video on gymnastike. Watch more gymnastics technique videos
Technique Tuesday- Drills to Improve the Back Handspring on Floor
2012 Olympic Head Coach John Geddert gives us three drills he uses to help improve the backhandspring on floor. Drill#1- help to remove angles and stress body tension Drill#2- help to make the bhs easier to help work on #1 Drill#3- work on long stretch of backhandspring
Teaching a Tall Takeoff for Double Backs
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Coach Barry Hyder of Capital Gymnastics has elite gymnast Mackenzie Brannan show a simple drill that teaches gymnasts to open their hips in the takeoff for double back saltos, full-ins, and double arabians.
Technique Tuesday: Front Hip Circle
Coach Jason Jarrett of Capital Gymnastics shows a drill he uses to get his gymnasts comfortable with the motion of circling the bar when learning a front hip circle.
Front Aerial Walkovers With 2010 NCAA Coach of the Year KJ Kindler
Current University of Oklahoma women's coach and 2010 NCAA Coach of the Year KJ Kindler leads us through some drills and progressions she likes to use to teach front aerial walkovers, and specifically front aerial walkovers to two feet, for beam. Melanie Root provided the demonstrations, since she is trying to upgrade this skill for her beam routine. Thanks Melanie and KJ!
Video by Amy Kleefisch
Technique Tuesday: Connecting a Back Walkover on Beam
In this week's gymnastics technique video, US National Team Coach Tammy Biggs shows a group of level 7 and 8 gymnasts the correct way to line up a back walkover for a connection on beam. It's all about squaring the hips!
Teaching a Clear Hip
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Coach Jason Jarrett demonstrates the stages of spotting you should go through when teaching a clear hip on uneven bars. Footage is from the Hands On Spotting session of the 2009 GAT Convention.
Technique Tuesday: Glide Kip
This week's gymnastics technique video comes from Tom Forster's Body Shaping for Compulsory Bars lecture at the 2010 GAT Convention. Tom shows a group of coaches a drill that he uses with his compulsories for the glide kip on uneven bars. He recommends they do them 5 in a row while shifting their wrists.
Technique Tuesday: Teaching Handstands to Young Gymnasts
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy TOPs team coach, Rachael Tracy, explains the various exercises they do to teach their young gymnasts proper form for the perfect handstand.
Uneven Bars Shoulder Endurance Exercises
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Coach Barry Hyder of Capital Gymnastics in Texas shows what he does with his girls to strengthen their shoulders and build endurance for uneven bars.
Teaching a Back Handspring
OU Gymnast David Finning shows a drill used for back handspring and teaching the gymnast to stretch out their shoulders for long extension in the first part of the handspring.
Technique Tuesday: Back Handspring Layout Step-Out
In this week's gymnastics technique video, coach Kay Burch of Gold Cup Gymnastics shows us a drill she uses often during her beam workouts to perfect the back handspring layout step-out and back handspring to back handspring series on balance beam. She uses a spring board set up at the end of a low beam to isolate the second part of the series and work on the landing.
Technique Tuesday: Open Shoulders in Yurchenko Preflight
*This was the most watched Technique Tuesday of 2011. Kylee Botterman went on to win the 2011 NCAA All Around title* For the season 2 premiere of Technique Tuesday, University of Michigan assistant coach Shannon Welker shows us a drill he uses with his team to open up the shoulders in the preflight of yurchenko vaults. This drill has proven successful to the team - gymnast Kylee Botterman has tight shoulders yet is one of the best vaulters in the country and recently scored a perfect 10 on the event.
Technique Tuesday- Front Layout and Twisting
Enrique Trabanino who owns Perfection Gymnastics in the Cincinnati area shares a drill to help perfect the body shape and technique of the front layout and front twisting. This drill helps the gymnast feel the correct body shape for the front layout + twisting as well as the cast handstand. Thank you to Enrique for sharing this drill for Technique Tuesday
Technique Tuesday: Takeoff Hip Lift Drill
This week's gymnastics technique video features a simple drill that can be used to teach proper takeoff positioning for back tumbling and even in the yurchenko vault. Twin City Twisters Coaches Ben Tobler and Rich Stenger take their level 7 Minnesota state champions through this drill using a wedge mat stacked on top of a resi mat on the tumbling trampoline.
Snap Down Drill
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Capital of Virginia gymnasts, Brooke Parker and Erin Buchanan, show us a drill they do between tumbling passes to work on the snap down out of roundoffs and back handsprings.
Technique Tuesday: Gienger Progression Drills
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Coach Ryan Snider of Aerial Athletics shows off the gienger progression and spotting technique he uses on uneven bars. He breaks down the skill into 2 quarter turns. This produces beautiful, high giengers with potential to even upgrade into a def later on, rather than a low, piked gienger.
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Gymnastics Coaching Clinic - Bars - Vladimir Lashin
Each year after the Canadian Championships we schedule an advanced coaching clinic. In this session the current National Coach does a brief overview of release moves and dismounts on Bars. The demonstrator in red is 9yr-old Shallon Olsen from his club, the most talked about gymnast at the meet. Everyone was asking: "If Shallon does this much difficulty at age-9, can she survive to age-15 when eligible for Sr. competition?
Video by Rick McCharles
Teaching a Tkatchev
Cypress Gymnastics Coach Terry Walker talks about the drill he uses to teach his girls tkatchevs and get them to counterrotate in a way similar to a men's tkatchev.