May 10, 2007

Gymnastics Coach

Always keep a small beanbag or two in your kit bag. When teaching the forward roll, tell the gymnast to hold one under their chins. This encourages them to keep their chin down and this prevents the head from flicking back when they come out of the roll.

You can get a gymnast to keep her feet together by asking that she keep a beanbag pinned between her ankles during a maneuver.

-- wjm

Posted by Matthew at May 10, 2007 9:18 AM