Gymnastics Drill Demonstration

Description

  • Place two markers on the run up approxmatly one meter apart followed by spring board.
  • Gymnast approaches, at speed, off three pace run up.
  • Gymnast places favoured hopping foot in between markers and hops gaining height and distance to land on two feet on the spring board.
  • Arms are swung backwards and hard forwards to aid lift
  • On landing on the spring board jump upwards and forwards again using arms to aid height.
  • Flex hips and knees on landing with arms wide.

    Coaching points

  • Encourage speed but control.
  • Encourage high knee lift during hop stage.
  • Increase lenght of hop but without loosing balance.
  • On landing on spring board allow body weight and momentum to proceed forwards but jump gaining height and body extention.
  • Keep head up and eyes looking forward during flight.
  • Land without stepping forward.

  • The Drill is often used with

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