Gymnastics: Full straddle forward roll from straddle stand

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Full straddle forward roll from straddle stand.

COACHING POINTS

From Straddle Stand:

Fold at the hips and reach straight arms far between the legs.

Place backs of wrists on the mat.

Eyes watch hands.

Press down hard with backs of wrists and tuck head forward, chin to chest.

Roll forward along arms shoulders and rounded back.

Maintain leg straddle and straight arms.

As legs contact the mat place out-turned hands on the mat under inner thighs.

Push shoulders forward in front of wrists.

Stage Two Unit

Three additional coaching points:-

Push from hands to extend shoulder.

Wrists and fingers to push hips over straddled legs and feet (C of G over base).

End in a pike straddle stand.

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