Roundoff - Back handspring

DRILL 1

BACK HANDSPRING WITH BOUNCE FROM TRAMPETTE

The focus in this drill is the transition between the end position of the Roundoff and the Back Handspring.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 
Keep arms by the knees for as long as possible before pulling them up.

PREREQUISITES
  • Back handspring

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Soft mat

  • 1 x Trampette

DRILL 2

HANDSTAND – KORBET IN TRAMPETTE, BOUNCE BACK TO INCLINE

A drill we primarily use for preparation for the next drill.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

The hands should slide of the running block down towards the knees.

 B 

While the gymnast is sitting in the mat, their hip-angle should be small, the head should be tucked in and the upper body rounded.

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Soft mat

  • 1 x Soft incline

  • 1 x Trampette

  • 3 x Running blocks

  • 1 x Salto cube

DRILL 3

HANDSTAND – BACK HANDSPRING FROM TRAMPETTE

The focus is on the transition between the Roundoff and the Back Handspring by snapping from a Handstand into a Back Handspring.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

The hands should slide of the running block down towards the knees.

 

 B 

Keep the legs as straight as possible.

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Soft mat

  • 1 x Trampette

  • 3 x Running blocks

  • 1 x Salto cube

DRILL 4

ROUNDOFF INTO C-POSITION, TAKE-OFF TO BACK HANDSPRING

Teaches the gymnast not to pull their arms immediately after the Roundoff.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

Forces the gymnast to finish their Roundoff before beginning their Back Handspring.

PREREQUISITES
  • Roundoff

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Landing mat

  • 1 x Soft mat

  • 3 x Running blocks

DRILL 5

ROUNDOFF TO BACK HANDSPRING TRAINER

Bringing it all together with a little aid, so that the coach isn’t required to do heavy spotting.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

The hands should slide of the running block down towards the knees.

 

 B 

While the gymnast is sitting in the mat, their hip-angle should be small, the head should be tucked in and the upper body rounded.

EQUIPMENT
  • 4 x Running blocks

  • 1 x Back Handspring Trainer

  • 2 x Landing mats

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