A back handspring usually begins from a round-off, second back handspring, or tempo-salto. Its purpose is for accelerating the tumbling speed in order to end the pass with a backflip skill. The starting position begins with a deep hollow position, with the arms over the head. The chin should be down with the hips tucked. The legs are slightly bent and in front of the hips. The gymnast should jump backward and kick back with tight arms. They should arch their body until their hands reach the surface of the floor. As soon as the gymnast touches the floor, the body should be in a tight arch, slightly before the handstand position. Next follows a strong whip, which will bring the legs to the floor much faster. The wrists should push back aggressively onto the floor until the end of the fingers. The gymnast performs a snap down during the flight until they land on their feet. In order to perform the following skill, the ending position should be equal to the starting position. Or in the case of a flipping skill, the ending position should be slightly arched with extended hips, tight legs, and arms over the shoulders.
The starting position is a straight body, bent legs, tight arms at the horizontal, with the head in the middle position. The gymnast jump back should be as strong as possible, with an aggressive kickback from the arms. The scope is to land as far as possible.
The gymnast lays back with bent legs and bent arms, around the head. Then tightens the legs and arms together. The gymnast pushes back from the shoulders in order to pass the arms over vertical and to open the shoulder angle as much as possible. Legs are together. Arms and legs are completely tight.
From a standing position, the arms are tight over the head. The gymnast slowly leans back until their hands reach the floor in a bridge position. The head is slightly open, watching and following the hands.
From a bridge position, the gymnast pushes back from their shoulders and their chest. They should raise their feet above the floor, and lift their legs until they reach handstand. Then slowly lower the tight legs until they reach the floor and stand up with their arms over their head.
The gymnast performs a handstand on the wall. The body should be arched, slightly before the handstand position, with their shoulder angle extended and their head slightly open. The gymnast should watch their hands, then follow with a snap down move. This move should have the hands aggressively pushing down on the floor. The gymnast’s legs should pike from the hips in order to reach the floor as fast as possible. The ending position is with tight legs in front of the hips, body in a tight hollow, and the arms around horizontal with a closed head.
An easy way to execute the skill in its entirety is to perform in on a cheese mat. The coach should spot the gymnast until they are performing it on their own.
This drill is a modification of the previous one. There is no inclined surface, but the trampoline enables the gymnast to jump easier. As the gymnast improves, a panel mat could be added to the trampoline to reduce the bounciness.
The gymnast leans back on the vault table. With the arms at the horizontal position, the gymnast should execute a strong kick back. The drill finishes with the gymnast hitting the table with their arms. Repeat the move several times.
From 45° under horizontal, the gymnast raises the dumbbells over and behind the head. Arms are tight. The body is in a hollow position. Repeat several times.
Hook a bungee around the wall bar (also known as a stall bar or Swedish ladder), the height of the bungee should be equal to the height of the gymnast’s hips/belly. The gymnast should face the wall, grab the elastic and pull it back behind the body. The arms should be tight and the body straight.
When the gymnast becomes familiar enough with the move in its entirety, the coach should start spotting them for a back handspring from a standing position. The gymnast’s arms should stay close to the head.
Integral part of gymnastics coaching process are skill drills. They help gymnasts to learn easier and technically correct. With GYM DRILL PRO you will find variety of ideas for the most the basic gymnastics skills. There are plenty of images with skill drill progressions. It is intended to support explicitly the qualified coaches in their daily coaching business. DO NOT practice without the guidance of proper professionals.