The gymnast should run and gradually increase their speed. They should perform a hurdle onto the springboard with their arms making a back-circle motion. The gymnast should rebound with their arms up, executing a slight stretch jump during the flight. They should land to a controlled position on the mat with their arms in front of their shoulders.
The gymnast should raise their heels towards their buttocks. Their front knee should raise so that the thigh is horizontal. The gymnast should lean forward with their chin up, watching the end of the runway. They should run straight, keeping their knee in line. The gymnast’s foot should strike just under the knee, pushing up and off the ground behind them. Their arms should be bent around 90 degrees, moving forward and backwards while remaining close to their sides. Hands should be relaxed. Gradually increase the speed through sprint exercises.
Hurdling is the act of transitioning from the run to the jump on the springboard in preparation for performing the skill. During a hurdle, arm coordination is important. The hurdle should be long and low to maintain forward momentum; at this point, the arms should circle backwards. The back leg quickly joins the front leg, and the body should be nearly vertical when contacting the board (the shoulders should be slightly behind the feet and the arms stretched slightly backwards).
Have the gymnast do around 10 jumps in a row. The gymnast should jump from their toes with their legs and body straight. At the moment of the jump, the arms are up, slightly bent with their hands over their head. During the flight, the arms are bent, making a back circle.
The gymnast should do a couple of steps, hurdle, and rebound with their feet together. Follow the proper hurdle and rebound techniques which were described previously.
The gymnast should perform a number of straight jumps in a row on trampoline. The jumps should be consistent, with the gymnast landing on the center area of the trampoline each time. The gymnast should focus on their form.
This drill helps the gymnast learn a proper landing position. The gymnast should jump from a higher obstacle (resi mat, p-block, pommel horse, etc.) onto an 8 inch mat. They should practice their stick by bending their knees, keeping their arms in front of their shoulders, and their head forward.
Stack foam cubes close to the edge of the landing mat. Position of the cubes will depend on the gymnast’s run speed, and distance of the board. Gradually increase the height of the cubes as the gymnast improves the height of their jump. This drill helps motivate the gymnast to jump higher.
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.