Discussion in 'Skills' started by HappyGirls, Apr 28, 2016.
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@HappyGirls, I read your post with much interest and I must admit my daughter started gymnastics at 4 and by 6, she was on a competitive gymnastics team... However, I thank God that she started in a gymnastics environment. What I noticed when my daughter was working on her tumblling skills, she always worked in a group with 3 other girls and the tumbling instructor used ropes, some swinging contraption he tie the girls in to work on back handspring, tucks, layouts, etc. There were foam pits for the girls to tumble in and of course, the trampolines, spring and rod floors, so usually in 2 hours, the girls never got bored of learning and they were learning good techniques without the repetition that can bore a young 6 year old...
I think the boredom for your 6 year old because of the repetitive instruction and she may need an instructor that can provide a variety...
PS: My daughter's first tumbling instructor for 7 years was a professional stunter, so he really kept his young students engaged.
Shimmies all around for perfection over progression. As a 20 something year old new to tumbling, I was a little too strong, and a little too head strong. I was able to brute force my way all the way up to a combo through to full, then I had to tear down everything I knew about throwing a full so that I could start working on my double (I got lucky with everything up to a layout).
It's not worth the extra time and effort, learning it the right way the first time will save so many headaches, that's why I always try to break down a skill with diagrams, and make explanations of the physics behind a skill to all of my lessons. (does that make me a cheer nerd?) Also, it is far safer, and safety should always be the number one concern!
P.S.- People aren't attacking your CP. They really do just want the best for her!
As soon as I read the thread title I'm like "My response will be in pink font."
@cheermommaRN Dang it, why'd you have to be so fast?
OMG, Touch`e, when I first read this post, I thought of the 3y.o. and bhs and now, 6 working on fulls...So, what's next, 8y.o., working on standing fulls or triples, because doubles would be like regressing...lol
Just by personal experience, DO NOT have her work on halfs.... a full is a one piece skill and kids who learn halfs, or just throw them by themselves usually end up with janky fulls or not being able to get past the half. Just my advice
Punchfront stepout is the one of the hardest skills for me! I can arabian all day but UGH!!! And I didn't even learn a layout until this year but have had my full for 7 lol
I got my full at 7 and double at 8. I did not have a solid standing tuck until I got my solid running full (was iffy with both) and then got a double at 8 and I'm still cheering now (I'm 16 now) and don't have any issues lol
CP actually hit the punch front step out last night and then added a 2 to full.
I used to do special passes and do 2 or 3 bhs just to make it end in a full. LOL
The purpose of the half is to get kids comfortable twisting. I went to a program a very long time ago where they would not let you move on without landing a half perfectly and they all had beautiful fulls, including myself! In my opinion you should not just throw a full and see what happens. They are two very different skills, but I see what ya mean.
Not only that, but I've heard that it's much safer and easier to get out of a full gone wrong if you can save yourself by completing a half and landing.
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