Teaching the back somersault is fun, but can have its drawbacks! The gymnast should jump up with straight arms beside his or her ears, leave them there, and tuck up their knees to rotate backwards through the arms before landing on the toes. Initially you can support the gymnast under their upper back or, as I was doing yesterday, with a belt around the waist while standing by the side. Of course, you are in the firing line if the stupid boy flings his arm out to the side…!
OK, gymnastics is still fun! OUR GALLERY THEME FOR TODAY. Pommel horse first:
Training with strands: