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TheVipersMom

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So it was brought up else where about lazy/ or slow tumbling but I didn't want to hi-jack so my cp needs some help.
Of course her coaches work with her but anyone else have any suggestions to maybe help her out that I could tell her to give her something to think about.

I'm going to put a link to a video of my cp. This is what tumbling pass she is working. My cp goes on 5, another girl goes on 1 out of the opposite corner. Then the girl In her corner (which is now 2 at the same time) go after her and they are going on 5.

It takes my cp 3 8counts to complete her pass... It's like she does a skill then pauses and then again. She thinks she is throwing them consecutively but this shouldn't take that long to complete.

They didn't have to tumble that's why the girls after her aren't but if they were tumbling and not just running it u can see the problem that would occur.

My cp is the obvious pink shorts black sports bra in the left corner-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwSJxxWTTwc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Now I will say I think she tripped over her feet after her BHS stepout that's why that looks weird. But still even without that mess up that doesn't usually happen- that's still a long time to complete the pass.
 
I think with practice, it will get better.

I put the wrong video initially and yes it's hilarious but I believe it let me fix it. Hmm try again. I hope it's working and if it's not just let me know!
 
I think with practice, it will get better.

And she needs to get her chest up faster out of her front walkover, i think that will help her connect her tumbling.

Yes, thanks. I just dont think that will fly at competition if she doesn't get it together!! I'll let her know :)
 
she needs to go faster and make the connections between the skills more fluent. It will make her tumbling not only faster but easier! Tell her to reach for the sky out of her frontwalkover and then put her hands down for the next skill as quickly as possible! goodluck:)
 
she needs to go faster and make the connections between the skills more fluent. It will make her tumbling not only faster but easier! Tell her to reach for the sky out of her frontwalkover and then put her hands down for the next skill as quickly as possible! goodluck:)

Thanks! I appreciate It!
 
I think that a few tumbling lessons of bringing it back to basics might help.

Have her work on power hurdle round offs.
Have her work on getting more power from her running (I notice most of the girls in the video have a lazy run)
Lots of snap drills to help connect the skills faster.

At this point I would have her focus on perfecting these skills for the competition season and discourage her from learning any new tumbling skills until her pass is clean, fast and tight.
 
She is just young. I think perfecting the BHS and focusing in on things like straight legs and arms will help with connecting her tumbling. You will be amazed at how pretty that tumbling will be in a few months, don't worry about the competitions.

I agree with minicheermom and discouraging learning any new skills until her pass is clean, fast and tight. I asked one of our tumbling coaches last year not to allow my daughter to work on tucks until she perfected all her level 2 skills, he was surprised but said he was happy to hear a parent not pushing.
 
She needs to do more drills at tumbling to condition her body more on those individual skills so the connection will flow. and stretch out her round off she is reaching straight down and needs to reach as far out to a handstand position before her turn for round off. But DRILLS DRILLS DRILLS. Our gym does 60-70% Drills during classes which probably is not enough but it helps kids get stronger! Progress will come after the body is conditioned! Hope this helps
 
I cannot speak enough on the strength of the athlete...when we changed gyms to Cali...what a huge difference....I remember hearing the coaches tell us parents at the first meeting..."strong athletes win worlds" the conditioning or "death" that my cp refers to, makes all the difference in health...injuries and skill achievement....abs....cardio....squats...all of it...:)
 
Sounds like practice will make perfect. Do they always practice to that creepy voice?

Yes!! I hated it at first and so did a lot of the kids but I think they like it now. Her mini team does it to their actual music but the youth team uses this man.. He does sound like a creeper haha. It works well because the counts are consistent and my cp isn't use to the speed for youth. She was a tiny last season and is the slowest one now because the choreo is way faster. The 8 count man is set to the same speed that they will perform with their music. It has really made it click for her and is now the appropriate speed when performing!
 
I commented on the actual video, but in case you don't check that often i'll put it on here:


one thing that will help is if she waits to cross center before tumbling. this way she is at least out of the path of the next girl. so tell her to run farther or start farther up in the corner so she runs past the center of the floor before doing her front walkover. as for speeding up if she learns to snap through and get her chest up quicker it will happen. you can have her practice with handstand snap down back handsprings.
 
It seems like she could pretty easily connect the skills. Maybe if you give her counts to do each part of her tumbling so she knows she can't leave her hands up? From the video it seems like she lands her frontwalkover on 3,4 so have her hands down for a roundoff on 5. If she starts to realize what time she should actually be doing things she will start to speed up.
 
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