Stopping In The Middle Of A Handspring...

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  1. stcchamp

    stcchamp Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    i have two girls on a senior level 2 team that will throw their handsprings by themselves all the time, but will reach the handstand position and just collapse...
    does anyone have any tips on how i can get them to pull their toes over faster and get their hands off the ground immediately??
    oh, and if they throw it down the decline, they are beautiful. so im not exactly sure what the problem is!!! :help:

     
  2. hannahx0xbananaa

    hannahx0xbananaa I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    handstand snap down drills using a panel mat!
     
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    MissBee Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Isn't landing on their head enough of a deterrent?
     
  4. scottish_cheerleader

    scottish_cheerleader I Fierce Board instead of work/study

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    flipmac Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    By sounds of it they are getting their arms further around if it's fine on a decline, one simple fix that may work is having them focus on what we call fast arms... They to swing their arms much faster and past their ears, creates a bigger arch , easier for snap downs
     
  6. stcchamp

    stcchamp Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    its really not like they are TRYING to stop. these girls want these handsprings so bad, its just in their head that they cant throw them on the ground by themselves. im trying to find easy drills to build up confidence, rather than having them get discouraged when they fall over and over again.
     
  7. VTX

    VTX I nugget in the back

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    If It's a courage thing this is what I used to do, I'd start at the top of the cheese mat and take a little step back after each back handspring until my toes where the only thing on the cheese mat. It made it way less scarey and is a big confidence builder. It may be the first few times they can only get to the middle of the mat but it really helps. Hope they get their back handsprings.
     
  8. Meggerz2310

    Meggerz2310 Cheer Stalker

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    i used to have that problem and all that helped me was doing it over and over until i got it :-/
     
  9. angelndscz

    angelndscz I text ACEDAD all the time

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    I am no where near an expert on advice, but it seems like maybe they need to work on their upper body strength. I was always told if you can not hold your own body weight, then it will be hard to do a BHS. Maybe have them do handstands on the walls and stay in the handstands as long as possible to help build their endurance of holding their own body weight. My daughter's former private coach use to make her do handstand push-ups when she was not doing her bhs correctly (he would hold her feet while she was in handstand position and do the push-up). He would stop the privates and work on conditioning the rest of the time. It worked.
     
  10. CoachFrank203

    CoachFrank203 They call me Susie

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    video would really help... they could be doing 20 different things wrong..
     
  11. stcchamp

    stcchamp Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    thank you guys so much! i will post a video after the next practice for this team!!
     
  12. xoxbeastbackspotxox

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    When I'm scared I close my eyes and take a deep breath, tell myself toughie, I can do it and throw it. Hope this helps in some way =/
     
  13. Kohke

    Kohke Cheer Stalker

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    Athletes that can do a back handspring well down the cheese but not on floor usually need to jump harder and sit back further with their hips in the sit before the throw.

    Most cheerleaders I have worked with shorten their back handspring when they move from any surface to floor. The cheese mat provides athletes with backward momentum they are not producing themselves, so without it their handspring goes just up but not back.

    Make sure they are sitting with their hips back and down and their ankles even with their knees, not behind.

    If they can do it perfectly down cheese than i don"t think it's a strength thing.

    Happy Skill BUilding!!!
     
  14. nowandforever

    nowandforever They call me Susie

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    From what you're saying it seems like they aren't snapping, maybe try some handstand snap-down drills and ab exercises to strengthen their core to snap?