turning leap drill

Al Fong posted a good drill.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

But our current Code of Points gives far too much reward for these elements. The take-off is often cheated. The landing is usually cheated. And most are simply not pretty to watch. :-(

Eythora Thorsdittor – Beam

Eef van Leeuwen:

… the second Dutch women qualification match for the European Championships 2015 in Montpellier. As in the first qualification, Eythora Thorsdittor won the All-Around.

Thorsdottir scored a massive 57.300 AA after a good competition without any big mistakes. She exhibited some beautifully performed and steady routines for Europeans. …

Couch Gymnast – Dutch Euro Qualification (Part 2)

Eythora shows some fantastic amplitude. :-) Click PLAY or watch her on YouTube.

Carlotta Ferlito – Floor

Increasingly I’m liking routines with only 3 tumbling passes. Like this one.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via gymnasts391)

Swing Big – leap and jump drills

The Swing Big WAG coaching site has a new look.

Check it out.

Swing Big new look


Here’s a sample post from their Facebook page.

Elisa Meneghini – 5.6 Floor

A judging analysis by sporteverywhere.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

The last two Codes, intending to promote artistry and choreography, instead made turning leaps and jumps, well done or not, compulsory elements. :-(

related – Daria Spiridonova – Bars VIDEO

Split Leap, Split Jump, Sissone

Split Jump.

split jump

Click through to see the others on a post by Pushy Queen via wogymnastika.

dancer Jorge Barani

Show your girls this video. Extreme HEIGHT of leaps and jumps.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

More videos on his YouTube channel.

Jorge graduated from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba. He’s currently dancing in the States.

Instagram & Twitter @balletjorge

(via Christopher Sommer)