If I have Rings in the gym, I introduce drills like this as early as age-5. It’s FUN. It’s SAFE. (I introduce it over the pit if I have Rings over the pit.)
The gymnast quickly gains confidence in releasing something, flying through the air while traveling forwards. The main goal I ask of them is to stick the landing.
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Ideally I’d do this for the first year of twice a week training, starting Bar release in the second year.
Eventually, your kids will be as skilled as Jake Dalton.
If you don’t have Rings in the gym, budget to buy an inexpensive set. They only cost about $80, one of the best value / dollar investments you can add to your facility. Hang them on a high rail.
Thanks to Jeremy Mosier and Gymtastics for hosting this video.
Gymtastics is still my favourite club website, by the way. Compare it to yours.