figure skating spotting harness

I saw one of these in use at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary. Seems to work well.

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Pro Motion Pole Harness

There’s a roof mounted version, as well. Very expensive, I feel, at US$3,499 plus shipping.

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Pro-Motion Gold system

fun double layout drill

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via Al Fong)

Trampoline spotters be praised

:-)

(via Thomas Hamblin)

quick-reflex Dads

Some of the best emergency spots you’ve EVER seen. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via cheezburger)

great spot on Bars

Claire Martin (FRA) – Barres- Match France/Roumanie/Belgique Senior

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

via GymFever

safe spotting DVD – basic tumbling

My friend Kyle Thalman, a coach in Hawaii, has done a great job putting together a new spotting video. High production values. Great video quality.

Here’s a sample.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

My philosophy is that coaches should know how to spot. Then spot as little as possible, setting up progressions that kids can do on their own.

1 – Handstand chapter
2 – Forward Roll Chapter
3 – Backward Roll Chapter
4 – Front Walkover
5 – Back Walkover
6 – Cartwheel
7 – Standing Back Handspring
8 – Standing Back Tuck
9 – Running Aerial
10 – Running Front Tuck
11 – Round-off Back Handspring
12 – Round-off Back Handspring Back Tuck

It’s not cheap at $98.99. See if your Club will buy this resource for the staff.

SafeSpotting.com

Air Barrel balancing

Coach Deb and her girls wanted to try this balancing challenge on a Tumbl Trak Air Barrel.

walking the barrel

That’s dangerous without spot.

So they took it to the pit.

Air Barrel pit

Fun. :-)

That’s Avant Coeur Gymnastics at IEGA.