video – introducing “flyaway”

Shaping Skills with Drills

A problem skill for many gymnasts is the flyaway (backward somersault) from a bar. This dismount is physically and technically simple — but psychologically challenging due to the risk of hitting the bar with the feet.

Coach Rachael Tart from Funtastics Gymnastics in Couer d’Alene, Idaho showed me this nifty drill. It’s a safe, fun way to introduce the feeling of flyaway with young kids.

Click PLAY on the video below or watch the clip on

The girl doing the double layout is 6 years old.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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