vault video – handspring front tips

One of the best WAG coaches in my region is Sandy Boisvert at Norfort Gymnastics. That’s all the more impressive since her club is in a small, rural northern town, Ft. McMurray, 435km (270mi) NE of any major city. (Edmonton, Alberta)

Sandy’s given me permission to post excerpts from a coaching video she put together in 2005.

Many coaches, including myself, believe that Yurchenko vaults will be devalued after 2008. That handspring front vaults will be comparatively more valuable.

For that reason, younger gymnasts today should not target exclusively Yurchenko. The more powerful kids, in particular, should also work towards Tsukahara and Handspring approach.

To see some of Sandy’s drills for coaching the handspring front on vault click PLAY, or watch it on YouTube.

By the way, Sandy is soon off on a gymnastics holiday — to European Championships along with coach Valerie Oudin from Champions Gymnastics.

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Rick Mc

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

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