gymnastics video – LEAF DROP from Bars

Where I come from we call a back somersault from sitting on a bar a “leaf drop”. No doubt it has other names in other regions.

It’s not a competitive skill, but is good psychological preparation for future dismounts.

Once the kids can do leaf drop for “fun”, the flyaway seems less “scary”.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

From Mountain Shadows Gymnastics Camp, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.

One gymnast does double back leaf drop. This is not recommended due to the risk of landing on the neck in the foam pit.

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Rick Mc

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

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