Jeremy Mosier at a recent clinic recommended we prepare kids for double somersaulting skills by training “Cody” and backward “Kaboom”. (VIDEO)
Once you can do those, the double salto backwards seems easy.
Not on that video, but another great drill for double back is “gainer“. (backward salto travelling forwards)
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Trampoline guru George Hery talks about using gainer as preparation for flyaway. True.
But those same gainer drills are great psycho-motor preparation for double back, as well. If a young gymnast is not comfortable with gainer, I don’t want them doing double back.
Gainers teach them how to get around when under-rotating.