learning to fall safely

Oops.  I originally had the WRONG video linked to this post.  It’s been fixed. 

Pull the hands into the stomach.

Never reach back.

Some of the top Gyms assign an occassional Falling and Landing warm-up.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

Thanks John.

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Rick Mc

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

2 thoughts on “learning to fall safely”

  1. Hmmm. The idea is good, but I’m less sure about the delivery. Early nccp stuff on the biomechanics of landings; The landing flat on the back should be practiced flat and a break fall introduced. The landing with rotation is ok, but it would be better to introduce some variation including backward roll and shoulder roll. What I see here is a bunch of kids lined up to do a single drill that misses the point. Probably this video was filmed just as a demonstration of the idea…and this isn’t what a class really would look like. By the way, thank you Rick for all the work you do maintaining this site. I still check in a couple times a week to see what’s new in the gymnastics world. Much appreciated. M


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