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Back walkover is a crucial technical element in women's artistic gymnastics. In fact, on beam,…
In this tutorial, you will find a complete analysis of the front aerial on beam.…
This training is divided into three sections: The first is the analysis of technique. Learn…
Dismounts from the round-off
The dismount of a routine is of prime importance. Mastering it gives you the right…
First of all in this training we'll examine, step by step, the technical placements needed…
Salto stretched with step-out
Explore this training focused entirely on a back layout on beam. To begin with, we'll…
Back handspring step-out
This is a training for beam on the back handspring, or flic-flac, step-out, a legendary…
Side salto on beam
The newest in our series of saltos to the front from a step-in, this video…
GymneoTV training videos: Learn and teach gymnastics on beam
5 meters long and only 10 centimeters wide! Who has never heard this said about the beam? TV commentators love repeating these figures so that spectators imagine how difficult it is to perform skills on beam.
But can they really imagine the precision and the technical rigor that that requires? Here, we can’t be content simply with the successful execution of an element. The placements of the feet, hips, shoulders and hands are of monumental importance. A few millimeters too much to the right or left, and it’s a fall!
Gymnasts therefore need to master their posture and be capable of sensing the position of each joint. This requires meticulous work in collaboration with the coach.
And we can’t ignore the fear involved! This emotion, in a beginner, is a near permanent feature. Expert gymnasts have learned to control it and develop extreme confidence. But how do you conquer this fear, and how, over time, do you manage to feel at ease on the beam?
Plus, it’s on this apparatus and on floor that the artistic dimension of gymnastics takes on meaning. The grace and fluidity of movements, the amplitude of jumps, make performance on the beam a true spectacle.
The coach must therefore have both technical and dance elements at their fingertips. Be able to observe a gymnast’s movement in minute detail in order to figure out the errors and compensations in positioning. They must also be able to develop both passive and active flexibility in their gymnasts. Plus, they must be able to offer a learning strategy that helps them to conquer their fear and increase their self-confidence.
GymneoTV training materials for beam are created with the same demanding rigor that we expect from coach and gymnast. Each detail counts! They are therefore all meticulously explained and demonstrated. Here, more than anywhere else, you need to be ready to move on to the next element. We help you learn how to know when your gymnasts are ready. The skill progressions are developmental and take gymnasts step by step toward success.
To find out more about the content of our training materials, take a look below at the chapter topics for each element on beam.