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Backward rolls in tuck with bent arms

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Backward rolls in tuck with bent arms

  •   Introduction
  •   Technical analysis
  •   Focus on a second method for going into the roll
  •   Prerequisites for backward roll in tuck with bent arms
  •   Skill progression – drills for teaching backward roll

Backward rolls in tuck with bent arms

How do you teach tucked backward rolls with bent arms to beginners?

2 video(s)
Duration : 00h15
Trainer :
Angelo Ritorto

Backward rolls in tuck with bent arms

How do you teach tucked backward rolls with bent arms to beginners?


As with forward rolls for forward movements, backward rolls form the basis of all backward transverse acrobatic skills.

They can be done with arms bent or straight, with different starts, and ending standing, in plank, or in handstand.
With beginners, we begin by teaching backward rolls with bent arms in tuck position.
Despite the simplicity of the movement, we need to be rigorous with our teaching. This is a foundational skill that will have implications when it comes to many gymnastics movements.
That's why, in this training course, we will study the technique of this backward roll with precision. We will see two variants for beginning a backward roll, plus how to position yourself and act to be able to get back up with a flexion-extension of the arms. In the teaching video, we will look at the prerequisites and their usefulness for the learning progression. To conclude, we will examine all of the different key drills for teaching this skill to beginner gymnasts.
Enjoy the training!

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2 video(s)
Duration : 00h15
Trainer : Angelo Ritorto

Associated books


Let's Teach Artistic Gymnastics - Floor Skills - Volume 1

Learn how to teach:
• Shoulder stand • Forward and backward rolls • Handstand • Forward lunge • Bridges •

All the exercises needed to learn these technical elements, from their beginnings to the execution of complete skills
→ 219 exercises - 184 pages - Format 15 x 21 cm -

A note on the series of books, "Let's teach gymnastics":
• Our books are essential companions to the video training on the same topics that you find in the section "Gymnastics Education" here on GymneoTV.
• Their spiral binding and tabbed pages allow you to quickly find the skills you want to look at, and easily locate the drills and training stations.
• The summaries of technique and the large format illustrations made to scale make these books the ideal companions to your training sessions.

Our advice:
• For training session prep: thanks to the technique summary and icons at the top of each page, you can easily find the stations that match the current needs of your gymnasts. You can also anticipate the equipment needs for your upcoming session.
• During training:  with the help of realistic images, you can save time by showing your gymnasts the drills to work on. They will also be able to help you set up the training stations and thanks to the illustrations, they'll more easily understand the task at hand.
• You will improve the constant exchange that you have with your athletes. In fact, when giving your instructions, the illustrations create common ground for discussions or reference points. They make it easy to understand and/or visualize technical placements, which makes it much easier to learn the element.