Snapdown drills for roundoff back handspring connection.
Welcome to Tumble Tuesday!! Sorry for the delay. I was recovering from an illness as you may know by the sound of my voice sounding very raspy in the video. Now that I'm feeling better I can finally post this up to share.
The purpose of this drill is to learn to snap the feet in front to allow the body to go backwards for the back handspring. This is a great alternative for those who can't get the handstand snapdown. A few things to watch for and you may notice it in the video. As they snap down the body should be rotating at the same time as the feet comes though keeping the back tight. In other words, the feet is in front while the rest of the body is leaning back without arching. Some common mistakes are the knees are moving foward past the ankles (rolling knees). The idea is the keep the leg straight so the knees are behind the ankles. This drill is set up for either on the trampoline or tumble track. If you remember the previous drill of the roundoff flyback you can do the same with this as well.
As shown in the video:
1. Bounce three times on hands and kness, snap down, backhandspring
2. Seat drop backhanspring. Although this is not a snapdown but its great to learn to keep the feet in front while they lean back for the handspring. Great to learn body shape and educating the feet placement. If you want to you could do this first.
3. Handstand snapdown backhandspring.
Stay tuned for the second part of giving out feedback!
Best of luck!!!