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Forward Roll Progression Pt.2

The Forward Roll is a basic element for gymnastics and acrobatics. This movement practices your ability to change orientation, completing a full rotation on the ground while holding a specific shape such as tuck, straddle, and pike positions.

In this video, Coach Carl demonstrates how to perform a forward roll in a straddle position.  This variation demands more flexibility and strength of the athlete to hold the straddle shape of the legs and prevent the legs from bending, and using the right speed and momentum to come out of the roll back to standing.

Forward Roll Progression Pt.3

The Forward Roll is a basic element for gymnastics and acrobatics. This movement practices your ability to change orientation, completing a full rotation on the ground while holding a specific shape such as tuck, straddle, and pike positions.

In this video, Coach Carl demonstrates how to scale a forward straddle roll as you build up flexibility and strength. By using a stack of folded panel mats between the straddle, it becomes easier reach and push through the elevated ground to complete the roll back to standing.  If speed and momentum is the challenge, try rolling down a wedge block to add a little speed as an assistance to roll out at the bottom.

Forward Roll Progression Pt.4

The Forward Roll is a basic element for gymnastics and acrobatics. This movement practices your ability to change orientation, completing a full rotation on the ground while holding a specific shape such as tuck, straddle, and pike positions.

In this video, Coach Carl continues with the Forward Roll progression to bring the feet closer and closer in with the Forward Straddle Roll until it becomes a Forward Pike Roll.  With the Forward Pike Roll, managing your speed and momentum is key to finishing the roll on your feet before trying to stand up out of it.

Forward Roll Straddle Up to Handstand

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Forward Roll Tuck Up to Handstand

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Freestyle in the Field with the Burpee Pt.1

In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

In this first video, Carl and Richard analyze standing and prone positions and applies the Burpee movements to help Richard move between the positions quickly and efficiently.

Freestyle in the Field with the Burpee Pt.2

In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

In this second video, Carl and Richard continue to practice and analyze the application of the Burpee with more load by using a weighted vest. Carl and Richard also uses some Freestyle thinking apply the Burpee skill transfer by maneuvering into a kneeling position quickly and efficiently.

Freestyle in the Field with the Candlestick Roll Pt.1

In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

In this video, Carl and Richard discuss options to get from the lying position onto their feet quickly and efficiently by using the Candlestick Roll.

Freestyle in the Field with the Candlestick Roll Pt.2

In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

In this video, Carl and Richard discuss options to get from the lying position onto their feet quickly and efficiently by using the Candlestick Roll. This time, more skill will be required as Richard attempts the movement again under load with a weighted vest to simulate gear and equipment.

Front Leg Swing

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