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.