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For Coaches Back handspring step out?

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gymmom14

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May 21, 2008
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I posted this on the skills board, but maybe it belongs here. My dd is L6 and her backhandspring step out does not have much leg seperation. She just can't seem to get her legs to split any further. What tips can you give her? She is very flexible so I do not think that is the issue. (I think she splits her legs too late, but don't know what advise to give her)
 

gotgym

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Sounds like her timing is off when to split the the legs.. Has she or you asked her coach? Theres several drills ..up a folded panel mat. down a cheese, and you can always video her.
 

gymmom14

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May 21, 2008
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Her coach has not mentioned it to her, so I told her to ask at her next practice. I was just looking for some tips to give her. Tumbling is her strength so it must just be timing on this skill. Video is a good idea, I think she thinks her legs are way apart.
 
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