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Flyaway problems

Gymnastorlz

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Gymnast
Nov 22, 2019
5
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Ireland
So at my last gymnastics practise, I was scared to let go of my flyaway and just couldn’t let go. Most other practises, I let go after two or three tries, and once I get the first one over with, I’m fine. I’m now stressing and putting pressure on myself since the practise I couldn’t do it in. I’m trying not to make it a thing in my head. I know I’m fully capable of doing it and have done it before, but it’s just letting go. Any advice?
 

profmom

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Nov 18, 2011
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It's not uncommon. Go back to the drills you were using when you learned it to regain your confidence. For my daughter and one of my son's friends, picking a spot on the wall to use as a visual release cue helped too.
 

haileyyy

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Gymnast
Dec 9, 2019
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USA
This is exactly what's been happening to me for years. Sometimes, it helps me to go if I have the coach say "let go" and "flip" when I need to do those things just so I don't have to think about it as much. I know how much this problem sucks, but I'm sure we'll get it eventually, it just takes longer for some. Good luck!
 
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Gymnastorlz

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Gymnast
Nov 22, 2019
5
19
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Ireland
This is exactly what's been happening to me for years. Sometimes, it helps me to go if I have the coach say "let go" and "flip" when I need to do those things just so I don't have to think about it as much. I know how much this problem sucks, but I'm sure we'll get it eventually, it just takes longer for some. Good luck!
Thanks so much! This is what I was thinking too, that I would say “release” to myself in my head, so I wouldn’t think about it. Killing thing is, I can normally do it, it was just the one class! However, I normally do it after one or two tries of not letting go. I will change that!
 

g.fleuette

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Gymnast
Nov 4, 2020
5
Country
USA
So at my last gymnastics practise, I was scared to let go of my flyaway and just couldn’t let go. Most other practises, I let go after two or three tries, and once I get the first one over with, I’m fine. I’m now stressing and putting pressure on myself since the practise I couldn’t do it in. I’m trying not to make it a thing in my head. I know I’m fully capable of doing it and have done it before, but it’s just letting go. Any advice?
I have the same problem. I did it a year ago and i hit my toes on the bar and now in very scared i have the hight on my tap swings and i can tuck my knees but im just scared to let go.