The one thing that I tell my girls that seems to help their fear is to let go when you see your toes. Often, when first learning a flyaway, they don't have the feeling of knowing where their body is. This visual cue gives them an idea of when to let go until they can get the feeling of it. As you grow stronger and more confident you will learn the feel of when to let go. Until then, spot your toes and release.
I've never been a gymnast so I cannot relate to what exactly goes on in a gymnast's head when a fly-away is executed. And, I definitely don't have a drill to offer.
It's just that from what I've seen, fly-aways tends to stand out with respect to fear over pretty much all other so called "fundamental" skills. I've seen a gymnast delaying competing at L7 after she had mastered everything else (and beyond) for over a year. They also appear to be something that can be easily "lost" (and regained later eventually) due to fear for someone who has comfortably done it for a while.
So, gymnasticsluvr19, just to let you (and your friends) know that you're not alone being scared on this. Keep up the courage and your hard work! You'll get it soon.:applause:
My coach taught us flyaways by hanging our X-mat(sting mat) on the high bar and then making us swing on the lowbar and let go when our feet were at the center so that we rotate and kinda roll off the mat on the bar.
well at my gym we take two level four vaulting mats and stack them begind the bars and then we put a twelve incher going diagianol [ like a slide] down them, then we put an eitgh incher on the floow to keep the twelve incher from moving and you swing three times and then let go and roll dowm.
sorry if thats confusing but i hope you get your flyaway! they are not as hard as they seem & are so so so fun.