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Round off connecting to BHS


New Member
Former Gymnast
Proud Parent
Nov 21, 2020
trying to think of some new ideas or drills to help 7year old connect her round off to BHS. she can’t figure out she needs a rebound and just squats going into her BHS. Advice? She can do the skills independently but can’t work out the connection, I’m out of ideas.

Geoffrey Taucer

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Gold Membership
Former Gymnast
Jan 21, 2007
Baltimore, MD
Standing 2BHS. On tumbletrak or 4-inch mats first, then transfer it to the floor. IMO, the best way to train ROBHS is to train standing 2BHS first. And this may seem counterintuitive, but I think you should NOT try to make the connection seem like a rebound.

I did a clinic on back tumbling a few years back at Woodward where I talked about this in more detail:

About 3:30 is where I start talking about building the connection, and 4:20 (lol) is where we show the drills and progressions I like to use. Hopefully it all makes sense, but if you have any further questions or if I didn't explain anything well enough in the video, feel free to ask!