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What do I do with a boy gymnast who just wants to flip??

Citadelcoach2

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Coach
Gymnast
Mar 17, 2019
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17
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Ireland
I have a boy age 12 who just wants to flip and nothing else. He is a good gymnast I'm struggling to think of stuff that will keep him going at gymnastics because he gets bored during his class. Anybody for any ideas.
 

gymk8nyc

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Gymnast
Apr 24, 2019
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USA
Do you mean he is not willing to do things like conditioning, drills, or practicing? Please explain to him that drills and conditioning are SUPER IMPORTANT for EVERY gymnast to prevent injuries. You cannot just rush into things when it comes to gymnastics. Skills take time, effort and dedication. If he isn't willing to do this maybe gymnastics isn't the sport for him. If not well trained, gymnastics could be super dangerous.

Or do you mean he just wants to learn one "backflip" (like a standing back tuck) and that's it, nothing else? This STILL takes TIME and conditioning strength. And will probably take a few months to a few years to master. If this is the case, take him out of gymnastics and sign him up for private lessons to only focus on stuff surrounding this one skill.
 

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