Gold Medal Gymnastics Drills Vol. 3 Floor Exercise
What you'll learn
- Students will have a better understanding of the important fundamentals, concepts and drills for the floor exercise event.
- Students will know about important safety concepts and spotting techniques to assist gymnastics.
- Students will understand certain biomechanics in relation to body position and tumbling.
- Students will become more consistent performing a floor routine.
- There are no requirements or prerequisites for taking this course. A padded gym floor with enough space to practice the skills is necessary .
About the course:
This is volume 3 of a comprehensive four-part gymnastics program featuring Amanda Borden. In this program, Amanda takes her team through a wide variety of progressive drills for the floor exercise event. Among the topics covered are: floor complex, back extension roll, front limber, round offs, back handsprings, flipping, tumbling drills, twisting and front tumbling. An excellent resource for coaches, parents and gymnasts.
About the coach:
Amanda Borden was captain of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, which took home the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. They made history by becoming the first U.S. Womenʼs Gymnastics team ever to win an Olympic games. Amanda also spent six years on the US women’s National Team. She has competed in several World Championships, was a Pan-American double Gold Medalist and the 1995 USAG Sportswoman of the Year. In 2004, Amanda opened the Gold Medal Gymnastics Academy in Tempe, Arizona, and has since added another gym in Chandler, Arizona. She also serves as a gymnastics and cheerleading commentator for CBS Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN and NBC. Amanda Borden is a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame and US Olympic Hall of Fame.
About floor exercise:
The floor exercise event is used by both male and female gymnasts. The English abbreviation for the event in gymnastics scoring is FX. A spring floor is used to provide more bounce, and also help prevent potential injuries. The women’s event is performed to music and usually lasts 70 to 90 seconds. The floor exercise was introduced as an individual Olympic medal sport for men in 1936 and for women in 1952.
Who this course is for:
- Coaches and gymnasts at any level would benefit from taking this course.
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