1st Round- Focusing on Getting off the Beam
These drills are good for helping you learn to jump and leap higher.
Single Leg Hops Alternating legs
Make sure you are pushing hard through your bottom leg so you can get as high off the beam as possible.
Small Straight Body Punches
Make sure you keep a tight body position by squeezing your bottom and core.
Straight Jumps with Left Leg in Front & then Right Leg
Keep a tight body position and push through your legs. Goal is to get higher each time.
Straight Jumps Down and Back
You want to squeeze your bottom and core so that you can move down the beam without wobbling side to side.
Jump ½ Turn
Squeeze your core tight, and bend your knees when you land to do them without bobbling.
Bonus Exercise: Jump Full Turn
2nd Round- Leap Drills & Leaps
These drills will help you learn to leap bigger and higher.
Try to keep your legs completely straight and only bend at the waist.
You want to push through the leg you are stepping on to get as high off the beam as you can.
Step Step Leap
Once you get the sequence down, try to make the steps faster so that you can use them as punching steps to get higher off the beam.
Chassé Step Leap
After you learn the sequence, you want to make the chassé and the step fast so that you can get higher off the beam for your leap. Start your chassé with your dominant leg, step with your “bad leg” and then leap with your dominant leg.
Keep your legs squeezed tight and point your feet hard when they come off the beam.
Bonus Exercise: Baby Switch Leaps or Switch Leaps
3rd Round- Handstands & Drills
These drills are designed to help you improve your beam tumbling skills.
Handstands to Relevé Hold
You want to land one foot right behind the other and squeeze your legs to get in a tight body hold.
Handstand to Knee
The goal of this drill is to practice having square hips (hips centered over the beam) when you land your acro skills.
Cartwheel to Relevé Hold
Squeeze your core and bottom when you land your cartwheel to stay tight in your relevé hold.
Cartwheel to Knee
This is another drill you can do to practice having square hips (hips centered over the beam) when you land your acro skills.
Bonus Exercise: Backwalkover to Knee
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