Presentation on theme: "Horizontal Bar Release Development Ages 10-13"— Presentation transcript:
1 Horizontal Bar Release Development Ages 10-13 Kelly CrumleyJunior National Coaching StaffBuffalo Grove GymnasticsSelling your ideas is challenging. First, you must get your listeners to agree with you in principle. Then, you must move them to action. Use the Dale Carnegie Training® Evidence – Action – Benefit formula, and you will deliver a motivational, action-oriented presentation.
2 Presentation Overview Long Range Development ConsiderationsTraining PhilosophyDevelopment Strategy 10-13, 14-17, 18-21Skills, Drills, and MethodsQuestions
3 Long Range Development Considerations Ultimately – Routines with high Start Value require Releases of high difficulty.This difficulty stems primarily from Tkatchev and Kovacs type releases.This presentation introduces a path toward this future difficulty
4 Training PhilosophyAges have a lot of High Bar content to accomplish in these years.They need a strong foundation of the Jam, Release, and Dismount categoriesDeveloping a release may need to be a secondary priority.Athlete’s will need to maintain Age Group competitiveness
5 When to begin Release Development Athletes are required to have a release by age 12 or (level 9).This is not always realistic except for the very talented.This would dictate that some preparatory work needs to be introduced by age 10.Those that compete a release usually do not have a meaningful release, and or would score higher by not including it.
7 General PlanAge 10 – Consider what release each athlete may be suited for (explore)Age 11 – Taps Swings, Drill Work, and Protective LandingsAge 12 – Hand Spot, Sliding Mats, Foam Pit, or Resi PitAge 13 – Actively attempting a release in training or competing it
8 Introductory Releases GiengerStraddled TkatchevRear VaultBy age 13 you need to have something.My preference is the Straddled Tkatchev
9 GiengerHas a good relationship to pre development – Familiar to good Fly-a-WayRelease has visual contact throughout and therefore less fearfulHas moderate difficulty value = (C)Can be hand spotted - adding security in the beginning stages of release developmentHas inherent execution errors due to kipping back into giantsCan be used later in combination with Tkatchev or Yamawaki type releases and or Takamoto skills (Connectable)
10 Straddled Tkatchev More difficult to learn but worth the time Tap is not usually confused with dismount tapRequires stronger ability (more energy) because the skill passes over the barRequires a confident and usually fearless athlete because the skill passes over the bar backwardClean and efficient means of meeting this requirement (Moves directly from and to giants)
11 Rear Vault Not a prerequisite to release development Can be related to the Yamawaki – but is not necessary as developmentUsed to buy time in developing the Gienger or TkatchevTap requires some developmentHas inherent execution errors due to kipping back into giants (Getting into and out of)I would not invest a great deal of time learning this release (3-4 weeks max) only after all else fails.
12 Rear Vault DrillsUnder swing and back up-rise to support in over grip.Under swing and back up-rise to support in mixed grip.¼, ¼ Jump over low bar (May use board)
13 Some coaching tips A Hecht beat can be used but is not necessary Worm action for HechtSwing below horizontalClose the shoulder angleMaintain pressure on turning armThe athlete should point his feet toward the end of the bar while his hips pass directly between his handsLegs should pass over the bar horizontally
14 Spotting the Rear Vault Stand on spotting box behind the barDuring the athletes up-rise place both hands on athletes hips and assist him over the barThe coach can also assist the athlete with turning
15 Gienger DrillsBasic Swing to candle stick (Legs past vertical) with and without strapsFly-a-way (Hollowed) from under swing or giantsFly-a-way with ½ turn (Hollowed) from under swing or giants to stand on Resi (coaches should use this time to hand spot these on a box)Fly-a-way with ½ turn (Hollowed) from under swing or giants to stomach landing on Resi (This drill further develops the aspect of missing and landing on a mat. This builds confidence, because the athlete has an exit strategy)
16 Spotting the Gienger What do I do when I spot? Stand on box over Resi pit (on skill side)Help direct athlete with turn over and sufficient swingReach over the athlete with the arm closes to the bar with hands placed on athletes waist from below 45 degrees to above 45 degrees on barAthlete turns away from the spotter avoiding contact with the spotter and his legsThe spotter can manipulate the athlete at point of weightlessness aiding in an attempt to catchThe arm that was crossed over adjusts from front to back while the other arm maintains contact aiding lift and distance from the bar throughout the skill
17 Gienger Foam PitSliding the mat for Gienger – a sting mat folded in half works well (it wears the mat)Teach others how to do thisFrom giant or under swing tap, release and attempt to contact the mat with hands (Slide mat)Once it appears the athlete will contact the bar safely - the mat is with held but ready to slide if needed
18 Tkatchev DrillsBasic Swing for Tkatchev Tap in straps (May need to spot and manipulate movement)From under swing tap between spotting boxes, release and stand in front of bar (may use channel bar or stacked mats)Mats are raised with ability
19 Spotting the Tkatchev In Front of the Bar What do I do when I spot?Stand on spotting box (on release side)Help direct the athlete with tap to standWith the arm closes to the bar the spotter holds the athletes wrist and places his other hand on the athletes lower back or waist from below 45 degrees to above 45 degrees on barThe spotter assists the athlete to stand on the spotting block progressively making this surface higherThis can be set up as a separate station once the athlete understands and has sufficient ability
20 Spotting the Tkatchev Over the Bar What do I do when I spot?Stand on spotting box (on release side)Two spotters helps in the beginning phasesThe athlete will be lifted over the bar to a stand behind the bar.The athlete will orientate by tucking over at firstThe athlete can be manipulated at a point of weightlessness aiding in an attempt to catchThe arm that is placed on the lower back moves from back to front directing movement across the bar while the other arm maintains contact with the wrist aiding lift and rotationThe spotter can physically place the athletes hand in contact with the bar in an attempt to catch the bar
21 Tkatchev Foam Pit Sliding the mat for Tkatchev Teach others how to do thisFrom giant or under swing tap, release and sit on bar (Slide mat)From giant or under swing tap, release and sit and flip backward into pit (Slide mat)From giant or under swing tap, and release, attempting to go over the bar (Slide mat)From giant or under swing tap, and release attempting to straddle and contact the mat with hands (Slide mat)
22 Further LearningDevelop Spotted Sequences – Add kip pirouette, free hip, etcCreate Release GamesPoints for difficulty (C,D,E,F / Bonus)Points for being close, touching, catching, getting back into giantsTotal attempts versus total makesPoints per turn on multiple releasesTotal training points (need 25 for the workout)How many Tkatchev’s in one turn etc.
23 Final Comments This presentation discusses introductory releases Create a Development Strategy for releases beyond the Tkatchev and GiengerMake use of trampoline because future and more difficult releases will rely on good air-sense