|Tumbling & Balancing - Advanced|
|Skill Level 2|
|Year of Introduction: 1976|
1. Have the Tumbling and Balancing honor.Edit
2. Perform the following individual tumbling stunts with form and poise:Edit
b. One-handed Cartwheel (both ways)Edit
c. Front handspringEdit
d. Back handspringEdit
e. Round off (must execute step in the approach)Edit
3. Perform any four of the following individual tumbling stunts with form and poise.Edit
a. Front somersault (sometimes called air spring or front flip)Edit
c. One-handed handspringEdit
d. Aerial cartwheelEdit
An aerial cartwheel is a cartwheel without the hands. When you do it, you will need to jump higher because gravity will take you into the ground. Be sure to do this move with a spotter at first.
A tinsica is a walkover where the hands and feet are placed in progression, i.e. hand, hand, foot, foot. Starts out as a cartwheel and then the body is twisted to end as a front walk-over.
f. Front walkoverEdit
Like a very slow front handspring. Hands down, feet over, stand up.
g. Back walkoverEdit
h. Aerial walkoverEdit
This is a very dangerous move, done on a vault. It was banned by the National Gymnastics Association when so many girls hurt or paralyzed themselves on this move.
4. Perform any three of the folllowing balances with form and poise:Edit
a. Press to handstand from headstand or frogstand.Edit
b. One-handed handstand; alternate for girls: back walkover to headstandEdit
d. Straight-armed planche (two arm); alternate for girls: control straddle down from handstand.Edit
e. Bent arm planche (one arm); alternate for girls: three-second handstand and controlled roll out.Edit
f. Yogi handstandEdit
g. Straight arm-straight leg press to handstand; alternate for girls: straight arm-straddle leg press to handstand.Edit
5. Perform any three of the following partner stunts and balances with form and poise:Edit
a. Toe pitch (back flip)Edit
b. Low arm to armEdit
Start out as a knee shoulder. The performer should be able to put her hands on the base's arms and be able to balance.
c. High arm to armEdit
d. Low hand to handEdit
The flier and base need to know how to do a two high with the base in a kneeling position. From there, the base will tell the flier ready and then the flier will need to push themselves into a handstand.
e. High hand to handEdit
Low hand to hand and high hand to hand are basically the same except that the base takes a standing position.
f. Front angel balance on handsEdit
The base will take the flier's waist, and the flier will put her hands on the base's shoulders. The base will lift the flier over his head, and the flier will tighten body and take her hands off.