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I have been cheering for a long time! My tryouts are in early August and we are required to have 3 tumbling passes. One is a rounded backhandspring back, and I have that no problem. They want original, unique passes that are difficult and good looking (possibly competition material!) I am an advanced gymnast.. so if you have any unique passes I could do, please let me know!

Front tumbling elements that transition into typical back-tumbling skills, are a GREAT way to add "seemingly" high levels of difficulty and great looks. The CORE front tumbling skill is the FRONT handspring. If you don't have one, GET IT!For example:

1. Front Handspring stepout, round-off, backhandspring.  In this pass, the front-handspring is used to gain momentum and takes the place of a hurdle or run.

2. THREE front Handspring step-outs in a row.  (or three fast front-walk-overs in a row.

3. Standing Back-handspring STEP-OUT 1/2 twist into a cartwheel or round-off.

Have fun, Be safe, Push HARD!

Coach Wayne is the Head Coach for the Savannah College of Art and Design Cheerleading team and Executive Coach of Olympic Gymnast Zuzana Sekerova. His articles, videos and books have been used by students and instructors world wide since 1991. Coach Wayne is available for in-gym instructor training and performance tumbling clinics throughout the year. For booking information, coaches/owners should call 912.398.8082. Students and parents should request coaches/owners to contact Coach Wayne.


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