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  1. Bertwloy

    MAG How to overcome fear of re-injury

    So here is the short story…at level 4, two years ago, my son broke his arm doing a round off back handspring (September). It was a freak accident. He struggled to get it back and would not do it without a spot. A year later it seemed things were back to normal and he was doing it again...
  2. C

    For Parents Back handspring fear!!

    Ok so, I have want my daughter to get her back handspring back handspring super duper bad and so does she because that’s the skill you need to learn for a lot of tumbling skills and to get power and she does cheer and she tried out for the team for 7th grade and we’re afraid she might not make...
  3. astrogabbyx

    WAG Fear of Flyaway

    I've been working on flyaways for a really long time. A couple of months ago, I was doing them just fine with a coaches spot/into the pit alone. Now I can't. When my coach is spotting me, I freak out and don't let go. When I try it into the pit, I get too scared to flip so I end up doing a...
  4. Thefloorgirl

    WAG Hey, I have a fear of vault. Any tips?

    I’ve always hated vault. Beam is grace, floor is art, bars is flowy. Vault doesent fit in! I always stutter step and recently I had a bad accident on vault where my hand slipped. The thing is i always stutter step so I can’t get enough power. I get scared that I’ll miss the board on my hurtle...
  5. D

    WAG Running + Tumbling = Fear?

    I'm starting to suspect DD (Xcel Silver) has a fear, or hesitancy, of running before tumbling. Not just on floor, but she has a relatively slow vault run as well - and vault is really running + tumbling, right? I know she's a fast runner outside of gym. She's had a backwards tumbling fear...
  6. M

    WAG Back handspring fear

    Ok first off I know there are lots of back handspring threads already but I couldn’t find any that are similar to my situation, so sorry if there is one somewhere! I am working on transferring my bhs from trampoline to aitrack and I just can’t make myself go for the skill. A couple things to...
  7. Doc Ali

    For Parents Article To Help Your Gymnast Reduce Fear

    It’s one of the most frustrating things about gymnastics, fear and mental blocks. With all the athletes I work with it’s the issue that causes the most stress, not only for the athletes and coaches, but for the PARENTS as well. You try not to think it, but the unthinkables come anyway, “I’m...
  8. dan129834

    Fear in adult gymnastics

    Hello everyone, im trying to learn backflips currently, and it seams like only fear interferes me. im not in a gym, but we do have equipmen, mats, blocks and also air floor, so we do it safely. Im trying to get to a higher level as an adult, and my fear is my biggest obtacle again and again...
  9. G

    Fear of Vaulting

    Hey y’all so I am training Xcel platinum right now, I am doing the vault I’ve done for abt a whole year now which is a half on/ half on half off, and I was doing these with absolutely no problem but now it’s like I’m scared to do it, I had no accidents just one day I couldn’t do it, once I get...
  10. dan129834

    MAG Stretching routine and fear of going backward

    Hey everyone, im currently practicing alone on the grass due to the covid pandemic, and im looking for some very good stretches to get the splits, a very good pike and pancakes. Im also trying to do a back handspring, and my fear is stopping me from going fully backwards. i start the jump and...
  11. C

    Back tuck fear

    Hi I am a tumbler and I can do my tuck on the tramp but not on the ground. Im scared to do it on the ground. Help!
  12. B

    WAG Fear of back handspring on beam

    I’ve been working on my back handspring for a couple years and I just can’t get it. I have a fear of going backwards on beam and I need some help getting over that fear. I am a level 6 and am currently competing a round off in my routine but I never get credit for it so I need this back...
  13. M

    For Parents Help me understand- bhs vs bwo on beam ( fear)

    Hi! I like to understand things, but having a hard time with this one. My daughter has a fear of bwo but says that bhs is less frightening because ... She sees the beam earier and has time to readjust. ? Does it make sense or not ( explanation of a 9 years old) . She recently switched her...
  14. K

    For Parents Fear issues - what would you do?

    My daughter (level 2) is cautious. She thinks through everything before she does it, and doesn't take many uncalculated risks. She loves gymnastics and has done well until recently, pushing through her fears bit by bit. It stretches her, and I usually think that's a good thing. Lately, we've had...
  15. NY Dad

    For Parents 2 1/2 years after her injury, my DD overcame her fear

    Back in Jan ’17, my DD broke her elbow attempting a CW on beam. When we were in the ER after her accident, she vowed that she was never going to step on a beam again. While it didn’t take her long to change her mind about that, she did come back much more fearful than she had been before...
  16. alongfortheride

    WAG Fear and Memory Issues

    My daughter who is 8 is training for level 3. She had the entire bar routine down and is now afraid to do a back hip circle. I literally have no idea why other than it's this weird mental block. It's not logical at all. She also still has trouble remembering the order of the floor and beam...
  17. EmoryT

    WAG Fear Problems

    So almost a year ago, I started getting problems with fear in gymnastics. I had just competed level 5, and I switched gyms over the summer. The gym that I went to was really stressful for me and I started losing skills. I even lost my roundoff back handspring. I went back to my old gym and got...
  18. trampolinemom

    For Parents growing over fear ??

    So I know probably none of you has a chrystal ball to predict the future for my DS but what are your stories of your gymnasts who have encountered fear and blocks do they get over them once they are past growth spurts? Where do they end up after years? Do they quit or continue? DS is my 12...
  19. L

    WAG How To Deal With Series Fear

    My coach has been trying many new techniques to get my teammates and I to go for our beam series, since most of us have beam series fears. She has started to do conditioning as punishment if we don't go. However, she said if we can come up with ideas that we think would help us, we can try...
  20. G

    For Parents BWO on beam fear

    my 10 yo daughter is in her 2nd year as a 4 and is so so fearful of the BWO on beam. She cannot even begin to think of doing it on the high beam by herself and her coaches do not spot beam. I have downloaded some doc Ali's meditations on fear but she doesn't seem to like them so much. I don't...