- Nov 4, 2020
I have all the foundations down but im scared of letting go. Does anyone have any drills that can help with that
There's also a more advanced version of timers that includes the flip a little. For this drill, you'll want to set up a "hill" in front of the bar. To do this, stack up some wedge mats and an 8-incher with the lowest part of the hill facing towards you. Then do a timer off of the bar and land on your back on the top part of the hill and do a backwards roll down the hill to simulate the flip in an actual flyaway. I know that sounds confusing, so I'll attach a link to a video that shows this drill.
As you can see in the video, the gymnast doesn't do a backwards roll down the hill at the end, but I suggest you try it to get more used to flipping. I hope this helps!
I teach flyaways as backward candlestick rolls at first. If you think of it as a back flip, it will be scary. Think of it more like a backward roll. I imagine you can do a backward roll right? If not, that would be good practice. You can also do short flyaways from the low bar by swinging with knees bent and do a short flyaway with a spot.