WAG Hands slipping on BHS on beam

Parents... Coaches... Judges... Gymnasts...
DON'T LURK... Join The Discussion!

Members See FEWER Ads!
Join for FREE!
Not open for further replies.


Proud Parent
Dec 9, 2018
This is my first post- my daughter is a level 6 and her hands are slipping frequently when she does her bhs on beam. She has the correct hand position and fear is not much of a factor but her hands keep slipping which is keeping her from doing the skill. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem would be appreciated! Thanks!
If the coach is all on board, maybe chalk?
How do you know her hand position is right and fear isn't an issue?
The coach says her hands are landing correctly and the videos I’ve watched seem to support that. She is getting more fear now that she has had some falls but she is still doing it. We have had some girls who stop trying all together.
Is she seeing the beam before her hands hit? A lot of kids will say of course I do, but if you watch a video they are not seeing the beam at all. This makes it a lot more likely that they will slip or miss a hand, she should also be looking at the beam where her feet are going to land before they do. Commonsense I know, but you would be surprised how many don’t do it.
Not open for further replies.