- Feb 16, 2022
I have struggled a lot with back handsprings off and on, mostly due to injuries, family issues that made me miss practice, and bad coaching(happened many times over 4 years, in that order. The bad coaching was the hardest thing to get past because I stopped practicing it because I wasn’t allowed a trampoline or a spot. Things are better now.) I’m finally in a good place. I have it on trampoline, and have my own trampoline so I can practice everyday by myself with no pressure(I didn’t have one before). I still struggle to do the first one each day (this was part of the problem before, The longer I go in between practicing the harder it is.) and get really scared. So, my question is how many times/how long does it take until I can do it on my trampoline super comfortably without getting scared, and be able to try to move it to a different surface. Moving on before the fear was completely gone has caused me to undercut and hurt myself because I was too terrified to do it properly and getting hurt made me more scared. I need the motion to feel as normal as a cartwheel before changing the surface can feel safe and I would really like to be able to get it on floor! If anyone has had a mental block/fear of a skill how many times did it take you/your kid to feel normal doing the skill after getting it?