- Sep 26, 2022
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 (round off two back handsprings and a back flip). Then he freaked out once in mid air and went back to not doing it. He did level 5 with just doing a round off. Somehow won state again (#3 in a row for him). But now we are at a new gym and he his jumping to level 7….possibly 8. He still will not do it. His new coach doesn’t know what to do. We are doing privates with a girls coach every Saturday who is supposed to be very good with this matter. And after a month, he still will not do it. He won’t go for it. We’ve tried lessons, encouragement, grounding, bribary lol. I mean EVERYTHING. It almost seems like it’s getting worse, not better. He should be doing round off back handspring double fulls. He will do one on the trampoline but not consistently. He does all these “scary” things on all the other events which are much more dangerous and has no abnormal issues. His favorite is High Bar! Nobody can figure this out. He wants to be one day a Olympian, just like most gymnasts do. Big dreams. He works hard going 5 days a week 4 hours each day. And he’s good. But just this dreaded back pass on floor is such a hair pulling mystery. Now I am on here trying to find answers. It’s been over two years….come on!!!!