Well at camp I'll get to see how some of the cheerleaders who used to be gymnasts do their tumbling. Hopefully they do cheer tumbling that is gymnast quality!
Well I made a huge decision regarding next year today.
I told my soccer coach I will not be playing on the team this fall because I've decided to do tumbling as my main sport! So I will be in the gym a lot more often now. Tumbling is absolutely amazing and I've totally fallen in love with it. Right now I can do a bunch of skills, but mostly only on tramp/tumble track and my form leaves a lot to be desired, so I really want to work on it more and make it "gymnast quality" (as opposed to "cheer quality"). I think I can get pretty good at it in a year, and then who knows what will happen when I get to college. So I'm almost looking at it like a once in a lifetime opportunity, since I don't know if I'll be able to continue with it in college or not.
Next week we are having a tumbling camp at my gym, which is going to be so much fun! Tumbling all day everyday, but we will have social time in the middle of the day to kind of break it up a little.
That's awesome you're so excited about and dedicated to tumbling now! Do you want to compete as a power tumbler in the future?
This is my last year as well, since I'll be graduating from college. My main goals are to stay healthy, compete AA at Nationals (NAIGC), and qualify for at least two event finals (preferably bars and floor; I've made bars 2/2 times, beam 1/2 times, and just missed floor both years I went to Nationals). Placing AA would also be nice. My more specific goals: compete a real vault (I'd like to tuck tsuk 1/2 again, but more realistically it'll be a 1/2 on 1/1 or 3/2 off), full start values on beam/floor, upgrade tumbling (to 1 1/2 punch front, whip 1/2 front pike, 1/1), and fix my BHS BHS.
I'll be a 2nd year 8. I'm getting a new floor routine. No more walking on sunshine!For floor I want to do bounding as my double salto instead of doing the front tuck step out one. I did do some bounding at woodward.I also did some fhs front layouts so that could be one of my passes possibly.I want do a full. Right now its at at least 3/4 or something. Idk I competed a half last year.Beam I'm prolly keeping my bhs bhs unless my coach gets some psycho ideas. I was doing random stuff like the side handstand step down and a half piruoette and a one handed cartwheel and working on new jumps on beam but I don't know what my routine will be.Bars I want to put it a straddle back. I did some straddle backs at camp but I haven't done it in my gym yet.Vault I want to tsuk I flipped a lot into the pitt at camp.It would be cool if I did a fhs double full on vault too but thats not going to happen. We saw a girl do it at event finals at Y nats. BEAST.