Hi, I'm new here (well I've been lurking for a while) and I'm training for my British Gymnastics Level 2. I'm getting in a pickle with the supporting, especially where I have to lift or catch the kids. Sometimes it seems impossible that I could ever hold them. I am working with older rec kids some of whom are quite tall and/or big - up 5'6" and must be 120 lbs, I'm still expected to support flicks and handsprings. To be honest though I struggle even with seventy pounds. The spots I find hardest are saltos and back handsprings. My mentor has shown me some techniques, and I've asked a few other coaches so I have a few more ideas too. I'm collecting ideas for teaching the moves without doing any supporting, but sometimes it's necessary to give the kids confidence - trouble is, dropping them does the opposite. I wondered what, if any, strength training other coaches do? How do you stop the kids from sliding through your hands?