what level do you usually compete switch leaps?
My USA-Gymnastics Tactics: I have several of my L5's competing the switch leap this 2014 season. (It substitutes for the split leap and you can take an extra step into the leap). Great up-training opportunity. L6's have it as a regular part of their training. We will see which athletes keep the switch leap or perform a split leap. Perfect (or nearly flawless) execution is the determining factor for the L5-6''s. L7's I ask to work the switch leap as they have had several years of work on the skill. For me L8's perform a switch leap or switch jump on BB, as we are preparing for that skill to link to other difficult jump/leaps for L9-10. By L8 they certainly have it available for choreography in their FX routines.
The switch leap/jump in our gym and many of the gyms surrounding us is an important building skill and keystone to advanced skills and advanced combinations.
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Thanks a lot!!
If you have split leap, split jump, switch leap, sissone, straddle jump and side leap...which is the hardest? and which is the easiest?
The original poster is from Austria so the time when they are introduced will be different to the US. Do we have anyone on board who knows anything about the Austrian gymnastics system.
Currently it is available as a bonus in level 5 in Australia in the national stream. It can be done instead of the split leap.In Australia it can be done in level 5 as a bonus.
Level 8 on beam as a bonus.