Club Owner / Manager
- Apr 17, 2007
The direction a gymnast twists is a very critical choice a coach must make in a career. There are lots of different skills that require your twisting to be the same direction: Kasamatsu, Makuts, full twisting step outs on floor, Diamodov 1 1/4, Gogaladze etc....my question is do you as coaches feel a responsibility to choose the twisting direction of a gymnast because you know further down the line in their careers it will make certain tricks easier. In other words, by seeing a child who naturally likes to twist to the right when they jump on the floor, do you then force him, or her, to learn a right handed cartwheel (a left twisting action) because you know in the future they will have less problems???