FORWARD ROLL

GYMNASTICS CLASS

CLASS OVERVIEW

"What is this class about?"

This class discusses a breakdown of the forward roll for beginners.

This class covers each of the topics below:

OVERVIEW:

  • PART 1: “Why should I learn to roll?”
  • PART 2: Mechanics: Step by Step Rolling
  • PART 3: Gravity and Weight Distribution
  • PART 4: 6 Progressions from Beginner to Advanced
  • PART 5: Key Takeaways

We have organized the class by creating individual videos for each topic, posting all accompanying notes below each video.

Once you have gone through each highlight video and their notes, you will have a much better understanding of how to approach, train, and improve your forward roll!

"Who is it for?"

This class is designed for both beginner gymnasts, and those who want to increase their knowledge in how to roll safely and successfully.

"Where and how do I start?"

Education before practice: You need to first understand what what you want your body to do, before trying to "do it".

Gymnastics is a very mental sport, and you need to get that brain of yours engaged if you're going to be successful!

To best understand the information, I highly recommend you watch all the highlight videos in order, reading through all the accompanying notes (posted below each video), then taking time to process and make sure you understand everything we discussed.

 

STEP 1:
Watch the full class.

STEP 2:
In order, watch each topic-related video and read through the notes

STEP 3:
Let the information digest and make sure you understand what you've covered before moving on to practice

STEP 4:
Head to the gym, your living room, or outside and give the drills a go!

THE FULL CLASS

CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

OUR FULL CLASS EDITED INTO TOPIC SPECIFIC BITES

Class Overview

Coaching Notes

Welcome to the full forward roll class! In this class, I am going to break down everything you need to know about how to forward roll as safely and successfully as possible.

This class is for more beginner gymnasts who are just getting started in the sport, AND those who want to increase their knowledge of the forward roll and how to teach it!

We cover the topics below:

  • PART 1: “Why should I learn to roll?”
  • PART 2: Mechanics: Step by Step Rolling
  • PART 3: Gravity and Weight Distribution
  • PART 4: 6 Progressions from Beginner to Advanced
  • PART 5: Key Takeaways

Make sure to turn that volume up and take notes! Good luck!

Part 1: “Why should I learn to roll?”

Coaching Notes

The forward roll is a foundation skill in gymnastics, because it’s the base of so many higher level skills! It teaches gymnasts about spatial orientation, body control, and is a great progression for learning to flip.

Check out this video for very important reasons to learn the forward roll!

Part 2: Mechanics: How To Roll

Coaching Notes

HOW you do the forward roll is such an important part of your gymnastics journey, because how you practice will determine the success of higher level skills down the road.

You definitely want to watch this video for the step by step break down of how to roll correctly and safely!

Part 3: Gravity and Weight Distribution

Coaching Notes

Let’s talk about physics — Did you know that GRAVITY and your WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION play a high part in rolling successfully?! Truth!

In this part of our forward roll class, we’ll discuss a few important key points, including: Your center of gravity and lever point. These two things play an integral role in the ease and success of your forward roll. Make sure to turn your volume up and check out my sweet drawings!

Part 4: Progressions

Coaching Notes

These 6 forward rolling progressions go from more beginner, to more advanced.

We’re going to start by rolling down a wedge to get more momentum, and finish with higher level gymnastics skills that involve the forward roll.

Make sure to start with drill #1 and only progress as you can complete each with confidence and can stay safe!

Part 5: Key Takeaways

Coaching Notes

You’re doing it! These coaching takeaways are some of the most important concepts that you should know when learning to forward roll — But actually, they apply to learning ANY gymnastics skill! Check out these “mindset checks” so you make sure to practice as effectively and successfully as possible.

Final Thoughts and Practice Tips

Coaching Notes

Great job finishing our forward roll class! In this video, I will overview all the information we covered in our 45:00 together, and give a few more helpful tips that you can use on your journey to safe and successful rolling in gymnastics.

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