The industry standard for over 25 years. The Tumbl Trak has become a staple in most gym clubs across the country.
The Xtreme Tumbl Trak is our most durable option for high use situations. It features a vinyl layer sewn on with a 4-inch white line down the center for beam practice as well as tumbling!
The Porta Trak is great for gyms that have to store and bring equipment out on a regular basis. The lightweight aluminum frame and caster make it easy to set up and relocate!
Last month, Doug wrote about how progressions build confidence and reduce fear. Just thinking about an athlete “balking” in a round off-back handspring, or other tumbling series is enough to make me shudder.
“Connecting the Dots” is a way to describe all the steps involved in the physical preparation of an athlete and offering an athlete frequent opportunities to feel confident in every step in the process. In a recent video session filming skill progressions, we worked with a young athlete who has good basic training combined with good genes from her parents. The video session focused on cartwheel, handstand, and back handspring progressions from jumping to limbers to fly-backs to work in the pit, (which she had done in many workouts previously).
After filming more than 30 different progressions that lead to a back handspring, our session ended in the pit where we saw in her a confidence and will to move on to her very first back handsprings!! Wooo Hoooo!! We cheered and celebrated with hip-hip-hurray’s and it dawned on me…..we had spent the last two hours “connecting the dots” for this athlete. All the preparation she had done in her classes, put together in a sequence, led to her to confidence and success. (Next month, see Doug’s follow up article, “The Balance Between “I Did It”, and “I Did it Very Well”.)
Check out the June newsletter to watch the video clip example.