Beam Drills and Skills

The beam is 120 cm high, 500 cm long and 10 cm wide.


No Basic skills yet available for this event.


  • Keep your legs fully astride throughout this movement and do not allow your body to lean forward at the start or finish of the exercise, or you will lose your balance. you should be absolutely confident about performing a cartwheel in a straight line on the floor before attempting it on a bench or low beam.
Pirouette 1/1
  • Place two pieces of tape on the floor four inches apart from eachother and do pirouettes in between them.
Split Leap
  • 3 hops on bent base leg with beck leg in scale, swing back leg forward to take a giant step. Try to get both legs straight before landing in scale. Repeat.
  • Hang on a bar. Lift legs to split quickly. Bring legs back down and together. Repeat for opposite split.
  • Hang on a bar. Lift legs to split quickly. Switch legs to opposite split quickly. Remain square and repeat. Do one at a time.


Back handspring stepout
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  • Work backhandsprings on a foam floor beam trainer. (A tape line will suffice if a practice beam is not available). The main focus here is to get the gymnast aware of the line and hand placement.
  • A lot of repetition is necessary to build confidence, which is most of this skill if the gymnast can do backhandsprings comfortably on floor.
  • To help transition from floor to high backhandsprings for beam. Backhandspring onto a crashmat, landing in handstand and step down.
Back hanspring
  • No drills yet available for this skill.


Back handspring - layout step-out
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  • No drills yet available for this skill.
Front Tuck Mount
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  • Work 3 step punch fronts onto a panel mat. Start low and add height as you feel comfortable.
  • Work front tucks onto stacked panel mats with a 4 inch wide tape line, or foam beam trainer on the top.


No D skills yet available for this event.


Note: If you are working these skills you are probably beyond the usefullness of these pages, but hey they are cool skills.
No E skills yet available for this event.