Forward roll

Other names for this skill: sommersault

Basic skill
Drills for Forward roll.
  • The gymnast should then tuck their head down while pushing with their legs. They should be sure to keep some weight supported with their arms.
  • Gymnasts should be encouraged to stand up without pushing on the floor with their hands. A good drill is to have the gymnasts rock onto their back and roll up to their feet keeping their arms straight out in front.
Associated articles:
Forward Roll - An In Depth Discussion

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