Tumbling at Mania

Wheather you’re an All-Star cheerleading, gymnastic or just want to better your tumbling skills, Mania Training Facility has a class that is just right for you.  From Team tumbling classes to private lessons designed to meet your specific tumbling needs, the staff at Mania understand how important tumbling is to developing athletes and has the years of experience to help them master each skill with precision.  Mastering a tumbling skill takes time and practice.  Typically tumbling skills build upon one another.  Below is a list of just some of the skills that Mania athletes are always working on perfecting.

 

 

Tumbling


Handstand: an act of balancing on one’s hands with one’s feet in the air or against a wall.

 

Somersault: an acrobatic movement in which a person turns head over heels in the air or on the ground and lands or finishes on their feet.

 

Cartwheel: a circular sideways handspring with the arms and legs extended.

 

Arial: a circular sideways handspring with legs extended but where the athlete does not put their hands on the ground.

 

Roundoff: A skill similar to a cartwheel, but with both feet landing at the same time. It is almost always the beginning skill for all back tumbling passes.

 

Back Walkover: A back walkover is an acrobatic maneuver in which a person transitions from a standing position to a back bridge and then back to a standing position again, undergoing a complete revolution of the body in the process.

 

Back Handspring: A tumbling move where you takes off from one or two feet, jumps backward onto the hands and lands on the feet.  This skill can be done as a step-out skill (the most common method on beam) or landed on two feet. Round-off back handsprings are the basis for almost all back tumbling skills.  Back handsprings are also called a Flip-Flop or Flic-Flac. back handsprings can be done on floor or beam. Back handsprings and round-off back handsprings are a real milestone skill for gymnasts.

Back Tuck. A body position where the knees and hips are bent and drawn into the chest with the hands holding the knees. The skill requires the athlete to throw themselves backward while in the tuck position and land facing the direction they started in.

 

Full: A body position where the knees and hips are bent and drawn into the chest with the hands holding the knees. The skill requires the athlete to throw themselves backward while in the tuck position and land facing the direction they started in while twisting their body 360 degrees in the air.

 

Arabian: The skill requires the athlete to throw themselves backward while in the tuck position and twist their body 180 degrees landing in the opposite direction they started in.