Tumbling: Forward and Backwards Rolls

 

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Cheerleading 101: Tumbling

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Beginner Cheer tumbling class: (Video 1)  (Video 2)

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Somersaults  Don't forget to use a trained spotter when learning these skills! Considered very basic elements that even a preschooler should know, these skills can still result in neck damage if done improperly; so use a trained spotter to lift your hips until you can correctly tuck your head in, hold your weight up on your hands, and protect your neck.

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Forward roll tutorial
Forward roll video
Gymnastics training videos online
Somersaults DVD

Forward roll drill pictures and tips

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Backward roll tutorial
Backward rolls video
Gymnastics training videos online
Somersaults DVD

Backward roll drill pictures and tips