I really like coaching basic skills, the ones that create a foundation for harder skills. There’s a low chance of injury and I won’t get taken out in the process of spotting, at most maybe a bloody nose (kids don’t know it, but they’re secret masters at kickboxing). Cartwheels are a basic step toward more challenging tumbling skills, so needless to say it’s pretty important to learn.
Learning how to do a cartwheel is challenging for children because it’s a learning curve on body awareness and adjustment. We need to watch for subtle errors that need to be nipped in the butt to land a perfect cartwheel. I would find myself repeating the same errors to other kids, so I made a list of these repeated errors to help all of you either learn or teach how to do a cartwheel. [Read more…] about The Biggest Mistakes When Learning How To Do A Cartwheel