How to Teach Preschool Gymnastics : Handstand Exercise for Preschool Gymnastics


Hello! My name is Sibylle Walters from Flairs
Gymnastics in Davie, Florida. You can find us on the web at
Now, we are going to demonstrate how to teach a handstand to young children. Are you ready,
ready, your hands go down. It’s called the spider walk handstand, alright, very good,
excellent, try to close those legs, beautiful, yes, arms should be straight, the feet should
be up, and your walking up safe now, nice and soft. Yes one more time, yes one more
time and you rest and walk up. Okay, very nice, put feet up Gabby right, that’s it,
excellent, move yourself up, really good, really good, good job, yes, shake and shake,
yes, one last time, and go, come on Gabby, nice and straight pull yourself up. It’s the
very important part of gymnastics.


14 Responses

  1. luvsponge23

    January 27, 2008 7:22 am

    yea but keep in mind dat her muscles probably havent fully developed and still may not noe how to control them

  2. blibjorb

    February 19, 2010 1:15 am

    Why is this woman yapping over the instructor? How are the children supposed to listen to two people at once? Irritating.

  3. awacs52

    July 22, 2010 8:29 pm

    @bamagym thats trivial for these girls. They can probably do pushups. You need to elevate their feet position so that they are performing a plank with a higher pecentage of their body weight is supported by their hands. Bring this percentage up in increments by increasing the height and then the progression will be made effectively.


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