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Parallel Bar Giant. Kelly Crumley Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center Junior National Coaching Staff. How this skill serves the routine. Importance of giant to routine. Goal 10 in a row (10 skills in routine, giant can be placed anywhere within the set).

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Parallel bar giant

Parallel Bar Giant

Kelly Crumley

Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center

Junior National Coaching Staff


How this skill serves the routine
How this skill serves the routine

  • Importance of giant to routine.

  • Goal 10 in a row (10 skills in routine, giant can be placed anywhere within the set).

  • This creates the level of training standard, and technique that will be required for high level routine development

  • A strong technical foundation of the giant will lead to the more difficult long hang skills.


Beyond the giant
Beyond the giant

  • It will lead to the following:

  • Giant with ½ turn

  • Giant Diamidov

  • Belle

  • Pike Belle

  • And other related skills


Pre giant development
Pre - Giant Development

  • Back Extension Roll

  • Handstand

  • Hollow Bail to Flat

  • Long Hang Swing

  • Tap swings to Fly-a way

  • Moy -Support and Upper Arm (cast position)

  • Uprise from long hang


Grip development
Grip Development

  • Long hang swings 10 in a turn.

  • Start this with younger athletes.

  • Fun drills challenge (Hop, side swing, hand changes etc.) Purpose of grip strength and hand endurance.


Giant development drills
Giant Development Drills

  • There are many, these are a few

  • The Giant and Peach can be learned at the same time and have many cross over and related drill work

  • Bent knee giants on low Horizontal bar

  • Turnover with spot on end to stand on bars using a locked arm inside grip

  • Extension roll off panel to support on low bars


Spotting the giant
Spotting the Giant

  • Hand spot or not

  • From Handstand or not

  • To Handstand or not

  • Above or below

  • How I spot

  • Spotting with a belt

  • Bungi System


Common errors
Common Errors

  • Closing the hip angle during knee bend

  • Throwing the head for turnover

  • Premature opening of the chest and hips during the decent phase


Coaching points
Coaching Points

  • Areas that coaches can focus on for corrections


How long does it take
How long does it take?

  • It depends on how much predevelopment has been done. How prepared are the athletes to learn?

  • If you plan ahead, learning comes quickly.

  • Athletes loose interest or become frustrated if noticeable progress is not made regularly.

  • Generally, 6-8 weeks (less growth spurts).


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Giants are and will be an important aspect to P-Bars

  • It should be trained as giants are on HB, it is not a one time skill. It is a basic skill ability for more advanced level skills