Today, we are going to be going over the part of cheerleading and tumbling that nobody really likes. It’s all about falling fall. Believe it or not, that that is a part of cheerleading and tumbling that uh, isn’t fun, but it’s part of it.


Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumble talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we your Tulsa tumbling experts answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your Jenks tumbling lessons hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty breaths slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The falling part, the, the scariest thing about cheerleading and tumbling.

No, we tell everybody all the time. Uh, unfortunately it is a part of tumbling. There’s not any advanced tumbler or elite tumbler that has gotten to where they are in tumbling without taking some sort of fall. It’s something that’s going to happen. So knowing your tumbling, and that’s why we always preach. No, you’re tumbling. Know your technique. Know yourself that way when you do have a fall, like it’s going to happen. It’s not a life changing, tumbling, altering fall, you’re able to get right back up. There are different kinds of athletes, um, athletes that can kind of take a fall and get right back up and continue or the ones that fall and kind of have to take a step back and reevaluate and go from there.

And unfortunately there’s those that take a fall and that after that they’re pretty much done. They don’t want any part of it. Um, and not, or it start back at square one and start back at the beginning. Yeah. Uh, and so with that, falling is a part of tumbling that will always be there and it will all, there will always be that, that risk that you might take a fall. Um, but you’ve gotta be able to get up, dust yourself off and get back in the game, be ready to tumble beardy to flip and get that skill.

Yes. There’s one thing that we will never do at justice tumbling. If you fall, you will never let you end on that fall. If you are able, we definitely will make you get back up and finish on a good note. You never want to finish on that ball because if you go home on that fall, you’re going to think about that all day. You’re going to sleep about it, possibly dream about it, and then next time you go to tumble, that’s all you’ve thought about is just how you ended out on that fall. So if you, if you do have that freak accident and your brain shuts off, you have a brain fart, whatever it is you do, fall, get up. Do a few more reps, get the numbers in,

even if they’re spotted, even if their spine and has to be spot on. That’s okay. That’s, that’s all a part of it. Um, I’ve even gotten to the point where I tell athletes or some athletes when they’re doing their first skill by themselves, you’re probably not going to land it. You’re probably gonna have some, some fall where you land on your hands, your knees. Uh, but that’s, that’s part of the process of doing it on your own. Overcoming that is, is the next step.

A lot of people, yeah, the first time they try a new skill, they’ll have that like cat and instinct. They freak out and they’re like, oh well that wasn’t that bad. And then the very next one, it’s the best thing you’ve ever seen. Just cause they have that little bit of confidence that Oh, I went for it by myself and that’s all. Okay. Um, but falling is a part of it. It’s going to happen. So we’ve gone over safety falls. Knowing how to fall correctly, um, is very important. Falling safely, not putting your hands back, um, being able to train yourself to push for your Jenks tumbling lessons skills. We’ve gone over committing, but there are those random falls that if you take a fall, being able to get back up and dust it off. Those are the mentally strong athletes that are never gonna have any issues in their tumbling career with blocking. Um, there are those athletes that as soon as a fall happens though, like Colton says, their option is either quit, a lot of them just quit cheerleading or it takes, it’s literally like starting back at square one and redoing all the basics that where they can get comfortable going backwards the way they weren’t or when they first started tumbling.

And this all comes back from our Jenks tumbling lessons , uh, m really this, this whole week in our podcast we’ve kind of talked about it. Um, our first topic of podcast was, uh, was progressions. And we talk about, um, why it’s important to build your house diligently of tumbling. It’s an analogy that we use. Um, starting with the foundation is busier basics and uh, and then the walls are your confidence and then the roof throwing it by yourself. Um, and, and it all comes back to the falling because eventually you’re gonna, you’re gonna fall, you’re going to take those spills and that’s okay. But you need to know that your house is built properly. Your Foundation is there, your confidence is there. Um, your basics are there so that you can get up, dust yourself off and get back in the game, not, um, not your whole house. Completely crumble and nothing to build off of.

Absolutely. And some athletes are numbers people. So it’s easy when an athlete, how’s that brain fart out of nowhere, they fall on a scale that they’ve never fallen on before. I always tell them, look, you’ve probably done that skill a hundred, 200 times if not more than that. And out of all those times you’ve fallen once you’ve had that freak accident. Yeah. So do not let one bad paths determine your entire tumbling career. Right, right.

I mean, look at the miles. We drive in cars and, and I’ve, I’ve been in like one or two accidents on the road. Um, and I’ve driven for many, many, many years and, and I’m not afraid to get back in a car. Getting in an accident is scary, but you can’t be afraid to get back in the car and drive. That’s just a part of life. Tumbling is a part of the sport. And, and, um, accidents happen. Those things happen. It’s important to remember that you’re not, you’re not the only one dealing with these falls. Every person who’s in every class who’s ever tumbled sees it. They’ve done it, they felt it. And so whenever, um, I love it whenever we’re working with younger kids and older kids at the same time, different classes, but um, maybe a beginner or novice class at the same time and an intermediate or advanced classes going on and we’re able to sit there and say, hey, hey, advanced class real quick. Raise your hand if you’ve ever taken a fall. If you’ve ever fallen in your tumbling and every person in the room raises their hand and it makes kids feel more comfortable. You’re not alone. It’s, it’s, it’s, uh, even though people are different, there’s still that aspect to cheerleading, but um, no one has gotten great without God getting a lot of falls.

Absolutely. And falling is never fun. I hate when an athlete falls, but the only part I love about it is I do get to learn a lot about that athlete and see what kind of, how they come back from. It shows a lot about an athlete. If they act like nothing happened, like if they get up and they, they don’t let it phase, I’m at all, I can tell working with that athlete in the future that they are going to learn very, very quickly that they’re going to pick up advanced skills very, very quick.

You know, a, a, something that, uh, so Lester Stallone said about the rocky movies is that it’s not about how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and get back up and get back into the fight. And it’s the, it’s the exact same thing with tumbling. Um, the, the resiliency to fall flat on your face even and get back up and say, Hey, I’m going to cue it. I’m going to do it again. I got to do it again. I can’t leave like that. I can’t, I can’t be done. Um, that is resiliency. That’s going to keep you going. Uh, not, I mean way past your Jenks tumbling lessons tumbling career that’s into your adulthood and, and, uh, you know, owning your own business or at least working for somebody and being that Alpha, like we talked about that Alpha getting up and, and, and just kind of blowing everybody else out of the water.

Yeah. So falling, nobody likes it happens. It’s a part of the sport. Um, I’ve definitely had my fair share falls. I know you have a, back in the day when we learned a lot of our skills, a lot of it was trial and error. We did have coaches. Um, some would spot boys, not very many, but a if I needed that gave some critiques. But a lot of it was just trial and error.

There was no curriculum. It was like you either have a good full or you don’t and if you have a good full, we’ll put you in the front. If you don’t, you’re not probably not going to throw your full and that’s it. Not telling you how to, how to fix it. Um, there were a little, a few critiques, but not like we have today. I’m not with the slow mo cameras and all that stuff.

Samaras um, podcasts, there’s a lot of knowledge out there now to where if a kid is wanting a skill, needing a skill, there’s a lot of knowledge that they can get for free. Um, if they want it.

Yeah. Yeah. Listen to our podcast. I mean obviously you’re listening to it right now, but get your Jenks tumbling lessons friends to listen to it. Have your parents listen to it. It’s going and we don’t get anything from it other than, um, the knowledge of, of giving you knowledge. We, we know that that helps and so we love doing it. Um, it’s a big part of our business at justice tumbling company is customer satisfaction, appreciation and, and knowing that we’re not just helping you. If you pay us, we’re helping you. If you, all you gotta do is go to our Jenks tumbling lessons website and click on the podcast page.

Absolutely. That’s why we do this at all. That’s why we coach it all is we have, me and Colton have taken the falls ourselves that we don’t want our Jenks tumbling lessons athletes to have to take the fall. So we are here training technique and all that, but we are also here to train. If you do have that fall, we are going to train you to be able to get back up and push yourself forward.

Rusty broke his neck so you don’t have to. Amen.

I was like, we can go into falls if we want, but I don’t want anybody getting freaked out over night breaking an egg. And I literally, I was doing something that is not involved with cheerleading at all. You will never have to do a triple front flip in your Jenks tumbling lessons cheerleading career ever. So even if there’s a girl president even do it or, or boy that you’re trying to impress because only do skills that pertain to that you need, I will recommend that. That way you don’t have to worry about taking a needed injuries. Yeah.

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