Today we’re going to talk about the mindset that you have to have to achieve your tumbling and to get new skills quickly along with keeping yourself safe.
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 hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty breath slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The tumbling mindset, rusty, give it to me.
Yes. This is the mindset. You need your approach to tumbling. That’ll have you have the correct mindset. If you’re approaching your tumbling pass or skill, you will do it safely. You will do it consistently, um, and it will never be scaring.
Yeah. So I mean, the mindset that you need for tumbling is different than any other sport for sure. Um, the, the fear factor of tumbling, flipping end over end 15 miles an hour or so, um, no safety harnesses or helmets or pads or anything. Um, it takes a lot to overcome, but you have to have almost, and we talked about it before the, the Alpha athlete. We want you to have an Alpha mindset.
Yes, you have to have that positive drive. You have to be there with a goal in mind and doing it for the right reasons. Um, your, your parents can’t want it for you more than you, you, we can’t want it more. Um, that is not the right mindset to go into. Uh, having that positive alpha mindset is the first. And then when you’re sitting there in their corner getting ready to start your Jenks tumbling lessons path, you should be thinking about the technique that we’ve trained you and then visualizing the skill or pass and then executing that skill.
The tumbling mindset does not exactly mean set there and be in your own mind thinking over and over and over and over and over again overthinking the skill. Um, what we found is that if you are taught the right technique, um, the more you use, it’s like muscle. You’re tumbling is like a muscle. The more you use that technique, the, the less you have to think about it. So it becomes muscle memory. Exactly. So whenever you’re sitting there and you’re overthinking everything that you have to do, um, most of the time you either will block or it’ll just go all wrong around here
block, you’ll change the little things and tumbling that you would normally never change. [inaudible] yes, silly things come into play. It just has to be muscle memory. You have to visualize the technique, visualize the past on successfully, and then your body just force it.
It should be quick. It should be you step up, one, two, three, go within those three seconds. Um, that gives you plenty of time to think, okay, I’m doing it. Roundup. I can’t spring, fall or I’m doing a round off back handspring, rebound. Uh, whatever it is that you’re doing, those three seconds are plenty. That’s all you need. Um, because overthinking it, we’ll uh, we’ll crowd your mind and, and send you down a crazy path.
Absolutely. So there are athletes who will, in between each pass, sit there in the corner doing their rituals like Oracle, like Colin said, overthinking it, getting in their mind. Um, that’s not good for multiple reasons. And we’re gonna go over the reasons right now. Number one, like we tell everybody I’m tumbling is supposed to be a conditioning. It’s supposed to be a, a workout. So you are not mentally or physically conditioning your body when you were just throwing a pass and then maybe chilling out in the corner for two or three minutes and then throwing another path. Um, we get it. You have to take breaks, sometimes grab water. Um, but there should not be a break in between every past you do.
That’s exactly right. Whether it’s in a private or it’s in a class, we will have you moved to the next station, um, or, or the next pass that you’re doing very quickly. We don’t want you to land and then sit there and think and thought in your, and soak in your own, um, thoughts, uh, about what you did right or what you did wrong. Here’s the tumbling mindset secret right here, that Alpha mindset, fearlessness, determination, and coachability. You have to be fearless as you’re going into these passes, determined before you go into the passes. Yes. And they have that determined drive. Yeah. Yeah. And then, um, being coachable meaning that every time you land the pass you are taking what we tell you and what you are ready to apply it, whether it’s a kind of spooky or for you or not. Or maybe it’s something completely new that you’ve never even done before. Um, trust us, trust us that coachability goes a long way. Give, give your Jenks tumbling lessons coach. Um, just try. If it, try it one time. If you don’t think it’s going to work, try it one time and if it doesn’t work most of the time, um, we’ll say, okay, let’s try something else.
The worst thing you can do is land. And as we are trying to give you their critique, turn away and walk away. We do not talk to the back of athletes heads. That obviously shows you aren’t listening and retaining what we are teaching you. Um, some ways for you to listen.
Neither of us have ever hit a kid before and we certainly won’t. But man, that’s a big pet fee. But pet peeve of both of ours is when we’re coaching you and you walk away, that’s just disrespectful and it goes back to the mindset that you have. If you are not in that tumbling mindset, then what we say not gonna make any difference to you get in that tumbling mindset as in you are that it’s really determination. Just knowing that you’re there for a reason and whatever information that we have to give you, um, you’ll take it and okay,
the annual uselessness and then fearlessness is the last key to that puzzle that you need. But Colton set up perfect. When you’re tumbling, you are either in a private, at class or routine, um, and all three of those, you don’t have time in a private, it’s one on one. Unless you’re sharing it with somebody, then you’re just wasting that other person’s time. But if it’s just one on one and you’re taking that time in between each pass, it’s not great because if it’s a 30 minute private and you’re waiting almost a minute or two minutes between each pass, how many passes can you really get down? And we’ve talked about
parents watching a dollar bills just get flushed down the drain. And that’s other they see, believe it or not
slow and our private. But in a class, if there are eight or 16 people in that class, we as coaches can’t let you just sit there and take that time because it’s, you don’t have that. We have, we have to get kids through our stations and our, our Jenks tumbling lessons drills. Um, we, if we have 16 athletes that wait almost a minute or two before everything, no, nothing really.
We get them in and then they sit there and they wait and then they throw around often stop and then can I go back? And then they do the the same sit and wait and think, um, tip before they, before they go again. And so when you’re not in your Jenks tumbling lessons mindset and other people are, if you make those mistakes or if you make those, those are you block or something, you are, you’re actually not just hurting yourself. You’re hurting all those around you because where their motivation is, they’re watching you. Um, and, and then they lose their motivation too. So we don’t, we don’t want that to happen. We don’t want that to happen to you or the people that’s around. Yeah.
And that’s what a class, and I don’t know if you’ve ever watched a cheer that in competition before, but usually a lot of the time when the tumbling happens, it’s not, you get to sit there and stand and think about it. It’s moved to a spot, dip on account and go or slap, clap on account and do your path.
I’m so glad you brought that up because guess what, your Jenks tumbling lessons coach isn’t going to be out there, uh, to stand, um, on the mat so you can do your full or whatever. Um, you have to be able to throw that all on your own. So that tumbling mindset also is good towards pushing. I’m pushing to get new skills. Uh, you know, that, that’s, that’s the reason why you’re coming to classes. That’s the reason why you’re coming to privates. You’re there to get that next skill or to clean up what you have to get the next skill. Um, and so if you are sitting there doubting yourself and you want your coach to there over and over and over again, there’s gotta be a point where you get past that. You gotta say, okay, that’s coming back into the tumbling mindset. Okay. At what point, how many times is that coach gonna stand there? Um, before I say, okay, I don’t, I don’t need him there anymore. It shouldn’t always be the coaches job to say, okay, now you need to do it on your own. We love it. We love it when we have those Alpha athletes are like, can I do it on my own?
Absolutely. And, and sometimes you’re not ready. Sometimes they’re not ready and, but I love the drive. At least they’re willing to show that, hey, when I get to that time, I’m going to be ready for it. Not that we were seeing what that athlete’s going to be in the future. We know we’re going to be able to rip that bandaid off real quick and get that skill to not become reliant on your coach. They’re there as a tool to help you. We are there for your Jenks tumbling lessons knowledge, for your comfortability, but do not become reliant. It’s the worst thing you can ask her.
Have confidence in yourself, not your Jenks tumbling lessons coach. Um, I, I do have a private who I would, she is eight years old and I would consider her an Alpha athlete at eight years old. And it’s incredible because, um, the, the things that she pushes for, how hard she pushes herself and her determination, her fearlessness, her coachability, her coachability is lacking just a little bit, but everything else is there. So we can work with that. And um, I can see her becoming a, it an absolutely amazing tumbler. She already is. She, uh, she’s eight. She’s working on layouts, but she has zero fear, zero fear at all. Um, and, and so we can see where, where she’s going to be in a, once, you know, high school, if she decides to go all star, we’re able to look at the athlete and kind of look into the future just by what kind of athlete she is now. So remember that, um, it’s not that we’re judging you, but whenever you’re doing your Jenks tumbling lessons warmups or you’re doing your stretches or your just doing tumbling passes, you’re just before you, even, even before you even throw your tumbling pass, you’re giving us a lot of information about who you are and why you’re there. And, um, and uh, we can kind of tell if, if you want to be there or not.
Absolutely. So vote work on your Jenks tumbling lessons mindset if you’re in the next private or class, if you are one of those athletes that tends to take a long time between each pass, push yourself to just get up there, like you said, one to three. Focus, visualize and do it. Yeah, I really push yourself.
So we’re going to challenge you today. Um, the next time you go in tumble, try to use that one, two, three method. Um, once you get up to the mat, one, two, three, go. That’s it. Try that, try that and see how that, how that works for you. So if you’re interested in finding out more about us, Jess is tumbling company or Colton and rusty, you can check out our Jenks tumbling lessons website. It’s just as tumbling coach.com, or you can find us on Facebook and Instagram. And if you ever Google account where love it, if you left us and objective Google review to let us know how we’re doing and then we will see you next time on Tulsa tumble. Talk with justice tumbling company.