Here’s another frequently asked questions where we take questions that we get from parents and our athletes and give you the answer to him.
hello and welcome to Tulsa tumble talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we your Jenks tumbling lessons 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. All right, so in this frequently asked questions podcast, we’re going to be going over three questions, uh, as always. And these questions are questions that we get, uh, either, um, earlier this week or something that kind of stood out to us that we wanted to break down and give you a little bit more insight on. We’ve got some deep questions. Yeah, we have some good ones. So, uh, this first question came from an athlete that was working with rusty in one of his classes and she asked, why do we even work power hurdles? Like I don’t do that stuffing routines. Like, why are we doing it?
That’s a really good question. Like I couldn’t fault her for that. Yeah. Um, it was in like an intermediate class, so she has some cheer background. She’s been doing cheer for a while, but she’s never had to do power hurt on a routine. Um, I explained to her, I mean for our Jenks tumbling lessons company, we have every class to do them just because you shouldn’t have to run the entire floor just to get power out of, around, off. If your technique is strong enough, like it should be the way we’re teaching it, you should get the same power out of a power hurdle that you do out of a two step that you do out of run. Um, so we train those in every class we do. But also in a routine setting, you might have to eventually do power hurdle or going to the front and back and a routine or as you become a more advanced athlete, when you have a ton of specialty skills trying to fit all those specialties skills in the one pass from corner to corner, you don’t have the option of sprinting the entire floor. You’re probably going to have to use something more like a power hurdle
and, and that way, you know, if, if you are thrown into that mix where you have to do a power hurdle, you’ve done it before and you, you’re familiar with it. Um, otherwise if you haven’t ever done a power hurdle before, it can kind of be a difficult skill to just kind of learn right then and there. The timing is a little bit different. Um, if you haven’t ever, you know, punched forward before, like in that power a power jump, uh, it’s, it’s just kind of different. So yeah,
especially with our kids now are so like picky about their technique. One little thing changes in, oh my gosh, they have a mental block. So like adding power hurdle on the spot can be kind of stressful. That’s why we like teaching it in a class. Even from the novice and beginner stage, we start going over power hurdles
and then just kind of teaches you how to jump and, um, push off those toes. It’s just all a good skill to be familiar with, but not something that is necessarily, uh, something we do all throughout the class.
Yes. And like we tell our athletes, we, we are open books. Feel free to ask us any questions. So I love that question. Yeah, we do have the answer for it. We’re not just making things up as we go,
but, and that is actually a perfect way to segue into our next Jenks tumbling lessons question. Um, and this question is not necessarily from one individual athlete. It’s just questions that we’ve gotten before in the past. And we actually prefer that we get this question. Um, if we were doing drills in our Jenks tumbling lessons class setting, uh, it is intentional. It is. There’s a reason why we’re hat we’re doing the drill and most of the time we will, we will tell you what exactly it’s for and what it’s going to help and why we’re doing it. Um, and this question is what is this drill for? So, like rusty said, if you have a question, if you are wondering if you’re just curious, um, and you’re like, okay, what, what else is this drill for? What is it, what’s the point of it? Ask Us, ask us and we will, we will give you a very detailed reason on why we’re doing it.
Um, we are very intentional with all of our Jenks tumbling lessons classes. Um, and you know, for every individual athlete as well, we are not a one size fits all program. And so the drills that we might have someone one person doing may just be a little bit different for what we’re having you do. Um, depending on your Jenks tumbling lessons skill level or what’s your, what’s your needing it for? If you’re an all star athlete or a high school athlete, these things do make a difference. So we, we will kind of gear that, that uh, that specific drill towards your Jenks tumbling lessons needs individually.
Yes. And the drills are important as being able to do drills, makes you a stronger athlete. You shouldn’t just be an athlete that can only tumble with a coach with the coach’s assistant. Most drills are independent drills where it trains you to do things on your own to approach skills on your own. Um, I don’t know how many times when you try to have an athlete tumble up onto a mat or like just round off and even rebound up onto a mat at like messes up their world. Like they can’t figure out their run. They, they don’t have a round off anymore. Um, so doing drills, especially when you get to more advanced skills, you’re going to have drills. You have to do. So at a young age, I learned to do drills that way. You’re not trying to fight us as you get older. Well,
and we understand that drills can be, uh, uh, some of them can be scary. We’re asking you to jump backwards on a, on a mat, you know, land flat on your back or you know, whatever it might be. There’s a, there’s a lot of drills that, um, really just teach you body controlling, like rusty said, get you comfortable flying through the air, um, without the assistance of a coach. And to do that, you have to have body control. You have to have, um, oh air awareness and that’s what you gain from almost every drill. Of course there is a specific, a backhand spring drills, there’s specific backtalk drills, um, specific for that skill. But all in all, it teaches you body control, which is probably one of the most important things that you need to learn very quickly. Uh, a four year Jenks tumbling lessons. We may ask you to do something on a cheese mat or a, uh, uh, rezzy mat or something that’s a little bit higher than you’re used to.
Um, it’s important to remember that these drills have been used for a very long time and they work there. There’s a reason why we use them specifically. Um, there’s this one school in this area, in the area that we work, we don’t work with the school, but we work with a lot of athletes from the school and a and for, I don’t know what it is, but they hate cheese mats. Like every single athlete from that gym they are at that school will like, almost refuses to work on a cheese mat. But what that’s doing is whether it’s a backhand spring or a standing tech or even a standing full, it’s teaching you your body, your body control, because you’re going downhill at an incline. Yeah.
And is not to have been around for awhile. A long time. Thousands and thousands of athletes.
They helped me. I got my standing full on a, on a cheese mat.
That’s how it was. Or the athletes who I’ve literally had athletes. I know. I don’t use choose mats. No, no. What makes you so special that you don’t use cheese now? I used cheese. Not Everybody’s. Right, right. Yeah.
So with these drills, make sure that you, you do them properly, we’re going to teach you how to do them right the right way. Um, and it will help you drill as equal skill. That’s exactly right. That’s exactly right. And then going into our last Jenks tumbling lessons question, but it’s certainly not the least. Um, should I spin left or right in my full, a lot of kids, uh, they’re, they’re, they’ve mastered their layout and now they’ve never even worked on a drill before, but they don’t know how they should spin. Well, we got the answer for you
and everybody is different and every coach has their own opinion when it comes to this topic, how much ready to spend? Um, I believe whatever is more natural for the kid, that’s, that’s exactly what I believe. If they’d jump up and spend to the left and then jump up and spin to the right and one is more natural, um, that’s the way we go with not to say that I haven’t had an athlete’s start one way and then, then we changed a little bit into the class or private or even a week down the line. Um, but it should be whatever is more comfortable, whichever way the technique is clicking better. Um, I’ve heard coaches say you have an athlete stand in front of you. You give him a little like shove forward and whichever way, as they’re falling, they catch their foot with like step forward and catch their foot. Right. Then that’s the way they span. I was like, oh well that’s due to the staff. Right. They’re afraid of, or um, some coaches live and die by if you round off, right. You have to spend. Right. Which
that’s the case. I, I heard a left, I round off, left and I spend left rusty hurdles. Right. Any spins. Right. But that, that is not an exclusive, uh, for every athlete. I mean there’s going to be people who hurdle with their left leg and spin. Right. It just happened. Absolutely. I have some amazing athletes that round off one way spend the other and there’s this like, oh, well you can’t cartwheel for one way. Car were one way spend the other. I’ve seen that happen. Like it definitely takes a lot more body control. Yeah. Um, but it’s definitely doable. So, um, whichever way, there’s different things you can do to see which feels comfortable. Just like there’s different ways to learn a full, um, but there shouldn’t be that just out you round off this, right? That’s, that’s the way you have to go. Or, um, we even new coaches that could only spot one way, one side, they could only see every kid. They forced kids just to go that way. Um, same thing with flyers, flyers or is like, oh well I spend left just cause I fly. No, that’s some flyers spend. Right. You don’t just cause of your full down or double down to the left. Doesn’t mean you’re gonna running tumble that way.
But it really does come down to whatever that athlete is comfortable with. We will not, um, we will not change the way that they tumble or what’s comfortable with them just because we feel like that’s the right way. Um, because that, that doesn’t have anything to do with technique. That’s just whatever the athlete is comfortable with. Uh, I couldn’t spend right. Saved my life. Could you spend left?
Absolutely not. We used to work with a guy who could do a standing fold. It was crazy. And it takes an insane amount of body controls, so props if you can go,
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