Tumbling Tulsa | backhand springs
Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumbled 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’re your hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty breath, Tumbling Tulsa and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now today’s topic is preparing for tryouts.
This is going to be a good one. This is an exciting one. Tumbling Tulsa I’m with tryouts coming up and even if you’re listening to this after tryouts, we want to give you our best advice as coaches as well as judges because we both judged high school and middle school trials and we will be this year. So watch out. There’s always so much pressure when it comes to tryouts. Kids needing to have certain skills to get on a certain team. We want our athletes to be able to show up to tryout, stress free and confident in the skills that are gonna throw.
Okay, so get this. This is the number one reason why we made this podcast today, why this topic is so important, and so it’s, it’s basic. We need you to train year round what not, not just when tryouts are getting close train all year round. Can you say that one more time. Train all year round. Let that burn under. CanNot stress this enough. Marinate and absolutely. So every year this happens around that try out time, usually around spring break or so for high school and we get these calls from parents, from athletes and usually they’re not our regulars by the way. Um, and they’re getting in as many privates as they possibly can. They want to schedule them back to back to back to back to back Tumbling Tulsa.
Or they’ll even say, how many privates do I have to do or does my athlete have to do to get this skill before tryouts? Tumbling Tulsa then you have to have a conversation with the parent that that’s not how it works.
I hate that. So here’s a story. Tryouts are fast approaching and obviously everybody wants to make the varsity squad and coach said, I have to have a standing tuck. Have to have a sanding tech to get on varsity. Well, I don’t have it, but I do have two weeks before tryouts and I figured that if I could get into private everyday until tryouts, I can Baba Baba Baba, blah, blah, blah, you know, the rest of the story
at a lot of times the athlete asking that may not even have a backhand spring or to backhand springs, so they’re just wanting to focus on nothing but the tech, but they’re setting themselves up for failure.
One word progressions or are do you have those progressions in place before you can get those skills Tumbling Tulsa
[inaudible] what happens, Colton, if you are that athlete and you get that standing and then it comes to choreography and the choreographer says, I need you to do a one to tech, a standing one attack. Uh, what do you do in that situation?
Well then he’s probably going to give you a timeframe and then you’re going to call your private coach and you’re going to say, I’ve got two weeks to get a one to tuck. I know you got us that, that, that standing tech. But it’s just, it’s just too much. It’s a lot of stress. Tumbling Tulsa that’s where blocks can come in because too much stress that’s the main or for mental blocks, and this is what it comes down to, is that you’re simply setting yourself up for failure whenever it comes to tryouts, preparing for tryouts. If you are not taking the time all year round to get the skills that you need to get the skills that you want and be a well rounded athlete, you’re going to fail yourself.
Because if you’re an athlete who really wants to throw a certain skill for trials, but you’re nervous to, the closer it gets to try outs, the harder it’s going to be to talk yourself into throwing that. Or you always get in that situation where the kid will just say, well, I guess I’ll just throw it out. Try Out,
and we don’t want that. We want you to be so confident in your skills that you know that you’re going to land it. You know that you’re going to throw it, and that does not happen in two weeks before
for your tryout. No, it does not. We want you to have enough repetitions going for that skill by yourself. So when it does come to tryouts, you’re throwing it safely and confidently. If you don’t, uh, in the long run, you are wasting your time, your parents time, and ultimately your parents money and recipe. Have you ever had to tell a parent you’re wasting your money? I’ve had to have a few awkward conversations, but it’s for their child’s best interest. Like we talked about. Some parents will say, how many privates do I have to have for my kid to get this skill before tryouts? And you’re just explain. It’s not like that. Every kid is different. The more stress you’re putting on the kid, the more likely that kid is going to struggle. Getting that skill. And I hate to see kids go through that as it gets closer and closer to trials, Tumbling Tulsa when they start doubting themselves more and more, it’s just a bad situation for everyone. So you’ve already
her to say it. If you’re not preparing all year round, you’re already behind. But with that, we’re not saying you have to be in privates with us all year round because there are plenty of other classes, camps, clinics and other coaches to do privates with
and there’s even open gyms you can jump in. Ours is just $10, but like we said, getting in more reps of whatever skill you’re doing, Tumbling Tulsa whether that’s with the coach or without the coach and an open gym, you can kind of work on your own.
So it’s the new year. Um, and there are a lot of people saying, oh, I’m going to be going to the gym. I’m going to be working out. It’s an wait. I’ve used this analogy before. You cannot go to the gym and workout for one day a week and expect the results to happen super fast.
So know what you have to have for tryouts and have it hand
that way. You are cleaning it up year round. Tumbling Tulsa that goes back into mastering the skills like we’ve talked about before. Now, without a doubt, absolutely the number one way to prepare for tryouts is to be prepared. You got to know your chair, you got to know your dance, you got to know your motions. You need to work on your jumps all the time and you got to know your words. Don’t just expect that trout date to come and that you’re just going to rock it because you have to practice. You have to practice, practice, practice, and then after that practice, after the tryouts, you should maintain the skills that you throw at your trial.
That is crucial. That is a big point right there. Maintain those skills. That is every coach’s biggest pet peeve. If you are a high school coach and a kid tries out with something and then loses that. We see that far too often where kids work so hard for those skills to get at tryouts and then after they throw them, like Colton said, they stopped taking privates. Tumbling Tulsa they stopped going to classes and they lose that conditioning and those repetitions to where they can’t maintain the skill to throw in a full out routine.
So if making the varsity squad is your goal, staying on the varsity squad needs to be your goal after you achieve. Making it because we know coaches that they can easily kick you off the, the varsity squad and puts you on Jv just because you don’t maintain your skills. So make sure you do.
Once you make the team condition those skills constantly, the more skills you have, you should be throwing those skills so you never lose those skills. Um, we want our athletes at justice tumbling to be mentally and physically strong. We want you to be able to show up to tryouts, Tumbling Tulsa to have a fun experience and not a stressful experience. We want our athletes to have a passion for tumbling to where they should always be pushing themselves and not just doing the bare minimum to get by
a men. So after you’ve made the team, you’re going to have obligations that come with making that team. Tumbling Tulsa our athletes who do all star and school cheer know what we’re talking about because they had multiple practices a week. It’s important to train and if nothing else, condition to maintain all the skills you currently have. You have to prioritize your life. And I’ve said it’s an athletes before. What is important to you. You know you’re going to have obligations, but do not overload yourself to where your skills, your health, your happiness, um, it all starts going down hill and we’ve seen it before and we’ve talked about it and our podcast when tumbling isn’t fun anymore. So check that out.
Such short term goals and long term goals and work hard to accomplish them during that will make your next tryout stress free and fun. If you’re interested in finding out more about us justice, tumbling company or rusty and Colton, you can check out our website justice tumbling code.com, or you can find us on facebook and instagram and if you have a google account, we would love it if you left us an objective google reviews.
So we’ll see you next time on Tulsa. Tim will talk with justice tumbling company. Tumbling Tulsa Thanks for listening.