Episode #68 – Be Your Own

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 slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now the name of this podcast is be your own. There’s a, there’s a reason why we called it that. We, we want you to be your own tumbler, be your own, whether it’s your own flyer, be your own tumbler, be your own spot or be your own jumper, your own yourself, right? Do not look at yourself and compare yourself to somebody else and say, well this person got this skill within this amount of time. Everyone is different. You’ve, you have heard us say that before and um, if it takes you a year to get a skill, that’s okay. In fact, I would be willing to bet that if it takes you to a year to get a skill, you have more experience in that skill. Then the person who it took three months or a month or an hour sometimes to get that skill. We taught it. We taught a boy, um, at our cupid’s clinic, uh, rusty taught a boy to do a standing full. He’s, he’s not a tumbler by the way. He’s a was he, was he a football player? He did a standing full. He learned to standing full in one hour.

Yes. Naturally talented kids. I mean the, he was super light on his toes. A to correction, very well, very coachable and had zero fear with that combination. Yeah. He just was able to throw it

out. Of all the athletes that, have you ever taught a standing full in one hour? Uh, no, actually no. That, that is like, like a one in 1000 light chance. That’s so rare. You can’t look at people like that. Um, and compare yourself to them. A lot of times girls see boys and they get upset because a boy can learn a tumbling skill in a matter of minutes. Tulsa tumbling lessons, but I promise you it doesn’t look nearly as pretty as yours. Probably does. Your, like girls tumbling is always, not always, but a lot of times much prettier than boys. Um, it takes a lot longer for boys to get the technique and, and the understanding of how their body works so you can throw that, they can throw it and it, and it’s a fear thing. It’s a fear thing. If, if girls had no fear, like, like some boys, um, then they would be able to get the skills

just like that. We’ve had boys that learn at a slower pace. Just everybody is different. Everybody is different. You can’t go into, and especially as a coach, you go into and be like,

oh, this is a boy. He’ll, he’ll, he will breach this expectations or we can, we can put him in this stereotype. Um, because he’s a boy, it doesn’t work like that. Uh, it may have at one time, but now there’s such a broad range that, that we, I mean we have to keep our minds open and we have to be able to teach things 10 different ways because, um, there are a hundred different types of athletes out there. So, um, do not look at another athlete and say, well, she or he got it in this amount of time, I’m, I’m just terrible. Like why can’t I do that? It’s, it has nothing to do with them

that, or if it’s like, well, so and so full looks like this and they’re able to land it. So it doesn’t mean you should do it like that. You should still try to perfect technique

and, and us as coaches, we’re never going to teach you bad technique just so you can get a skill. There are some coaches who will, there are some coaches who will just tell you to throw it and kind of ignore the technique aspect of it, but they are putting you at at risk. Um, so just like to get a scale quickly, it’s not, that is not important. It’s to get a skill proficiently. It’s to have longevity and be able to throw that skill for a lifetime. It’s important. Yeah.

Yes. Just like me and Code Colton coach a lot of like, we, uh, go over the same training. We train exactly the same. We, uh, you’ll hear the same thing from both of us when it comes to skills. Uh, but we are individuals. We’d have different personalities. Like you have to be your own, you have to be your own tumbler. Uh, yeah. I always tell athletes all the time, like, what if you’re working on the, if you’re in a class with the people working in the same skills, definitely watched them tumble and listened to the corrections. Like give them that way. You’re listening and not trying to make the same mistakes they are. Learn off other athletes, learn from their failures so you don’t have to make those failures right, but never hold yourself to a standard that it ends up putting a lot of stress on you. And it can do something mental too. Your tumbling

well, and we’ve talked about bad tumbling days. Frustration is one of the biggest causes of a bad tumbling day. Uh, if, if you’re letting your frustration get to you, it’s going to tear you down. It’s going to make you have a tumbling day where you just aren’t happy or satisfied with anything you do. So you, you have to look at yourself. No, you’re, nobody knows you better than you do. Tulsa tumbling lessons, and if you have, if you do privates with certain coaches, they know you’re tumbling pretty well too, but, but you cannot look at another athlete and expect to achieve the things that they achieve in the time that they have achieved them. You might be faster, you may be slower. And that’s okay. That, that’s important to know.

And everybody’s different.

Some kids are super competitive and that might be the drive that gets them to push for that skill or work that much harder, but always think to beat that person. Don’t be like, there’ll be like, oh, well she got it in this amount of time. Um, I’ve got to get it in that amount of time. No, no, no. The worst thing you can do, right? Like you need to say, okay, well my phone is just going to be better than hers or his, um, it’s, that’s, that’s the kind of, uh, uh, competitiveness that we want to see. Yup. Yup.

I don’t even stress don’t add any unneeded stress. Life is stressful enough without the extra stress of stuff you can’t control. You can’t control other people’s tumbling and how they learned that you can only control what you can do. Tulsa tumbling lessons, how much work you put in, how much you condition extra at home. If you want it bad enough, there’s extra work you can do. You can ask questions, you can get as much knowledge as possible, uh, without actually working the skill. There was a lot of other things you really do.

Oh yeah. And, and attitude has a lot to do with it. If you come in with a, with an attitude, so I was telling one of my privates this last night. Um, it’s like math. No matter how you feel that day, no matter if you wake up sick with a sore throat and you’re going to school or, um, you know, you come in and you’re in a great mood. If when in math, no matter what kind of mood you’re in, four plus four will always equal eight. Five plus five will always equal to the term easier as they. Tulsa tumbling lessons, it will, no matter what, no matter how you’re feeling, math is always the same. And it’s the same way with tumbling. Um, w no matter how you’re feeling a good round off, we’ll always give you a better skill behind it. A good backhand spring will always give you a better skill behind it.

So our last podcast was there’s no I in team. Um, and it talks about focusing on yourself and then bring it to the team. Um, this is very, very similar. You, you can’t look at other people on your team and compare yourself to them and then let that bring down your tumbling. Like tryouts, tryouts are all on you, all on yourself. It doesn’t matter how long it took you to get that skill. It doesn’t matter how long it took a little Suzy to learn that skill. All that matters is that you have it or you don’t. That’s it. That’s it. And that’s what the coaches care about. Same thing in competitions.

Yup. And how hard you’re willing to work for it. Oh yeah. Um, don’t put a timeframe on something you want to set a goal, but don’t say, well, if I don’t get it in for more privates, I’m quitting tumbling all together or yeah, or I’m going to get pulled from tumbling if I don’t get it this amount of time. No, you tumbling. It should be fun. The second you start adding stressors to, that’s where you run into mental challenges and then it could affect your other skills as well. [inaudible] you’re working right.

Injuries. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Not even other, not even skills you’re working like, uh, the smaller stuff. Um, so if, if you are looking in the mirror and saying, I should be like her or I should be like him or why I, why aren’t I a up to that level of that person? Tulsa tumbling lessons, I have news for you and that is the worst, worst way. Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Don’t do it. I can drag that out. I can drive in it, but just don’t do it. That listen, we care about you guys. We care about all of our athletes and we know that each and every single one of you are individuals. So we adjust our coaching to fit that individual as a whole. I don’t know. There’s, there’s rarely a time where, um, I can do like one private after another and coach exactly the same and, and rusty will agree with me. You have to change. You have to be able to adapt to that individual because we’re all individuals, we’re all different and we all, we all get things differently at different times.

Yes. Certain things that worked with one athlete can completely invested the other outlet yet you gotta know your athletes, see what works with them and go from there. Yeah.

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