Saturday, March 08, 2008

Gymnastics is a lot easier when you're light

This is so cute:

3 comments:

Taikei Matsushita said...

So this is the proof that once we had potential to do these things and we don't as we mature.

Mark Reifkind said...

takei,

well, yes and no. Having taught little kids gymnastics for many years I really saw the disparity of abilities amoung the various kids right away. some of the them show up with muscle, coordination and a mind/body connection right out the gate. others are motor morons and not built for such things right out the gate.

peregrine said...

Rif what kind of motor drills would help kids right out the gate before competitive sports? I'm building Batman/cyborg from boy wonder.
There must be a list of attributes somewhere that if isolated can be worked on.
I'm thinking visual tracking, mind-body link, imitating, ability to listen to the coach, air sense, balance. ?