MasterClass – Simone Biles Teaches Gymnastics Fundamentals
.MP4, AVC, 900 kbps, 640×360 | English, AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 2h 11m | + PDF Workbook | 945 MB
At age 22, Simone Biles is already a legendary athlete. With 14 medals, including 10 gold, she is the most decorated World Championship American gymnast of all time. She’s remained undefeated in the all-around competition at the World Championships since 2013, and she’s also a trailblazer: the first woman gymnast to win three consecutive world all-around titles and the first female African American all-around world champion.
She emerged as a star of the 2016 Olympics, taking home gold for the all-around, vault, and floor and winning bronze for the balance beam. She helped lead the gold medal-winning USA gymnastics team, the "Final Five," to victory. She’s one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, and now she’s your new gymnastics coach.
In Simone’s MasterClass, learn how the gold medalist practices and prepares for competitions. Through drills, demonstrations, and illustrations, Simone teaches you her techniques for all four women’s artistic gymnast events: vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and floor. Discover how Simone works through nerves that come with competition, performs under pressure, and sets goals to keep her going. She’ll also share how she works to overcome fear and recover from mistakes so you can move past obstacles and keep honing your competitive edge. With Simone’s MasterClass, coaches, parents, and students will find tools to take any gymnastics routine to the next level.
In this online gymnastics class, you’ll learn about:
* Fundamental and advanced techniques for uneven bars
* Fundamental and advanced techniques for floor
* Fundamental and advanced techniques for the balance beam
* Fundamental and advanced techniques for vault
* Overcoming fear
* Working through nervous energy
* Insight into high-level gymnastics competition
* Setting goals
* Working with coaches
* Performing under pressure
Meet your new instructor: four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. She’s ready to inspire your gymnastics training by demonstrating fundamental and advanced skills and by giving you tips for setting goals and working with coaches.
02. Learning New Skills
Discipline and focus during practice are necessary for gymnasts to safely execute drills. Simone encourages you to master the basics, which are the foundation for learning harder skills and routines.
03. Uneven Bars Basics
With eight-year-old Mia demonstrating, Simone walks you through the basics of the uneven bars. Some of the drills include glides, drop kips, tap swings, and floor handstands.
04. Uneven Bars Advanced
Simone demonstrates and explains advanced skills on the uneven bars, including cast to handstand, giants, and more.
05. Playback: Studying Simone’s Meets On Bars
Simone reviews and deconstructs footage of some of her most notable performances on bars, including her top-scoring routine from the 2018 World Championships and her routine from the 2018 U.S. Classic.
06. Overcoming Fear
Even the most decorated World Championship American gymnast of all time can feel nervous. Simone offers tips for getting out of your head during moments of fear and shares what confidence means to her.
07. Floor Basics
With help from nine-year-old Leah, Simone breaks down the basics of floor, including skills like cartwheels, roundoffs, front handsprings, pike fronts, and back handspring back tucks.
08. Floor Advanced
Simone demonstrates advanced floor skills, including layouts, double doubles, a combination pass, and, of course, the Biles.
09. Competing On Meet Day
It’s important to give yourself time to prepare for a meet. Simone reveals her preparation routine, shares how to use selective listening during a performance, and tells you how to let go of mistakes while competing.
10. Balance Beam Basics
Requiring a combination of acrobatics and dance, the balance beam is as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one. Nine-year-old Paislee demonstrates as Simone discusses skills like handstands, cartwheels, walkovers, and back handsprings.
11. Balance Beam Advanced
Simone demonstrates advanced skills on the balance beam, including a front handspring, front aerial, handspring layout, split leaps, and a double-double dismount.
12. Working With Coaches
According to Simone, communication and trust are the two most important pieces of the athlete/coach relationship. In this chapter, she explores how to work effectively and cohesively with your coaches.
13. Vault Basics
With eight-year-old Jurzie demonstrating, Simone walks you through the basics of vault, including feet to seat, high knees, deer runs, sprints, and front handspring flatback.
14. Vault Advanced
Simone loves the feeling of flying she gets when performing the vault. She demonstrates advanced vault skills, including a Yurchenko layout, a Yurchenko full, a Yurchenko 2.5, and a Cheng.
15. Playback: Studying Simone’s Meets on Vaults
Simone reviews footage of her standout vault performances, including her execution of a Cheng at the 2016 P&G Championships. She also breaks down the Biles on vault.
16. Setting Goals
Goals are action plans for a gymnast. Simone explains the importance of journaling as well as the practice of setting daily intentions to get the most out of your training.
17. Maturing as a Gymnast
Simone closes with thoughts on what taking a break from her sport meant to her as both a maturing athlete and a young adult. She encourages gymnasts to lean on their family for support.
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