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2017 Region 6 Future Stars Workshop #1

2017 Region 6 Future Stars Information


Click here for results from the 2016 Region 6 Future Stars Regional Qualifier 


Workshop #1:  August 27th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Sterling Academy of Gymnastics ($35/athlete)

Coaches:  Please come to this workout prepared to discuss the Future Stars Routines with the other coaches and athletes in your group.  The first future stars workshop should serve as a collaboration attempt to be sure that we, as a region, are all understanding the rules and applying them consistently.  

To make this event as smooth as possible, it would be beneficial if all coaches have a means to view the newest future stars routines prior to and during the workout.  

This workout will also serve as an opportunity to become familiar with the other coaches and athletes who will participate in the future stars program. 

There will be no event specific clinicians at this workshop.  Coaches should be willing to direct their own athletes when they get to the respective events with the hopes of sharing ideas and interpretations of the updates with other coaches.

Any issues or rules discrepancies should be discussed at the workout, noted and brought up for further discussion via email or at the future stars clinic on September 18th.

All athletes should be in competition attire; bring your Black Region 6 shirt if you have one from regionals.  Coaches should wear collared shirts.  


Tentative Schedule:

9:00 - 9:15 warm up

9:15-9:30 flexibility routines together as a group

9:30 – 10:30:  Rotation 1


  • 8-9:   FX and/or PH
  • 10 :   SR and/or Vault
  • 11+:  PB and/or HB


 10:30 – 11:30:  Rotation 2

 11:30 – 12:30: Rotation 3  

 12:30 - 12:50:  Parallel Bar Strength

 12:50 - 1:00:  Wrap up and Dismissal



Event Focus Points:  Use video, ipad, Coaches’ Eye, and metronomes

Understand the Bonuses and their impact on overall score.


Floor Exercise:

8 – 10 year olds:     Arm pull down on round off and back handsprings; vertical takeoff on dive roll and dismount; tight stretch in dive roll; tumble on a line; open out of your back tuck;  stick your landings; use a metronome.

11+:  Arm pull down on round off and back handsprings; leave the floor with feet facing forward on Arabian; Double leg hurdles; vertical takeoff on dive roll and dismount; tumble on a line; stick your landings; use a metronome.


Pommel Horse:

8 year olds:  Start with both hands on mushroom; no skewing hands; use a metronome; turn hips

9 year olds:  Back loops; No skewing (use tape lines); use a metronome; turn hips

10 year olds: Be sure to count circles correctly; no skewing; keep hips turned; use metronome

11+ year olds:  Counter rotation and No skewing; Use metronome; count circles and travels correctly


Still Rings:

8 – 10 year olds:  Rings parallel or wider on all support skills; inlocates and dislocates with shoulders above rings; Get feet horizontal, 45 degrees or between straps; No arching in the back on turn over swings 

11+: Straight arm press to handstand; Rings parallel or wider on all support skills; Feet between cables and shoulders at ring height on swings; Open dismount before horizontal; Handstands aligned with cables; stick your landings.



Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjj8ZBbz6qg

8 and 9 year olds:  Speed up with every step; straight body at board strike; open body before landing

10 year olds:  Straight body and vertical off table; On-Off, In-Out

11+ year olds:  Center of Gravity; 4 distinct shapes: On-Off, In-Out; Stack up mats and do “Tom Meadows” drills


Parallel Bars:

8 year olds: Swing higher than the bars; swing handstands; hold handstands

9 year olds: Understand the sequence; swing higher than the bars; swing handstand to hold; bail to flyaway

10 year olds:  Giants; Open hips during swings; early pirouette; THIS ROUTINE IS DIFFICULT.

11+ year olds:  Giants without traveling; Extend shoulders and hips on the glide kip; open hips during swings; peaches without travelingearly pirouette to 3 second hold


High Bar:

8 year olds:  Free hips with shifted wrists; hollow in the front and back of all swings

9 year olds:  Free hip from high start; Giants; swing half turns

10 year olds:  Free hip from giants; swing half turns; Straight handstand at the top of all giants; Vertical rise on dismount; use metronome

11+:  Use a metronome; Hecht tap backuprise to 45˚; hop ½ turns; early pirouettes; straight handstand at the top of all giants; vertical dismount


Flexibility Routine:

1.  Step forward (leg horizontal) and raise arms to vertical

2.  Single leg prone fall (leg past vertical)

3.  Push to support

4.  Right leg swing forward to split (arms horizontal)

5.  1-2-3

6.  Turn to center split (arms horizontal)

7.  1-2-3

8.  90 degree pancake in prone position (arms vertical)

9.  1-2-3

10.  Slide legs back through split to prone position (upper body on floor)

11.  Push arms straight and go directly to

12.  Left leg split (arms horizontal)

13.  1-2-3

14.  Back leg forward to pike

15.  Push to bridge (arms shoulder width)

16.  1-2-3

17.  Lower down and reach arms back to shoulder stretch (arms shoulder width)

18.  1-2-3

19.  Sit up to Pike and reach to stretch (hands on floor reaching)

20.  1-2-3

21.  Pike sit (arms horizontal)