Balance is often a frequently overlooked skill. Some people think balance is something only women should work on because it is required on the balance beam. Nothing could be further from the truth. Balance is a skill that all gymnasts should work on. A tumbler needs balance when landing and executing certain skills; a trampoline jumper needs balance each time he or she lands and takes off on the trampoline. There is not a single gymnastic sport that does not require balance in some form.
This book is a great starting place to get an understanding of the basic types of balance a gymnast should master. This book is designed for use in the gym or at home, and for coaches, parents, or gymnasts.