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It is very important to understand the dynamic nature of spotting any gymnastics skill. The spotting patterns must be adapted to what happens on each individual attempt. the coach must be ready to move his hands to different areas according to the occurrences of each situation.

Observe these back hip circle spotting examples where after the initial standard spot on the lower back and hamstrings, the coach moves his hands around taking care of support balance problems. Coaches must pay close attention to every skill being spotted so they can assist effectively enhancing the gymnasts experience.

Still Frame1: Initial hands spotting on the hamstrings and back.

Still Frame 2: The coach’s left hand helping an under-rotated gymnast to come back to support.

Still Frame 3: The left hand helps to control over rotation.