In order to spot a front hip circle, the coach stands on the same side of the rail as the gymnast does when in front support. As the athlete falls forward, the coach moves his arms under the bar. He places one hand behind the knees or lower hamstring and the other on the middle of the back. The spotter keeps his hands behind the knees to keep the gymnast from moving away from the bar during the circle and uses the other hand to help the gymnast come back to a front support when she is finished. The gymnast should use her arms to keep her legs tightly against the bar during the skill.
Observe a few more front hip circle spotting examples. If the gymnast has too much rotational speed at the end of the skill, the spotter may have to reposition his hands to slow her down.