One of my favorite skills to teach and perfect as a boys’ coach is a swing handstand on p-bars. I feel it is a skill that is often taught improperly and without correct attention to detail, and yet it is one of the most important basic skills for a developing young gymnast.
The handstand is the most fundamental and crucial element in all of gymnastics. It's body position can be seen in elements done on every single apparatus in the sport. The development of a gymnast's handstand is generally started at the very earliest stages of recreational levels, but gymnasts should continually train and refine their position throughout their entire career.