A Lever Leg on the top of the hoop is a great technique for reaching high up the spanset with one efficient movement. Often the higher we can reach the easier a skill becomes.
Students should be very comfortable with the basic lever leg action and familiar with the Same Side and Opposite Side Lever Leg Hand Release variations from the bottom of the hoop because the tight body position, muscle actions and body pathways all translate to a lever leg on top, but a lever leg on top also adds additional complexity. This video will cover two lever leg variations.
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Some of the most important aerial hoop skills, related movements, and prerequisites from our aerial video tutorial library that students should be very comfortable doing to succeed at Lever Leg: Top of the Hoop.
These are the most common mistakes we see with students when they are learning how to do the aerial hoop skill Lever Leg: Top of the Hoop and detailed directions on how to fix these problems to make the skill look and feel easy.
These similar aerial hoop skills and aerial drills are helpful to troubleshoot and help with problems. Students don't need to have mastered the Lever Leg: Top of the Hoop to work on these related skills and drills. These drills may help your students make important connections and answer the question "What am I doing wrong?".
These are some of our favorite ground drills for aerialists for Lever Leg: Top of the Hoop. They can be used as part of the ground warm up or as part of the aerial class teaching progression.
These are different variations of Lever Leg: Top of the Hoop. Students should be very comfortable with the current skill before working on these different or more advanced variations. They can be used for further exploration, managing students with different levels and adding variety to aerial hoop choreography.
These are the next steps we teach to our aerial hoop students after they’re comfortable with Lever Leg: Top of the Hoop. The next steps can be started right away and they lead toward specific future goals which are often the most advanced aerial hoop skills.
These are some of the more advanced hoop skills that build on the strength and control taught in Lever Leg: Top of the Hoop. They are not the next immediate steps, but rather long term planning goals.
These are aerial hoop sequences, transitions, and combinations that include the aerial skill Lever Leg: Top of the Hoop. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.
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