During summer break, Maddy had a few different goals and camps she attended.
One of the skills she really worked hard on was
perfecting her back handspring!
She took a week-long camp on "Master the Back Handspring"
that met daily for an hour and a half.
I think that camp (and the fact that it was
taught by her favorite instructor)
really put her on track to
reach her goal!
The week before school started, she did achieve her
goal and got the back handspring!
She takes a private lesson weekly or every couple weeks
with Rachel to work on tumbling skills.
Besides keeping her in good athletic shape -- they do conditioning
in addition to tumbling, she's more confident and walks taller.
Another goal of hers --"grow taller!"
If you follow me on Instagram (janetmboucher), you
can see the video. I must say, I watched it
a million times as it amazes me how she can do that --
especially since a somersault seems tricky to me!
After a little break so Rachel could
visit family in California, Maddy is anxious to
get back to the gym!
Goooooo Maddy! :)