Author Archives: Jeff T. Hennessy
Sports psychology is such a diverse field of information that it would be difficult to develop all of the issues embracing the philosophy of coaching. This analysis is directed to those sports that encompass skills of a rotary nature, either … Continue reading
THE TWISTING SOMERSAULTS: AN APPROACH TO A MORE SPECTACULAR DIVING PROGRAM Twisting multiple somersaults must have a sound base on which to develop. This base embodies three fundamental skills, the barani, the full twisting front somersault, and the full twisting backward somersault. … Continue reading
How to transform beginners into champions By Jeff T. Hennessy The agenda that was followed for more than fifty years of coaching the sport of trampoline produced a number of world and national trampoline champions. This can be attributed to … Continue reading
AT THE BEGINNING There are two fundamental skills that must be realized to establish a foundation for advanced twisting somersaults. These skills are the barani (front somersault with early ½ half twist) and the backward somersault with one twist.
This is a letter from Nasa Astronaut Captain James A. Lovell addressed to me on March 20, 1968. The letter is something I will cherish forever.
A VISUAL APPROACH TO BETTER TWISTING SOMERSAULTS Spatial Awareness: The ability to visually determine one’s body position as it relates to the environment while airborne.
The trials and tribulations that accompany the relationship between coach and child are many. This relationship is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and can be very rewarding.
The 2 ½ twisting backward 1 ½ somersault performed on the springboard was the diving skill that was the birthplace of the triple twisting double backward somersaults.