August 31, 2018
AdultSkip Challenge Being Piloted at Summit!
Can you skip for 30 seconds on 2 feet? Do a Bell? Complete a Double Under? Enjoy challenging yourself? Have you wanted to try skipping?

The first RSA AdultSkip Challenge will be piloted at the 2018 RSA Skipping Summit. One gym will be closed to athletes under 18 years of age during this pilot. The 2018 RSA AdultSkip Challenge is being piloted to determine formats and environments that will support the participation of adults. 

For the 2018 RSA AdultSkip Challenge, RSA members 18 years of age or older may register at four levels, and athletes may compete at different levels for each event. The events will be 30s Speed, Double Unders (non-consecutive), Endurance (between 60s and 120s, depending on the level), and Skills.

Athletes are awarded a result of Gold, Silver, Bronze or Merit in each event, as opposed to being scored against each other. The focus is to encourage skill development and progression of skills in alignment with the principals of Long-Term Athlete Development. 

Information on the AdultSkip rules, levels, events, and scoring can be found here . Registration will be launched with the RSA Skipping Summit registration.

For more information, click here or contact .
2018-2019 RSA Memberships Open
Rope Skipping Alberta is piloting a new format for collecting membership information. All memberships must be processed through the RSA Registration System .

To proceed with membership registration, the following is required:
  1. Completed membership form. This must be uploaded in Excel format into the registration system. (Forms pre-populated with information from 2017-2018 are available for each returning club.) 
  2. Rope Skipping Canada waivers (available here). 
  3. Payment to Rope Skipping Alberta.

2019 Alberta Rope Skipping Competitions
RSA Masters Competition
We are pleased to announce that Heartland High Energy will be hosting the upcoming RSA Masters Competition either January 26 & 27 or February 2 & 3, 2019.

The exact weekend will be finalized in September. t Link
RSA Team Competition
Mark you calendars for March 2 & 3, 2019 for the RSA Team Competition in Calgary.

The Teams Competition will hosted by Calgary Skip Squad at Cardel Rec South .

RSA Provincial Championships
2019 Alberta Rope Skipping Championships return to Grimshaw!

The competition will be held from April 6-7, 2019 at the  Mile Zero Regional Multiplex  and hosted by the AlleyCatz Skipping Club !
Rope Skipping Canada Call for Volunteers - Sep. 4 Deadline
Rope Skipping Canada is accepting Expressions of Interests from individuals who are interested in joining the following Rope Skipping Canada Task Groups (click to access their terms of reference):

Applications for membership on these task groups are being accepted through an expression of interest process. Expression of Interest forms are accessible here. Forms are to be submitted to
Erin Gillespie, Chair of Rope Skipping Canada, at  by 12:00 p.m. (MT) on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
Play More Sports
As Rope Skipping clubs prepare for another season, consideration needs to be given to the best approaches to develop healthy, confident, motivated athletes.

Coaches are asked to balance training demands with the misperception that athletes need to specialize early to succeed. Premature specialization is linked to injury, burnout, and dropout, which is easily avoided through a multi-sport approach. Click here to read more about the importance of a multi-sport approach to training in the article, " Pushing for a multi-sport approach to kids' sport and activity ".
Free NCCP Training During National Coaches Week
National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada.

This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

Free NCCP online training is available from September 22-30, 2018

RSA Policies
RSA is actively updating and posting policies. Please review the following polices that have been approved and posted on RSA's website:

RSA's Volunteer Management Policy will be available shortly.
Alberta Rope Skipping Club News
Athletes Pushing for More Recognition
Calgary Skip Squad want their competitive sport to get more recognition and hope to one day see it in the Olympics.

Watch this video interview done by The Canadian Press
Penticton Peachfest
Some Alberta athletes got to help the Black Widow Rope Spinners spread the word about jump rope at this years Penticton Peach Festival 2018 .

Great job Myles, Alynn, Chloe, and Rowan!

Please submit any club news items to so we can include it in future newsletters, website, and social media.
Financial Assistance for Participants in Organized Sports

KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

They believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports.

Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate.

Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.  

Upcoming Events
  • October 19-21, 2018: 2018 RSA Skipping Summit (Wetaskiwin)
  • October 20, 2018: RSA AdultSkip Challenge (Wetaskiwin - date TBC)
  • January 26-27 or February 2-3, 2019: 2019 RSA Masters Competition (Thorhild)
  • March 2-3, 2019: 2019 RSA Team Competition (Calgary)
  • April 6-7, 2019: 2019 Alberta Rope Skipping Championships (Grimshaw)
  • May 17-20, 2019: 2019 RSC National Championships (Olds)
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