December 16, 2018
2019 RSA Masters Competition & Workshop
Registration deadline is January 5, 2019
The 2019 RSA Masters Competition & Workshop will be held on Februrary 2 & 3, 2019. Heartland High Energy Jump Rope Club invites all RSA members to Thorhild Central School for the competition and Redwater School for the workshop.



New in 2019 : A 7 & Under division will be piloted at the 2019 RSA Masters Competition.

The registration deadline is January 5, 2019.
2019 Team Alberta Selection Criteria Now Available
Rope Skipping Alberta has approved the selection criteria to qualify to compete at the 2019 Rope Skipping Canada National Championships in Olds!

All athletes, coaches, and parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this criteria. The criteria have changed from previous years. Click here to access the 2019 Team Alberta Selection Criteria .

Please direct any questions to .
Video Pilot at 2019 RSA Masters and Team Competitions
The RSA Board of Directors has approved a pilot involving the videoing of freestyle routines for competitors in the 15-17 and 18-29 age categories at the 2019 RSA Masters and Team Competitions.

One simultaneous review of the video at a pre-determined speed will be permitted for Difficulty Judges. The speed of review will be determined by the Judging Coordinators.

The decision on whether video will be used at Provincials, or for other divisions, will be determined following the RSA Team Competition.

For more information, contact
Call for Technical Committee Members - Apply by Dec. 31!
Rope Skipping Alberta is looking for individuals to serve on its Technical Committee at all competitions in 2019.

Please apply to by December 31, 2018 .
Join the AdultSkip Challenge on February 3!
RSA is pleased to be continuing its pilot of the AdultSkip Challenge!

Come and join the fun on Sunday, February 3 at Redwater School.

On Sunday March 3, RSA will be piloting team events for adults. These events will include 30sx4 Speed and Power Relays, 3x40s Double Dutch Speed Relay, and 4x45s Double Dutch Pairs Speed, and Double Dutch Pairs Speed. Don't have a team? Come out and we will form teams at the event!

More details on both AdultSkip Challenges will be available in January.
Judging Workshop - January 19-20, 2019
Okotoks Judging Clinic
January 19 & 20, 2019

Saturday, January 19:
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Speed & Power
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Creativity A & B

Sunday, January 20:
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Difficulty

Please email Jodi Harrison, RSA Judging Coordinator, at  to register for a workshop, and please indicate if you are participating in all of the training, or just a specific area of it (speed, creativity or difficulty), and if you have judged previously at a Provincial or National level.
Alberta Sport Awards
These awards recognize and celebrate the significant achievements, performances and contributions of Alberta’s amateur teams and athletes. The award winners are outstanding role models who inspire other Albertans to higher achievements at the recreational or competitive level.

Categories include:

  • Junior Male, Junior Female, and Junior Team for nominees under 21 years of age
  • Open Male, Open Female, and Open Team for all nominees 21 years of age and over.

SPORT RECOGNITION AWARDS: These are biennial awards which recognize and celebrate the coach developers, coaches, officials, and sport volunteers who impact the sport system in Alberta.

  • Coach Developer Recognition Awards 
  • Coaching Recognition Awards 
  • Officiating Recognition Awards 
  • Sport Volunteer Recognition Awards 

Lyle Makosky Values & Ethics in Sport Fund - Apr. 30 Deadline
The True Sport Foundation is calling for applications to the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund – a fund to assist the study of values and ethics challenges affecting non-professional Canadian sport.

Those eligible to apply to the fund include:

  1. High-performance athletes enrolled at a Canadian university, community college or other post-secondary educational institution. “High-performance athlete” refers to athletes who are any of the following: international team members, national team members, carded athletes, university varsity team members and/or competitive club athletes reaching national championships level. Student-athlete candidates require a minimum 70 per cent academic average at the time of application.
  2. Post-secondary students active in sport at a non-high-performance level.
  3. Sport practitioners active/working in sport as an official, administrator or high-performance coach.
  4. Educators working in a sport, sports sciences, sport management/administration or other applicable discipline.

For more information, including the application criteria and requirements, please visit the  True Sport Website .
Team Photos
If your club would like to update their team photo on the RSA website, please email a copy to

Please also review and provide updated description of your team.
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
  • January 6, 2019: RSA's Oil Kings Performance
  • January 19-20: RSA Judging Clinic (Okotoks)
  • February 2-3, 2019: 2019 RSA Masters Competition and Workshop (Thorhild/Redwater)
  • February 3, 2019: RSA AdultSkip Challenge (Redwater)
  • March 2-3, 2019: 2019 RSA Team Competition and Workshop (Calgary)
  • February 3, 2019: RSA AdultSkip Challenge - Team Events (Calgary)
  • April 6-7, 2019: 2019 Alberta Rope Skipping Championships (Grimshaw)
  • May 17-20, 2019: 2019 RSC National Championships (Olds)
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