February 23, 2019
2019 RSA Team Competition & Workshop
The 2019 Team Masters Competition & Workshop will be held on March 2 & 3, 2019. Calgary Skip Squad invites all RSA members to Cardel Rec South for the competition and workshop.

Bishop O'Bryne Gyms

Competition - March 2
Gym opens at 8:00 a.m. Competition starts at 9:00 a.m.

Workshop - March 3
Starts at 9:00 a.m.

  1. The spectator area is not that large, so we are asking that people try to keep their belongings, bags, jackets, etc at their respective club tables or in the practice gym to free up as many places to sit as possible. 
  2. There will be a raffle table and 50/50 tickets sold on Saturday.
  3. Don't forget to pre-order Alberta pants. $31.50 including GST. Exact change only.
Rope Skipping Canada Awards - Apply by April 15!
1. The Rope Skipping Canada (RSC) Post-Secondary Scholarship ($1,000) is awarded annually at the RSC National Championships.

The RSC Post-Secondary Scholarship is awarded to an applicant who is:
  • An RSC full member in good standing
  • A member of a recognized Provincial Sporting Organization within RSC
  • Entering full-time post-secondary education at a College or University in the proceeding school year beginning in September of the same year following the National Championships.
The successful applicant will receive $1000.00 towards tuition reimbursement.  Click for application package.

2. The Rope Skipping Canada (RSC) Coach Achievement Award is awarded annually at the RSC National Championships.

The RSC Coach Achievement Award is presented to an RSC coach, in good standing, who exemplifies:
  • Dedication to the sport of Rope Skipping
  • Leadership Nationally and/or within their club/community/province
  • ommitment to athlete development
  • Commitment to growing the sport of Rope Skipping within their community and/or provincially/nationally
  • Commitment to promoting initiatives developed by RSC
Join the AdultSkip Challenge on March 3!
RSA is pleased to be continuing the AdultSkip Challenge with a pilot of Team events on Sunday, March 3!

These events will include 2x30s Speed and Power Relays, 3x40s Double Dutch Speed Relay, and 4x45s Double Dutch Speed Relay, and Double Dutch Pairs Speed. Don't have a team? Come out and we will form teams at the event! Double Dutch ropes will be available for use onsite.

Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation invites all Rope Skipping enthusiasts and supporters to become members in 2019
Deadline for membership applications extended to 12:00 p.m. (noon) on March 2, 2019!

The Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation (ARSF) is extending its membership deadline to noon on March 2, 2019! Over $500 in bursaries will be announced on March 2.

As ARSF is focused on helping Albertans achieve personal excellence and enjoyment from Rope Skipping. In 2018, only two bursaries were performance-based, and 2019 bursaries will likewise focus on athletes at all stages of development.

Alberta Sport Leadership Summit
Registration opens February 25!
The 2019 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference will be hosted by the Alberta Sport Connection from May 1-4, 2019 at the Edmonton River Cree Resort. The theme of the Conference is Safe and Welcoming Sport Environments.

The Conference sessions will focus on the following Elements:
  • Sport is Inclusive and Accessible to Diversified Populations – with focus on LGBQTI2S/Transgender, Women, Para and Mental Health within Sport
  • Sport is Safe and Ethical – emphasizing emphasizing principles, practices and considerations in a number of areas to make sport safer for everyone participating in Sport education
  • Sport Organizations demonstrate Effective Governance – concentrating on Policy Development, Planning, Reporting and Data Collection
  • Sport is led by Quality Coaches – highlighting National Coaching Certification Program education
  • Sport Reflects the Principles of Athlete Development – underlying the importance of creating inclusive opportunities

RSA Provincial Championships
Don't forget that registrations are due March 8 . Registration packages have been sent out to clubs already.

The competition will be held from April 6-7, 2019 in Grimshaw.

The  AlleyCatz Skipping Club  is planning an evening social on Friday April 6 to celebrate 30 years of RSA as well as 30 years of the Alleycatz.

This evening will be an 80’s theme with fun activities and prizes for best costume and best lip syncing. So dust off your neon spandex, acid washed jeans, Cosby sweaters & plug in those crimpers ladies! Stay tuned for more detailed information regarding location and dinner options.
ParticipACTION - Community Better Challenge
Grants available - March 1 application deadline
The Community Better Challenge is a brand new annual physical activity challenge that rallies communities coast to coast to sit less and move more together. We are calling on all Canadians to get active and incorporate physical activity where they live, work and play. It’s time to put down the phones and tablets for a few minutes and reconnect with neighbours and fellow community members.

Starting in February, organizations and groups will be able to register their events and programs and apply for a grant between $250 - $1000 to help them promote physical activity during the Community Challenge!

2019 Team Alberta Selection Criteria
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 ropeskippingalberta.board@gmail.com .
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 ropeskippingalberta.board@gmail.com

Please also review and provide updated description of your team.
Please submit any club news items to ropeskippingalberta.board@gmail.com 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
  • March 2-3, 2019: 2019 RSA Team Competition and Workshop (Calgary)
  • March 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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