February 28, 2018
Judges Ready, Skippers Ready, Set, Go! Athletes Ready for Calgary!
Teams across Alberta are busy preparing for the first competition of the season. Rope Skipping Alberta is pleased to invite all members and the general public to attend the 2018 RSA Masters Competition & Workshop hosted by Calgary Jump Crew !

Join us on March 3-4 at Henry Wise Wood High School (910 75 Ave SW in Calgary) to cheer on the 95 athletes who are entered in the 2018 RSA Masters Competition.

Competition March 3:
Gym opens at 8:00 am. Competition starts at 9:00 am.

Workshop March 4:
Gym opens at 8:00 am.  Athletes should be prepared for warm-up by 8:15 a.m.

There will be a meeting for all clubs, coaches, judges, competition volunteers and parents in one of the auxiliary gymnasiums starting at 8:15 a.m.  This meeting is open to everyone, and clubs are strongly encouraged to have representatives attend due to the nature of discussions.

Agenda for RSA Dialogue and Judges Debrief:
8:15: Overview of new Bylaws , election processes, and voting systems
8:30: Competitions for the 2018-2019 season
9:00: Judging debrief (open to everyone)
10:30: Break
10:45: Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation Update
10:50: 2019 Rope Skipping Canada National Championships Organization
2018 Alberta Rope Skipping Championships
Register by March 8, 2018
Rope Skipping Alberta invites all athletes to register to compete at the 2018 Alberta Rope Skipping Championships, proudly hosted by Camrose Spirals .

This competition is the qualifier for the 2018 Rope Skipping Canada National Championships! [Click here to access the qualifying criteria]

Date: April 8-9, 2018
Location: University of Alberta, Augustana Campus (4901 46 Avenue, Camrose)
2018 RSA Annual General Meeting
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:00 (Bailey Theatre, Camrose)
The 2018 Annual General Meeting Package is now available on Rope Skipping Alberta's website. Included in the 2018 Annual General Meeting Package is the following:

  • Notice of Meeting
  • Proxy Voting Form
  • Election of Directors
  • Nomination Form
  • Candidate Information Form
  • Minutes of 2017 Annual General Meeting

The following positions will be elected at the Annual General Meeting as Rope Skipping Alberta transitions to its new Bylaws . Nomination forms and processes are included in the 2018 Annual General Meeting Package :
  • Chair
  • Vice Chairs (2 positions)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director at Large (Up to 4 positions)
  • Rope Skipping Canada Representative
How Should Periodization Planning Factor into Rope Skipping's Competition Schedule?
Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is based on sport research, coaching best practices, and scientific principles. LTAD expresses these principles, research, and practices as 10 Key Factors essential to athlete development. To optimize the development of our athletes, we need to take advantage of the best sport science and best practices in coaching and training. LTAD does this by codifying important elements of sport science and coaching practices into the 10 Key Factors of LTAD. [Read more about the 10 Key Factors of LTAD]

As Rope Skipping Alberta will be discussing competitions for the 2018-2019 season during the Master's workshop in Calgary on March 4, it is important to consider the role of periodization in the planning of the competition schedule. This will help to prepare athletes for optimal performance at the Canadian championships and international competitions.

What is periodization?

Simply put, periodization is time management. As a planning technique, it provides the framework for arranging the complex array of training processes into a logical and scientifically-based schedule to bring about optimal improvements in performance. Periodization sequences the training components into weeks, days and sessions. Periodization is situation-specific, depending upon priorities and the time available to bring about the required training and competition improvement. In the Long-Term Athlete Development context, periodization connects the stage the athlete is in to the requirements of that stage.

Sport for Life suggests sample annual plans for periodization diagrammatically for summer and winter sports respectively. While the same principles apply at each stage, their application will be different at  Learn to Train Train to Train Train to Compete  and  Train to Win .

Periodization is a systematic approach to training that involves varying training variables, like volume and intensity, over time. The objective of this planning is for the athlete to reach his or her peak at a specific, pre-determined time, while optimizing recovery to avoid overtraining and injury. [Read more]
Rope Skipping Canada Updates
Rope Skipping Canada has updated the following documents on its website. All members are encouraged to review them.

Upcoming Events
  • March 3-4, 2018: RSA Masters Competition (Calgary)
  • April 7-8, 2018: 2018 Alberta Rope Skipping Championships (Camrose)
  • April 7, 2018: 2018 RSA Annual General Meeting (Camrose)
  • May 18-21, 2018: 2018 Rope Skipping Canada National Championships (Windsor)
  • October 20-21, 2018: 2018 RSA Skipping Summit (Wetaskiwin)
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