January 13, 2018
Skipping Competition Season Kicks Off on February 3!
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 Team Competition & Workshop hosted by Fort Sask Jump Rope Club, Ignite.

Join us on February 3 at Fort Saskatchewan High School ( 10002 97 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan) for the competition and on February 4 for the workshop at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex ( 80 1 Avenue, Ardrossan).
Message from Rope Skipping Canada
RSC Membership Year
Reminder to all Rope Skipping Canada (RSC) members that the registration deadline was  December 31, 2017  to remain a member in good standing of RSC. Any individual who does not register by  January 31, 2018  is no longer considered a member of RSC. 

Reminder:  You may not compete at any competition if you are not a member of RSC.  Text Link
2018 RSA Masters Competition
* February 1 Registration Deadline *
Calgary Jump Crew invites all Rope Skipping Alberta members to participate in the 2018 RSA Masters Competition! The competition information is as follows:

Date:                            March 3 (competition)
March 4 (workshop)
Venue:                          Henry Wisewood High School
Cost per Athlete:        $70.00
Reg. Deadline:  February 1, 2018 (No late registrations or refunds)

We look forward to welcoming everyone to Calgary!
Volunteers Needed!
Technical Committee

Rope Skipping Alberta is forming its Technical Committee for the 2018 competitive season. 

Teams are encouraged to submit names of interested and qualified individuals to  ropeskippingalberta.board@gmail.com  by January 15.

Please note that not all individuals may be selected to form the Technical Committee. 

Individuals previously on the Committee are required to re-submit their names to be considered.
Rope Skipping Canada
Focus Group Discussions

On behalf of Rope Skipping Canada, Ellory Bruce is hosting several focus group regarding judging issues and possible changes.

For these focus groups, one representative for each category below is requested from each province.

  • Athletes
  • Coaches
  • New Judges (less than 3 years)
  • Experienced Judges

Email  ropeskippingalberta.board@gmail.com  by January 19 if you wish to participate in a focus group discussion.
Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation
extends the registration deadline for charter member privileges!
The Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation has extended the deadline for clubs, individuals, and families to become charter members to February 5, 2018 .

Click to access the bylaws that ARSF has submitted to Corporate Registry for incorporation or the 2018 membership package .

For more information, contact albertaropeskippingfoundation@gmail.com .
Judges Training Resources Available on RSA's Website
With our first competition of the season only a few weeks away, this is a friendly reminder to review the judging tips and updated rules that will be used at the 2018 RSA Team Competition and other competitions throughout the year.

Jodi Harrison and Myles Bogstie (RSA's Judging Coordinators) have worked with Ché Borden (RSA's Social Media Coordinator) to make a training page for judges on the RSA website (password is RSA2017).

On this page you will find the latest information on Creativity, Difficulty and Speed, reference guides for marking Creativity A & B, as well as videos of trick levels, including a video test of several different tricks, and answers to many questions that were asked at RSA workshops this year. 

This information comes from Rope Skipping Canada's National Judges Trainer, Ellory Bruce, and this will be used as Rope Skipping Alberta's guide for judging in Alberta. Please take some time to review it, as there are many important changes. Creativity Judges are required to bring the printed reference guides for competitions.

All coaches, judges, and other competition officials are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this information. Please contact Jodi Harrison with any questions.
2018 Skipping Summit
Last year's Skipping Summit Task Group has pre-booked the same facility in Wetaskiwin for the 2018 Skipping Summit to ensure we have a location to host this great event.

It is scheduled for the weekend of October 20, 2018.

A couple members from the 2017 Task Group have agreed to assist with the 2018 Skipping Summit but we need 2 - 3 more people!

If we want to secure some amazing coaches, possibly a larger venue, and make the next Summit even better, WE NEED YOUR HELP right away.

Please email ropeskippingalberta.board@gmail.com to let us know if you are interested.
Join Rope Skipping Alberta for a Quality Sport Dialogue
Web-based Discussion - February 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
"Quality Sport" is being promoted in Alberta as defined by Sport for Life:

Quality sport is developmentally appropriate, safe and inclusive and well run. Quality sport is based on Long-Term Athlete Development factors and principles. Quality sport optimizes individual's potential, both athletically and personally. Quality sport enables the optimal holistic development of healthy individuals, who, in turn, can make positive contributions to society.

Join Rope Skipping Alberta for a dialogue on quality sport! This dialogue will use both teleconference and web technology.

Date: February 11, 2018
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Open to any interested coaches, judges, volunteers and athletes. Please register to participate by Friday, February 9, 2017. Call information will be distributed to all registrants by email on Saturday, February 10. Click here for more information or to register.
Alberta Athlete and Team of the Year 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; and Open Male, Open Female, and Open Team for all nominees 21 years of age and over.

Deadline for submission is February 5, 2018 . Click here for more information.
Upcoming Events
  • February 3-4, 2018: RSA Team Competition (Fort Saskatchewan)
  • February 11, 2018: Quality Sport Dialogue (Web-based)
  • March 3-4, 2018: RSA Masters Competition (Calgary)
  • April 7-8, 2018: 2018 Alberta Rope Skipping Championships (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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As a member of Rope Skipping Alberta, you are receiving this newsletter to keep you informed about events and programs impacting the development of rope skipping in Alberta. This newsletter is being piloted as a way to more effectively communicate events and opportunities with our membership. It will be usually be circulated approximately bi-monthly and will highlight rules and technical developments, athlete and coaching information, officials training, club information, and more!

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