June 19, 2017
Volunteer with Rope Skipping Alberta!
Submit your interest by June 23, 2017
Rope Skipping Alberta needs your help in order to keep moving our great sport forward!

Sign up to help a Rope Skipping Alberta Committee or Task Group by  by June 23, 2017.  All roles are volunteer and require approximately a one-year commitment. Interest can be submitted through the  Committee and Position Application Form 

If you would like to contribute your time and talent, but aren't sure where your contributions would be most valued, please contact ropeskippingalberta.board@gmail.com and we have someone contact you to discuss.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the development of rope skipping in Alberta!
Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation Update
At the 2017 Rope Skipping Alberta Annual General Meeting, Denise Fisher presented the concept of forming the Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation (ARSF) as a completely separate entity from Rope Skipping Alberta. The objective of ARSF is to support the development of rope skipping in Alberta by providing resources to rope skippers at all stages of development to continue their pursuit of personal excellence.

Over the next few years, ARSF will seek to provide:
- Grant opportunities to clubs wanting to host skill development workshops
- Travel support to athletes on elite development pathway to attend international competitions
- Grants to new support the development of new clubs
- Grants for sport science and technical support

ARSF will not be competing with Rope Skipping Alberta to pursue recognition as the provincial sport organization for rope skipping in Alberta, but rather will encourage and support the efforts of RSA.

ARSF requires five committed individuals to form its Board of Directors to apply for incorporation of ARSF.  If you are interested in lending your time and talents to support the launch of the Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation, please contact Denise Fisher at denise.gariepy@yahoo.ca or 780-236-5584 by June 30, 2017.
Free Access to the Goodlife Teen Fitness Program
Pre-registration now open! 

The Goodlife Fitness Teen Fitness Program will be made available for youth ages 12 to 17 at all GoodLife Fitness clubs from coast to coast, across Canada.  There is no cost or requirement for a guardian to be a member for youth to participate in this program.

The program will be made available 7 days per week, between 8am to 4pm, with the last check-in at 3pm at each club.

Goodlife Fitness is offering this program to address the following concerns. According to the Canada Health Measure Survey (2010)
  • Over 26% of children and youth are overweight
  • 60% of Canadian youth do not get the required daily physical activity for optimum growth and development
  • 93% of children and youth are not meeting Canada's physical activity guidelines

Participating teens will have full club access with the following exceptions: pool, sauna, whirlpools, certain free weights/machines identified during orientation, Hot Yoga and indoor tanning program. 

For more information or to pre-register, visit https://www.teenfitness.ca/.

Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth
What is PLAYself? PLAYself is a self-evaluation form used by the child to determine their perception of their physical literacy

Who can use PLAYself? Anyone can use PLAYself with a particular child or group of children: parents, coaches, exercise professionals, physiotherapists, athletic therapists and recreation professionals. When used in conjunction with the other PLAY tools, PLAYself helps to establish a baseline assessment of the child’s current level of physical literacy.

Parents, coaches, exercise professionals and others can then use the baseline to create goals for each child and track improvement. You and the child should mutually establish realistic goals (where the child wants to be) and a manageable process to reach them. Note: These assessments should not be used for comparison between children. They are intended to track an individual’s level of physical literacy.

Learn about the other PLAY tools at: play.physicalliteracy.ca

Click to access the PLAYself Workbook.
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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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