March 18, 2019
ROPE SKIPPING ALBERTA UPDATE
2019 RSA Annual General Meeting
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:30pm
4412 50th Street, Grimshaw

The 2019 Annual General Meeting Package is now available on Rope Skipping Alberta's website. Included in the 2019 Annual General Meeting Package is the following:

  • Notice of Meeting
  • Proxy Voting Form
  • Election of Directors
  • Nomination Form
  • Candidate Information Form
  • Minutes of 2018 Annual General Meeting

The following positions will be elected at the Annual General Meeting. Nomination forms and processes are included in the AGM Package:

  • Vice Chair (1 position)
  • Secretary
  • Director at Large (2 positions)
  • Rope Skipping Canada Representative

2019 RSA Provincial Championships
Evening Social - April 5
Pomeroy Inn & Suites Grimshaw
Doors open at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm
This meal will be Beef on a bun and Pulled Pork on a bun with salads.  80’s theme with fun activities and prizes - make sure to dress up!

Teams Events - April 6
Mile Zero Muliplex in Grimshaw

Evening Dinner & AGM - April 6
Mile Zero Muliplex in Grimshaw
Starts after competition. Dinner will be pasta dishes, caesar salad and garlic toast. Pre-paid & pre-ordered entry only .

Annual General Meeting - April 6
Mile Zero Muliplex in Grimshaw
Meeting starts at 7:30pm. Athlete social will be during the AGM.

Masters Events - April 7
Mile Zero Muliplex in Grimshaw
NOTES: Please ensure Clubs RSVP for both Friday and Saturday dinners by March 22. Thank you.
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
  • commitment 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

Rope Skipping Alberta's New Logo
Big News! Some of you have probably already noticed, but Rope Skipping Alberta has updated its logo color and font. We wanted our logo to reflect our province and therefore wanted to match the official Alberta blue.
Alberta Club News
......... Skip Time .........
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

Recently, two rec coaches and athletes from Skip Time , Chloe McCallum and Rowan Reef, spent the day volunteering at the Niitsitapi Learning Centre with over 170 indigenous students teaching skipping for Jump Rope For Heart. 

Both Chloe and Rowan are World Jump Rope Ambassadors and they did skipping and Skip Time proud as fantastic representatives and role models for our sport. Thank you for giving up so much of your time and energy!
JUMP ROPE AMBASSADOR

In November of 2018, Rowan also had the opportunity to join a group of American World Jump Rope Ambassadors in Medellin, Colombia spreading the love and passion for the sport to children all over the South American city. 

Rowan learned invaluable coaching and performance skills from these world class athletes (as well as some Spanish!) which strengthens his abilities as a rec coach for Skip Time and as one of our workshop coaches at Alberta competitions.
......... Calgary Skip Squad .........
DEMO & WORKSHOP
The Calgary Skip Squad had a small group of jumpers put on an amazing demo for Copperfield Elementary School. After the demo they spent some time teaching the students some basic jump rope skills that coincided with what the students were learning in PE class. Great job Skip Squad!
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 .
2019/20 Coaching Requirements
Rope Skipping Canada has updated its Club Coaching Requirements for the 2019/20 season - specifically coaches under 18 years of age. Please make you read the requirements to ensure your clubs are in compliance.


Also note that Rope Skipping Canada requires a minimum, one coach must be present during all RSC sanctioned Rope Skipping activities, who holds a valid Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ certification. Read here.
Lyle Makosky Values & Ethics in Sport Fund
April 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
  • April 6-7, 2019: 2019 Alberta Rope Skipping Championships (Grimshaw)
  • May 17-20, 2019: 2019 RSC National Championships (Olds)
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