June 12, 2017
Volunteer with Rope Skipping Alberta!
Rope Skipping Alberta invites people to submit their interest to serve on its committees or fill one of its positions.  All roles are volunteer and require approximately a one-year commitment. Interest can be submitted through the  Committee and Position Application Form by June 23, 2017.  

Thank you for your interest in supporting the development of rope skipping in Alberta!
Great performances by Team Alberta at 2017 Nationals!
Rope Skipping Alberta congratulates all of the athletes who competed at the 2017 Rope Skipping Canada National Championships in Kingston!  There were many outstanding performances by Alberta athletes and teams, and many top-3 finishes!

Congratulations are extended to the following athletes and teams who won Overall Canadian Champion titles:

10-Under Female: Janique Dumont (Bonnyville Skipperoos)
10-Under Male: Parker Campbell (Calgary Jump Crew)
11-12 Male: Jorden Coen (Alleycatz)
13-14 Male: Everett Graham (Heartland High Energy)

11-12 Mixed: Joeys (Bonnyville Skipperoos)
13-14 Mixed: Extreme Team (Calgary Jump Crew)
15-17 Mixed: High Voltage (Heartland High Energy) 

Congratulations are extended to the following athletes and teams who won Grand Champion titles:

Female Endurance: Olivia Bruce (Skip Time) - Second
Female Power: Olivia Bruce (Skip Time) - Second
Female Freestyle: Sophie Symanczyk (Skip Time) - Second
Male Endurance: Jorden Coen (Alleycatz) - Second

Double Dutch Single Freestyle: High Voltage (Heartland High Energy) - First
Single Rope Pairs Freestyle: Kealin & Dezirae (Calgary Jump Crew) - First
Single Rope Pairs Freestyle: High Voltage (Heartland High Energy) - Second

Full competition results are available here.
Free Webinar: Leading the Way for LGBTQ Inclusion
June 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

This free webinar: Leading the Way for LGBTQ Inclusion is for everyone - but especially for coaches and sport administrators—to learn best practices and tips to make sport more welcoming to LGBTQ athletes and coaches.

Join us on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MT for a webinar led by Jennifer Birch-Jones, the CAAWS Program Lead on LGBTQ Sport Inclusion. The webinar will focus on what steps sport organizations can take to ensure their sport is welcoming to sexual and gender diverse minorities. It will also allow time for participants’ questions and discussion.

This presentation is based on CAAWS’s ground-breaking and newly updated resource – Leading the Way: Working with LGBTQ Athletes and Coaches – and is a practical resource for coaches to create welcoming, inclusive environments. This second edition of Leading the Way now includes the Canadian results of the international Out on the Fields Study on Homophobia in Sport (2015), and reflects the recent guidance to sport organizations on creating inclusive environments for trans identities released by the CCES.  Register today!

Parent Resource from Coaching Association of Canada

Doing what is best for your child is what Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is all about, and Canadian sport is working hard to develop LTAD plans for all sports. What those plans tell us is that early specialization, and early intense training in most sports just doesn’t help the child develop to be the best they could possibly be. The evidence is that too much early specialization actually prevents children from developing to their full potential.  [Read more]

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