October 31, 2018
2018 RSA Speed & Power Challenge
Registration now open!
From November 18-30, 2018, RSA members are invited to participate the 2018 RSA Speed & Power Challenge. The 2018 RSA Speed & Power Challenge will provide an early season competition opportunity for all athletes.

The 2018 RSA Speed & Power Challenge is a club-based event that may be completed during scheduled practices. Clubs are encouraged to come together for events, but this is not required.

Clubs must register through a very simple form by November 9, 2018 , which can be accessed here . There is no fee to participate in the pilot of the 2018 RSA Speed & Power Challenge.

RSA Approves 2019-2023 Strategic Plan
On October 28, 2018, the Board of Directors launched a new strategic plan to support the development of Rope Skipping in Alberta.

Click here to download the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.
2018-2019 Judging Workshops
Leduc Judging Clinic, November 24 & 25, 2018 - #102, 4709 - 51 Avenue, Leduc   
Saturday, November 24:
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Speed & Power
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Creativity A & B
Sunday, November 25: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Difficulty

Okotoks Judging Clinic, January 19 & 20, 2019 - 53 Cimarron Drive, Okotoks
Saturday, January 19:
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Speed & Power
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Creativity A & B
Sunday, January 20: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Difficulty

Please email Jodi Harrison, RSA Judging Coordinator, at jodilynne7@gmail.com  to register for a workshop, and please indicate if you are participating in all of the training, or just a specific area of it (speed, creativity or difficulty), and if you have judged previously at a Provincial or National level.
2018 RSA Skipping Summit a great success!
The 2019 RSA Skipping Summit was held from October 19-21 in Wetaskiwin. By the numbers...

  • 100+ athletes participated in the Summit
  • 25 coaches completed the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions course
  • 60+ judges participated in the judges training workshops
  • 15+ adults entered the first RSA AdultSkip Challenge!

RSA extends its appreciation to the 2018 RSA Skipping Summit Task Group for their leadership and coordination, as well as all of the facilitators, instructors, volunteers and parents who made this event fantastic!
Oil Kings Performance at Roger's Place
RSA has been invited to participate in the pre-game festivities for the January 6, 2019 Oil Kings game at Rogers Centre in Edmonton.

More information will be available soon. Anyone interested should contact Tyrel Gibson , RSA Director.
Have experience with OHS?
Consider contributing your expertise to RSA!
Rope Skipping Alberta is required to comply with the standards of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to ensure that its competitions and events are safe for all athletes, coaches, judges, competition officials, and spectators.

Rope Skipping Alberta is looking for a volunteer to support their efforts to ensure that events are safe for all. If you have experience with occupational health and safety and are willing to extend your knowledge, please contact ropeskippingalberta.board@gmail.com.
Message from the IJRU
The International Jump Rope Union (IJRU) made a significant step in the merging of FISAC-IRSF and WJRF by convening the first Interim Board of Directors (BOD) meeting and Technical Congress in Oslofjord, Norway on October 3-7, 2018. The week of meetings was highlighted with a great spirit of cordiality and camaraderie that aided in the discussions.  [Read more]
Keeping Girls in Sport
Keeping Girls in Sport is an e-module that teaches coaches and program leaders  how to create safe and respectful environments for girls , and ultimately, help girls stay engaged in sport and physical activity. Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities developed Keeping Girls in Sport in partnership with CAAWS and the Coaching Association of Canada, and with the expert input of Dr. Vicki Harber.
The 2018 Tucker Center Research Report, Developing Physically Active Girls: An Evidence-based Multidisciplinary Approach
For girls and young women, a “ mastery motivational climate ” is more likely to lead to enjoyment, wellbeing, optimal development and performance, and sustained participation. Effective strategies include providing instructional feedback; positively reinforcing improvement, skill mastery and effort; encouraging fair play, peer support, and positive relationships with others; allowing opportunity for choice and leadership; and fostering belief in the value and unique role of all girls. [Read more]

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
  • November 18-30, 2018: RSA Speed & Power Challenge (Across Alberta)
  • November 24-25, 2018: RSA Judging Clinic (Leduc)
  • January 6, 2019: RSA's Oil Kings Performance
  • January 19-20: RSA Judging Clinic (Okotoks)
  • February 2-3, 2019: 2019 RSA Masters Competition and Workshop (Thorhild/Redwater)
  • March 2-3, 2019: 2019 RSA Team Competition and Workshop (Calgary)
  • April 6-7, 2019: 2019 Alberta Rope Skipping Championships (Grimshaw)
  • May 17-20, 2019: 2019 RSC National Championships (Olds)
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