September 21, 2018
ROPE SKIPPING ALBERTA UPDATE
2018 RSA Skipping Summit Registration is NOW OPEN!
    Please find detailed information for the 2018 Skipping Summit here: 
 
REGISTRATION
Registration form and fees are due by October 3, 2018 . Registrations are to be submitted from each club NOT as individuals. Once registration is received, there are no refunds on this event. Late registration fee of $25 per skipper will be assessed on registration forms received AFTER October 3, 2018 . Our event is limited to 100 athletes.

PAYMENT
Please make cheques payable to " Rope Skipping Alberta " and mail to:
Rope Skipping Alberta
102, 4709 – 51 Avenue
Leduc, Alberta T9E 6Y8

All waivers and RSC insurance forms must be valid for every athlete, parent, and coach attending this event.  Waivers and insurance forms can be found here . Paper copies of waivers at the event. Participants must be a registered with RSA prior to the Summit.

If you have any questions, please email  Register@AlbertaRopeSkipping.com
2018-2019 Judging Workshops
RSA Skipping Summit Judging Clinic, October 20 & 21, 2018 - Wetaskiwin 
Saturday, October 20:
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Speed & Power
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. - Timing & Head Judges (New judges and interested parents are strongly encouraged to also attend this session as an easy position become involved in freestyle)
1:00-5:00 p.m. - Creativity A & B
Sunday, October 21: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Difficulty

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.
AdultSkip Challenge Being Piloted at Summit!
Can you skip for 30 seconds on 2 feet? Do a Bell? Complete a Double Under? Enjoy challenging yourself? Have you wanted to try skipping?

Adults are invited to participate in the first RSA AdultSkip Challenge at the 2018 RSA Skipping Summit. One gym will be closed to athletes under 18 years of age during this pilot. There is no fee to participate in this first event in Alberta designed for adults to have experience the joy of jumping! Anyone over the age of 18 who is a RSA and RSC member can participate - no uniforms or routines required! Some ropes will be available onsite, or you can bring your own.

Information on the AdultSkip rules, levels, events, and scoring can be found here . Registration will be launched with the RSA Skipping Summit registration. Participants are not required to register in levels until the start of the Challenge. All levels and skills will be reviewed in advance to help participants find a level that is comfortable for them.

For more information, click here or contact ropeskippingalberta.board@gmail.com .

Click here to register now! Registrations are requested by October 8.
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.
Become a Charter Member of the Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation!
The Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation offers Rope Skipping enthusiasts the opportunity to become Charter Members! Click here for membership information.

Mission:  Supporting the development of rope skipping in Alberta through access to resources and development opportunities.
 
Vision:  Rope skippers at all stages of development are supported to continue their pursuit of personal excellence.

In its inaugural year, a special opportunity is being offered to the Charter Members who support the development of ARSF. Membership is only $15.00 per individual, $25.00 per family, or $100 per club. ARSF policies protect a number of grants and bursaries each year for Charter Members! ARSF awarded over $500 in bursaries in 2018, and the number of opportunities for support will increase when ARSF become eligible to apply for a casino in 2019!

For more information, contact Denise Fisher, Chair of the Alberta Rope Skipping Foundation at albertaropeskippingfoundation@gmail.com or 780-236-5584.
2019 RSA Masters Competition & Workshop
Dates confirmed as Feb. 2-3
The dates for the 2019 RSA Masters Competition have been confirmed. Heartland High Energy will be hosting the the competition on February 2, 2019 at Thorhild School and the workshop on February 3, 2019 at Redwater School.
Rope Skipping Canada Call for Videos - Sep. 30 Deadline
RSC has recently approved the creation of an online testing program for our judges. RSC members are invited to help with the creation of this program by sending in video clips to be used in the testing. 

The clips should be between 5 and 20 seconds, cannot have anyone walking between the camera and the athlete, and must be high enough quality that the athlete(s) movements are easy to make out. Videos clips of Single Rope, Wheel, and Double Dutch are needed. You are also encouraged to submit videos containing errors/misses. Videos can be uploaded by clicking here .

Please submit videos by the end of September. You will be able to submit after this date, but they will not be included in the initial version of the testing program.
Parents in Sport Week: October 1-7, 2018
Parents in Sport Week gives healthy sport parents due recognition. First conceived and promoted by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) in the United Kingdom, Parents in Sport Week celebrates all the parents who help to make youth sport possible by registering their children for programs, driving them to practices and games, providing unconditional support, and more. In 2018, the event runs the week of October 1 to 7.

In promoting this initiative, the CPSU has created a large variety of  resources  to support parents, coaches, and sport organizations. There are information pages to help parents understand what they can do to support their child in sport, and there are resources for coaches and clubs to assess and improve their own efforts to engage parents. [Read more]
Free NCCP Training During National Coaches Week
National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada.

This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

Free NCCP online training is available from September 22-30, 2018


RSA Policies
RSA is actively updating and posting policies. Please review the following policy that have been approved and posted on RSA's website:


Please note this policy includes references to other policies, which are all included for easy reference.
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
  • October 19-21, 2018: 2018 RSA Skipping Summit (Wetaskiwin)
  • October 19-21, 2018: RSA Judging Clinics (Wetaskiwin)
  • October 20, 2018: RSA AdultSkip Challenge (Wetaskiwin)
  • November (TBD): RSA Speed & Power Challenge (Across Alberta)
  • November 24-25: 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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