We have two levels of participation on our team, “Junior Team” and “Elite Team.”
Junior Team is for jumpers who are new to the sport but are interested in learning jump rope performance and competition skills in a fun, supportive environment. Junior Team jumpers participate in 3 to 4 local events each year. Junior team is geared for jumpers in 1st through 4th grade, although we have had jumpers in Kindergarten and also jumpers in 5th and 6th grade on the Junior Team.
Elite Team is for jumpers who have taken jump rope classes and/or taken part in the Junior Team and are interested in becoming more serious about the sport of jump rope. The Elite Team participates in many performances, camps, and workshops. As jumpers gain skill and maturity, they will also have the chance to represent the team at events nationally and internationally. Elite team jumpers are generally 4th grade and older, although we have had 3rd graders successfully participate on the Elite Team.
We divide the Elite team into smaller groups for administrative purposes, usually based on age groups. We have Senior A, Junior A, B, and C teams. Each team group has a group representative who attends team board meetings, collects fees and paperwork, and facilitates communications for the group.
All team members are required to take specially designed “jump rope gymnastics” classes. Among our staff, we have two directors, Christi Hartman, who is qualified to teach, spot, and develop our jumpers through gymnastics training.