One of our goals as a program is to spread this excitement all across the world, touching as many lives as possible. Connecting with countries where jump rope is not practiced at a high level is essential to the growth of the sport. There are, however, multiple factors that play into developing lasting teams and programs. Bringing jump rope to a new community is important, but keeping it there is vital!
The key to program success is teaching. When we send teachers out into communities on a local, national, and international level, they are given high expectations: to maintain positive body projection, respect the local culture, and cater to the needs of every jumper they interact with. Giving back to the community is a great service to others and helps expand the development of jump rope. By focusing on serving the local community before expanding to a wider audience, a program develops a foundation of experience that allows it to share a story. Start small before reaching out to a larger community.
For those interested in starting a jump rope program, develop a mission statement before anything else. A mission statement lays the foundation for program outcomes, curriculum, and learning experiences. At the same time, the mission statement sets standards for jumpers to follow. If student-athletes buy into the mission statement and maintain consistency with their work ethic and skill development, a program will achieve its goals.
Through jump rope activities, young people gain opportunities to develop physically, emotionally, and socially. Reducing stress, enhancing focus and determination, and developing confidence, mental toughness, and perseverance are just some of the countless benefits of jumping rope.
With discipline and a passion for the sport, a small jump rope club can progress to become a successful program focused on teaching children skills utilized in all aspects of life. The sky is not the limit!