As the Bouncing Bulldogs kick off our 28th season, we are beyond excited to see new faces walk into the gym!
The beginning of the year is all about developing new skills and relationships. Our goal is to inspire younger jumpers to improve their skill level, be creative in stringing together sequences of skills, and discover the hope and joy that is generated through jump rope. Building relationships also plays an essential role in our curriculum. The Bouncing Bulldogs welcome individuals from a variety of backgrounds, and our classes and practices are designed to promote teamwork, healthy communication, diversity, and unity. Specifically, group activities such as Double Dutch and Chinese Wheel allow jumpers to improve their coordination, make friends as they work with different people, and have fun!
Not only are practices designed to initiate new ideas and connections, they also emphasize the importance of teaching and peer leadership. Younger jumpers are empowered by middle and high schoolers where both groups are benefiting from one another. As relationships form, it is amazing to see how jumpers build on their foundation and pass on what they have learned to the next generation of jumpers. Developing teaching skills is a significant part of the Bouncing Bulldogs program as it is important to give back to the community, be able to adapt to different abilities and personalities, and spread enthusiasm for jumping rope.
Our 25th annual workshop is approaching, and it is exciting for us as jumpers to help plan and prepare for such a fun event that has been effective in spreading the sport of jump rope on an international scale. The workshop encompasses all of the qualities that we implement into our classes, camps, and practices: building relationships with people from all over the world, teaching, learning, improving jump rope skills, and much more. We encourage anyone and everyone (no previous experience required) to attend our workshop on Saturday, November 1 at East Chapel Hill High School!