About Us

Jumpsations Team

2011-12 Competitive Jumpsations Team

Jumpsations, a non-profit jump rope club, has been a vital part of the Hamilton recreational sports forum since it was founded in 2000. We are a competitive jump rope club that also offers recreational programs for local residents. As part of our community-based philosophy, we also perform demonstrations for local businesses and schools.

Jumpsations offers a non-competitive, recreational skipping program for children and adults of all ages twice a year. This program provides opportunities for new and developing skippers to actively participate in the sport of jump rope. The recreation program is carefully structured so that jumpers from novice to intermediate abilities are able to see measurable progress in their skills. Jumpers receive superior instruction from the competitive athletes at Jumpsations, some of whom are past or current provincial and national champions. Coaches help jumpers learn new freestyle tricks and encourage jumpers to improve their speed using a variety of ropes (single, long rope, double dutch, Chinese wheel). To participate, a jumper only needs to have running shoes and a love of skipping. We provide the ropes and the fun!

Jumpsations is equally accomplished in building a thriving and successful competitive program. Our competitive athletes are divided by age and ability into teams of four or five jumpers. The competitive athletes train twice a week and compete in ORSO and CRSF tournaments at the regional, provincial, and national levels. There are also opportunities for these competitors to travel to the United States and beyond for tournaments and demonstrations. Jump rope is a distinctive sport as each athlete competes both in a team and as an individual. The team competition is comprised of eight events which use both the single and double dutch ropes. The events are a mixture of speed and freestyle. These athletes become adept in the skills of teamwork, perseverance, and communication as a result of creating and perfecting their group routines for competition. Jumpsations is also extraordinary because we provide each competitive team with a dedicated coach to assist, support, and train them. Jumpers also compete as individuals in four events: speed, endurance, power, and freestyle. On our competitive roster, Jumpsations boasts both current and past Provincial and National Champions, as well as athletes and teams holding current Canadian records in speed and power events. Moreover, our club is home to athletes who earned the right to represent Canada at the World Championship in Tampa, Florida in August 2012.

Finally, Jumpsations is a jump rope club renowned for not only the talent and success that we are able to develop in the competitive sport of jump rope, but also for our commitment to showcasing jump rope as a healthy, accessible, and fun recreational activity within our community.