YMCA Super Skippers
The YMCA Super Skippers are the YMCA of the Triangle’s competition youth jump rope team. The team is dedicated to promoting physical fitness through jump rope as a lifetime sport and by fostering confidence, discipline, responsibility and leadership.
The team trains three days a week on improving speed, endurance, strength and freestyle skills. During competition season, the team trains five days a week. They compete in regional, national and international competitions throughout the year.
Super Skippers team members also host clinics and summer camps at the Taylor and Finley YMCAs.
The YMCA Super Skippers have won dozens of national medals in the USA Jump Rope and AAU Nationals. They have also won back-to-back USA Jump Rope National Championships in 2012 - 2018.
The Elite Team is available only for YMCA Members. This team will compete throughout the year while developing routines and working on skills. The Elite Team practices three to four times per week and competes and performs. Tryouts are closed for the 2018 -2019 season.
The development team will learn new skills in all areas of jump rope, and practice speed and power events. This is a great way to jump, further skills and be part of the team without competing. The Developmental Team practices once a week and has opportunities to perform throughout the year. Tryouts are closed for the 2018 - 2019 season.
SUPER SKIPPERS TRYOUTS
Tryouts for the YMCA Super Skippers Youth Jump Rope Team are held late August each year. Both the Elite and the Developmental teams hold tryouts.
Everyone will be asked to perform a Double Dutch Routine, Single Rope Skills and Speed and Double Unders. Jumpers trying out for the Elite Team should be able to complete almost everything that is asked of them, while jumpers trying out for the Developmental Team can still potentially make the team without being able to do everything.
Camps and Clinics
There are several opportunities for your child to learn jump rope skills through the YMCA. We offer a Jump Rope day camp at the Taylor Family YMCA in Cary and two sessions of Jump Rope camp at Finley Day Camp.