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 Northwest Cary 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 - 2019.
In our developmental classes, athletes between the ages of 6 and 12 learn new skills in the single rope and double dutch areas of the sport of jump rope. This class is great for beginners with no experience, or newer athletes who want to further their knowledge of the sport, without competing. Developmental classes are once a week and operate in 6-week sessions. Tryouts are not required for our developmental classes.
Date & Time: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., April 11 - May 16, 2023
Location: Northwest Cary YMCA
Fee: $105 for members, $131 for non-members
Developmental Class Registration
SUMMER DAY CAMP
The Super Skippers host Jump Rope Camp at select YMCA branches during the summer. For Summer 2023, we're offering 3 different weeks of camp at the Northwest Cary YMCA and one week at the A.E. Finley YMCA. Sessions are:
Northwest Cary YMCA
June 12 - 16
July 31 - Aug. 4
August 7 - 11
A.E. Finley YMCA
August 14 - 18
You can register for camps by visiting the Sports Camp pages for these locations.
The Elite Team is available only for YMCA Members after attending tryouts held in August of every year. This team will compete throughout the year while working on new skills and developing routines. The Elite Team practices three to four times a week. Their season runs from September-July.
Single Rope Skills
• Jump to the beat of the music
• Cougar Cross
• Basic Rope Wrap
• Side-Swing Cross
For more information, contact Caitlin Herrion.