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.
Tryouts for the 2021-22 team will be held at the Northwest Cary YMCA at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 16. All new jumpers must try out. Registration for tryouts is now open.
Everyone trying out will be asked to perform any single ropes skills they know, as well as speed and double unders. Jumpers will also be required to demonstrate jumping to the beat of music.
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 may still make the team without being able to do everything.
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. The Elite team season is from September - July.
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 performs throughout the year. Developmental Team seasons are from September - December and January - May.
For more information, contact Katie Olive.