Rope Skipping Victoria Shanghai Academy Physical Education Department
What is rope skipping? • Rope skipping, also known as jump rope, is a game in which one or more people jump over a spinning rope that passes under their feet and over their heads. • In single rope, this usually consists of one person twirling and jumping the rope. In double dutch, two twirl a pair of ropes while others jump.
The benefits of rope skipping • • Improved cardio vascular fitness• Increased muscular strength• Better endurance• Excellent body conditioning• Greater flexibility• Improved coordination• Better timing and rhythm• Improved balance• Increased agility• Opportunities to be creative
Types of rope skipping • Single Rope One skipper with one rope - learn lots of individual tricks. • Partners Two or more skippers with one rope - share skipping with your friends. • Long Rope One long rope with two turners and any number of skippers. • Double Dutch Two ropes with two turners - one or two jumpers inside the ropes.
Assessment • Group Size: Maximum 4 students • Duration: 2min 30sec for group of 3; 3 mins for group of 4; • Date of assessment: Week beginning 28 May 2012