JUMP ROPE FX 

ABOUT OUR COMPETITIVE JUMP ROPE TEAM 

Woodbridge, Virginia's Original Jump Rope Team since 1992


Introduction 

Our youth program is a jump rope club.  Not the basic game of jump rope, but a highly advanced form of jump rope where young adults and children develop their own routines and perfect techniques for speed, power jumping, fun and fitness.  Our program has proven itself as an excellent way to communicate "life skills" to children of all ages. The life skills learned in our program include a healthy lifestyle, plotting for success, self discipline, goal setting, perseverance, confidence, team work and fitness.   The Jump Rope FX Precision Jump Rope Team is designed to provide children a message about a healthy lifestyle, discipline, focus, internal motivation, confidence, initiative and integrity required to succeed in life.  Jump Rope is the vehicle with which we communicate these values to our members and student audiences.



    The most dedicated of our jumpers become Travel Team members who  perform at school assemblies. health fairs and many other community events.  Performances include; Double Dutch, individual and team synchronized routines as well as skits and student body participation.  The routines are choreographed to music and display formation changes, finesse, power, strength, aerobic dance and intricate rope skills. 



    Travel Team members must maintain an A/B average in-order to leave school to participate in our school assembly programs.     We are very proud of our dozens of  National Junior Honor Society Members as well as our many outstanding students over the past 25+ years.  



The Club offers 4 levels of competitive jump rope.

* MAGIC: Our Entry Level Team Members

* ILLUSION: Our Intermediate Level team Members

* STORM: Our Highly Advanced Level Team members (Mentors to Magic Team members)

* SHOCK: Our most Elite Team members (Mentors to Illusion Team Members)



    Jump Rope FX Precision Jump Rope Team members participate in AAUUSAJRFADDLNDDL and IRSO memberships. We recognize USA Jump Rope as the Official Governing Body of Jump Rope for development and competition. We also recognize IRSO as the World Governing Body of Jump Rope for competition.   



  We develop our team members through the jump rope class program at Youth Sports Virginia Training Center. If you are just getting started. this is a great place to learn all of the basics of single rope, double dutch and long rope skills.   

BACKGROUND

 The Jump Rope FX Precision Jump Rope Team, was founded in 1992 by USA Olympian Wrestler, Anthony "Buddy" Lee in his Rippon Landing, Virginia neighborhood. (formerly as The Jumping Buddies Club) Since '92 our Woodbridge chapter has expanded beginning in the Dumfries Boy’s and Girls Club and later located to Rippon Middle School and Featherstone Gymnastics Center. Coach Paul Feciura accepted the coaching responsibilities of our Club in 1992 



    In 1996, The United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration of Washington D.C. officially endorsed our national club as an alternative program for youth. The DEA sponsors our school assembly program and assists with scheduling events. 



    In 2003 the club moved into the Youth Sports Center in Woodbridge to become part of a multi sport center and train with fellow athletes in the sports of Artistic Gymnastics. The Club also officially changed it name to Youth Sports Jump Rope FX

MISSION

"To keep youth skipping in the right direction"

    It has been the mission of The Jump Rope FX Precision Jump Rope Team since 1992, to provide education and a positive activity that gives kids an alternative to involvement in drugs, gangs and alcohol. The Jump Rope FX Precision Jump Rope Team provides a challenging and fun way to learn and practice goal setting,  plotting for success,  self discipline, teamwork and fitness for life.


   All levels of the Jump Rope FX Precision Jump Rope Team are open to boys and girls ages 5-and up.  

PERFORMANCES 


NATIONAL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM 

FX Members appeared for may years at the National Children's Museum Jump Off 

FX Appears in Channel 7 Newscast 


HAMPTON ROADS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 


JUMP ROPE CAMP SHOW 2019 


MARY WILLIAMS SCHOOL FITNESS NIGHT 


FX HEADLINES SPORTS STACKING OPENING CEREMONIES AT THE  2018 AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES 


FX YOUTH SPORTS HOLIDAY PARTY SHOW 2018


FX YOUTH SPORTS HOLIDAY PARTY SHOW 2017 WITH SPECIAL GUEST ELITE RHYMNASTIC GYMNAST ELVIRA 


FX PHOTO SLIDE SHOW / VIDEO LINKS 

2020

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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2004

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2003

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1998-2002

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JUMP ROPE PRACTICE 

*Team membership requires class participation/certification prior to joining. Beginner through advanced class programs are available at the Virginia Training Center. www.youthsportsva.com


Jump Rope Class Schedule (Open to all)

Mondays 6:00-7:00

Wednesdays 6:00-7:00


FX Team Practices (Tryout by Invitation Only)

Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM

Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Saturdays 5:00-9:00 PM

    

For information you may contact Jump Rope FX at the following address:

Coach Paul Feciura

14023 Noblewood Plaza Drive,

Woodbridge, Virginia 22193

Ph. (703)-244-4599                         e-mail JBCcoach@aol.com


WHAT IS COMPETITIVE JUMP ROPE ? 

Youth Sports Jump Rope FX Competes in USA Jump Rope and AAU Jump Rope Events. below is a description of the different events in competitive jump rope. for more information on these rules, that can be viewed at http://www.aausports.org and http://www.usajrf.org. descriptions of the events are listed under AAU competitive events below.

 

USA JUMP ROPE COMPETITION EVENTS

A. Single Rope

1. Individual Speed (Male and Female) – 60 seconds

2.Individual Speed and power (double unders) (Male and female) -30 Seconds 

2. Team Relay Speed (Mixed) – 4x30 seconds

3. Individual Freestyle (Male and Female) – 45 to 75 seconds

4. Pairs Freestyle (Mixed) – 45 to 75 seconds

5. Three Minute Speed (aka Endurance) (Male and Female) –3 minutes

6. Consecutive Triple Unders (Male and Female) – 15-17 years old and 18-over – un-timed.

B. Double Dutch

1. Speed Relay (Mixed) – 3 x 40 seconds

2. Single Freestyle (Mixed) – 45 to 75 seconds

3. Pairs Speed (Mixed) – 2 x 60 seconds

4. Pairs Freestyle (Mixed) – 45 to 75 seconds

C. Group Team Show – 4 minutes maximum (Begins at Regional Level)

 

 

AAU COMPETITION EVENTS

COMPETITION EVENTS

SINGLE ROPE EVENTS (1 PERSON WITH 1 ROPE)

Individual Rope Freestyle: is a creative form of jump rope where the Jump Rope Athlete assembles a combination of finesse, power, strength, dance, and intricate arm rope skills into a routine which is choreographed to music. This routine must be between 45 and 75 seconds in length.


Individual Rope Speed: is a 60 second timed event where the Jump Rope Athlete attempts to complete as many alternating foot step jumps with a rope as possible within the time period. The event is decided by 3 judges counting the right foot while the athlete is jumping and adding the two closest counts to determine the total score. Misses will be recorded to break ties. There must be one revolution of the rope for each jump.


Individual Rope Power: is a 60 second timed event where the Jump Rope Athlete attempts to complete as many double under jumps with a rope as possible within the time period. A double under is performed by completing 2 rope revolutions for each two foot jump. The event is decided by 3 judges counting completed double unders and adding the two closest counts to determine the total score. Triple unders will no longer be used by the older age-groups. Misses will be recorded to break ties.


Individual Rope Pairs Freestyle: is a creative form of jump rope that  is performed by 2 athletes. The athletes must assemble a combination of finesse, power, strength, dance and intricate arm rope skills into a routine, which is choreographed to music. Precision, synchrony and dynamic interaction between the 2 jumpers are judged in this routine. The routine must be between 45 and 75 seconds in length.


Individual Rope Pairs Speed:  is a 60 second timed event where 2 athletes attempt to complete as many alternating foot jumps as possible for 30 seconds each consecutively. Jumper 1 will begin the event and jump for 30 seconds, at the command "switch" the first jumper will stop and the second jumper will begin jumping until the command "stop". The event is decided by 3 judges counting the right foot while the athlete is jumping and adding the two closest counts to determine the total score. Misses will be recorded to break ties. There must be one rope revolution for each alternating foot jump.


Individual Rope Pairs Power: is a 60 second timed event where 2 athletes attempt to complete as many double under jumps as possible for 30 seconds each consecutively. Jumper 1 will begin the event and jump for 30 seconds, at the command "switch" the first jumper will stop and the second jumper will begin jumping until the command "stop". A double under is performed by completing 2 rope revolutions for each two foot jump. The event is decided by 3 judges counting completed double unders and adding the two closest counts to determine the total score. Triple unders will no longer be used by the older age-groups Misses will be recorded to break ties.


DOUBLE DUTCH 3-4 PERSON TEAM

The Triple Crown is a combined Individual Rope Event designed to reward the overall jump rope athlete. Component events of the Triple Crown include Individual Rope Freestyle, Individual Rope Speed and Individual Rope Power. The results of each component event are weighted and ranked using a ten point descending scoring system. The ten point descending scores of each component event are added together along with the actual Freestyle score to determine the overall Triple Crown Champion in each age group. Triple Crown medals of gold, silver and bronze are awarded to the top three overall place finishers in individual and pairs jump rope competition. In all AAU Jump Rope competitions, athletes must have competed in all component events to be eligible to receive a medal.  Place ribbons are not awarded in Triple Crown events, only in the components.


Double Dutch Single Speed: requires 3 athletes, (2 turners and 1 jumper). It is a 60 second timed event where the jumper attempts to complete as many alternating foot jumps as possible within the time period. The event is decided by 3 judges counting the right foot while the athlete is jumping and adding the 2 closest counts to determine the total score. A miss on exiting the ropes will be recorded.


Double Dutch Power (Pop-ups): requires 3 athletes, (2 turners and 1 jumper). It is a 60 second timed event where the jumper attempts to complete as many double under jumps as possible within the time period. A double under is completed by both ropes passing under the feet for each jump. The event is decided by 3 judges counting double under jumps and adding the 2 closest counts to determine the total score.


Double Dutch Single Freestyle: is a creative form of Double Dutch which is performed by 3 athletes (2 turners and 1 jumper). The athletes must assemble a combination of turner exchanges, finesse, power, strength, dance and intricate arm rope skills into a routine that is choreographed to music. This routine must be between 45 and 75 seconds in length.  Each Double Dutch team member must both turn and jump during the routine, not doing so will be grounds for disqualification from that event.


Double Dutch Team Speed Relay: requires 4 athletes. It is a 120 second timed event where each jumper must jump and turn for a minimum of 30 seconds.  Each jumper in turn will attempt to complete as many alternating foot jumps as possible within the time period. Jumper 1 will begin the event and jump for 30 seconds, at the command "switch" the first jumper will exit the ropes, or switch with the second jumper, who will enter the ropes and jump for the next 30 seconds. The jumpers will switch every 30 seconds until the command “stop” is given. The event is decided by 3 judges counting the right foot while the athletes are jumping and adding the 2 closest counts to determine the total score. Each Double Dutch team member must both turn and jump during the event, not doing so will be grounds for disqualification from that event.


Double Dutch Pairs Freestyle:  is a creative form of Double Dutch which is performed by 4 athletes.(2 turners and 2 jumpers) The athletes must assemble a combination of turner exchanges, finesse, power, strength, dance and intricate arm rope skills into a routine that is choreographed to music. Precision and synchrony between all 4 jumpers are judged in this routine. This routine must be between 45 and 75 seconds in length.  Each Double Dutch team member must both turn and jump during the routine,  not doing so will be grounds for disqualification from that event.


PENTATHLON EVENT

The Pentathlon Event is a combined Double Dutch event designed to reward the overall Double Dutch Champions. The Pentathlon Double Dutch team consists of 4 athletes. The athletes must compete within their age group. Component events of the Pentathlon  include Double Dutch Single Speed, Single Freestyle, Single Power,  Double Dutch Team Speed Relay and Pairs Freestyle. The result of each component event is weighted and ranked using a ten point descending scoring system. The ten point descending scores of each component event are added together along with the actual Freestyle scores to determine the overall Pentathlon Champions in each age group. Pentathlon event medals of gold, silver and bronze are awarded to the top three place finishers in each Double Dutch age group. All 4 team members will receive awards. The 4th team member may sit in the speed station area for Double Dutch Single Speed and Power, but not for the Double Dutch Single Freestyle.  At all levels of AAU Jump Rope competition, athletes must compete in all component events to be eligible to receive a medal.  Place ribbons are not awarded in the Pentathlon events, only in the components.

 

 

For specific details of rules, please consult the official USA Jump Rope Rulebook USA JUMP ROPE , or the AAU Jump Rope Handbook.  May be downloaded from www.aaujumprope.org, go to Publications and/or Member Sports

POEM

AAU REGION ONE QUALIFIER 

We drove 6 hours to compete
Jumped all day with quick feet
Inside the ropes, over and under
Outside was the sound of thunder

Hundreds of feet went up and down
We raced the clock to win the crown
Hearts were pounding, music sounding
The judges choose -- you win or lose

The best routines and highest score
Will qualify to jump once more
Increase the speed and learn new tricks
Our next stop -- Junior Olympics!

Pam & Ann Hickenbotham '99