HOW TO SET UP A SKIPPING CLUB IN SCHOOL OUT OF SCHOOL 1. Keep it lively and interesting 1. The club will need insurance, e.g. Public Liability (to cover both 2. Don’t forget to warm up instructors and children). Register your 3. Make sure pupils understand the club with the British Rope Skipping basics of skipping before trying Association (BRSA) to be covered harder tricks automatically www.brsa.org.uk 4. Get pupils in pairs so only one skips at 2. Make sure anyone employed by the a time and the other watches/counts club who may be in contact with the to record results. This also gives each children are checked by the Criminal person time to recover Records Bureau 5. Have different types of tasks for pupils 3. Set up a committee (chairperson, to mix in and out of (Double Dutch, treasurer and secretary) to manage single rope with two turners or the club individual rope skipping) 4. Think of a catchy name for the club 6. Pupils could bring in their own music and design a logo to skip to 5. Should there be a uniform (t-shirt / 7. Encourage progression by setting shorts or skirt / trainers)? You could simple competitive targets. For provide a branded club t-shirt. This will example: ‘See how many consecutive make members feel ‘part of the gang’ jumps you can get, see how many side 6. Ensure the clubs future by setting up straddles you can do, how many child subscription (include club t-shirt crossovers’ etc in the cost) 8. Pupils could record results after Jumping Class in a booklet to see their 7. Make sure your venue is big enough weekly progression. They should also for the ‘size’ of the club. Is there a record any new skills learned maximum membership number? 9. Remember to cool down 8. Identify what equipment you need (ropes / stereo etc) and in 10. Build up to something big! what quantity? Have a skip-a-thon at the end of term. It’s a great way to get extra pupils 9. See the In-School lesson guidelines. involved and an opportunity for pupils They should give you an idea of how to to show off their new tricks. Why not conduct your sessions. raise money for charity!