Jumping for Joy YACS Jump-rope Program
Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) began a jump-rope team just after Thanksgiving 2006. Thirty students in grades one through six, along with some older students to help, work out every Wednesday after school. This energetic group of boys and girls fill the gym with jumping. Every student has their own speed rope and Jump Rope Activity Book.
Students began by learning the basic side swing and two-footed jump. Before long, students were developing their own routines with fancy steps, as well as partner routines, long rope routines, and even double Dutch.
The first jump-rope demonstration in April was great! Students participated in a basic two-minute routine performing four different skills. After that, students demonstrated their favorite individual and partner skills. Students performed at the YACS talent show and a Thursday parent program as well. YACS students continue to practice and improve.
Jumping rope is an excellent way to stay healthy and at YACS we encourage the spiritual, academic and physical health of each of our students. We plan to continue to Jump for Joy!