Category Archives: Recruiting

Juneau Jumpers Holds Tryouts in October

Juneau students in third grade and up are invited to try out for Juneau Jumpers, the Capital City’s elite competition jump rope team! Tryouts will be held on three consecutive Sundays in October: 8, 15 and 22 from 3:30-5 pm at Auke Bay Elementary School.

Attendance is expected each Sunday and returning Jumpers will assist interested Jumpers in learning the team qualify conditions:

Single Rope Requirements

  • 10 double unders
  • 1 leg over, either side
  • 80 speed in one minute with 5 mistakes or less

One Sequence

  • 4 single bounces, 2 stall jumps, 2 swing kicks, 2 stall wallows

One Double Dutch Requirement

  • 3 consecutive cat and mouse entries with same side exit

Compulsory Routine

  • In time, with a returning Jumper, to music

More information about the team, costs and practice commitments will be provided on the first day of tryouts. Interested families may also email coaches@juneaujumpers.org

Interested in jump rope but not ready to commit to Juneau Jumpers? Check your local elementary school for an afterschool/satellite program!

Juneau Jumpers Winter Camp Success!

46 elementary and middle school students turned out for the 2017 Juneau Jumpers Winter Camp last week, hosted at Auke Bay Elementary School. Coaches Paula and Lesley Kalbrener, helped by team alumni and current jumpers, led camp attendees in four days of skill building and fun. Jumpers learned individual and group tricks, worked on hand-eye coordination, rhythm, and timing. Camp ended with a show for families.

Juneau Jumpers recruits in the fall each year – the next round of tryouts will be October or November, 2017. Anyone interested in Juneau Jumpers can track team progress through our website or Facebook page. Juneau Jumpers will host a pay-as-you-can February Demonstration Show (Saturday, Feb., 11) and will hold our annual end-of-season fundraising show on May 6.

JJ Campu Helpers
A huge thanks to JJ coaches Paula (not pictured) and Lesley Kalbrener (right, back) and to all of our helpers: Kate (not pictured), Kelsey, Garrett, Adella, Tori, Asianna, Ron, Kiah, Sophie and Katrina.

JJ: New Season Underway. Tryouts on the Horizon

JJ TeamFourteen Jumpers returned for a new season of Juneau Jumpers. Welcome back to our Jumpers and their families: Connor, Amy, Katrina, Malina, Braith, Adella, Nani, Jack, Maddie, Garrett, Kelsey, Asianna, Kiah and Sophie.

The team is excited to welcome new Jumpers. Tryouts are scheduled Sundays: October 23 and 30 and November 6, from 3-5 pm each of those days at Auke Bay Elementary.

Interested Jumpers are encouraged to attend all three Sundays. The first two sessions will focus on skill building, and Jumpers will demonstrate the skills needed to make the team and work one-on-one with those who attend. Coaches and parent helpers will be on site. The official tryout day is November 6.

The Juneau Jumpers welcome kids in second grade and up to the tryout for the new season. Parents are welcome to stay and observe and visit with a returning parent or drop your jumper for the practice. Practice ends promptly at 5 pm each tryout day.

Questions: email coaches@juneaujumpers.org.