Jump Rope Team
Tsunami Skippers Jump Rope Team was founded in 2006. The goal of founders Stacey Dundas and Shannon Carey is to give kids an alternative sport in Clatsop county. A sport that would help young people learn teamwork, the benefits of exercise, self confidence and respect for others.
The Tsunami Skippers have competed all over the US including WJR 2012 in Washington DC, USAJR Nationals 2014 in Long Beach, California, Pan American Championship 2016 in Orlando, Florida and now WJR 2019 in Stokke, Norway. The Tsunami Skippers have performed at Blazer Halftimes, Globetrotter shows, parades & schools all over Oregon and Washington.
"I have seen a transformation in my son since he joined Tsunami Skippers! He has developed so much confidence, leadership skills, and has made friends he will have for life. As a family, we get to travel and experience things we would not ordinarily do. As a parent, I love my Tsunami Family!"
"We were new to the area and my daughter mentioned offhand wanting to try out for a jump rope team (I didn't even know that was a thing!). I admit to being skeptical at first but over the last year she has worked her tail off and had so much fun doing it! She loves Tsunami Skippers and being a part of the awesome skippers community"
Frequently Asked Questions
We hold try-outs only once a year in December and start our season in January. There is a list of tricks/requirements that must be executed in order to be on the team which can be found on our Facebook page.
We are flexible, we have been as Far East as Bend, Eugene south, Vancouver to the North.
ry-outs are based on ability not age. If a child can perform the required skills they can be on the team. The youngest is Kindergarten but more often then not 2nd or 3rd grade.
Typically 12-15 minutes with a group of 10-12 jumpers.
2 days/4hours a week.