Jump Rope Class

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Learn how to jump rope for fitness and recreation!

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40 years of jump rope instructor history by Debra Stefan.

Here is a playlist of ten videos (26:19) covering the last 30 years of jump rope instructor history by Debra Stefan. For earlier history and 1981 Guiness Record headline scroll down the page.

Demonstrations are in freestyle and conditioning for individual and group training. The group class at the end was specially filmed in 1986 for an introductory presentation to AFAA Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Jump rope was before its time in the fitness industry which was then in infancy.

click on image for video playlist of Debra Stefan jump rope history…

Jump Rope Instructor for Athletes

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Jump Rope Instructor for Athletes

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Jump Rope Class Outdoors

Outdoor Jump Rope Class Summer 2015 (click image for video)

Jump Rope Instructor-Double Dutch

Long Rope and Double Dutch Demonstration

Jump Rope Club

About the Jump Rope Instructor

Jump Rope Instructor, Debra Stefan Bio

Jump Rope Instructor for programs in university athletics, health clubs, and youth facilities since 1975

Established programs to provide safe, fun and effective exercise through all forms of rope jump and competitively for individuals and teams

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – accredited jump rope instructor ’85-’88 School of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance; Athletic Department – football and basketball off-season training

Nevada State Board of Education accredited 2 courses designed for Clark County School District’s Professional Development Educational (PDE) curriculum for professional Physical Education Specialists-Elementary Jump Rope and Competition Jump Rope – since ’96

National tournament director for Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Jr. Olympic sanction, as well as, USA Jump Rope Federation regional tournament director ’97 and ’98

USA Jump Rope Federation’s 9-state regional representative presenting school exhibitions and student body assemblies throughout the Clark County School District-’96-’98

Former USAJRF Jump Rope Coach

Developed nationally ranked “Nevada Star Skippers” Jr. Olympic team whose members performed locally in many community events, parades and media events

Developed youngest qualified athletes for ’97 AAU Jr. Olympics, as well as, ’98 USA Jump Rope National Championships seen on (ESPN’s Wide World of Sports)

Freestyle Jump Rope artist in single-rope freestyle and exhibition style jumping–performed in many diverse arenas from convention halls to half-times

Innovator of the horizontal hitch kick jump rope technique known as the “Stefan Kick”.

Jump Rope Articles by Debra

Long Rope Skills 

Jump Rope Basic Techniques

Jump Rope Skills- Single Rope

Don't Skip Jump Rope Article

Don’t Skip Jump Rope Article

For written details on how to implement single rope jump rope skills for a beginner group, see my boy’s boxing handout. Its 20 years old but still valid. Click the jump rope boxer image to grab it here.

Jump Rope Instruction- Stretches for Warm Up and Cool Down |  Single Leg Stretch

Jump Rope Single-Leg Hamstring Stretch

Jump Rope Instruction- Stretches for Warm Up and Cool Down

Jump Rope Squat, Chest and Shoulder Stretch

Jump Rope Instruction- Stretches for Warm Up and Cool Down | Rope Swims

Dynamic Rope Swims

Jump Rope Instruction- Stretches for Warm Up and Cool Down | Jump Rope Dynamic Swings

Jump Rope Warm Up or Cool Down Drills- Dynamic Rope Swings

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Snap Catch

Jump Rope Techniques – Snap Catch

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Propeller

Jump Rope Propeller Twirling

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Dills - Grapevine

Jump Rope Warm Up or Cool Down Drills – Grapevine

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Single Arm Cross

Jump Rope Technique – Sideswings aka Figure-8s

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Under-Leg Pass

Jump Rope Techniques | Under-Leg Pass

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Toe Catch

Jump Rope Toe Catch

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Two Footed Jump

Jump Rope Two-Footed Jump

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Samurai

Jump Rope Samurai Whirl

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Two-Arm Side Swing

Jump Rope Two-Handed Side Swing

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Figure-8 Skip Through

Jump Rope Figure-8 Skip Through

Read Debra’s article on this cornerstone technique and jump rope video demo by Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Jump Rope Arm-Wrap

Jump Rope Arm Wrap – A non jumping freestyle technique

Jump Rope Arm Wrap – A non jumping freestyle technique

About the Jump Rope Instructor

Debra Stefan has taught her accredited jump rope courses for the UNLV Athletic Department and the School of PE. Her courses credited educators through Nevada PDE Professional Development Education. Debra developed Star Skippers youth jump rope team that competed at the national level and AAU Junior Olympics. Her fitness career spans over 40 years. She is the director of Debra Stefan Fitness retreat for live-in and day camp guests.
Jump Rope Instruction- Jump Rope Skills - Jump Rope Arm-Wrap

See Debra’s  “Jump Rope Class” Google Blog for articles, pictures and video.

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