Jump Rope Instructor |Jump Rope Trainer 40 years Teaching Jump Rope Lessons
Jump rope trainer Debra Stefan shares her forty-year history of teaching jump rope lessons. Academic accreditation for college athletes, recreational to competitive youth performance teams, and exhibition freestylers all sought Debra’s mark of excellence.
Debra Stefan is the Pioneer of Jump Rope Coaching
Developing jumping and non-jumping techniques bring decades of individuality to jump rope freestyle. Here is a playlist of jump rope classes and demonstration videos covering the last 30 years as a jump rope instructor teaching jump rope classes for adults and youth. Fundraising and promoting awareness for her adult jump rope classes, Debra Stefan broke the World Guinness Record by jumping rope for ten continuous hours. Scroll down the page for earlier history and the 1981 Guinness Record headline.
Celebrity Jump Rope Athletes
Mike Tyson, Laila Ali, celebrity athletes, and jump rope students under Debra’s instruction develop exhibition freestyle. Mike Tyson says, “I never miss one of your classes; I perfect each lesson.” Meanwhile, his weekly class participation was as an observer. Professional boxers avoid public learning curves until their expertise and skill appear. Likewise, Laila observes Debra’s freestyle demonstration and points out what she wants to learn. Then, Debra teaches Laila’s boxing coach, who gives Laila the practice session.
Teaching Jump Rope Class
Among the jump rope class videos are demonstrations 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 training was before its time in the fitness industry, which was then in its infancy.
Rope Jumping Skills Progressions
View the video featuring teens and adults with no prior rope jumping experience. It features instruction for long rope for group rope jumping. Regardless of age or rope jumping experience, a simple skills progression quickly determines the lesson plan. Hand, eye, and foot coordination with timing soon develop skill combinations. Turning the rope while handing it off to another turner increases the excitement.
Start a Jump Rope Club or Jump Rope Team
If you or your church is looking to start a jump rope club or a jump rope team, consider the Jumping for Jesus program. You can learn more about how to start by clicking Debra’s post titled “How to Start a Jump Rope Team.”