Happy Birthday Jump!
As part of Jump's 10 year anniversary celebrations, we are implementing some long requested changes to our classes.
For years, one of the biggest requests we have received is for an advanced program, where there is more accountability for the skills your child is learning. We are so excited to announce, that as of September 2018, those advanced classes are here!
About the New Classes
Jump Four is designed to help kids transition into our Advanced Programs with ease. It will focus on a structured introduction to intermediate movement skills in a fun, challenging and non-competitive environment. It will be 45 minutes long, and will have a class size of 6.
The primary goal of Jump Four is to prepare kids for success in more advanced and independent programs. This is accomplished by introducing children to the fundamental movement skills, as well as the social skills. The secondary goal of this program is to use gains in physical ability to help children build self-confidence. As children master more complex physical tasks they gain confidence that will stay with them for life. This confidence often translates into a love of movement and a desire to participate in sport and activity for life.
New Badge Levels!
Jump 5 & 6 and Jump 7 & 8 will be our brand new advanced classes! These classes will have six different badge levels. Each child will need to master the skills in one badge level in order to move on to the next, similar to what you might see in a swimming class. We expect it will take an average of about 2-3 terms to progress to the next badge level.
Our Badge System is a way for coaches to be accountable for what kids are learning. We want to make sure EVERY child is Physically Literate when they graduate. Marking progress and ensuring mastery of basic concepts is essential to accomplishing this goal.
Students will be enrolled in Jump 5 & 6 or Jump 7 & 8 according to age, in order to keep them with their peers. Once in class, coaches will challenge each individual child according to the badge level they are working on.
Jump 5 & 6
Jump 5 & 6 is the first class in our Advanced Programming and the introduction to our Badge System. It will focus on structured instruction of movement skills in a fun, challenging, fair and supportive environment.
The primary goal of Jump 5 & 6 is for children to master the skills in the Yellow, Green and Purple Badges. The secondary goal of this program is to introduce children to the concept of assessment for learning- as in, assessment can be used as a positive tool to help them learn new things.
Jump 7 & 8
Jump 7 & 8 is the final class in our Advanced Programming and the completion of our Badge System. It will focus on structured instruction of complex movement skills in a fun, challenging, fair and supportive environment.
The primary goal of Jump 7 & 8 is for children to master the skills in the Pink, Orange and Blue Badges. After all of the critical movement and social skills are in place our goal is to help children prepare to graduate from Jump and confidently move on to other sports and movement challenges.