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February 22, 2023 / York Center

York Center Jump Rope Challenge

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On February 16, students at York Center Elementary participated in the 7th Annual Two-Minute Challenge Jump Rope Championship. Throughout the unit and leading up to the Championship, students had several opportunities to attempt jumping rope for two minutes without stopping or making mistakes. Those who successfully jumped for two minutes advanced to the school-wide Championship, where they attempted to jump for as long as possible. The last Lion jumping is awarded a prize! 

“Throughout the unit, I taught them some jump tricks that are fun, but that also promote cardiovascular health,” said Katie Crowe, physical education teacher at York Center and Stevenson. “Jumping rope will improve their cardio and muscular strength and endurance.”

Crowe said that jumping rope helps improve motor skills such as timing, coordination, balance, and posture and provides an excellent workout for kids. “It’s also a great full-body workout for adults,” said Crowe. “This is why I try to get students excited about jumping rope at a young age.” 

Over the years, the Two-Minute Challenge has evolved into a school-wide event, with students and staff participating in the final Championship Challenge. Crowe said the excitement begins well before the unit starts, with students at all grade levels asking when they will be doing the two-minute challenge. 

“The Challenge has motivated students to show interest in the unit and give their best effort,” said Crowe.