Competitive Program

GSS' National Award Winning Competition Team is for students 7 years old to adult who are dedicated jumpers enrolled in our Savage Program. These are the superstars of our program and are passionate about their unique sport!  Coached by National Champions, experienced instructors, and previous and current competitors.  


Jump Rope is a highly competitive sport both nationally and internationally.   Competing is taken seriously and participation is an enormous commitment of time and finances.  GSS believes that being involved in competitive jump rope at an early age develops positive self esteem, confidence, accountability, and leadership in young jumpers. In our program, jumpers have the opportunity to perform for large crowds and compete against many other teams from all over the country and the world.

Competitive jump rope teaches children how to be outgoing, builds self-confidence, and teaches a sense of teamwork. The friendships that our jumpers and parents make with their teammates is also so an important reason why competitive jumping is a wonderful addition to your child's athletic education, as the jumpers and and parents become more like family than a team.


Our competitive program is a great opportunity to advance technical skills, fitness, performance and personal accomplishments.  It is also a great way to meet friends and work together in a team environment.  The team trains a minimum of 10 hours per week on the skills, techniques and routines to increase stamina and speed for local events throughout the east coast, and at the National and World level.  There are also many opportunities available to travel internationally.  This program runs from September to July.  A demanding commitment is required from members.  Please read all of the information carefully before registering:

Team Requirements

Competitor  Commitment

  • Enthusiasm and Love for the Sport

  • Aspire to Set and Achieve Goals and Compete at Personal Best

  • Willingness to Always Learn New Skills and Technigues

  • Determination to Improve and Develop a Strong Work Ethic

  • Commitment to Practicing and Studying

  • Openness to Correction and Adjustment

  • Being diligently responsible for schoolwork completion, chore completion and jump rope requirements

  • Respect the Policies of the Team, Coaching Staff and fellow Teammates

Parental Commitment

  • Respect the sport of jump rope, the staff, coaches and policies of the team

  • Willingness to Support the Coach's Effort to Improve Competitors and help Competitors to Reach their Goals

  • Guarantee Competitor attends a Minimum of 10 training hours per week; 13 hours are required 30 days before a competition

  • Communicate directly with the coaching staff

  • Enforce the policies of the team

  • Become a certified judge and attend a judge’s training workshop  (fee involved)

  • Become a member of USA Jump Rope (fee involved)

  • Judge at all local, regional, national and international competitions

Required Classes**

  1. Core Class - Double Dutch FreeStyling    (Monday)

  2. Core Class - Single Rope FreeStyling         (Wednesday)

  3. Speed, Strength and Power   (Saturday)

  4. Theatrical Presentation & Production     (Saturday)

  5. Competitive Team Training   (Sunday)

**  Attendance Standards:  A competitive jumper may have 1 unexcused absence per month.  Additional missed practices must be made up with a private lesson.  Excused absences include but are not limited to illness with a medical excuse and school events required for a grade.  If a jumper will be absent from practice, simply fill out the absence form with the reason for absence, in advance to let us know.

   Amateur Athletic Union / USA Jump Rope

(click here for competition specifications)


  • AAU - February 3, 2018

  • USAJR - April TBA, 2018

  • AAU - May TBA, 2018

  • Workshop:  March 10, 2018


   World Jump Rope


  • GSS - February 17, 2018 

  • Ohio - April TBA, 2018

  • Worlds - July  1 - 8, 2018

Required Competitive Training Classes

Practice Locations

Adult Fitness 

Springhill Lake Recreation Center
6101 Cherrywood Lane

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Tel:  (301) 679-5100


  • Mon & Wed Evenings - 6 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Saturday Mornings - 9 am to 12 pm

Greenbelt Youth Center
99 Centerway

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Hours:  Sunday Afternoons - 4 pm to 7:30 pm

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Volunteer Coaches Needed

GSS is seeking energetic and enthusiastic athletes and instructors to assist in teaching in our program.  If you have dance, tumbling or former sports training, please contact us.  All potential volunteers, 18 and over, must obtain a background clearance from the City of Greenbelt.  You may apply below and/or contact us for additional information.