2009 Double Dutch Competition Team Application /Release Form
Fill out the attached entry form. Please print neatly in black ink. Include all names for your team members.
Rosters must be completed before a team can register. Designate a coach/team captain and he/she will be notified by phone as to the time of your first game.
Mail signed entry form and entry fee to:
40 Acres Activity Campus /Juneteenth Double Dutch 7620 E. 79th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64138
$15per team member up to 12th grade
$25 per adult team member
This fee includes the two-day entry fee into the Juneteenth Family Festival
Contestants wishing to compete in a group competition must pay $5 for each additional category.
Entry fee must be received by May 15, 2009
Late entry must be received by May 22, 2009. An additional $5.00per entrant is assessed for late entries.
There will be no refunds given.
Competition Location 40 Acres Activity Campus: Double Dutch Courts 7620 E. 79th St, Kansas City Missouri 64138
Report to the sign in table on June 13-14, 2009 30 minutes before your first competition. Please follow the bracket, a Saturday morning booth will be open at 11:00 a.m. on location.
Coaches are responsible for turning in parental consent form for each participant under 19.
Division schedules are posted at the competition site.
All teams are responsible for checking the schedules and being ready to perform on time.
The 40 Acres Activity Campus reserves the right to change competition schedules due to unforeseen circumstances.
Official Rules Team Composition
Middle School Division: Athletes in grades sixth through eight may be of mixed grades.
High School Division: Athletes in grades 9, 10, 11, & 12 may be of mixed grades.
Senior Division: Adult athletes
Open Division: Athletic teams of any age mixture. (If too few entries are received. 40 Acres reserves the right to combine age categories)
Singles: This team has three members,
Doubles: This team has four members,
Uniforms- Teams must wear the same shirt.
Rope- Team are responsible for furnishing their own ropes. Ropes may be corded or beaded.
Shoes - All competitions are held on an asphalt surface. Footwear should be appropriate to the field of play.
All divisions are bound by the following rules. There will be (3) Sections to the Double Dutch Competition: Compulsory, Speed and Freestyle. Both Singles and Doubles Teams must compete in all areas to be eligible for the championship contention.
COMPULSORY TEST: This section consists of a set of five tricks which must be performed in the following order:
Two right turns on the right foot towards the right direction
Two left turns on the left foot towards the left direction
Two crisscross jumps--right foot over left
Two crisscross jumps--left foot over right
Ten high steps: alternating jumps counting only the left foot with the jumper's knee being lifted waist high and the thigh parallel to the floor
SPEED TEST: The jumper(s) must jump the rope using alternating footwork for 1 minute.
Judges will count jumps on the left foot only.
The each count total will be added together and divided by the number of judges
Any violations will be deducted from the total score
Speed and Compulsory Test violations
Drop Rope -10
Poor Sportsmanship/Bad Attitude -15
Bad Entry or Exit -5
Jewelry/Hair Accessories -15
Sloppy Uniform (i.e. shirt hanging out) -15
FREESTYLE TEST: This section consists of teams performing of tricks for a 45-60 second routine Scoring for will be based on four areas:
Freestyle Routine Score (100 points possible)
The routine will be scored in four sections:
Difficulty: (40 pts possible) 2 judges@ 20 pts
Presentation: (20 pts possible)
Technique: (20 pts possible)
Creativity: (20 pts possible)
Violations will be deducted from the total score
Violations in Freestyle
Omission of Turning requirement -1
Omission of Acrobatic requirement -1
Omission of Dance requirement -3
Omission of Ending requirement -1
5 seconds to enter -5
More than 3 turns of a single rope -5
Jumper out of ropes more than 5 sec. -5
Less than 45 second routine -15
More than 60 second routine -5
Poor Sportsmanship -15
Jewelry/Hair Accessories -15
Sloppy Uniform (i.e. shirt hanging out)-15
Special Scoring Considerations:
High scoring tricks, excellent execution and gymnastics are essential to the routine
Be sure to include the Turns, Acrobatic, Dance and Ending (TADE) required skills.
All tricks should be done inside of the moving eggbeater style rope. Tricks done outside of the moving rope are not scored.
Never repeat tricks. Repeated tricks are not scored, even if performed by a different jumper.
Dangerous stunts, flips, are not scored.
It is the responsibility of the coach to oversee all activities of his/her team.
Once a team has been placed on a competition floor, it is expected to follow all of the rules and regulations.
Any exhibition of poor sportsmanship i.e., throwing ropes to the floor, cursing, leaving the competition floor before the test is over, verbal abuse to teammates or officials will result in a 15-point deduction from the Team Score per incident.
(No refunds will be given for disqualifications)
Delay in reporting to competition area.
Team fails to report for the compulsory and/or speed tests.
Team fails after having already competing in competition or games in the competition, that forfeit will be counted as zero point score for that area of the competition.
Placing an ineligible jumper/turner on the team during competition.
Leaving the competition area before the test is over.
Awards Awards will be given to Champions
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