“One of the things that I took back to the team was making sure that you’re not overtraining your athletes, and developing a rotation to ensure we’re developing enough physical fitness training without using a rope.” — Carly Simpson
Carly Simpson and Chris Brown are world champion jumpers and hosts of The Rope Wrap podcast!
We completely into the weeds with competitive jump rope culture in this episode, and it’s awesome! If you’re not a competitive jump rope coach or jumper, you’ll still dig it. but know that we bring up a bunch of references here. We get into so many detailed subjects about competitive teams and international organizations, including creating pathways for new jumpers to get involved with the sport, the history of international competition rules and their influence on how athletes participate in the sport, how to structure competitive team training to avoid athlete burnout, and how to progress the sport
We also chat about some lighter things too like favorite performances, choreographing all of the routines in the Disney movie “Jump In!,” learning the push up pull through for the first time, training for world championships, and more.
01:43 How Carly Simpson Started Competitive Jump Rope
03:12 How Chris Brown Started Competitive Jump Rope
05:02 Learning The Push Up Pull Through For The First Time
06:54 All Of The Teams Carly Simpson Has Jumped With
09:47 Chris Brown’s History With Different Jump Rope Teams
11:45 Chris’ University Experience
13:01 Chris’ Involvement With World Jump Rope
14:25 When Carly Joined Rope Skipping Canada
17:42 International Jump Rope Competition History, Rules, And Changes
25:04 World Championships That Carly And Chris Attended
26:07 Should Jump Rope Athletes Be “Well-Rounded” And Avoid Specialization?
31:04 How Carly Structures Training For Her Team
33:46 Carly’s Experience Training Actors For The Disney “Jump In!” Movie
38:00 Chris’ Favorite Performances
40:27 Training For Fusion Double Dutch Contests
42:37 How Take Advantage During Moments Of Increasing Attention Towards The Sport
44:47 Creating Pathways For People To Get Involved With The Sport
51:10 How To Grow A Jump Rope Team
57:46 Long Term Athlete Development
1:01:59 What Limits Progress In The Sport?
1:10:32 Chris’ Experience On The “Golden Age” All Star Team
1:15:42 Detailed Breakdown Of Carly’s Team Training Structure
1:26:53 Chris: What Is Jump To You?
1:27:37 How Carly And Chris Became A Couple Through Jump Rope
1:32:20 Carly: What Is Jump Rope To You?