Lightning Jump Off Competition

  • 17 Feb 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wadsworth Middle School, 150 Silver Creek Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • AMJRF Member
  • AMJRF Member
  • Non AMJRF Member
  • Non AMJRF Member
  • AMJRF Member
  • AMJRF Member
  • Non AMJRF Member
  • Non AMJRF Members
  • Judge, Pusher, and/or Tabulator.

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2018 Lightning Jump Off Competition

The Jammin’ Jumpers are hosting the 16th Annual Lightning Jump Off (LJO) Competition on February 17, 2018.  Traditional and unique events are offered to challenge jumpers in speed and freestyle skills.  An AMJRF Classic Series Qualifier will be featured during the event.  All teams are invited to perform in the team show exhibition at the conclusion of the event.  

The LJO Competition is limited to 300 participants.  All competitors must be registered on line by February 3, 2018.  Early Registration is due by January 27, 2018.  The Coach of Record will register the competitors into the competition events using the WJRF competition software at by February 3, 2018.   LJO Social tickets, lunches, extra shirts, and lucky charm orders can be placed during registration.  Coaches are encouraged to direct parents to sign up for the appropriate package that fits the needs of the team expectations.  

Lightning Jump Off Championship Structure

We offer a wide variety of traditional and new speed and freestyle events to challenge jump rope competitors as they prepare for the competition season.  Traditional and AMJRF events will follow the World Jump Rope competition rule book.  An explanation of all LJO events is listed on the 2018 LJO Event Description document below.

LJO Events:

  • Single Rope Speed (SRS) 1x30 *
  • Single Rope Double Unders (SRDU) 1x60

  • Pairs Speed & Power (PSP) 2x30

  • Pairs Power (PP) 2x30 *

  • Team Relay Speed (TRS) 4x30

  • Team Relay Open Cross (TROC) 4x30

  • Iron Kid Medley (IKM) 1x3x30

  • Wheel Speed (WS) 60 seconds

  • Long Rope Push Ups (LRPU) 1x30

  • Double Dutch Speed Relay (DDSR) 3x40 *

  • Double Dutch Single (DDSS) 1x30 *

  • Long Rope Challenge (LRC) 60 seconds

  • Coaches Wheel (CW) 60 seconds

  • Single Rope Pairs Freestyle 45 - 75 seconds

  • Double Dutch Singles Freestyle 45 - 75 seconds

  • Double Dutch Mini Contest Freestyle 2 - 3 minutes

*  AMJRF Classic Series Events

Gender Division
  • Male/female for individual events
  • Mixed for group events
If there are less than three competitors, the competition committee reserves the right to adjust the gender divisions.  Coaches will be notified at least two weeks prior to the competition start date.

Age Divisions (As of September 1, 2018)

Individual, Pairs, Relays, and Double Dutch Events

  • 10 & under
  • 11 & 12
  • 13 & 14
  • 15 - 18
  • 19 & over
  • 30 & over

Long Rope & Double Double Dutch Mini Contest

  • Junior Division 12 & under
  • Senior Division 18 & over
  • Open Senior Division


Medals are awarded for 1st place and ribbons are awarded for 2nd - 6th place in each age/gender division for each event.  

Lightning Jump Off Event Schedule

Friday, February 16, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 pm - LJO Social @ Comfort Inn, Wadsworth, Ohio

Saturday, February 18, 2018

8:00 am - Team Check in

8:30 am - Coach of Record, Judges, & Volunteer Meeting

9:00 am - Competition Begins

12:00 pm - Lunch 

12:45 pm - Awards Session 1

1:30 - 6:30 pm - Competition Continues

6:30 pm - Awards Session 2

Additional Event Information

LJO Social:  The LJO Social event is open to all participants.  The LJO Social will be held at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Wadsworth, Ohio from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Friday evening.  The Olympic Games is the theme.  The athletes will participate in Olympic style activities and prizes will be given.  This event encourages teams to have a fun relaxing time engaging in team building activities with other jumpers from other teams.  It is a great time for team bonding.  LJO Social is a free event.

LJO Event Location:  Wadsworth Middle School, 150 Silvercreek Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281.  Enter the school at the front door on the east side of the building.

Registration Payment:  Payment can be completed by the competitor or the Coach.  Choose the option that works best for your team:

1.  Individual Payment - Competitors make the payment during on line registration with a credit card or choose "invoice me" for a check option.

2.  Team Payment - Coaches make one payment by credit card or check after all competitors have completed the registration process.  This option is given for those teams that offer event registrations paid by team fees or funds.  Contact Tournament Director when you are ready for final team payment option.  Payment must be received by February 1, 2018.

If you are submitting a check, please submit the check payable to Jammin' Jumpers Jump Rope Team and send it to:

Jammin’ Jumpers Jump Rope Team, Lightning Jump Off Competition, 941 Longbrook Drive, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281  

Event Check in:  Doors opens at 8:00 am.  No early entry will be allowed.  This area is located at the entrance of the middle school.  The Coach of Record for each team will pick up the coach's packet and event shirts.  There will be a coach’s meeting at 8:15 AM. All teams are required to have one coach represented at the coaches meeting. All teams are also required to have one judge for every four jumpers that the team enters into the competition.  If you do not have enough certified judges, plan to provide volunteers to help as “pushers” (station organizers) or “tabulators” (freestyle tabulators).  Volunteers need to register for free during online registration.

Rules: Traditional competition events will follow the 2018 World Jump Rope Judges Handbook, the Rules of Competition, and the Description for Multi-Sport and Cross Fit Tournaments.  Judges must have a current WJRF certification.  Judges should wear black pants and a black shirt with no logos.

Warm up Area:  The warm up area is in the auxiliary gym.  Please place all competitor bats in this area.  We would like the bleachers to be available for those that will be watching the tournament. not near the competition room.  This is not a place to leave your personal belongings and valuables UNATTENDED unless the room has an adult monitor present.  Jumpers / teams are encouraged to relax and rest in this area.  Please keep this area clean. 

Admission:  All competitors will gain access to the event by receiving a complimentary entrance wristband.  Spectators will be responsible for their own entrance fee into the LJO event.  Admission is $5 for the day.    Children 5 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.  No baby strollers are allowed in the event.

Parking:  You can park in the front of the school.  Parking is free.   Front doors will be open to the public.  All other entrances will be locked.  

Airport Information:  Arrive at Canton Akron Airport (CAK) or Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE).  You can get an uber to the hotel near our event.  

Lodging:  Holiday Inn & Suites or Comfort Inn & Suites are the competition hotels for the event.  Both hotels are located at 5 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth, OH  44281.   Only 5 miles from the workshop.  Receive a discount by making a reservation under the group:  Lightning Jump Off 2018.

Room Rates for both hotels:  Deluxe Guest Room $96, Executive Suite (One King or Two Queens) $106, or Whirlpool Suite $116

Comfort Inn & Suites Wadsworth Booking:  Call 330-336-7692. Mention the "Lightning Jump Off 2018" room rate at the time of booking to receive the discount.

Food:  There will be a concession stand located in the cafeteria.  Pizza, veggies, fruit, cookies, candy, chips & cheese, hot dogs, pop, water, and gatorade will be available.  A $7.00 Subway pre-ordered lunch is available during registration. 

Lightning Jump Off Vendors:  We will have Game Day as our event apparel vendor.  They will be in the cafeteria.

AMJRF Classic Series

We will be featuring the AMJRF Classic Series Qualifier during LJO.   The top 8 competitors of each age division will advance to the finals. The AMJRF Classic Series Single Elimination FINALS will be held in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 3, 2018.   

2018 Arnold Jump Rope Championship and AMJRF Classic Flyer.pdf.  

AMJRF Classic Series Events

  • Single Rope Speed (SRS) 1x30

  • Single Rope Pairs Double Unders (SRPDU) 2x30

  • Double Dutch Speed Relay (DDSR) 3x40

  • Double Dutch Single Speed (DDSS) 1x30

Age Divisions

  • 13 & under (younger)
  • 14 & over (older)

Gender Divisions

  • Male/female for individual events
  • Mixed for group events


Jumpers advance as they qualify for the AMJRF Classic Series Leader Board.  Top 8 competitors and/or teams overall for each leader board.

13 & under (younger) leader board Click here.

14 & over (older) leader board Click here. 

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