Current School Teams
John Jay Juggling
" For years Patty has noticed that there are a lot
of kids in high school who are on the periphery.
They keep to themselves and almost never talk. They
do not take part in traditional sports and often
do not do well in my classes. She wanted to give
them something to be good at, to let them shine.
"Kids, even in high school, are just dying
to have the opportunity to play, get together with
others to juggle, have a skill they can build upon,
and show off!" Their creativity and enthusiasm
his fifth-grade classroom at Coeur d'Alene's Sorensen
Elementary, David has watched some of his students
struggle to keep up academically with their classmates.
He's witnessed those same students stagger friends
with their quick mastery of juggling." [Read
read David Groth's Working
World Juggling Federation is launching the WJF National
School District Championships for the 2006/2007 school
year. This will be in conjunction with schools participating
in the WJF school program. Upon setting up a juggling
program in your school, the WJF will provide skill charts
for the students to learn the "Scales" of juggling.
The skill chart
will rate beginner through advanced jugglers at the
K-12 level and be the basis for the preliminary in
school competitions. School teams consist of six team
members and are determined by the final results of
grade level and then a schoolwide competition.
|The WJF will also provide
training materials and customizable certificates for teachers
to print and hand out to the kids that pass skill level
After assembling your school team, your school will
then compete against other schools in your city to determine
the citywide team champion. Upon winning the citywide
championships, your team will then move on to the State
Championships. The winning team from the State Championships
will then advance to the National School District Championships
held at the 2007 World Juggling Federation Convention
in the summer of '07. The WJF will provide trophies
for 1st - 3rd place for the National School District
(Teams should wear
matching uniforms with the last name of each competitor
and their school name printed on each individual uniform
and with their school colors.)
PERFORMANCES AND INSTRUCTION
AND PROMOTION OF YOUR JUGGLING PROGRAM
school participating in the WJF school program will
be given their own page on the WJF website complete
with pictures of the participants, team, and video
of their juggling which can be updated on a weekly
The WJF offers reduced rates
on equipment and videos for participating schools. We
can also offer reduced rates on admission to the WJF
convention for juggling club participants.
For more information on starting
a juggling program and on forming a team for competition,
contact us today!
Helps Students Succeed In School
Improvements in concentration, eye-hand
coordination, fine motor skills, reading, and behavior are
just some of the benefits of juggling cited by educators.
In fact, several teachers said that juggling increases students'
ability to concentrate, enhances their eye-hand coordination,
and builds self-confidence.
Juggling Builds Your Brain
Mastering the skill increases the
amount of grey matter in areas of the brain that process and
store visual information, proving what was not thought possible
-- that new stimuli can alter the brain's structure.
If you have any questions regarding the WJF
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or call us at (702) 866-9516