STATUTES

GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE FEDERATION

The Federation’s policies are guided by the concepts of Facilitation, Focus, Foundation and Function

The FEDERATION’S FACILITATIVE PROCESS… considers the ‘WHOLE PERSON’

The ‘Whole Person Concept’ guides and provides definition for the Federation’s implementation of the policies, programmes and plans developed towards achieving the goals of a physically active lifestyle. All actions must cater to the development of the total person by addressing whenever required the Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, cultural, Emotional and Social attributes (S.P.I.C.E.S).

 

SPIRTUAL- excitement about life, growth of altruism, development of inner self, relationship with, self, others and God.

PHYSICAL- shelter, good nutrition, medical care, exercise, requirements for good health.

INTELLECTUAL– opportunities to develop skills in reading, math, arts, technical, etc

CULTURAL– festival and traditions, music, foods, customs, heritage

EMOTIONAL– understanding of feelings, accepting them, dealing appropriately with them and growing from them.

SOCIAL– communications with people, ability to give and take, empathize, care for and respect others

THE FEDERATION’S FOCUS… continues to be COMMUNITY

Each member that joins/volunteers with the Federation operates as a Service Leader. The big picture for the Federation is overall community development through leadership in the area of community service. There is a lot of intentionality to make leadership dynamic within the Federation. Therefore, the Federation isn’t centred on any one leader. Instead, it is an organization of people that embrace various roles of LEADERSHIP. The’ leader’ is seen as the person or persons who have the capacity to get a required job done. The goal is more important than the role.

The Federation’s FOUNDATION… PARTNERSHIPS

The Federation believes that the most rewarding relationships are always partnerships. We believe that one is just too small a number to achieve anything great. We believe that our service capacity and efficiency are multiplied through cooperative efforts, teamwork, networking and partnerships. Thus as the challenges of community work escalates, there is a great need for teamwork to elevate. The Federation’s work is only accomplished when partnerships are form, to make a difference with people who want to make a difference doing something that makes a difference in the community.

The Federation’s FUNCTION… PROMOTING A PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE MODEL … THROUGH PROMOTING THE ACTIVITY OF JUMP ROPE AS RECREATION, FITNESS AND SPORT.

The Federation through its Jump Rope Programme entitled ‘COME TAKE AH JUMP NAH’ was set up to promote community harmony and well being by introducing programmes of physical activity. The Federation exists to not only to promote jump rope, but to ultimately influence healthy lifestyle changes in communities throughout Trinidad and Tobago, firstly, and by extension the wider world. It is hoped that these changes will last for a lifetime and lead to optimal health.

Mission Statement

To provide an enjoyable, low cost, cross fit complementary form of physical activity that promotes jump rope as a sport for recreation, fitness, podium finish, Industry and entertainment.

Slogan:

Come Take Ah Jump Nah!

VISION STATEMENT

In five (5) years time we will become:

The lead agent in researching, teaching, innovating and advocating for the use of the jump rope as a viable and sustainable way to create a physically active lifestyle model to meet the recreational, health, physical education , economic and athletic development needs of Trinidad and Tobago.

CORE VALUES

Trinidad and Tobago Jump Rope Federation declares its beliefs in the B.A.S.I.C.S

Building partnerships, relationships and training people for leadership

Everything that we, Trinidad and Tobago Jump Rope Federation will ever accomplished in the work of developing the human being through physical activity will be gained because we acknowledged our connectedness, interrelatedness and interdependence with others .

Acceptance of diversity

Every human being was created with similarities and uniqueness. Our uniqueness is not meant to create discord and distance but rather a deepened understanding of human existence. Acceptance of diversity develops the important character traits of respect, objectivity and open- mindedness as oppose to bigotry

Service to all humanity

There is nothing more sad and damning to human existence than the selfish heart or the person that live for himself and ‘unto himself’. When the human being becomes narrowed up with selfishness then all humanity is under threat. Service to humanity is the only way to create profound life purpose. The more you serve the better you become. No organization survives that is bereft of the spirit of service. Service validates an organization’s existence.

Inclusion, Integration and whole person human development-

‘No one left out!’ can sometime be a clichéd and flowery notion. But for us, No one left out means everyone ‘left-in’. It is the human nature to want to be acknowledge, affirmed, catered for and be given significance. To exclude, therefore, is literally the prelude to ‘never-ever being involved’. Inclusion facilitates mass participation; Mass participation facilitates future involvement. Future involvement means involvement for life. Involvement for life means continuity of life.

Creating opportunities for the development of physical literacy and a physically active lifestyle

To live is to learn. Movement suggests life; Non movement DEATH! Therefore to move is to LIVE and learn. A Physically active lifestyle, therefore, creates a physically literate. A living- learning person; a human being!

Sport for harmonious development of family, community and country

it is no mean statement to say that nothing unites a the world like sports. Sport is a proven and sure-fire way to meet any mandate to create a better world, country, community, family life and/or individual. Unequivocally, sport has a critical part to play in our lives and that of human development; and why is that one may ask? Because sports deals with movement. Movement is an indication of life. What doesn’t move is dead. A world that doesn’t move is a dead world or at least is sowing the seeds of ill-health and premature death. Sports and the movement it generates perpetuate life.

OUR PHILOSOPHY FOR A PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

We believe that…

  • Physical activity must be made a way of life
  • EVERYONE must be provided with the opportunity for periods of physical activity.
  • Physical Education, Sports and Recreation programs are the most effective ways to facilitate a physically active lifestyle
  • Health and well being are best promoted by a physically active lifestyle and good nutrition.
  • Enjoyment, availability of facilities and social support are crucial to stimulate and sustain interest in physical activity.
  • All expressions of physical activity are legitimate. No one sport or form of recreation OR fitness pursuit is more important than the other. ALL