The Katy Highflyers jump rope team will take center stage, when 20 team members travel to Long Beach, CA to compete at the U.S. National Jump Rope Championship from June 21 to 24. An additional five team members have also qualified for the U.S. National Team and are heading to the FISAC Rope Skipping Championship in Tampa, FL from July 30 to Aug. 9.
Leaping out of the Katy Family YMCA, the team includes jumpers in first grade through college. The Highflyers team initially took flight in fall 2000 under the leadership of coaches David Cazares and Tammy Aleman Cazares, and has been featured in local and national media, including ESPN and an X-Box 360 commercial with Chicago Bulls star Ben Wallace.
The Highflyers’ commitment to community service is a core fundamental of the group’s experience, and the team has performed in support of the America Heart Association, the Ronald McDonald House, America’s Walk for Diabetes, Walk MS, and the Houston Grand Prix. The Highflyers promote hard work, dedication, leadership, and responsibility – virtues essential to personal and professional success. To learn more about the team, contact coach David Cazares at 832-444-5375.