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First off, congrats to Tempest with their victory, and Thanx to everyone for putting on a great show.

Don't know if someone already mentioned this but it's an idea that came to me that I thought would be very beneficial to parkour. Ok, so what if for the next season they had try-outs for local teams. If there are teams that no one knows about on the show then these teams can become more known. This way there will be more teams spread out through America. Everyone knows about the famous teams like the tribe. But not everyone lives in the DC area. Now what if a local team that no one knew about shows up on tv they can get the word out about themselves. People in the surrounding area would want to get more into parkour.

What I'm basically saying is that having local teams would be good advertisement and a great way to spread parkour.

Texas / Re: Good news for El Paso Traceurs
« on: March 28, 2011, 01:40:06 PM »
Hell yeah I do!! I thought you were on the east side like the others. I was at coronado the other day (a week ago) it looked great for parkour. I was actually going to suggest it as a spot we meet too. My # is 602-509-1953. Can't wait to train.

Texas / Re: Good news for El Paso Traceurs
« on: March 28, 2011, 08:02:50 AM »
Im on the west side. I live right next to Franklin High School.

Texas / Re: Good news for El Paso Traceurs
« on: March 22, 2011, 06:22:43 AM »
Hey, curious as to how this past Sunday went.

Texas / Re: Good news for El Paso Traceurs
« on: March 12, 2011, 07:37:45 AM »
Hey Jereme. I'd having 2 peoples contact info is better than one you can sign me up for it too.

Texas / Re: Good news for El Paso Traceurs
« on: March 09, 2011, 09:41:53 AM »
I'm not sure if I will be able to make it on the 20th. I usually work from 10 to 4 and then I have house things I need to do. I will be able to make it in the future though. (about 2 weeks from this weekend) I'm putting in my 2 weeks notice this Sunday. I've been planning this for the past 2 months. Hopefully by then I can drive myself to the locations.

Socialize / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« on: March 07, 2011, 01:14:12 PM »
Work- by Jimmy eat world

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Fear
« on: March 07, 2011, 09:23:31 AM »
I don't know how much this will help but this is hoW I delt with my fear.

I use to dread doing front flips due to the though of falling on my back. Well, it did happen, and it wasn't as bad as I though. Afterwards, I went o a sand pit (local playground) and just flipped to intentionally land on my back. It sounds foolish but doing that i tackled my fear and now no longer have it.

I guess what I'm saying is find a way to know what it's like to mess up but in a safe way. This ay you will be full aware of what can happen.

I hoped that helped =]

Arizona / Re: DAFT Free Running Phoenix, AZ
« on: March 07, 2011, 07:23:38 AM »
Haha, I'm kinda doubting you are. Check out my post in the people of AZ thread.

Arizona / Re: People of AZ!!!
« on: March 07, 2011, 07:21:12 AM »
Its sad that I just realized the problem with this whole Phoenix parkour thing. When I lived there it seemed that the only ppl in phx were Brandan, Davis, and I. That appears not to be the case. It seems to me that there is somewhat a lack of communication. It's not extremely lacking, but it's something that needs to increase. Also, phx is just huge, so I can see why no one seems to get together. However, we have made multiple trips to areas outside of phx. If all of you are truly devoted I know you can make this work!!

I used this when I gave my little presentation and I think it really helped.

Hello, all. Many of you in high school are trying to start parkour clubs. This is very cool but be aware that you will have challenges especially with regard to the liability piece.

I am trying to establish a parkour club at the school where I teach and have just started the process. I have submitted a constitution draft to our activities director and haven't yet heard back. However I will keep you updated on the process and how things go.

Here is the draft I submitted... feel free to use this and adapt it as necessary for your own school's policies. As the process goes along for me I will update this thread and make changes to the draft, etc. Hopefully this will serve as a guide for those in HS trying to start clubs.

Hope it helps! Here is the draft:

Advisor: Alissa Bratz

Purpose: The purpose of the MHS Parkour Club is to provide organized, safe parkour training for MHS students, to promote the practice of parkour, and to encourage the values of pakour: safety, responsibility, cooperation, mindfulness, citizenship, respect, healthy living, usefulness, and community.

Objectives: safe, progressive parkour training, participation at school functions in an exhibition capacity as needed, the encouragement of safe and mindful practice of parkour, and the general positive representation of parkour within the community. Activities will include weekly training sessions and community service (Leave No Trace), and may also include film and video screenings, travel to other communities for training and other opportunities, as well as hosting visiting groups for training and parkour “jams.”

Parkour has cross-disciplinary applications to French, anatomy/physiology, health, physical education, FACE/nutrition, psychology, and other subjects. Parkour is a non-competitive physical discipline that instills self-confidence, respect, responsibility, community, cooperation, physical fitness, and perseverance.

The MHS Parkour Club will charge dues at the rate of $5 per year. This will cover the cost of general supplies such as printing/flyers, snacks, etc. The MHS Parkour Club may engage in fundraising activities as needed for such activities as travel, hosting jams, creating t-shirts, etc. Fundraising activities will be conducted per district and building policy. Dues are non-refundable.

The MHS Parkour Club will elect officers from among its student members. Officer positions include: president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Duties are described below:

President: Leads meetings, positively represents parkour within the community, can make an executive decision in the event of a tie vote. Must attend all meetings and training sessions (maximum of 2 absences allowed per year).

Vice President: Assists the president with his/her duties, fulfills the president’s duties in the event the president is absent. Must attend all meetings and training sessions (maximum of 2 absences allowed per year).

Secretary: Maintains meeting agendas and minutes. Distributes agendas and minutes to membership in a timely fashion. Maintains membership contact/email list and is responsible for managing all communication between officers, advisor, and general membership as needed. Updates weekly training program and distributes to all members. Must attend all meetings and training sessions (maximum of 2 absences allowed per year).

Treasurer: Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of all club finances and transactions. Must attend all meetings and training sessions (maximum of 2 absences allowed per year).

Attendance training, and other policies:

For general membership, a maximum of 4 absences per year are allowed. Extenuating circumstances must be discussed with the advisor. For officers, 2 absences per year are allowed.

Official club training sessions will be held on at least a once-per-week basis. These weekly sessions are considered “club-sanctioned” practices. The club is not liable for training that occurs beyond these sanctioned training sessions.

Members are expected to maintain good academic standing, good school attendance, and to behave in a manner becoming to the discipline of parkour at all times.

Members are expected to show respect to other members of the community using the spaces in which we train, respect to law enforcement and security personnel, and respect for our fellow traceurs/traceuses, our bodies, and our training environments at all times.

Members are expected to abide by parkour’s “Leave No Trace” initiative by respecting public and private property, maintaining a clean and orderly training environment, and being respectful of architecture and landscaping elements. The MHS Parkour Club will engage in two “Leave No Trace” events per year, involving cleaning up litter, repainting surfaces, general groundskeeping, etc. Specific Leave No Trace activities will be decided upon by the club in conjunction with school maintenance staff and/or the City as needed. Attendance at and participation in both Leave No Trace events is mandatory for all members.

In addition to the above policies, members of the club are subject to the rules in the Athletic and Activities Code.

 Of course I changed it around to fit my school and club needs.

In addition, you can always talk about how it gives people something to do that will help them kern off the streets. Or how it promotes a healthy lifestyle and keeps people in shape.

Haha, wow, I just went over all that rain shadow stuff in my world geography class too. Lol

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: 10 push ups
« on: March 03, 2011, 09:07:50 AM »
This is a great idea. I needed some motivation. ( but ill save them for after school)


Lucky thing I saw this post. I've established a parkour club at my old school and am about to establish one at my current school.  Like you said, their main concern is safety. This is the one thing that you have to continuously bring up. Let them know that what your doing is mo worse than football, cheerleading, etc. Especially when your working on only the basic things. What I did was make it so that anyone who joined had to sign and gave their parents sign a liability release form to please the school. If there's any other information that you would like just let me know.

Have to give my props to team rouge for lastnights victory.

Texas / Re: Good news for El Paso Traceurs
« on: March 02, 2011, 11:50:35 AM »
I would love to help with the lonestarparkour thing but my internet access is restricted to the school wifi thru my iPod.

Texas / Re: Good news for El Paso Traceurs
« on: February 24, 2011, 07:34:28 AM »
Yeah, I'll deffinately do that. Hopefully I can get enough people.

Speaking of the locations, I think it would be a great place to hold a notional jam. For those who have been there, what's ur say on the idea. It looks great on tv but how is it in person?

That's a really good point Andy. When I can think of something I will defenately share it (of course in a new thread)

I agree with you 100% but it's this few who do take everything to the extreme. Most people are civil when it comes to voicing there opinions. It's those few who aren't that ruin it and set a bad example.

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