COACH MARK MC CABE

SKIPnROPE provides skipping workshops to gyms, schools and clubs all over Ireland. To date, SKIPnROPE has carried out over 600 skipping workshops covering every county in Ireland. We have a real passion for skipping and want to get more people in Ireland to reap the benefits of this underused sport.

Skipping is one of the best cardio workouts, benefits to adults include:

  • Toning muscles.
  • Burning calories.
  • Increases jump height for box jumps.
  • Increasing bone density to help prevent osteoporosis.
  • Works your whole body.

Skipping is a terrific form of exercise that can help a child’s agility, balance, hand-eye co-ordination. It teaches children about rhythm. When put into team routines it provides them with team work skills and encourages them to have confidence in their sporting ability. It's a great way to keep fit, as it is an intense cardiovascular exercise which helps to maintain good health reduce your risk of disease and it’s lots of fun!

I am a Level 2 qualified REP’s Skipping Instructor (Register of Exercise Professionals of Great Britain).

Here's a little bit about SKIPnROPE.

Mark Mc Cabe is our SKIPnROPE Founder and Head Coach. He has been teaching skipping workshops for the last 8 years. Mark has always had a love for sport, playing numerous forms over the years from Gaelic and Hurling to Soccer, Swimming and Tennis. If he's not playing sport, he can be found coaching in his local GAA club or in Cúl Camps during the Summer and Easter holidays. He has been coaching in GAA Cúl Camps for 15 years.

Mark has an Honours Degree in Community Sports Leadership. This course allowed him to develop his natural sporting ability but also give him a great insight into coaching across other sports like badminton, athletics and basketball to name but a few. The Honours Degree course also delved into the anatomy and physiology side of sport giving me a greater understanding of the human body and how it works.

In March 2011, Mark was introduced to skipping via his former primary school Principal. His passion for skipping had begun. He completed a Level 2 Skipping Course through the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) in Great Britain. He could easily perform basic, partner and long rope skipping but this course gave him a thirst for more. His love for skipping grows from strength to strength, he can often be found perfecting his freestyle techniques and tricks.

SKIPnROPE's goal is to get more people reaping the benefits of skipping and developing this under utilised sport in Ireland.