All about Team Dan the Skipping Man®

Find out about how we do things at Dan the Skipping Man and meet the members of our amazing team

At Dan the Skipping Man we're on a mission to help everybody experience the many benefits that skipping can deliver

Of course, you would expect us to say this, but at Dan the Skipping Man we are incredibly passionate about skipping. Surprised? We didn’t think so. Because we feel like skipping is one of the best kept secrets there is. For too long, it has been thought of as just child’s play. After all whilst there’s no doubt that it can provide hours of playtime fun, it’s about much, much more. So, this is reflected in the values that guide our approach.

Inclusive

Our skipping concept is completely inclusive. So, we work hard to make sure absolutely everyone can get involved.

Confident

Everything we do is focused on installing confidence in children and a love of challenging themselves.

Creative

We always look for ways to design and deliver our services so they fit the schools we work with like a glove.

It's time to meet the Dan the Skipping Man® team

Our team are all passionate about skipping and most of them can perform the odd trick or two with a rope (videos are available on request).

Dan the Skipping Man

Dan

Director

Dan founded Dan the Skipping Man in 2010. A Loughborough Sport Science graduate, Dan has played and been involved in sport his whole life. At the forefront of Dan’s development of the Dan the Skipping Man® concept is the inclusion of anyone into skipping and an active lifestyle, however “unsporty” or “unconfident” they may be. Alongside founding Dan the Skipping Man®, Dan also has a career in Sports Broadcasting. He can be heard globally commentating on sports such as Hockey and Basketball and events such as the Olympics and Paralympics.

Rachael

Operations Manager

Rachael is exceptional at keeping the wheels of the Dan the Skipping Man world moving. If a timetable needs sorting, coaches need to know where they are going or schools need information, it will be Rachael ensuring the detail is perfectly delivered. A Nanny by training, Rachael loves being organised (and keeping Dan and the team in check and looked after). She’s a vital part of our team, who often works away in the shadows.

Jeremy

Bulk Order Manager

If Jeremy were to choose a Mastermind subject it would be a toss up between the unit price of packaging, how many ropes can you fit in a standard DTSM box and what’s the best UPS drop off point within 10 miles radius of DTSM HQ. Whilst to many this would be yawn inducing, it means our bulk order sending is second to none. Jeremy also assists in the Accounts team (he loves numbers) and with a 40 year career in Management Accounting behind him, he is a great asset to the team.

Caroline

Onine Sales Manager

Caroline, AKA Ama-Mum, is Dan’s Mum and prides herself on getting individual and online orders out the door and in the post at a warp speed that Jeff Bezos and Co. would be proud of. Her attention to detail and commitment to ensuring everyone gets their ropes rapidly is amazing. She ensures we can limit the time from the order hitting our inbox to it landing on your mat.

Sam

Finance Manager and Admin Lead

Sam is an admin whizz. Seriously well organised, she helps keep the teams processes in place and ensures Dan and the office team are across all the various bits of detail they need to know. Sam leads the Finance side of things, diligently sorting everything with schools to ensure paperwork is dealt with in the simplest and most effortless way and making our back office work efficiently for us and our clients.

Rich

Cameraman and Editor

Rich is our filming expert and editor, the hardest working man we know! If he isn’t filming, he is sat on a MacBook making our films look and sound great. Dan met Rich when they worked together at London 2012 and they have been great friends ever since. It is an absolute pleasure to have Rich as an integral part of our group.

Team Dan the Skipping Man Coaches

Our amazing coaches are the heartbeat of our wonderful team. Team Dan the Skipping Man® is made up of 10-15 exceptional coaches dotted around the UK.  Picked for personality and primed with the best Dan the Skipping Man® concept training, our young, energetic team love to inspire every school and group they work with, with the aim of developing long term learning progressions from each session.
 
Our team love to play other sports too (proving just how transferable skipping is as an activity) with Hockey, Netball, Football, Rugby and Horse Riding all represented in the group. Most of our team are working for us alongside studying in further education, they are a pretty talented bunch.

Training and Qualifications

All our coaches have passed the rigorous Dan the Skipping Man® training, so they are fully prepared to deliver our unique skipping concepts. They are also DBS checked, and insured through the highest standards of company insurance.

Don't just take our word for it

I was so impressed when my daughter came home raving about your workshop. I loved skipping when I was at school. What you are providing is wonderful and is no doubt creating many core memories for so many of our young people. Good luck and thank you for being such a positive force.

Councillor Angela Morrey

Accept no imitations

Dan the Skipping Man® and RopestoPupils™ are trademarks. So, if it’s not Dan the Skipping Man® or RopestoPupils™ it’s not the Dan the Skipping Man concept. We just needed to say that.

News and resources

Have a look through our articles and blogs. We regularly write on all manner of skipping related subjects, including hints and tips on how to make the most of our ropes and the skipping days we provide.

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Contact us

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