Youth Juggling Company, LLC
5905 Concord Avenue
Edina, MN 55424
Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
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Journal December, 2006
Key youth help with coaching, chores
As JUGHEADS (JH) began to expand its age range in the late 1990s, our
older members naturally developed mentorship for the younger ones. Today,
formal student assistants for nearly every club are in place. While earning
tuition for club membership, assistants are treated like employees and
are distinct from tuition-paying members of any given club. Although these
outstanding veteran Jugheads are clearly a big help for Paul, performing
tasks ranging from passing instruction and trick workshops to floor sweeping
and garbage duty (tasks shared by the Officers), they're also receiving
on-the-job training and discovering good work ethic by immersing in a
new role in a familiar environment. As you see fit, please encourage these
assistants with specific examples of how they've developed your Jughead
and helped the overall quality of the JH Co.
Register now for Jan. 8-March 29
The JH club tuition payment plan correlates to seasons: Sept.-Dec.; Jan.-March;
April-June. The cost of each club varies due to Edina' school release
days. (See our Web site for winter camps.) If you register by check by
Friday, Dec. 22, you may reduce your tuition by $20 per Jughead, per club.
Also note that Jugheads may not attend their respective winter club(s)
until they re-register and parents sign the new waiver. Below is a quick
reference to each club code and cost. You may sign up via the enclosed
form (mail it to our home office or drop it off in our gym office), online,
or by giving a check to Paul made out to JUGHEADS, LLC.
Rec. 07WNTR-MON $150*
Boys' Elite 07WNTR-BOYS $180
High School Club 07WNTR-HS $180
Wednesday Rec. 07WNTR-WED $180
Rec. 07WNTR-THURS $180
Ultimate Club 07WNTR-ULTI $180
Girls' Elite 07WNTR-GIRLS $150**
*There IS Monday Rec. on 1/29, an Edina release day for
gr. 6-12. However, there is NOT Monday Rec. on either 1/15 or 2/19.
**There IS Girls' Elite on 3/2, an Edina release day for grades K-5.
However, there is NOT Girls' Elite on either 2/16 or 3/30.
Voice: Sarah Zuhlsdorf
This is the 3rd in our student leader commentary series. Organization
Officer Sarah Zuhlsdorf is an EHS sophomore, 7th year Jughead, two-time
Juggle Jam specialty act performer, and IJA Teams Finalist with her trio,
As I sit
here at my computer debating with myself on what to write about for
the December newsletter, I realize how great it is to be a part of JH.
Where would I be without JH? My friends and I often try to picture our
lives without it. What lessons might we not have learned? JH isn't just
some sports club that one attends every week to juggle. Not only do
kids learn how to juggle, but they learn very important life skills.
Juggling is a very unique sport and draws in select people. I feel very
safe saying that the environment created by peers at JH is a positive
one. I also feel very safe saying that no Jughead feels and will feel
pressured to do anything immoral by a fellow Jughead. This has been
a personal experience, and knowing that I have this large of a group
to back me up is one of the most reassuring things when the peer pressure
outside of JH is put on. Resistance (and great friendship in numbers)
is, personally, one of the greatest aspects of JH.
I am very proud to be a part of this youth company. It has helped me
become the person I am today. I have made many friends along the way.
The more involved with JH I become, the more I learn. Hopefully you
share the same viewpoint and experience as I have had, and am still
having, with JH.
CLUB SPOTLIGHT: High School
Humble club with heart stays alive
Created at the same time as Monday Rec. Club in Fall 2001, this club never
"took off" but remains a loved part of the company. Each teenager
cherishes the simplicity of 2-3 hours of having the whole gym and snack
room to themselves, dividing their time among serious workouts, silly
contests, games of basketball "lightning," and lots of conversations
about our many collective years of knowing one another. Despite the small
size, this club packs a punch, boasting IJA Teams Bronze Medalists among
four of its members (Riley, Asher, Anna, Selby); an IJA Teams Silver (Asher);
and two "original" Jugheads who have competed in an unprecedented
five consecutive IJA Teams Finals (Anna & Selby). The future of this
club is uncertain, but as long as it lasts, Tuesday nights are close to
the hearts of those who attend. Hight School Club members are: 8th grader
Brendan; Freshman Mike; Sophomore Riley; Juniors Ryan, Asher; Seniors
Anna, Selby; and Alumni Volunteers Jill and Julian.
- Two of
our most veteran JH families have seen loved ones die in the past week.
Both families have been stalwart servants of our company since they
joined eight and six years ago (respectively), and our sincerest condolences
go out to them:
Ying Family lost their mother/grandmother, Chung Ying Hon of Hong
Kong, at age 83 on 12/1/06. Danny was able to fly out in time to be
with his mom when she died.
lost two loved ones on the same day: Wed., Dec. 6. Both Mitch's father
and life-long step-mother died within five hours of each other. Father/grandfather
Robert Wiklund was 84; step-mother/step-grandmother Barbara Burney Wiklund
was 68. The couple resided in Las Vegas and were married for more than
JUGHEADS WINTER SHOWCASE
will take place Tue., 3/6 at the Edinborough Park Amphitheater in Edina.
ALL-DAY CAMPS will
take place Jan. 15, 29, Feb. 16 and 19, all 9-5 p.m., incl. lunch. Register
online or at JH.
2007 IJA FESTIVAL will
take place July 16-22 in Winston-Salem, NC. Ultimate Club-level Jugheads
are eligible to attend with our group; special exceptions can be made
for active JH Officers, JH Assistants, or other 7th-12th grade Jugheads
who exhibit exemplary behavior and work ethic. A choice of two mandatory
info. meetings will be held 1/25 and 2/6 at 6 p.m. in our club
snack area for any Jughead considering traveling with us. It's our 12th
annual trip to the IJA Festival---a peak experience for many seriously
to be added to our group e-mail list or to change your e-mail address.
"The Virtues of Giving and Receiving"