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Amazing Jump Roping!

May 22nd, 2009 · 14 Comments · Juggling, Spinning, Object Manipulation, Videos: Just For Fun

Ready to watch a FUN, high energy, and inspiring video?  I recently came across this “wow” of a jump roping performance team.

The Firecrackers are a performance jump rope team that performs at basketball half times across the USA.  This video of their performance at the Army vs. Navy game has been going a viral!  The video has received nearly 10 million hits and has now been viewed in about 88 countries.

This talented bunch of 4th through 8th graders are part of a program at the Kings Local School District in Ohio.  The jump rope team was established 13 years ago by physical education coach Lynn Kelley.  The team practices 2 hours a day, 5 to 6 days a week.  Jump roping has many parallels to the sport of baton twirling.  There is an entire circuit of competitive and performance jump rope activities throughout the US, as well as internationally.

Baton twirlers will really appreciate the big group patterns, speed, and athleticism of this performance.  Who knew?

The Kings Firecrackers have now been featured on Dayton’s FOX45 News and in The Pulse-Journal.  Their past performances include The David Letterman Show, a Presidential Inauguration, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as a coverage in the American Girl Magazine.

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14 Comments so far ↓

  • Debbie Capps

    Great Blog! Thanks for sharing

  • Pam D'Alessio

    I think these girls should try out for America’s Got Talent. They are AWESOME!

    Pam from NJ

  • MJ Looney

    Awesome! The girls are fit and have a good show.
    Thank you very much.

  • NavyVet

    Better than ANY Superbowl hALFTIME!

  • anon

    It is amazing. But … everyone is white. Including the audience. Just an observation; it struck me as strange.

    • Mardi

      I noted that also and it also struck me as very odd

      • jhn

        And what’s your point?

        • RJA

          Excuse me? “Amazing…But everyone is white.” Why is that even coming to mind? Whether these girls and the crowd are Asian or Black or Indian or Italian or Irish or French or Israeli or Egyptian SHOULD NOT MATTER, they were/are amazing either way. I’m so sick of this liberal racist crap. Good for the white girls, they were amazing and worked very hard for the accolades they deserve! And for the white crowd…I hope it never includes you and your small mind.

  • bob

    They have no point.

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  • Julie Eicholz

    These girls show a lot more than teamwork, determination and commitment. It takes a lot to put this together. I wish more young people could show that. I plan to show my 7th grader, maybe she will put more commitment into her work. They are truly amazing.

  • Tom Wyse

    This takes jump roping to a whole new level!

    Wow . . .amazing . . . great performance.

  • Greveland

    They are at a game between the Naval Academy and Army’s West point. Minorities are few at the Army academy and fewer at the navy. The cadets and plebes are not allowed to have dates at games, most are not married, so few women will be at the game.

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