Jump Roping can be a great form of exercise – and fun too! Check out this awesome video of jump roping to the MAX! Hope this inspires you (and your students)!
The Firecrackers are a performance jump rope team made up of talented 4th-8th graders from the Kings Local School District in Kings Mills, Ohio. Coached by Lynn Kelley, they perform at venues across the country.
The Firecrackers grew out of an elementary school physical education exposition. Coach Kelly was looking for a rhythmic activity that could be choreographed to music. She found some jump ropes, a few interested students and some good music. The response to the activity was so positive, that it was suggested that the group perform at halftime of a Junior Varsity basketball game. More overwhelmingly positive feedback lead the team to perform at more high school games and then eventually college and NBA basketball games.
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