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Meet the Firecrackers. Jump rope as an extreme sport. by The Elephant's Child
April 22, 2009, 1:20 am
Filed under: Entertainment, Heartwarming, Humor, Sports | Tags: ,

The Firecrackers are a team of elementary and junior high school girls from Ohio. This demonstration was at halftime of an Army/ Navy basketball game. Both sides gave the girls a standing ovation, and then some.

The girls practice for 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, and they have to keep their grades up too. And each girl must pass an etiquette class before joining the team. Enjoy.

(h/t: Kim Komando)

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Whoa! What a refreshing distraction from the world of politics. Thanks for posting the video.

Comment by Demosthenes

Does anyone know how to find out where we can see them perform?

Comment by Barb

The Firecrackers are from the Kings Local School District in Ohio. That is all I know about them. They are pretty amazing to watch. You can try Googling “Firecrackers jump rope team” and see what you can find.

Comment by The Elephant's Child

OMG!!!!! These FIRECRACKERS r like the ROCKETTS of jump rope!

Comment by Jill

WOW! This was truly amazing. I too would like to know where to find a schedule of upcoming performances. I am also wondering why this has not spread to other states. It seems like a wonderful program from which other young girls could benefit. Best of luck to all who are involved, the girls, their coaches, and their parent.

Comment by Debbi

WOW…..Girls rule!

Comment by Herb Flint

How wonderful to see young women do a show in such a wholesome fashion. They simply jumped rope! Great talent!

Comment by Lorraine

Don’t anyone try to tell me these girls are ‘normal’! Such rhythm and timing is very abnormal, especially for 4th to 8th graders. Their instructor(s) must be Genius level, with an added measure of Mystical Powers….Do the girls continue with their sport through high school??

Comment by Melva Hackney

Wow, truely amazing. The girls are fantastic. I wish I had their stamina.

Comment by Mary




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