2021 Fall Jump Rope Class Registration Opens August 4!

Registration will open August 4th for our 2021 fall jump rope classes through the Howard County Recreation and Parks department! Classes are once a week and are taught by our talented Kangaroo Kids staff. It’s a great way to have fun, be fit, and keep jumping! Classes start September 14th or 15th at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex and will comply with current CDC, HCRP, and MD state safety guidelines.

Junior Jumpers with Kangaroo Kids (6-15 yrs)
This beginning jump rope class is all about fun and fitness. Jumpers learn basic single rope, Double Dutch and long rope skills. Returning jumpers, bring your beaded jump ropes. Jump rope fee of $9 for first-time participants due at first class.

Intermediate Jumpers with Kangaroo Kids (6-15 yrs)
Jumpers build on basic single and long rope skills and are introduced to precision group routines. Prerequisite: minimum of two sessions of Junior Jumpers and/or coach’s approval.

Preparation to Perform (8-15 yrs)
Jumpers with a desire to perform at public events, build on your single and long rope skills, learn precision routines and develop showmanship skills. No performing requirements. Prerequisite: minimum of two sessions of Intermediate Jumpers and/or coach’s approval.

Jump Rope Fit for Adults (18+ yrs)
Jump into fitness! Increase cardiorespiratory endurance, balance, coordination, and agility! This class is great cross training for basketball, soccer, volleyball and other activities. A jump rope can be purchased for $9 at first class.

For additional information about any jump rope class or summer camp, contact Will Dunmore at 410-313-1697, or wdunmore@howardcountymd.gov.

Kangaroo Kids on Fox45 News!

AAU 2021 Logo

The Kangaroo Kids and Coach Nicole Meek were on Fox45 News in Baltimore to feature the jumpers up-coming trip to the AAU Junior Olympics and Coach Nicole’s AAU Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award. Coach Nicole also received a Certificate of Recognition from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. Congratulations Coach Nicole and good luck to all our jumpers participating in the AAU Junior Olympics July 28-31 in Houston Texas!

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Congratulations Coach Nicole!

2021 PCA Winner - Coach Nicole

In case you missed the news, our very own Coach Nicole has been chosen as one of 25 National Award winners for the AAU Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award! We are very proud of her and all of the work she does with the Kangaroo Kids. Make sure to congratulate Coach Nicole when you see her! 


UPDATE: Tune in to Fox45 News Monday morning July 26th as they will be doing several spots on Kangaroo Kids!  The spots will recognize Coach Nicole for her Double Goal Coach Award, our team members from the First US National Team, and our plans to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics in Houston, TX, which works in connection with the Positive Coaching Alliance. The spots will appear on Fox45 at approximately 7:24 AM, 8:24 AM, and 9:10 AM.

August 2021 Summer Camp

Want to learn basic single rope, Double Dutch, and long rope skills with the Kangaroo Kids? These camps are all about fun and fitness. Come improve your cardio-respiratory endurance, balance, coordination, and muscular strength from Kangaroo Kids staff members. Bring your beaded jump ropes or purchase one at camp for $9. Camp registration is through the Howard County Recreation & Parks website and is open to boys and girls ages 6 – 17 years old. The camp will run Monday August 9th through Friday August 13th at the North Laurel Community Center. All camps will comply with current CDC, HCRP, and MD state safety guidelines.

August 9- 13, 9am-12pm (half day), North Laurel, $135

August 9 – 13, 1pm-4pm (half day), North Laurel, $135

August 9 – 13, 9am-4pm (full day), North Laurel, $275

AAU Maryland Open 2021 Registration is Available!

Registration is now available for our Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Maryland Open 2021 tournament on Saturday May 8th, 2021 at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex.

Events Include:

  • Individual – A triple crown event consisting of 3 component events: Speed (60 seconds), Power (60 seconds), and Freestyle to Music (60-75 seconds).
  • Pairs – A triple crown event consisting of 3 component events: Pairs Speed (2×30 seconds), Pairs Power (2×30 seconds), and Pairs Freestyle to Music (60-75 seconds).
  • Double Dutch Single – A triple crown event (group of 3 athletes) consisting of 3 component events: DD Single Speed (60 seconds), DD Single Power (60 seconds), DD Single Freestyle to Music (60-75 seconds).
  • Double Dutch Pairs – A triple crown event (group of 4 athletes) consisting of 3 component events: DD Pairs Speed (4×30 seconds), DD Pairs Power (2×30 seconds), and DD Single Freestyle to Music (60-75 seconds).
  • 4-Person Single Rope Freestyle choreographed to music (60-75 seconds).
  • Timed Triple Unders for 60 seconds, ages 15+.
  • Junior and Senior Group Routine choreographed to music (2 – 4 minutes), 8 – 24 person event.

Registration for the tournament is $40 per athlete ($10 late fee after 4/25/2021). Athletes must be a registered member of the AAU. A tournament T-Shirt ($18) and an athlete lunch ($7 or $8.75) may be pre-ordered as well.

Due to COVID restrictions, this event must adhere to CDC, Howard County Recreation and Parks (HCRP), and Maryland state guidelines.

Current guidelines require:

1. Masks to be worn at all times during the competition by all judges, participants, coaches, and event staff. Masks will be worn by athletes while participating in events.

2. Lunch will not be consumed inside the facility and there will be no concession sales.  Lunch may be pre-ordered from Chick-Fil-A, but must be consumed outside in a picnic area, in a vehicle, or in a nearby area.

3. No spectators will be allowed inside the facility.  We will limit on the number of athletes, coaches, judges, and event staff allowed in the building.

Questions? Contact the AAU tournament director for more information.

2021 Spring Jump Rope Class Registration Is Open!

Registration is open for our 2021 spring jump rope classes through the Howard County Recreation and Parks department! Classes are once a week and are taught by our talented Kangaroo Kids staff. It’s a great way to have fun, be fit, and keep jumping! Classes start April 13th at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex and will comply with current CDC, HCRP, and MD state safety guidelines.

Junior Jumpers with Kangaroo Kids (6-14 yrs)
This beginning jump rope class is all about fun and fitness. Jumpers learn basic single rope, Double Dutch and long rope skills. Returning jumpers, bring your beaded jump ropes. Jump rope fee of $9 for first-time participants due at first class.

Intermediate Jumpers with Kangaroo Kids (6-16 yrs)
Jumpers build on basic single and long rope skills and are introduced to precision group routines. Prerequisite: minimum of two sessions of Junior Jumpers and/or coach’s approval.

Preparation to Perform (8-16 yrs)
Jumpers with a desire to perform at public events, build on your single and long rope skills, learn precision routines and develop showmanship skills. No performing requirements. Prerequisite: minimum of two sessions of Intermediate Jumpers and/or coach’s approval.

For additional information about any jump rope class or summer camp, contact Will Dunmore at 410-313-1697, or wdunmore@howardcountymd.gov.

2021 Jump Rope Summer Camps

Want to learn basic single rope, Double Dutch, and long rope skills with the Kangaroo Kids? These camps are all about fun and fitness. Come improve your cardio-respiratory endurance, balance, coordination, and muscular strength from Kangaroo Kids staff members. Bring your beaded jump ropes or purchase one at camp for $9. Camp registration opens February 3rd through the Howard County Recreation & Parks website and is open to boys and girls ages 6 – 17 years old. The camps will run Monday July 5th through Friday July 9th at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex and Monday August 9th through Friday August 13th at the North Laurel Community Center. All camps will comply with current CDC, HCRP, and MD state safety guidelines.

July 5 – 9, 9am-12pm (half day), Meadowbrook, $135

July 5 – 9, 1pm-4pm (half day), Meadowbrook, $135

July 5 – 9, 9am-4pm (full day), Meadowbrook, $275

August 9- 13, 9am-12pm (half day), North Laurel, $135

August 9 – 13, 1pm-4pm (half day), North Laurel, $135

August 9 – 13, 9am-4pm (full day), North Laurel, $275

2021 Winter Jump Rope Class Registration Is Open!

Registration is open for our 2021 winter jump rope classes through the Howard County Recreation and Parks department! Classes are once a week. It’s a great way to have fun, be fit, and keep jumping! Classes start January 12th and will comply with current CDC, HCRP, and MD state safety guidelines.

Junior Jumpers with the Kangaroo Kids

This beginning jump rope class is all about fun and fitness. Jumpers learn basic single rope, Double Dutch and long rope skills. Returning jumpers, bring your beaded jump ropes. Jump rope fee of $9 for first-time participants due at first class.

Where: Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
When: Tuesdays, 4:25 PM – 5:25 PM or 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Dates: Jan 12, 2021 – Mar 30, 2021
Ages: 6 – 14 yrs (Coed)

Intermediate Jumpers with the Kangaroo Kids

Jumpers build on basic single and long rope skills and are introduced to precision group routines.

Prerequisite: Minimum of two sessions of Junior Jumpers and/or coach’s approval.

Where: Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
When: Tuesdays, 4:25 PM – 5:25 PM or 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Dates: Jan 12, 2021 – Mar 30, 2021
Ages: 6 – 14 yrs (Coed)

Register Here for the Intermediate Jumpers with Kangaroo Kids Class

Preparation to Perform with the Kangaroo Kids

Jumpers with a desire to ultimately perform at public events, build on your single and long rope skills, learn precision routines and develop showmanship skills. No performing requirements.

Prerequisite: Minimum of two sessions of Intermediate Jumpers and/or coach’s approval.

Where: Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
When: Tuesdays 4:25 PM – 5:25 PM, or Wednesdays, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Dates: Jan 12, 2021 – Mar 30, 2021
Ages: 8 – 16 yrs (Coed)

Register Here for the Prep to Perform Class

Festival of Trees 2020 Virtual Performance

The Kangaroo Kids are proud to be a performer for Kennedy Krieger’s 2020 Festival of Trees. Watch our virtual performance below, and if you are able, please support the children of Kennedy Krieger.

Festival of Trees supports Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD, which is dedicated to transforming the lives of children with disorders, diseases and illnesses that impact the nervous system. Kennedy Krieger does this through groundbreaking research, innovative treatments and life-changing education.

2020 USA Jump Rope Virtual Nationals Results

Over the summer, 9 members of the Kangaroo Kids participated in the 2020 USA Jump Rope Virtual Nationals tournament. Our team members won 13 gold, 12 silver, and 16 bronze medals! Congratulations to all of our participants and to our Director of Coaching Nicole Meek for a great tournament during a difficult time.


Nikhil Antes (10-Under)

1st Place: Male Criss-Cross, Male Single Rope Freestyle, Male Three Minute Speed

2nd Place: Male Thirty Second Speed

3rd Place: Male Single Rope Speed


Kushaan Sharma (10-Under)

1st Place: Male Single Rope Speed, Male Thirty Second Speed

3rd Place: Male Thirty Second Double Unders


Priya Antes (12)

1st Place: Female Criss-Cross, Female Single Rope Freestyle

2nd Place: Female Three Minute Speed, Female Thirty Second Speed

3rd Place: Female Single Rope Speed


Claire Scott (12)

2nd Place: Female Single Rope Speed

3rd Place: Female Single Rope Freestyle, Female Thirty Second Double Unders, Female Three Minute Speed


John Moses (13-14)

2nd Place: Male Criss-Cross, Male Single Rope Speed

3rd Place: Male Thirty Second Double Unders, Male Thirty Second Speed


Foster Sariscak (13-14)

1st Place: Male Criss-Cross, Male Single Rope Freestyle

2nd Place: Male Thirty Second Double Unders, Male Three Minute Speed, Male Thirty Second Speed

3rd Place: Male Single Rope Speed


Sam Scott (15-16)

2nd Place: Male Thirty Second Double Unders

3rd Place: Male Single Rope Freestyle, Male Single Rope Speed, Male Thirty Second Speed


Kacie Costello (17-18)

1st Place: Female Single Rope Speed

3rd Place: Female Single Rope Freestyle, Female Thirty Second Double Unders, Female Thirty Second Speed


Jenna Meek (17-18)

1st Place: Female Single Rope Speed, Female Thirty Second Double Unders, Female Thirty Second Speed

2nd Place: Female Single Rope Freestyle, Female Three Minute Speed

3rd Place: Female Triple Unders


View the full tournament results at USA Jump Rope Virtual Nationals Results.