About Us

Foothill Force Jump Rope Team is a nationally known group of boys and girls from throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The team is associated with the American Jump Rope Federation (AMJRF). Team members have competed in national tournaments like the AAU Junior Olympic Games, the USAJR Nationals, the World Jump Rope Championships, as well as in regional competitions.

Our jumpers are available to entertain at birthday parties, celebrations, rallies, and other events. Many of our jumpers are talented instructors and can teach jump rope skills to groups large or small. Some of our jumpers have been in music videos, TV commercials, and TV shows.

Foothill Force strives to promote the sport of jump rope in many ways. They have performed at community events such as Skirball Cultural Center's Hanukkah Family Festival, Los Angeles' Grand Park July 4th Block Party, Duarte's Concert in the Park, County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health Nutrition Program, the Girl Scout Cookie Kickoff, and La Canada's Memorial Day Parade. They perform for charitable purposes such as Jump-4-Darfur, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Oak Park Convalescent Home, Breast Cancer Awareness, Inglewood Family Health Fair and more. The team also host jump rope classes and workshops at various times throughout the year. The Foothill Force are proud to promote health and fitness through the growing sport of jump rope.

Our Coaches

Coach Mike Fry has jumped for the Heartbeats Jump Rope Team in Ohio, Team USA at FISAC Worlds, and USAJR All Stars, earning many gold and silver medals. He has created an amazing organization called One World One Rope, which has brought jump rope to Kenya and Tanzania, providing opportunities for all participants to experience success, develop healthy lifestyles, increase social ties, and take on roles of leadership and responsibility within their communities through the mastery of the sport of jump rope. Mike runs several after-school and summer jump rope programs. His website is www.letsjumpla.com.

Coach Angela Guglielmino is a current student at Occidental College who started jumping when she was five years old. She has taught jump rope workshops in five states and has helped teach jump rope classes at local elementary schools. Angela was a member of the USA Jump Rope All-Star Team and the AMJRF U.S. National Jump Rope Team. Her favorite event is single rope freestyle; Angela qualified to the Grand Nationals twice in that event. Growing up, Angela was a member of the Foothill Force Jump Rope Team, so now, as a coach, she hopes to help other jumpers find the same kind of meaningful experience that she had.

Coach Kathy Weninger worked as a Software Engineer for fifteen years before retiring to raise a family. She joined Foothill Force as coach in 2008. She attended the AAU Junior Olympic Games from 2005-2009, and USAJR Nationals every year from 2007-2013. She has competed at USAJR Nationals and until 2017 was the reigning National Record holder in 30 second speed for females aged 50+. She has attended a variety of jump rope coach’s trainings at camps in Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and Washington. She taught Elementary School summer jump rope classes for South Pasadena School District in 2011 and for La Canada Unified School District every summer from 2011 to 2021 (except 2019). She has provided jump rope and double dutch expertise for television shows such as The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, and Forever Young.

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