Today I would like to take a moment to thank ALL the KTC jumpers, parents and coaches that have given us the opportunity to be part of their success.
11 years ago Kangaroo Track Club started with only one reason, to help kids learn valuable life lessons through track and field. Through coaching and mentoring Kangaroo Athletics was able to help athletes become a better version of themselves (for them and their communities). In the beginning it was just 2 athletes who's parents came and asked me to coach and mentor them.
I remember that it was winter and in order for the kids to jump (practice), I had to pull the HJ mats out of the shed that was located on the other side of the football stadium and carry them at night across a snowy and frozen football field, where the temperature some times was -30 Fahrenheit (-34 Celsius) so the kids could jump (2x a week) in the basketball gym at Eagan HS (rented). After practice I had to store the pits back in the shed at the end of the football stadium……. ahhhh…..beautiful times!! :)
The 2 kids ended up going to state and their success on and off the track ended up planting a seed that gave us the opportunity to help out more and more athletes not only from Minnesota, but from nearly every corner of the United States (HS and College) and some international athletes that came along the way.
11 years later we where blessed to work with and be part of the success of: 1 Olympian, 1 Asian Champion, 1 U.S. Team Member, 20 All Americans, State High School champions in MN (multiple), WI (multiple), MI (multiple), IL (multiple), GA, TX (multiple), IA (multiple), WA, NE, LA (multiple), IN, OK, ID, KS, VA, MO, and AL, along with state qualifiers in several other states.
Today we would like to celebrate with you the opening of the Kangaroo TC indoor location in New Prague, Minnesota. The indoor facility is a 40' x 60' heated and insulated building with a full bathroom. It has been a long dream that today is a reality, where high jumpers, long jumpers and triple jumpers can train all year around in a privately owned location in addition of the already established Kangaroo TC Texas location (3 acres in Orchard). Please come and visit us now at any of the Kangaroo Track Club locations (Minnesota or Texas).
It has been a long but rewarding journey and we would not be where we are if it wasn't for all and each one of you. Thank you for letting us be part of your success and remember…. ONCE A KANGAROO, ALWAYS A KANGAROO!!
Coach Hugo Munoz
Dear Kangaroo TC jumpers:
It has been a great 2016, with state champions from many states, USATF and AAU Junior Olympic Champions, national champions and international competitions!!! We also have campers from Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Louisiana, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, New Jersey, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, Alabama, Oregon, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, Ohio,Kansas,California, Indiana, Florida and Tennessee. We also had international visitors from Mexico, Guatemala and Spain (España).
What a blessing to be part of your success! THANK YOU! 2017 will be also a great year now that we have locations in Texas and Minnesota (privately owned). The new Indoor training facility in Minnesota is 40'x60' heated building with full bathroom!! We are super excited to see you train at the new place in New Prague, Minnesota (outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul). In Texas we will be doing camps as always in the Orchard (outside of Houston) outdoor training facility. Camps and club training sessions will be posted soon on the website! I am super proud of everyone and again.... thank you for being part of the Kangaroo Track Club Family!! ONCE A KANGAROO ALWAYS A KANGAROO!!
The 2016 US Olympic trials are in Eugene Oregon!! US athletes are on their way to see who will represent the US track team at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro!! You can see live results, pictures, and more information in the 2016 US Olympic Trials website. Also to follow the competition by radio, or watch it live (NBC sports webcast) please click HERE. The women's high jump is on Friday July 1st (Q) and Sunday July 3rd (Finals) and the men's high jump is on Friday July 8th (Q) and Sunday July 10th (Final). Let's go to Rio 2016! USA! USA! USA!
The winter camp season has been a success! In Texas and Minnesota. We had campers from the following states: Alabama, Louisiana, New Mexico, Florida, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Virginia, California, Nebraska, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Indiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan and of course Texas and Minnesota! For camp videos, please go to the practice video page, for testimonials please click HERE. Good luck to all Kangaroo TC athletes, I hope you all become State Champions!! Once a Kangaroo, always a Kangaroo!
The IAAF Indoor World Championships in Portland, USA are here!! You can see live results, pictures, and more information in the IAAF website. Also to follow the competition by radio, or watch it live (NBC sports webcast) please click HERE. The men high jump is on saturday and the women high jump is on sunday. Let's go USA!
Huge congratulations to KTC high jumper Daniella Munoz on her victory at the AAU Indoor National Championships (girls high jump) with a height of 5’2” / 1.58mts. Dani display great technique, sportsmanship and had a great competition with all 1st attempt clearances. She represented Kangaroo Athletics very well and we are super proud of her! For a video, please go to the following link.
Congratulations to KTC high jumper Daniella Munoz at the USATF Youth Indoor Championships (Hershey) in New York, NY for her 2nd place in the girls high jump with a height of 5’1” / 1.55mts. For a video, please go to the following link.
Kangaroo Track Club was present at the Joe Deloach Youth Indoor Meet at University of Houston and our jumpers had a wornderful time!! Congratulations to Dani Munoz for a great competition!! Next stop, Southwest Zone Meet (USATF Youth) in Pittsburg State University at Pittsburg, KS!! For complete results, please go to the following link.
Kangaroo Track Club was present at the Texas A&M High School Indoor Meet and our jumpers had a wonderful time!! The Texas A&M Indoor High School meet was the first indoor competition for our jumpers in the 2016 competition season calendar. Congratulations to Daniella Munoz and Lauren Purdom for a great competition!! Next stop, Joe Deloach Youth Invitational at University of Houston in Texas!! For complete results, please go to the following link.
How important are high jump spikes / shoes? Do I really need them? Where can I by them? and many more questions will be answered in the following page. Also, a nice online high jump spikes museum!! :)
Awesome high jump, long jump, and triple jump camp today in Texas, with jumpers from Kansas, Louisiana and Texas of course!!! Please click on the link to go to see the camp videos. Thank you and enjoy!!
Now you can get the high jump conversion table right from the Kangaroo Track Club website!! It is easy and all in one link. No more getting confused by the metric system (meters) or the imperial system (feet). Feel free to bookmark the page for easy access. Please click on the link to go to the High Jump Conversion Page. Thank you and enjoy!!
Video of the best jumps from Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine. A couple of times the Ukrainian high jumper was very close of breaking the world record of Javier Sotomayor from Cuba. Please click on the link to watch the VIDEO. Video of the best jumps from Ivan Ukhov of Russia. A couple of times the Russian high jumper was very close of breaking the world record of Javier Sotomayor from Cuba. Please click on the link to watch the VIDEO. Video of the best jumps from Mutaz Barshim of Qatar. All his jumps above 2.40mts!! I think this the high jumper that could break the world record of Javier Sotomayor from Cuba. Please click on the link to watch the VIDEO To come back to the Kangaroo Track Club website after watching the video in YouTube, please hit back in your browser.
Camp Schedule for 2015-2016 season in Texas and Minnesota (Winter and Spring) is out. Please go to the high jump camp page and the long and triple jump camp page for more information and training opportunities. Private lessons and video analysis are also available.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (952)292-8226
Congratulations to all KTC athletes that participated in the High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump Summer Camp in Minnesota!! We had campers from Minnesota, Illinois, Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oregon, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan!! You can find camp the videos in the practice page. Everyone did awesome and see you next year!!
Congratulations to all KTC athletes that are participating at the USATF Junior Olympics Nationals in Jacksonville, Florida and the AAU JO Nationals in Norfolk, Virginia. We are super proud of you and please let us know your results in the high jump, long jump or triple jump.
What an awesome HJ, LJ, and TJ camp in Minnesota this past weekend!! We had campers from Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan and of course…. Minnesota!! smile emoticon Thank you to all the athletes that participated in the camp!! Please keep me posted on all your progress !! Once a Kangaroo always a Kangaroo!!
You can find your videos from the camp in the practice video link of the website.
Congratulation to Kangaroo Athletics camper (high jump) Melvin Hill on his victory at the 2015 Alabama State HS Championship!! We are super proud of you Melvin!! Keep pushing forward!!
To see Melvin jumping at the KTC camp (video), please click HERE
Congratulation to Kangaroo Athletics camper (high jump) Ashley Ramacher on her victory at the 2015 Minnesota State HS Championship!! We are super proud of you Ashley!! Keep pushing forward!!
To see Ashley jumping at the KTC camp (video), please click HERE
Congratulation to Kangaroo Athletics camper (high jump) Noah Adams on his victory at the 2015 Illinois State HS Championship!! We are super proud of you Adam!! Keep pushing forward!!
To see Adam jumping at the KTC camp (video), please click HERE
What an awesome high jump camp in Texas! We had campers not only from TX, but from Georgia, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Thank you for coming to the camp, it was great to have you!! Don’t be a stranger and let us know about your progress. Remember that once a Kangaroo, always a Kangaroo!!
To see pictures of the camp, please visit out Facebook page or for videos, please visit the practice videos page.
Huge congratulations to Iowa’s new high jump state champion Cole Moeller (PR: 6’9). Cole had an awesome year after the 2015 winter camp improving by 8 inches and not only winning the state title, but breaking the school record!! To read Cole’s testimonial, please go to the testimonial page or to read his newspaper article please go to the following link:
The 2015 Kangaroo Athletics graduating class keeps getting bigger and bigger!! I love to see the kids moving on to bigger and better thing in life!! All the best to you and don’t be a stranger…. This is your home, come back anytime. Once a Kangaroo always a Kangaroo!! smile emoticon
Tierney Lindner (WI) – Nebraska
Jeff Giannettino (IA) – West Point Academy in NY
Codi Stemple (MI) – Michigan State University
Calli Stemple (MI) – Central Michigan University
Henry Baldwin (IL) – Colorado College
Hannah Lutrick (LA) – University of Louisiana Monroe
Brita Dawson (MN) – Tufts University in Boston
Kelly Nordling (MN) – North Dakota State University
Hunter Weeks (MI) – Grand Valley University in Michigan
Layne Allison (TX) – University of Houston
Kolton Kavanagh (MI) – Grand Valley University in Michigan
Kaydon Fosler (IN) – Western Michigan University
Macen Stripling (TX) – Tarleton State University
For more Kangaroo Athletics alumni information, please visit the website at: http://kangarootrackclub.org/alumni/
Awesome high jump camp in Texas this weekend!! We had campers from Michigan, Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas of course !!!
Congratulations to Kangaroo Athletics jumpers Kolton Kavanagh (6’6″) and Hunter Weeks (6’10”) for signing with Grand Valley University in Michigan !!!! 2 great kids going to a great program!! We love to see you move on to bigger and better things and we are super proud of you both!!! Once a Kangaroo always a Kangaroo!!
Huge congratulations to Tracy Jander for jumping 5’6″ in the HJ and advancing to the Texas State Championship!! Good luck Tracy!! We are super proud !!
Huge congratulations to Katy HS high jumper Jacob Marlow (SO) for a huge PR (6’4″) at the Regional meet. Jacob is only 5’7″/5’8″ tall!! All the best to you Marlow and we at Kangaroo Athletics are super proud of you!!
Another KTC jumper moving on to bigger and better things!!!!
Iowa State Champion, 3X Drake Relays Champion, and Kangaroo Athletics Alumni Jeff Giannettino (High Jump PR: 7’1″) just signed with West Point Academy in New York !!! Congratulations Jeff!! We are super proud of you!! Keep pushing forward!!!
Once a Kangaroo, always a Kangaroo!!!
Huge congratulations to the KTC high jumper from Louisiana, Damon Guidry for a huge PR (6’10”) and advancing to regionals!! Go Damon!! We are super proud of you !!!
Congratulations to KTC high jumper Hunter Weeks from Michigan for winning the Indoor State Championships with a huge PR of 6’10”. Also congratulations to KTC high jumpers Cody Stemple and Kolton Kavanagh that reach all state status and made the podium by being 3rd and 6th. Keep pushing forward guys!! We are super proud of you!!!
Congratulations to Dani and Kalulu on their great performance at the Joe Deloach Youth Invitational at University of Houston. They both won their respective categories in the high jump. We are super proud of you and keep pushing forward!!
You can see their competition video (and practice videos) in the following link
We have updated the drills and training tips page of the website. In this page you will be posting every week videos, articles, biomechanical studies training and coaching tip relevant to the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. Please visit the drills and training tips part of the website in the following link
Camp Schedule for 2015 season in Texas and Minnesota (Winter and Spring) is out. Please go to the high jump camp page and the long and triple jump camppage for more information and training opportunities. Private lessons and video analysis are also available.
For more information, please email us at kangarooathletics@gmail[dot]com or call us at (952)292-8226
2015 competition season…. here we goooooo…..!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Kangaroo TC!!
Kangaroo Track Club / Kangaroo Athletics would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a 2015 full of love, health, and prosperity!!! And of course…. BIG JUMPS!!
Note: Feel free to share this video with all jumpers or track athletes and wish them a Merry Christmas!!
Happy Thanksgiving!! We are thankful for all of you!!
Huge congratulations to Kangaroo Athletics high jumper and Wisconsin State Champion, Tierney Lindner!!
Today she signed with Nebraska !! Great girl going to a great program!! We are super proud of you Tierney and keep pushing forward !!
To read important links and watch important videos about Tierney please go to the following links: Newspaper article (about her signing with Nebraska) | Tierney’s before and after high jump video | Tierney’s testimonial (about her experience in Kangaroo athletics and the camps)
Another great year has passed and we would like to thank athletes and parents for your dedication and hard work. This year we had state champions from Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Idaho, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Washington, Georgia, Nebraska, Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, California, Ohio, among many state qualifiers (all state), Junior Olympic medallists (USATF JO Nationals), etc…. We are super proud of each one of you!! Thank you for been part of the KANGAROO FAMILY!! Keep pushing forward and wherever we are, the lights of the jumps area will always be on for you…. here in TX and in MN
and see you soon!!
Don’t forget that….. Once a Kangaroo, always a Kangaroo!!
NOTE: This video includes some KTC athletes (not everyone).
Another season has passed and Kangaroo Athletics would like to thank you for all the emails letting us know about your great 2013 season. Thank you for making us part of your succes, I am extremely proud of each one of you. Over the past 8 years, KTC is proud to have coached state champions from Minnesota (multiple), Wisconsin (multiple), Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington and Alabama, along with state qualifiers in several other states. We also would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2013 (KA athletes jumping in college):
Kara Erickson – Texas A&M
Emily Richards – Air Force Academy
Chris Johnson – University of Minnesota
Abbe Adams – Houston Baptist University
Marie Hall – Lake Erie College
Taylor Johnson – University of Wisconsin Madison
Omo Tsewmah – Marquette
Jacob Leonard – West Texas State University
Kelsey Doucette – St. Thomas University
Tiara Gibson – South Dakota State
Mikayla Hensch – Hamline University
(For more KA athletes jumping in college please visit our alumni page.
You guys are moving on to bigger and better things !! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND KEEP PUSHING FORWARD!!
The Kangaroo Athletics high, long, and triple jump Summer camps schedule for 2013 is out!!
For a 8th consecutive year, Kangaroo TC will host High, Long and Triple Jump Summer Camps (commuter) in Orchard, TX (by Houston) and in Eagan, Minnesota.
The camps are on a first come first serve basis. Please do not forget to register early (6 athlete’s maximum per group/ session). If the camps are full or the dates of the camps are conflicting with your schedule, 1 on 1 lessons are always available.
For more information on the KTC camps, private lessons, online training programs, or online video analysis please go to the following links:
High Jump Camps
Long and Triple Jump Camps
1 on 1 lesson (private lesson)
On-line training program (pre-season and in-season)
On-line video analysis
For more questions, please call us at (952)292-8226 or email us
Do not forget to visit our before and after video gallery, our testimonials page, our YouTube Channel , our Facebook page and our everyday practice videos.
Another season has passed and Kangaroo Track Club would like to congratulate everyone that jumped with us this year. Over the past 7 years, KTC is proud to have coached state champions from Minnesota (multiple), Wisconsin (multiple), Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Texas, and Alabama, along with state qualifiers in several other states. Congratulations on a great season to all jumpers!! technique
The Kangaroo Athletics summer camp calendar is out! (high jump, long jump, and triple jump). We will be hosting camps in Texas and Minnesota. For more information please go to: technique
High Jump Camps – (PDF brochure)
Long and Triple Jump Camps – (PDF brochure)
Do not forget to visit our before and after video gallery, our testimonials page, our YouTube Channel , our Facebook page and our everyday practice videos. training
Thanksgiving special online offer!!
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, All Teneo-X track and field shoes are 50% OFF + S&H at our on-line shop. Offer will start on Friday November 25th at 1am and will end Monday November 28th at midnight (US, CT). workouts
Now Kangaroo Athletics / Kangaroo Track Club is on Facebook!!
Please make sure to “like” our Facebook page and thank you in advance for recommending us to all your friends
Kangaroo TC Summer camps schedule is here!! Please click on the links below for more information. training
High jump summer camp Information
Long and triple jump summer camp information
Dear athletes, coaches, and parents,
For decades high, long, and triple jumpers have always struggled to find good, stable, professional, and safe places to train all year around, a place where the jumpers did not have to share the facility with other sports like football, baseball, lacrosse etc… Kangaroo TC worked very hard for 6 years in order to accomplish this goal, and with great pleasure we would like to announce that Kangaroo TC found a permanent place in Orchard TX (West Houston area). The 2.8 acres outdoor facility will be the first and only privately owned high, long and triple jump facility in the US where athletes will be able to train all year around in a training facility made for THE JUMPS with the best all year around weather that south Texas can offer. Construction of the training areas will start after the first week of May and we are planning to have the high, long and triple jumps summer camps there and maybe a few meets. coaching
High jump summer camp Information
Long and triple jump summer camp information
We would like to thank the Kangaroo TC family for their great support through the years, this dream would have been impossible without you. Wherever you are, please come and visit us. This is where the lights of the jumps area will always be ON for you (please see video), come home and jump with us!
Kangaroo TC Minnesota Winter Camp 2011- High Jump, Long and Triple Jump
The Minnesota winter camp was a success. I miss you guys, It was great to see everyone. I will be back late April / early May. Feel free to visit us here in Houston Texas anytime.
Videos of the camp are on the following link: Camp Videos (click date 02/06)
For information on future camps please go to: workouts
High Jump Camps
Long and Triple Jump Camps
Please feel free to visit our testimonials page to see what jumpers and parents say about us
Kangaroo TC / Teneo Newsletter – January 2011
Hello jumpers !! The January issue is loaded with good information including new videos, camps, and cool website updates like the new high jump library where you will find information and videos of current world class high jumpers and legends …….go to constant contact please click here or the picture. drills.
May joy and happiness snow on you, may the bells jingle for you and may Santa be extra good to you!
Merry Christmas + the best 2011 for you and your loved ones!!! workout
Article #2: Athlete VS Coach, by Hugo Munoz.
The other day I got a phone call from an athlete asking for my help and telling me: “My coach doesn’t know about high jump, and is trying to mess me up”. Before I start this article I would like to say that my intention is not to point fingers or to throw anyone under the bus. The intention of this article is to help athletes see an opportunity where …..[read more..] training
The Kangaroo TC high, long and triple jump camps schedule for 2011 are out!!
The camps are on a first come first serve basis. Please do not forget to register early (6 athlete’s maximum per group/ session). If the camps are full or the dates of the camps are conflicting with your schedule, 1 on 1 lessons are always available Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information on the KTC camps or private lessons please go to the following links: Workout
High Jump Camps Schedule
Long & Triple Jump Camps Schedule
1 on 1 Lesson
If you have any questions, please e-mail us, or call us at: (952)292-8226
Kangaroo Track Club would like to congratulate everyone that participated at the MN state meet. Over the past 5 years, KTC is proud to have coached state champions from Minnesota (multiple), Wisconsin (multiple), Michigan, Texas, Illinois and Alabama, along with state qualifiers in several other states. Congratulations on a great season to all jumpers!! Coaching
Kangaroo TC High, Long and Triple Jumps Summer Camps 2010.
Kangaroo Track Club will be hosting high jump summer camps and long/triple jump camps (commuter) at Eagan H.S. in Minnesota and for the first time ever in Katy, TX. To learn more about these summer camp opportunities with KTC please click on the links below: Workouts
2010 Kangaroo TC High Jump Summer Camp Information.
2010 Kangaroo TC Long & Triple Jump Summer Camp Information.
If you have any questions, please e-mail us, or call us at: (952)292-8226
Kangaroo Track Club / Kangaroo Athletics Community Involvement – EVAA high jump camp for 4th -6th graders (video). Workouts
Dear Coaches and Jumpers,
The HS track season is here! Kangaroo TC has come up with the following training opportunities for April and May. To learn more about any of these programs, click on the links below: Coaching tips
In-season Technique Program – HJ/LJ/TJ (Sundays at Eagan HS)
Private Coaching 1 on 1 – HJ/LJ/TJ(at Eagan HS)
Online Video Analysis – HJ/TJ
Dusty Jonas, one of the top high jumpers in the world, answered questions for the Kangaroo Track Club athletes and fans.
Dusty is not only a very talented athlete, but most importantly a great person. He is very giving to the sport and the kids (future jumpers).
Kangaroo Track Club and the high jump fans around the world are very exited for the opportunity to get to know you a little bit more. Thank you for being with us. To read Dusty’s interview, please click here. Training tips
Hello high jumpers! Thank you for sending your questions!
Dusty is currently representing the US at the World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar and he will be answering your questions by the end of next week (maybe earlier). Stay tuned and Go Dusty!! Training tips
Hello high jumpers!
Yes! We have a new website, and in order to celebrate big, we have a very special guest. Dusty Jonas, one of the top high jumpers in the world will be answering questions at Kangaroo Track Club (by e-mail). Please send an e-mail with your question for Dusty by Friday, March 5, 2010 (noon). high jump drills.
Dusty is not only a very talented athlete, but most important a great person , very giving to the sport and the kids (future jumpers). He is looking forward to your questions. Coaching tips.
More about Dusty,
2008 US Olympian (Beijing).
2008 Teneo High Jump Festival Champion
Born: April 19, 1986
Current Residence: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: La Vernia (Texas) HS ’04
College: Nebraska ’08
Coach: Gary Pepin
New features have been added for the online video analysis!! For more information on the service please go to online video analysis. Training tips.
The 1 day KTC/Teneo winter high jump camp was a success!! Have a great season!!
I hope you had a lot of fun jumping and learning. Please come back anytime, the doors of the club are always open for you. For pictures and videos please visit the photo and video gallery. Coaching tips.
How to Teach Novice Jumpers the Basics of High Jump.This article was published in Technique, the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Magazine (PDF Format). Coaching tips
We are back and training 2x a week!! For more information on the pre-season training program, please call us at (952)292-8226. On a different note, checkout the new high jump video, featuring the high jumper Solange Witteveen from Argentina! Training.
KTC starts the off season training program in September 1st, for local athletes & Online (Distance coaching). For more information on any of those programs, please call us. For pictures and videos please visit our photo and video gallery or our YouTube Channel. Coaching tips
Info about the High Jump Festival on July 18th & July 19th (competition and one day camp with the elite athletes)
The 2009 Teneo High Jump Festival was great!! to see results, pictures and videosof the competition, please go to www.highjumpfestival.com . KTC will be on vacation for the month of August and we will start the off season training program in September, see you then!!