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Work on the Plant Phase with Your Pole Vaulters!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Indiana State Pole Vault Coach, Jeff Martin, provides you with a simple but effective drill that could be incorporated into any pole vaulter’s daily routine. Performed in grass, this drill will help your athletes work on their top hand in the plant phase of the vault.

Plant Phase

Martin explains an easy way to set-up the drill for each of your athlete’s grip, making the drill specific to each athlete. This drill can be performed by athletes of any skill level and will offer instant feedback to coaches, who can give verbal cues to improve their athlete’s plant.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Curriculum Guide to the Pole Vault.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Achieve Greater High Jumps with the Hip Penultimate Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

John Gartland of Indiana State University offers a simple drill to improve your athlete’s penultimate step, knee drive, and arm movement. Gartland walks you through the coaching keys to the drill and his athletes demonstrate how the drill should be performed.

Hip Penultimate Drill

The drill is performed when the jumper takes a very short approach to the pad and uses a high knee drive to propel themselves up onto the pad, minimizing the impact on the athlete’s legs.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Curriculum Guide to the High Jump.” View other world class Track & Field videos!




Focus on the Last Two Steps of Your High Jumps!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

The penultimate and ultimate steps are the focus of Indiana State’s John Gartland here in this drill. Gartland explains how he reinforces the idea of keeping your ankles dorsiflexed and driving your knee throughout the drill. This drill can be done in the gym, on the track, or anywhere.

Continuous Pop Up

This drill is part of Gartland’s penultimate ultimate curriculum to achieve higher and higher jumps! The focus on dorsiflexion, high knee drive, and the incorporation of the arm block, make this a must for all high jumpers.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Curriculum Guide to the High Jump.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on High Jump.




Develop Proper Running Motion for the Pole Vault!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

In this clip, Indiana State Pole Vault Coach Jeff Martin uses mini-hurdles to get his athletes to “run tall” and to focus on driving their knees in a smooth running motion. Martin walks you through the progression and shows you how you can utilize those broken or cut-off pole vault poles that are laying around your storage areas.

Mini-Hurdles

The athlete works on acceleration and approach mechanics, while feeling what it’s like to hold onto a pole while performing these drills. The approach drills presented by Coach Martin are a requirement for any serious Pole Vault coach looking to add simple, easy to perform drills to their practices and help everyone from their beginners to their more advanced vaulters.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Curriculum Guide to the Pole Vault.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Pole Vault.




Use this Approach Drill to Help Your Pole Vaulters!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Any track coach will tell you that the approach is the key to the pole vault. In this segment Indiana State Pole Vault Coach, Jeff Martin, takes you through a simple drill that will help your athletes improve their acceleration mechanics on the runway. Adaptable to any area coaches may have to practice, this drill only requires the athlete’s pole and a couple of cones.

Approach Drill

The coach chooses the distance between the cones for the athlete to perform a progression of acceleration mechanics- ankle steps- high knees- jog- run. Athletes get the feel of the acceleration progression and coaches get an opportunity to provide simple verbal cues to improve the vaulter’s acceleration and approach in a controlled environment, while not taking up valuable run-way space.

Gain more insight from, “Curriculum Guide to the Pole Vault.” Discover other great Pole Vault videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!




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