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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!




Work on Proper Running Form in Your Pole Vaulters!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, February 21, 2014

2010 USTFCCA Great Lakes Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, Jeff Martin, provides you with a series of drills to help pole vaulters run upright and with a quick foot contact. You will also get a look at the incorrect way to perform this progression in order to point out errors to your athletes.

Mini-Hurdle Pole Vault Progression

It is important to use the stubby pole in this series so that your athletes get a feel for having a pole in their hand while performing the mini hurdle exercise.

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




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