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Train Pole Vaulters to Swing Correctly!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Indiana State University assistant coach, Jeff Martin, discusses what it takes to execute a perfect swing and presents a couple useful training drills for this crucial step of pole vaulting. Achieving a fast and smooth swing will help pole vaulters generate more upward momentum in each rep.

The Swing

Drill Summary: To practice the swing, athletes will complete both a one arm swing and a two arm swing. For both swings, the athlete runs down the runway, plants the pole and performs a long, sweeping motion with their trail leg. As they raise off the ground, the athlete focuses on getting their hips above their shoulders as they come down and land on their backside.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Long, sweeping motion.
2) Hips above shoulders.
3) Imagine there’s a ball on the pit and kick it off.
4) Never throw your head back – keep it in a neutral position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Curriculum Guide to the Pole Vault.” View other world class Track & Field videos!






New Baseball DVD featuring Pete Rose!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, February 10, 2012

This is a newly released Baseball DVD featuring Pete Rose! He is a 17x MLB All-Star and all-time hits leader.  This one of a kind Baseball DVD is called:

Improve your childs swing – Learn from the Hit King: PETE ROSE

Pete Rose currently holds 22 MAJOR LEAGUE BATTING RECORDS. Come and learn what made him the truly undisputed HIT KING!!  In this DVD you will hear his philosophy of hitting. You will see him giving instruction and tips while working with a beginner, intermediate and advanced hitter. This DVD is for anyone that wants to improve their child’s hitting. From beginner all the way through high school and college.

 

 




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