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with Rick Attig, Washburn University Assistant Men's and Women's Track & Field Coach;
former Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, KS) - coached the high school boy's pole vault national record holder (5.61 meters);
University of Nebraska Assistant Coach (2001 to 2005) - coached two NCAA National Champions, one USA National Junior Champion, 15 NCAA All-Americans and 13 Big 12 Champions;
University of Kansas Assistant Coach (1984 to 2000) - coached 33 All-Americans, 34 Big 8 (+ Big 12) Champions, four USA Nationals Champions and 3 Pan American Champions;
also coached two NCAA record holders, eight Big 8/Big 12 record holders and one American record (Scott Huffman, 19'7");
USA Track & Field: National Pole Vault Coach (1990 to 1996);
1989 Olympic Sports Festival Assistant Coach (Jumps);
USATF North Region Javelin Development Chairman (1980 to 1984) ;
USA Track & Field Pole Vault Manual (author)
Coach Rick Attig employs the "Task Progression Method" to help novice vaulters develop the whole skill of pole vaulting, and then progress to learn the specific skills and techniques. In this video, Coach Attig takes the athlete and coach from the pole grip and carry to bar clearance. He breaks down each vaulting phase to easy learning progressions and provides dozens of drills to help the athlete improve and perfect technique. Objectives for achieving Novice Silver Level and Novice Gold Level are discussed along with safety!
50 minutes. 2002.
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