- Discover a safe, step-by-step process for teaching the pole vault
- Learn how correct pole grip and position, and how to be more effective with the plant and takeoff
- Learn how to generate the power required for a successful vault
- Discover the single most important aspect of vaulting technique
with Jeff Martin,
Indiana State University Assistant Track & Field Coach (pole vault, long jump and triple jump);
2010 USTFCCA Great Lakes Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year; USA Track & Field Level 2 Coach for Jumps
Jeff Martin delivers 10 basic lessons that are critical to success in the pole vault event. Coach Martin's presentation begins by teaching the basic grip of the pole and continues through the conclusion of the vault - all while keeping safety in mind.
Coach Martin shares a step-by-step progression of the pole vault with over 40 drills demonstrated by his athletes. Learn how to master the following 10 essential elements of the sport:
- Pole Carry
- Pull and Turn
- Safety in Pole Vaulting
- When to Teach the Pole Bend
Coach Martin uses a lecture format and drills demonstrated by accomplished athletes to fully explain these elements. He gives clear teaching points and a progressive lesson for each phase of the vault. He discusses how and when to advance athletes to more difficult stages of the vault, and how to teach the vault as a complete action. This video offers structure to a program interested in implementing the event, and it builds on concepts that most programs already know.
Whether you are an experienced or beginning pole vault coach, whether you are teaching beginning or elite pole vaulters, Coach Martin's "Curriculum Guide to the Pole Vault" is an invaluable tool both for learning the pole vault and for teaching it to your athletes..
84 minutes. 2014.Track & Field Videos