Our training emphazises instruction that helps the vaulter to understand the different postions, phases, posture, and why we do certian drills and what those drills work on in those areas. We don't believe in pushing the vaulters just to make bars or make heights which ever they can. We do believe in building a solid foundation first and then add technique complexities as the vaulter is ready for them, so our vaulters are consistent with technique and will vault safely and will vault higher.
Our club seasons are available to all pole vaulters at all levels and ages. To participate in the club training sessions, you will need to become an Elite Air Pole Vault club member by going to Join the Club section. The practice sessions are usually two hours and we ask that vaulters come earlier than the practice session time to get warmed up so we can maximize the training session time.
Seasonal Training and Schedule
The vaulting year starts in November and goes through to the end of August and is divided into four training seasons.
Strength & Conditioning Season (Fall)
(November) - Practices with more emphasis on strength and conditioning
Indoor Season (Winter)
(December - February) - Practice two nights a week with an occasional Saturday practice that doesn't conflict with a winter indoor meet.
High School Season (Spring)
(March - May) - Usually a majority of our athletes are competiting for high school, so we will only practice two nights a week.
Outdoor Season (Summer)
(May - August) - Practice three days a week, usually two week days and either a Saturday or Sunday session. There are also USATF outdoor meets to compete in during this time
Check the Calendar for actual days and times for seasonal training sessions.