4Notice the “1” increments (Raising the Bar- Earl Bell) Andale Boys RecordsRankNameHeightYear1Dylan Schmidt16’ 1 ½”20012Dustin Schmidt16’ 1”19993Jim Gruenbacher15’ 3”19984Jonah Ungles15’ 0”20125Kyle Horsch14’ 7”20066Jon Baalmann14’ 6”20047Ben Horsch20088Andrew Rowland20119Ethan Meyer14’ 4”201310Chris Bush1988Notice the “1” increments (Raising the Bar- Earl Bell)
5Andale Girls Records Rank Name Height Year 1 Emily Rowland 12’ 5” 2013 Jessi Irving12’ 1”20023Abby Rowland11’ 3”20084Lizzy Schmitz11’0”5Grace Shiach11’ 0”20126Kim Friedrichs20117Leah Eck10’ 8”20058Olivia Orth9Angie Ramsey10’ 7”200410Natalie Schauf2009Top 3- Last 18 yrs. / Runner Up or State Champ 17 out of 18
6Philosophy- Pole Vault There are many important elements to the pole vault. However if one thing stands out, you MUST pole vault to be a great pole vaulter.Other Key Elements:Speed (Enhancement/Run-Up Drills)Jumping Ability (Takeoff Drills)Basic Strength (Gymnastics)*Training should be Balanced, Structured, Flexible
7Philosophy-Event/Athlete/Coach “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”-John Wooden-Personal Record!!! (P.R. Prize!)League ChampionRegional ChampionState ChampionAll-AmericanThe 3 Keys of the Pole VaultAttitude (The will to get better)-Get the kids that are dedicated know matter talent level…lead by example2) Time (Reps, Reps, Reps)-We will always be doing something…rain, snow, or sunshine3) Attention to Detail (Instruction/ understanding Instruction)….The how and the why…
9Meeting Place: Same Place Every Day Planning- “Managers”Meeting Place: Same Place Every Day(3:55)…GymAnnouncements, Motivation, Etc.Event – (Pole Vault)Warm-Up (Mod, Mod, High, Low)FundamentalsDrillsTechnique WorkRunning/Plyo’s (5:35pm) (Monday)Core / Cool-DownWhat Needs to Be Done Everyday-ManagersPole VaultPoles out to the TrackPits UncoveredStandards UpWater out of the boxMarks on the trackTakeoff’s MarkedRings Hung UpCamera Charged3 Pre-Season MustsTime / PlanPole InventoryCamera
10Planning –”Practice”You must be fresh to work technique, if not you develop poor habits.Yuriy Sedykh- WR Holder Hammer ThrowThrew, and Threw, and ThrewTechnique, Technique, TechniqueOrder of OperationTechniqueSpeedSpeed EnduranceStrength12-13 weeks8 meetsRegionals / State
11Planning- Materials Athletes Need to Bring Bookbag Spikes Implements Jersey/shortsSocksFoodWater bottleVault notebookChalkTapeTowelTape measureMP3 playerClothes (HAT)PolesWorkout BookCoaches Need to Bring 1. Coaches Bag 2. Chalk 3. Stop watch 4. Wrist watch 5. Tape 6. Towel 7. Tools (Vice Grip, etc.) 8. Pole Tips 9. Tape measure 10. Clothes (HAT) 11. Water bottle 12. Spikes 13. Food 14. Vault Book (poles, flex, athletes marks, etc.) 15. Workout Book 16. Radio/ Music
12Planning Practice – “Being Gone” Champs (At Home) Warm-Up (Continuous Pole Vault)Med Ball Throws x3FundamentalsHand Holding Drills- Base, 1 step, 2 step, slow motion, walking plants 3x10Technique-“Beat the tip” x football field (twice)20/20 Drill x4Long Pole Runs x103x Max HandstandsWarm-Down (Jog/Stretch)
146 Elements of Pole Vault Technique 1) Pole Carry2) Run-Up3) Plant4) Take-off5) Swing Up/Rock Back6) Bar ClearanceI have broken down the vault into 6 elements however it must be understoodand viewed as one continuous movement.
151) Pole Carry- Coaching Pts. The pole is supported with the bone structureThe back hand should full grip the pole (this takes a little time/wrist flexibility)The back hand will control the drop of the pole and the pole will rotate on the front handWhen carrying the pole you should be as relaxed as possible (arms, shoulders, etc.)
16Video 1) Drills Daily Fundamentals 3x10, repeat if coach is busy! Home (Base)1 step2 stepPole drops4 step Slow motion6 Step Walking PlantsVideo
172) Run-Up- Coaching Pts.KEY ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE RUN-UP, POLE DROP ARE: The Run-up starts with the very 1st step out of the backAll phases leading into the takeoff have one goal, gain as much controllable velocity as possible!-pole is carried high with left wrist under pole and right hand close to hip-velocity increases to mid-mark (3 strides from take-off)-once you reach mid-mark the pole drop is initiated-also, when reaching mid-mark the stride length is constant (to gain effective acceleration [20-20 strides]it will also:-allow hips to be high, tall posture-allow pole drop and strides to flow together “active”-pole is lowered by tilting bottom hand and rolling back hand, while pole gains a horizontal position over track
18Video 2) Run-Up Drills Drill #1 : Pole Runs Pole runs are something that can be done anywhere (indoors, cold weather, etc.)We will work on pole runs from (8, 10, 12, 14, 16 steps)I feel it is important to be working your long approach almost everyday in some type of way.Key elements-First Step: The run starts with the first step. When you step back to push off, you must keep your hips tall and push out of the back. (Push)-Counting: is important for rhythm. Teach kids to always count down so they end on the same number 5,4,3,2,1 (count left foot for right handed jumper)-Pole Carry: Carry the pole vertical at the beginning of the run and make sure you are relaxed through the shoulders and upper body-Pole Drop: The pole drop must be “active.” Active means that the vaulter and the pole act as one together. The pole must always be falling and the athlete must learn how to time the pole drop where they are working with the pole instead of working against it. When the vaulter strikes on his 3rd left (RH vaulter) there should be a dramatic dropping of the pole. Almost allowing the pole to free fall.Video
193) Plant- Coaching Pts. The pole plant is a 4 step process A relatively narrowed grip is used (pull-up width)An early, controlled plant in which the left hand is kept high as the fulcrum and the pole rotates as the right hand is drive high (right hand controls drop)On the penultimate step the hands should be at the foreheadThe pole is driven high by the top handThe top hand is completely raised before the pole hits of back of the box or take-off foot touches downThe bottom arm allowed to flex immediately after takeoff so that the bottom hand moved back above the head. Note that this was not a passive flexing of the left arm but rather a dynamic controlled flexion.Emphasize the importance of not driving the left arm into the pole at takeoff but rather being dynamic with the arm and allowing the chest through the shoulders and swing around the top hand.
20Video 3) Plant Drills “Sand Plant Drills” 2 steps - “Hands at forehead”4 steps - “Hands at Hips”6 steps – “Hands at Hips” more speedCoaching Points:Takeoff before the pole hits the sand (back of the box)Stay behind the pole (Hips), Move the chest into the pole keepingMaximize pole to ground angle (plant the pole tall)Video
214) Takeoff- Coaching Pts. The pole/ground angle is maximizedThe energy of the run-up must be “hit” or transmitted to the pole by a very strong and tall top arm, with a slight forward angleThe heel of the opposite foot is driven under the buttThe body is rigid and “hard” from the top hand through the shoulders, chest, back, butt and legWhere the left hand does not push prematurely against the poleWhere the plant is completed before the pole hits the back of the boxWhere the vaulter jumps or springs off of the ground before the pole strikes the back of the box. Nothing is more important in all of the pole vault then this concept!Bubka: “In pole vaulting the crucial factor is how to transfer energy to the pole, through the complete body of the vaulter; the arms, shoulders, hips, back and legs. But if the pole begins to bend while the vaulter is yet on the ground, it is impossible to transfer the energy; all the energy is lost and goes to the box.”
22Video 4) Takeoff Drills Drills: 6 Step Straight Pole Straight Pole JumpingShort RunCoaching Points:Vaulter must takeoff before the pole hits the back of the boxThe pole to ground angle is maximizedThe pole drop is “active” and the run is “tall” throughoutVideo
235) Swing Up/ Rock Back- Coaching Pts. After takeoff continue to drive the take off leg back to create a slight flexion at the knee, if enables the athlete to begin a long accelerating swing of the leg similar to a powerful soccer kick.In an attempt to better understand the action of the takeoff leg it should be viewed as a “whip” rather then a swing.The energy of the whip is carried on into the inversion. The vaulter should roll the pelvis upward with the left leg staying as straight as possible.In this way they move into a position of “covering” the poleAs soon as this movement is completed the vaulter drops the shoulders and then drives the hips vertically upwards.MistakesThe athlete attempts to move into the vertical position too soon after take off.The take off is “flat” and towards the pad instead of up through the pole.The vaulter is gripping too high in relation to the quality of their run, plant and takeoff.The vaulter is using a pole which is either too soft or too stiff.
245) Swing Up/ Rock Back Drills “Long Swing Drill”-3 step Run-Small poleThe vaulter is off the ground before the pole hits the back of the boxThere is constant pressure on the pole throughout the vault pressure is “out and away”The trail leg “whips” through as the vaulter moves into position to cover the poleVideo
256) Bar Clearance- Coaching Pts. Coaching Points:Relax, Relax, RelaxTurn thumbs down, elbows out to hollow out the chestKeep head down coming off the pole!
266) Bar Clearance-Drills “Back roll-Ups”Coaching Points:Relax, Relax, RelaxTurn thumbs down, elbows out to hollow out the chestKeep head down coming off the pole!Video
27Weekly Practice Overview Pole Vault PracticeMonday (Neuro)Pole RunsDrills/ Long or Short RunTuesdayShort RunWednesday (Neuro)Long Run (Big Jump Day)ThursdayPre-Meet: Long Run(Opening Bar)Friday (Neuro)MeetSaturdayOff / FilmSundayLong ,Short Run, DrillsMonday (Neuro)Sprint Workout (Accels/ Flys)TuesdayCircuit/ Tempo RunsWednesday (Neuro)Sprint Workout (after)ThursdayCircuit/ Tempo Runs/Pre -MeetFriday (Neuro)Sprint Workout/ MeetSaturdayOff / FilmSundayOff/ Film
28Video Pole Vault Planning Short Run Routine Long Run Routine Daily Fundamentals (Holding Pole)Sand Plants (Takeoff/Plant)Bar Drills (Swing/Rock Back)Long Swing (Swing/Rock Back)Fresno’s / Pop-Ups (Takeoff)Short Runs (Plant)Daily Fundamentals (Holding Pole)Approaches (Run-Up)Fresno’s / Pop-Ups (Takeoff)Long RunVideo
29Thanks! Dylan Schmidt Andale High School Dylan.firstname.lastname@example.org