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by kmonty51
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

Well...it's about a year later, and here is the result. She qualified for State this time, where she took 4th and earned a trip to the medal stand. To be honest, she didn't jump all that well, but neither did anyone else. We spent the entire season working on our communication with each other, and m...
by kmonty51
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

I just received the news about Alan Launder's (Altius) passing. I had to go back and reread his posts/teaching on this thread. Not long after this thread ended, I got to discuss some of his advice face-to-face during a camp in Mpls. He didn't pull any punches, but was so willing to help any and all ...
by kmonty51
Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

Ha! Too late on the posts...I've already read 'em (and I don't think a waste of my time); however, I do strongly agree with you about reading the chapters in BTB. I've actually done that, and will again. Going back to the original question, ... beyond proper preparation in the fundamentals, how do c...
by kmonty51
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

Thanks for taking the time to offer your advice, everyone! I guarantee all of it will be read and utilized.
by kmonty51
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

Got the video. Thank you!
by kmonty51
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

I would love to see that video, Alan. I actually purchased the DVD last summer (already had the book), then promptly lost it!
by kmonty51
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

Alan...thank you for that very thorough post! I attribute a large part of this girl's steep learning curve to her beginning to internalize and use things she learned from you at your camp in Minnesota last year. She and I were both there. I will be seeing you again this year at Concordia! She improv...
by kmonty51
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

Or....don't try to control speed exactly, but shorten the run? That's something that, I think, would need to be "rehearsed" in practice.
by kmonty51
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

Good thought on being under, and yes, she was about 1 1/2 feet under her first attempt. That's why I didn't move her up a pole then...just told her to make the adjustment. In her case, I don't think asking her to adjust her approach speed would have been wise, as she is quite new to pole vault (2nd ...
by kmonty51
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

Kirk - I like the info. on servant leadership. having studied Administrative Leadership (Educational Administration) many years ago, we studied and discussed the Theory X and Theory Y philosophies of leadership extensively; servant leadership seems to be very compatible with the "kid comes firs...
by kmonty51
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

All these comments are spot on. There is no "one size fits all" in coaching, and that is especially true in pole vault. My goal is to be a complete pole vault coach, one who can adjust his coaching to the individual vaulter. I feel good about much of what our vaulters have accomplished ove...
by kmonty51
Sat May 31, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Peaking at the big meets
Replies: 38
Views: 55882

Re: Peaking at the big meets

Good advice, Kirk. Actually, I used to offer lots of technical advice during hurdle races...kids just couldn't hear a word I said! :( I do recognize I have to teach her to "coach herself" a bit more, and communicate with me a bit better. As one person said, we need to be able to "get ...

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