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by pistolpete6994
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: What does the bottom arm do????
Replies: 124
Views: 58800

Re: What does the bottom arm do????

I must say, I got quite a laugh from the whole "Agenda 21" and the ensuing debate. The bottom arm; I look at the bottom as critical to the success of the vault, even more so than the top. Why? So much is controlled by the bottom arm. 1. The bottom arm controls the bend in the pole, by &quo...
by pistolpete6994
Wed May 04, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: New England Region
Topic: Pole Vault Approved for VT High School Indoor Track
Replies: 7
Views: 21209

Re: Pole Vault Approved for VT High School Indoor Track

It might help to get Indoor New England's out of the Regie. We have been there for years and it may be tradition but it is time for another state to get a chance. There are plenty of great tracks all over New England.
by pistolpete6994
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Swinging Bubkas
Replies: 8
Views: 7638

Re: Swinging Bubkas

Here are some clips of several exercises... including bubkas.

http://www.polevaultworld.com/PVD_Launders.html
by pistolpete6994
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Curiousity Question
Replies: 10
Views: 7722

Re: Curiousity Question

An easy answer, takeoff. It sets the stage for every action to follow. Whether you coach your athletes as swingers, shooters, or somewhere in between- if they don't hit the takeoff the rest just won't happen the way it is suppose to happen. (I do understand the idea of the approach being first and t...
by pistolpete6994
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: coaches/teachers
Replies: 8
Views: 6335

Re: coaches/teachers

I teach and coach as well... I teach special education in my district. I have found that my education background has helped me tremendously, especially having an understanding of "differentiation". Yes- its an education term but is crucial to this event- finding just the right way to descr...
by pistolpete6994
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: New England Region
Topic: Maine Vault Club
Replies: 4
Views: 15566

Maine Vault Club

Maine finally has a USATF member vault club. The club, Pine Tree Pole Vault Club, is open to all athletes in the area and is based at Windham High School. We will be meeting every Monday from 6:00 to 8:30 to perfect our passion for the pole vault. The upcoming session will run from June 18th to July...
by pistolpete6994
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: New England Region
Topic: Camps?
Replies: 9
Views: 8223

The University of Southern Maine, Portland ME area, runs a weekend camp..... It is July 7th and 8th this year. USM is about 3 hours from Uconn are.

The website is.....
http://usm.maine.edu/athletics/Camps/
by pistolpete6994
Wed May 09, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: GIRLS vs BOYS
Replies: 17
Views: 16394

An opinion....
The guys are stronger so they can get away with more than the girls. The ladies need everything to go nearly perfect. the guys, some things can be off and they can muscle their way up.

Just one thought.
by pistolpete6994
Mon May 07, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: The Real Rules and Real Coaches
Replies: 1
Views: 4916

The Real Rules and Real Coaches

It's been a long time since I have been active on the message boards here. Busy teaching and coaching, no time for typing. Silence too long, As I travel from meet to meet and from school to school I find that 98% do NOT meet the rules. Most being for dumb reasons; no pads to cover pavement around th...
by pistolpete6994
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Division 3
Replies: 14
Views: 6045

I vaulted for 4 years in D III and I found a lot of varience in the competition. I was never a great vaulter, 13' 6" at my best, and I was competitive at a lot of meets. Hell I won a couple, but then again I got my butt kicked a lot too. I've seen 10' place in a conference meet, and 15' 4"...
by pistolpete6994
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: New England Region
Topic: Maine Vault Club
Replies: 7
Views: 9223

to keep you guys informed:

I've been working on getting a location at USM on Sunday eves, very slow moving with administration over there, but as soon as I know you will too.
by pistolpete6994
Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: New England Region
Topic: Maine Vault Club
Replies: 7
Views: 9223

Maine Vault Club

I'm working with a few coaches to create a vault club in southern maine. (greater portland and beyond) What I need from you guys right now is a number, how many of you are interested? any of your teammates interested? and would you be willing to share the cost with the entire club to rent space to v...

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