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by vcpvcoach
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Video Review: Male HS vaulter going 13' 6"
Replies: 3
Views: 6681

Re: Video Review: Male HS vaulter going 13' 6"

He is under on his step. By a whole shoe. Also, he lacks a knee drive after takeoff. Work on his run plant takeoff and a good drive knee. I agree his plant is late.
by vcpvcoach
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: loss of penitration with swing
Replies: 33
Views: 59333

Re: loss of penitration with swing

Vaquest hit what I was going to say. No jump at takeoff. Think about doing a layup in basketball. If you don't jump up, you will never get the ball in the hoop. You can fix this with a couple of drills. String up a bungee at about nine feet in the air and work on run with trying to touch the bungee ...
by vcpvcoach
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: loss of penitration with swing
Replies: 33
Views: 59333

Re: loss of penitration with swing

Please post pole length, pole weight, and grip height. And, how much you weigh. Thanks.
by vcpvcoach
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Looking for 15' 145, 150, 155
Replies: 1
Views: 2645

Looking for 15' 145, 150, 155

I'm looking for 15' 145, 150, and 155. I'm in the Chicagoland area but I'm willing to pay for shipping for the right price. I prefer Gill poles but I'm will to entertain other poles.
by vcpvcoach
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: inversion critique
Replies: 2
Views: 6247

Re: inversion critique

Look at your head position after takeoff. You continue to look down at the box. You need to look through your bottom hand as soon as you know you are in the box. Makes difficult to swing with chin down. Get on a high bar and trying swing with your head down. Then, swing up with your head up. You'll ...
by vcpvcoach
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Standards for sale in Rolling Meadows, Il
Replies: 2
Views: 2881

Re: Standards for sale in Rolling Meadows, Il

I pm you about these standards.
by vcpvcoach
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: 20+ Pacer fx and pacer carbon poles for sale (updated 4/25/
Replies: 16
Views: 19302

Re: 20+ Pacer fx and pacer carbon poles for sale

Time to change the location on your profile. :)
by vcpvcoach
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Let's talk about box collars!
Replies: 49
Views: 98764

Re: Let's talk about box collars!

Can wait in Illinois. It's a new rule for high schools this Track season. Bought mine last season to get my seniors used to it. No problems so for. Wish I could have spent the $600 on poles.
by vcpvcoach
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Website News and Camp/Competition Announcements
Topic: RIP Alan Launder (altius)
Replies: 17
Views: 21642

Re: RIP Alan Launder (altius)

Alan's passing is a great loss for the pole vault community. His book sits on my end table and I read before every track season.
My prayers go out to his family. Alan will be greatly missed.

May he rest in peace,
Coach Tom Hickey
Illinois
by vcpvcoach
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: tool for developing core and invert muscle control
Replies: 6
Views: 4792

Re: tool for developing core and invert muscle control

Is it portable and how much to purchase then ship to Illinois?
by vcpvcoach
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Illinois
Topic: zone athletics pole vault club
Replies: 1
Views: 11204

Re: zone athletics pole vault club

Where are you located?
by vcpvcoach
Mon May 26, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: forcing and controlling the bend
Replies: 23
Views: 21238

Re: forcing and controlling the bend

He was holding at 12' on a 13' 170. He did it without any knee drive. He has a great run, solid plant, and a big jump at take off. These are the things we work on everyday with all my vaulters. I have never taught a vaulter to bend the pole. That happens with the right grip, the right pole, and good...

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