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by AVC Coach
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Lexi & Tori Weeks (AR) 14'00.5" *video
Replies: 4
Views: 9241

Re: Lexi & Tori Weeks (AR) 14'00.5" *video

Thank you! When they made their final bar, Lexi was on a 13'9" Altius Carbon Elite 21.1 flex gripping 13'6" running from 8 lefts. Tori was on a 13'9" Altius Carbon Elite 21.8 flex gripping 13'3" running from 7 lefts. I know Altius flexes their poles in inches but I've always conv...
by AVC Coach
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Lexi & Tori Weeks (AR) 14'00.5" *video
Replies: 4
Views: 9241

Lexi & Tori Weeks (AR) 14'00.5" *video

January 15, 2015 8th Annual USATF Jack Frost Vault Meet Arkansas Vault Club Indoor Training Center Black Springs, AR Congratulations to Lexi and Tori Weeks who made history today at our opening meet of the season. Both opened at 12'06.75" then made 13'00.75", 13'06.5", 13'09.25" ...
by AVC Coach
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Pole Plant Rotation?
Replies: 6
Views: 12673

Re: Pole Plant Rotation?

With an open top hand, I teach the soft side up. With a closed grip, I teach the soft side down. I don't think there's a right or wrong as to whether you have a closed grip or not. It's more of flexibility issue. The final goal is to make sure the soft side is up when you leave the ground. Don't ove...
by AVC Coach
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Sprint Spikes for Pole Vault.
Replies: 8
Views: 16029

Re: Sprint Spikes for Pole Vault.

I'm not sure anyone will argue with your data. I think the reason most coaches, including myself, like the vault/TJ spikes is due to the support they give to the foot. I've never seen a sprint spike that has good enough support to handle the stress repetitions of a powerful takeoff. As for the sprin...
by AVC Coach
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Website News and Camp/Competition Announcements
Topic: AVC Jack Frost Vault Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 5535

AVC Jack Frost Vault Meet

I want to welcome everyone to our 7th Annual Jack Frost Vault Meet on January 3, 2015. All ages and skill levels. Medals to the top 3 in each division and meet tees for all competitors. Go to: http://www.arkansasvaultclub.org/#!winter-vault-meets/c1wcr for more details. Merry Christmas! Morry
by AVC Coach
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Class of 2015 College Signings
Replies: 20
Views: 22250

Re: Class of 2015 College Signings

Lexi and Tori Weeks to Arkansas.
by AVC Coach
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Dynamic box collars
Replies: 13
Views: 36116

Re: Dynamic box collars

Another question might be: "What happens if someone accidentally runs across the runway in front of the vaulter?". It may sound unlikely, but it does happen, so that scenario must be covered too. It was a serious question, Kirk. There are a number of scenarios that could make the pole vau...
by AVC Coach
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Dynamic box collars
Replies: 13
Views: 36116

Re: Dynamic box collars

I have developed a plastic flap that inserts between the box collar and the pit. It requires minimal pressure to pull on the pad



What happens when the flap is accidentally deployed before the vaulter actually plants the pole in the box?
by AVC Coach
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Texas
Topic: ELiteSportz Ft Worth Camps and Competitions
Replies: 2
Views: 13431

Re: ELiteSportz Ft Worth Camps and Competitions

Where will the Texas Roundup be held?
by AVC Coach
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Cael Sanderson's Training Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 14077

Re: Cael Sanderson's Training Advice

I know it's been a while since this post was made but I just saw it. Great find on the article, Jason! I agree that the athlete's competitive spirit is what sets them apart from others in the pack with similar skills and abilities. From what I've observed over the years, mentality overcomes physical...
by AVC Coach
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Website News and Camp/Competition Announcements
Topic: RIP Alan Launder (altius)
Replies: 17
Views: 22061

Re: RIP Alan Launder (altius)

It's sad to think that Alan won't be sharing his knowledge with us here on PVP anymore. Any time I got to a sticking point with an athlete I could always get sound advice from him. RIP, Alan and thank you for everything! You will be missed!
by AVC Coach
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: The One-Arm Drill
Replies: 6
Views: 9365

Re: The One-Arm Drill

Hey gang! I recently attended and coached out in Humble at USATF JO, where we all had a great experience. Paper watching all but one warm-up sessions, 15-16 boys, I noticed there was quite the amount of different type of one-arm drills...would someone like to explain the purpose & possibly the ...

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