fishman4god wrote:I concur a year to a year and a half is about right for good mechanics(relatively speaking) to be there. Although there is a former level 10 high school gal that jumped 9 feet on day one down here in Florida and jumped 11 by may. Total time vaulting 5 months. Not the norm but gymnasts bring a lot to the table right from the get go!
Not trying to gazzump you but a South Carolina girl I worked with in a camp three years ago jumped 9' the first day and 11' 6" within six days. She had also been a level ten gymnast who had grown too tall. Some of you may recall that at that time I spruiked her as a future star in an attempt to get her a scholarship. Not only was she physically very talented but she was a person driven to achieve success in sport. However the college coach who saw the 11'6 chose to recruit a girl who had jumped 13' in high school. A sensible choice but the SC girl may well jump 4.70m next year.
Its what you learn after you know it all that counts. John Wooden