I’m Marty Dahlman, and I’ve coached pole vault since 1982. I’ve also been a part of the Ohio Pole Vault Safety Coaching Clinics since 1993. Here’s a bunch of information to help coaches, vaulters, parents and fans vault safely and successfully!!
The links and information on this page are part of that ongoing Safe Vaulting effort here in Ohio.
NO MORE RUNBACKS AT MEETS!!!
HEY COACHES AND VAULTERS – THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF HIGH SCHOOLS HAS CHANGED THE RULES – BANNING “RUNBACKS” IN POLE VAULT, LONG JUMP AND JAVELIN for 2020.
Need to figure out a better way to get your “steps”? Check this out:
Presentations for the 2020 Ohio Track Coaches Clinic
(note – these are slide versions – the video attached will not run)
Middle School Pole Vault Program – Middle School PV Presentation
Punch or Press – Pole Vault Plant – Punch or Press
2020 Ohio Pole Vault Safety Clinic – 2020 Ohio PV Safety Clinic
The Link for the Drills Presentation is listed below
2020 POLE VAULT SAFETY CLINIC PRESENTATION
Slide version of the 2020 Pole Vault Safety Clinic. While the videos are not loaded into this version – all of the informational slides are here – and some of the videos are loaded below: 2020 Ohio PV Safety Clinic
POLE VAULT COACHES – Pole Vault Safety Certification “classes” are available at the Ohio Track Coaches Clinic in Columbus in January. If you have a group that wants to get certified – contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PVEI.ORG – Is a national link for evaluated and SAFE information about Pole Vaulting. Check it out!!!!!
PREVIOUS YEARS CLINIC NOTES
Want to have some pole vault fun – here’s some drills!!!! – Pole Vault Games – by Marty Dahlman
Notes from the OATCCC Clinic Presentation on the Pole Vault Plant – Critical Mass Notes
Choosing the Right Pole – A Coach at the OAT-CCC clinic asked about choosing the right Pole. Here’s the notes from that presentation – Choosing the Right Pole
The Physics of Pole Vault – As part of the PV project – I’ve developed a more academic overview of the vault – Dahlman – The Physics of Pole Vault
A diagram of a world record vault: Bubka Vault
A Description of the Pole Vault Drills – many we have used in camps and clinics: drill list
How to build a pole vault pole selection for a program (not just one vaulter):
Rules for PV – A presentation of the current High School (and USATF youth) and items of emphasis for officials (updated to July of 2019) – Pole Vault Officiating Presentation
Some Great Vault Videos – http://www.stabhochsprung.com
GREAT VAULT VIDEOS
Great technique – Sergei Bubka, Maxim Terasov, Sam Kendricks, Yalena Isinbayeva
Great Vaults – Renaud Lavillenie, Mondo Duplantis, Scott Huffman