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.
The links and information on this page are part of that ongoing Safe Vaulting effort here in Ohio.
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:
Slide version of the 2019 Pole Vault Safety Clinic. While the videos are not loaded into this version – all of the informational slides are here – on some of the videos are loaded below: Safety Clinic Slide Presentation
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!!!!!
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
As part of the PV project – I’ve tried to develop a more academic overview of the vault – it’s a short book and your welcome to read it: 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:
How to build a pole vault pole selection for a program (not just one vaulter):
A presentation of the current High School (and USATF youth) Rules for PV, and items of emphasis for officials (updated to July of 2019) – Pole Vault Officiating Presentation
Some Great Vault Videos – http://www.stabhochsprung.com
Videos of GREAT VAULTS (click on vault below)
Great technique – Sergei Bubka, Maxim Terasov, Sam Kendricks, Yalena Isinbayeva
Great Vaults – Renaud Lavillenie, Mondo Duplantis, Scott Huffman