Ohio Pole Vault Safety

Jimmy working on Getting his Plant Right – 2015

I’m Marty Dahlman, and I’ve coached pole vault here in Ohio since 1982. In 1990 I was a member of the Ohio Coaches Association Committee that developed a series of clinics to improve pole vault coaching and safety. In 2001, Ohio became one of the first states to require Pole Vault Safety Certification to coach Middle School or High School Pole Vault. I’ve been conducting PV Safety Clinics for the Coaches Association ever since.

So here’s a whole bunch of information about Pole Vault. Some of the items are from Clinic Presentations, some are videos of great vaults, and some are just ideas on how to make vaulting safer, fun, and more successful.

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2022 POLE VAULT SAFETY CERTIFICATION

To review the presentation, here is the Mp4 Movie version of the PowerPoint Presentation for the 2022 State Track Coaches Clinic.   2022 Safety Clinic Presentation

If you need Pole Vault Safety Certification – here’s an online presentation. The Cost is $10 per certificate, payable through PayPal. Here are the videos (with audio) for the “course”: Video 1 Video 2. For access to the the certification “quiz” and to get a printable certificate – email: mdahlman61@gmail.com

If you have a group (five or more?) that would like an in-person PV Safety Certification Presentation – contact me at mdahlman61@gmail.com


OFFICIALS

Officials – Coaches – Parents – Vaulters – here’s the up-to-date version of the

Pole Vault Officiating – in an Mp4 version

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NO MORE RUNBACKS AT MEETS!!!

COACHES AND VAULTERS -The National Federation has changed the rules. “Runbacks” are now banned in Pole Vault, Long Jump and Javelin (since 2020).
Need to figure out a better way to get your “steps”?  Check this out:

End of Runback Presentation


Presentations from the 2020 Ohio Track Coaches Clinic

(note – these are slide versions – the video attached will not run)



PAST YEARS CLINIC NOTES


GREAT VAULT VIDEOS

Great technique –  Sergei Bubka, Maxim Terasov, Sam Kendricks, Yalena Isinbayev

Great Vaults –  Renaud Lavillenie, Mondo Duplantis, Scott Huffman

Notes from Coach Dahlman