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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2023 POLE VAULT SAFETY CERTIFICATION
Getting High School Pole Vault Safety Certification
- 98 Coaches were “certified” (or certifiable at 8am on Sat. morning) at the Clinic. Great to see so many!!!!
- Online – watch the video and then contact me for the link to the quiz ($10 fee) see information below
- If you have a group of five or more – and would like an in-person Presentation leading to Certification – contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The USATF, NFHS and Jan Johnson also offer Pole Vault Certifications
ONLINE Pole Vault Safety Certification –
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: email@example.com
If you have a group (five or more?) that would like an in-person PV Safety Certification Presentation – contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Officials – Coaches – Parents – Vaulters – here’s the 2023 up-to-date version of the
Officiating PV – 2023 Part One
Officiating PV – 2023 Part Two
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:
Presentations from 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
PAST YEARS CLINIC NOTES
- Want to have some pole vault fun – here’s some drills!!!! – Pole Vault Games
- 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 – 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):
- Some Great Vault Videos – http://www.stabhochsprung.com
GREAT VAULT VIDEOS
Great technique – Sergei Bubka, Maxim Terasov, Sam Kendricks, Yalena Isinbayev
Great Vaults – Renaud Lavillenie, Mondo Duplantis, Scott Huffman
- Bubka Technique Study
- Women’s World Record
- Renaud Lavillenie World Record
- Maxim Terasov – Do It This Way
- Sam Kendricks – American Record
- Mondo Duplantis – An Older Vault
- Mondo Duplantis – World Record Vault
- Cornelius Warmerdam – Steel Pole
- Scott Huffman – American Record w/ a twist
Copyrights and Permissions
© 2023 – Martin Dahlman – All materials, in digital or hardcopy format included in this presentation with the exception of professional vault videos are copyrighted to Martin Dahlman. They may be copied or reproduced with explicit permission of the author.
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