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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2023 POLE VAULT SAFETY CERTIFICATION

Getting High School Pole Vault Safety Certification

  • At the OAT-CCC Clinic (must register for the Clinic) – 8:00 AM Saturday Jan 28th
  • 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 mdahlman61@gmail.com
  • 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: 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

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

Officials – Coaches – Parents – Vaulters – here’s the 2023 up-to-date version of the

Officiating PV – 2023 Part One

Officiating PV – 2023 Part Two

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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

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.

Digiprove hereby certifies that Martin Dahlman was in possession of the files detailed below on   1/17/2023   – Certificate Number P1525777 Ohio Pole Vault Safety Clinic Presentation – 2023

Notes from Coach Dahlman