Pole Vaulting

Pole Vault Camp
22 Years of Excellence
Track Weekend - Beginners Drill and Vault Weekend: June 19-21, 2015
Pole Vault Camp: June 28- July 1, 2015

About the Beginners Drill and Vault Weekend (Track Weekend)

The SRU weekend pole vault camp was specifically designed to teach all beginning vaulters to improve the critical skills necessary to be successful at the pole vault. Each athlete will receive one-on-one training with the highly experienced SRU staff. Our staff is devoted to the development of every athlete through education and positive encouragement. All practice sessions will be broken up into three distinct parts: short lecture, intense drill sessions and vault session. Each practice will take athletes through a progressive step-by-step process that will focus on developing a new phase of the vault while reinforcing previous lessons. At the end of each practice the athletes will be given a chance to apply what they have learned through a short vault session. Throughout the weekend educating each young athlete on the fundamentals of Safe Pole Vaulting will be continually reinforced. The camp will conclude on Sunday with a long vault session/competition, where athletes can apply what they have learned and try for a new personal record. It is our goal to send each athlete home with a positive and enjoyable experience, but most importantly the knowledge to continue to develop as an athlete.

We encourage all interested athletes to sign up early, as this camp will only accept the first 30 individuals.

About the Pole Vault Camp

SRU would like to invite all young athletes to come and join us during the upcoming 2015 camp season. Slippery Rock University is proud to celebrate its 26th year of hosting pole vault camps. Over the last 25 years this camp has helped to develop some of the state's best vaulters while providing many young athletes with the opportunity to learn from the best coaches in the area. Each athlete will learn how to vault using the Slippery Rock University vaulting system. At the college level this system has produced 20 PSAC State Champions, 43 - Provisional NCAA Qualifiers, 21 Ė NCAA Qualifiers and 15 NCAA All AMERICANS. SRU athletes have placed second at the NCAA National Championships four times and in 2012 Cameron Daugherty became the Menís NCAA National Champion. As a staff it is our goal to teach every young athlete this time tested systems through positive encouragement and a fun inviting atmosphere. Every athlete will receive high level coaching with a staff to student ratio of 5 to 1. While at the camp athletes can expect to learn more than 100 drills that are critical to developing their vaulting technique. Furthermore, video analysis and lecture sessions will follow each vault practice, allowing individuals to learn the critical skills necessary to the pole vault, apply them and then receive visual feedback of their performance. The camp is excellent for all vaulters from beginner to expert, including junior high, high school, college-age and beyond.

We encourage all interested athletes to sign up early, as this camp will only accept the first 30 women and 30 men who register.

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