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At Utah Pole Vault Academy, our coaching philosophy is rooted in a commitment to providing the best possible opportunities for our athletes. Since our establishment in 2006, we've continually strived to become the best coaches we can be. Our journey towards coaching excellence has involved learning from some of the world's top coaching authorities, and we remain dedicated to further honing our coaching skills.

Our coaching staff has developed our coaching model over many years, drawing inspiration from the best coaches and athletes globally. Our staff's experience provides us the necessary tools to coach athletes of all levels including beginners, youth, high school, collegiate, elite and masters. Our model closely aligns with the foundational elements outlined in well known resources such as "From Beginner to Bubka" by Alan G Launder and John T Gormley as well as "The Pole Vault Toolbox" by Shawn Francis. 

To guide our athletes, we break down the vault into its fundamental phases and help them build their technical skills from the ground up. These phases encompass four major components:

  1. The Approach: A solid foundation for a successful vault starts with the proper approach and pole handling.

  2. The Plant and Takeoff: Mastering the precise plant and takeoff is crucial for a successful vault.

  3. The Swing and Connection: Achieving a seamless and powerful swing is key to reaching new heights.

  4. The Top End: A flawless finishing turn and flyaway ensures success.

With this comprehensive approach, we empower our athletes to unlock their full potential and excel in the world of pole vaulting.

Meet the Coaches


Regular Practices

Monday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

6:30pm – 8:30pm (Masters Clinic)

Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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