Purpose

Gets vaulter used to curling the pole and preparing to takeoff.

Setup

  • You need a pole vault set up and a pole.

How it Works

  1. From a standing position, vaulter places the end of the pole into the plant box.
  2. Vaulter then curls the pole to their shoulder.

Coaching Tips

  • The goal in this drill is for the vaulter to keep the pole close to their body as they curl it to their shoulder.
  • When the vaulter becomes comfortable with the curling action, they can take a four step walking approach to start the drill and then add a press up after the curl.