Track and Field Drills & Practice Plans

Curl the Pole Drill

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 From a standing position, vaulter places the end of

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Standing Plant Drill

Purpose Improves the plant technique. Setup You can run this drill with either with a full length pole or a pole stub. How it Works This drill starts from the standing point just before the

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Sand Pit Drill

Purpose This drill focuses on plant and takeoff fundamentals. Setup You need a pole and the long jump sand pit. How it Works Vaulter places the top hand high on the pole. From a standing

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Coaching Push Drill

Purpose Vaulters gain confidence in their ability to jump higher. Setup A regular pole vault setup. Plus, the coach must be on hand. How it Works This

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Pole Sprint Drill

Purpose Vaulter learns how to carry the pole in a comfortable position. Setup Use a regular pole vault setup. How it Works Run the vaulter through several sprint training drills, such as bounding, high knees,

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Roundoff Drill

Purpose Vaulter practices the push and turn and bar clearance aspects of the vault. Setup You need an open grassy area or a mat How it Works Vaulter takes two steps and jumps onto their

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Rope Drill

Purpose Vaulter practices the inversion sequence that is part of vaulting. Setup You need a rope – like one hanging from a gymnasium ceiling. How it Works

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Drag and Hook Drill

Purpose Vaulter learns to keep legs extended through the takeoff, which helps to build the momentum to swing the body up to the bar. Setup You will need a regular set up for

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