This drill focuses on plant and takeoff fundamentals.


  • You need a pole and the long jump sand pit.

How it Works

  1. Vaulter places the top hand high on the pole.
  2. From a standing position, vaulter takes a four step approach, plants the end of the pole into the long jump sand pit.
  3. At the point, on the top hand stays on the pole and the vaulter swings through and lands on the takeoff foot.
  4. Vaulter then runs out of the sand pit.

Coaching Tips

  • In this drill, the top arm should remain straight as the vaulter swings through.
  • Remember, vaulter should takeoff and land on the same foot