Improves the plant technique.


  • You can run this drill with either with a full length pole or a pole stub.

How it Works

  1. This drill starts from the standing point just before the box.
  2. The jumper should be holding the pole in the running position to start.
  3. Then the pole is raised to shoulder height to begin the approach to the box, then the pole is lifted to begin the plant.
  4. Both arms will then extend and the pole is angled toward the box.
  5. Start off this drill in slow motion, and exaggerate the motions to perfect the technique. Then work up to full speed.

Coaching Tips

  • Watch the vaulter’s technique and make sure the point of the pole does not hit the box until both of the arms are extended.