These pages give you everything you need to know to coach or train for the pole vault with sequence pictures of pole vaulting and drills. "Power Vaulting", a complete pole vault guide with pole vault technique and drills, will help you develop the best pole vaulters possible. The poles, pits and training equipment found on the left are of the best of quality and come from the top manufacturers. Use of these training aids will help maximize the benefits of this site.
Please, have fun viewing everything Advantage Athletics' athletes do, listen to your coach and train hard."Good my jump, it will be done." Sergei Bubka
Pole Vault Technique and Drills
How to Get Past Vertical
The Pole Vault Topper Strength and balance drill for the pull, turn and push.
Coaching Points for the different phases of the pole vault.
Swetlana Feofanova / Kelly Suttle Comparison
Video Analysis of the Last 3 Steps
Letters to the Coach
Six Stride Check Mark: By, Dave Johnston
Learning the Proper Take-off
Pole Vault Ground Drills
Sand Pole Vaulting
Bubka and Tarasov: A side by side comparison.
A frame by Frame Comparison.
Vatali Petrov Drills: Petrov was Bubka's coach.
Pole Vault Store: Great deals when purchasing more than one pole.
Click here to see a special e-mail titled "What do ya mean don't jump?" It talks about jumping off the runway in the pole vault.
Vitali Petrov's Progression Chart
A pole vault guide with technique and drills.
The Approach and Pole Carry
The Pull, Turn and Push
Pole Vaulters that Trained with Advantage Athletics
Mike Tully, 19' 3" (Olympic Silver Medalist)
Denis Kholev, 18' 8" (Israel National Record)
Sue DiMarco, 12' 3" (Submasters World Record)
High School Boys: Tom Parker, 17'
High School Girls: Melissa Astete, 13' 3/4"
Pole Vault Training: Our Club or Personal Pole Vault Training in the Los Angeles area can lead you to your goals.
Map to our Training Center in Sherman Oaks, CA
The Topper Drill compared to what a vaulter does on the top of a 19' 10" vault.
Sequence Pictures of Pole Vaulters
Olympic and University Pole Vaulters
Sergey Bubka, World Record Holder
Tim Lobinger, 6.01m attempt 19' 8.5"
Tye Harvey, 19' 4"
Jeff Ryan, 18' attempt, 2003 USC vs. UCLA Champion
Toby Stevenson: 18'9" attempt from Mt. SAC Relays 2002 New 10/02
Piotr Buciarski: Denmark
Bubka and Tarasov: World Record Holder and World Champion, a side by side comparison.
Hartwig, Hysong, Bubka, Johnson: A side by side comparison.
Jeff Hartwig: Indoor & Outdoor American record holder; 1999 World Indoor silver medalist; 1996 Olympian; 1998 Goodwill Games champion; ); USA Outdoor champion (1998, '99, '02).
Nick Hysong: 2000 Olympic gold medalist; 2001 World Outdoor Champs bronze medalist; 2nd, 2000 Olympic Trials; 2nd, 1999 USA Outdoors; 4th, 1999 World Championships; 1995 U.S. Indoor Champion
Lawrence Johnson: 2001 World Indoor gold medalist; 2000 Olympic silver medalist; 3-time U.S. Indoor Champion (1997, 2000, '01); 4-time U.S. Outdoor Champion ('96, '97, '00, '01); 1997 World Indoor silver medalist; four-time NCAA Champion.
Denis Kholev: 18' 4" Israel New 2003
Tim Mack, 18' 9" attempt Mt. SAC Relays 2002
2002 U.S. Indoor champ; 2001 Goodwill Games champion; 2001 U.S. Outdoor runner-up; 9th at 2001 World Outdoor; 1995 NCAA Indoor Champion.
Mary Sauer: 14' 2" / Mary Sauer
2002 U.S. Indoor Champion; 2nd at 2002 USA Outdoors Championships; 3rd at 2000 U.S. Indoor & 2001 Outdoor Championships; 2001 World Outdoor Championships finalist.
Melissa Price 3rd, 2001 USA Outdoors; 9th, 2000 Olympic Trials; Runner-up, 2000 NCAA Outdoors; 6th, 1998 USA Juniors; 12th at 2001 World Outdoor Championships; 11th at 1999 World University Games; 9th at 2001 World University Games.
Giovanni Lanaro: 17'6" Former Mt. SAC
Melissa Astete: 01/29/02 USC
Jeff Ryan: 17'3" USC
Murray Mead: Indoor Masters National Champion with an e-mail about jumping at the plant.
Steve Morris: 13' 6"
High School Pole Vaulters
Ryan Shuler, 16' Freshman, 2003 California State Champion
Donovan Kilmartin 16'6" 2003 Arcadia Champion
Click for Kilmartin compared to Bubka
Kira Costa, California State 2003 Champion, 13' 8.5" attempt, Golden West Champion, National HS Record Holder 2003.
Kira Costa, New National Indoor Girl's PV Record 13'4.5"
Josh Lubeck, New Advantage Athletics' pole vaulter for 2003.
Chris Ostoich, Advantage Athletics' only vaulter for 2002, 14'6" 2002 CIF Champion
Logan Odden, Marina High School 16'
Shayla Ballentine National High School Girl's Pole Vault Record 13' 8"
Chelsea Johnson 13' 6" 2002 California State Champion New 10/02
Melissa Astete: 13'1" (high school) Advantage Athletics 2001
Michelle Rivera: 12' (h.s. jr.) Advantage Athletics 2001
Jessica Alas: 11' (h.s. jr.) Advantage Athletics 2001
Logan Odden Marina High School, 2000
Rachel Viau: Arroyo Grande High School 2001
Julene Bailey, Idaho 12' 6", 2003 High School National Champion
Molly Pearlman, Notre Dame HS, 11' attempt New / Arcadia Invitational 2011 / Mt SAC Relays / League Finals - 12'1" attempt /
Aiden Elias 13' attempt