Pole vaulting seems to defy physics, but our track & field athletes know precisely how much training goes into the perfect jump. Speed, velocity and technique are fundamental to clearing the greatest heights.
With IMG Academy’s How-To Become a Better Track & Field Athlete video, IMG Academy Track & Field Coach, Mark Napier, will introduce three track & field drills to help you become a better pole vaulter. Watch how student-athletes execute the following drills and improve their skills:
- Drop the Pole
- Take Off Tall and High
- Driving the Chest Forward
In the first drill, learning how to drop the pole is critical. The second drill will help you consistently reach the position you want to achieve at takeoff - tall and high. The third drill will help you hone your takeoff and drive your knees up and chest forward.
Ready to unleash your maximum jumping potential? Press play below to get started!
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