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November 18-19


Time to get ready for Indoor Season!  New Heights Gym is hosting its annual pole vaulting clinic.  This clinic will be a great opportunity to jump indoors and to introduce correct pole carry, plant techniques, run mechanics and gymnastics to the vaulters. The goal is to match correct run, pole, and grip height to each vaulter’s ability.  We have a large selection of poles on hand; but vaulter may bring own poles.  Only ¼” pyramid spikes allowed.


This year’s clinic will bring back collegiate coach David Butler from Rice University.  Coach Butler has over 40 years of experience as a pole vaulter, educator, and coach. He is a member of the USA National Pole Vault Executive Staff, the USA National Pole Vault Summit Staff, and USA National Pole Vault Hall of Fame Committee.  Coach Butler is also the established author of “The Pole Vault – A Violent Ballet”. His accolades are far too great to list in one page.


The clinic will be broken up into two sessions: 

Day 1 – Saturday, November 18

              9:00 AM – Noon             Alignment Jumping & Pole Carry Technique (short steps)

              Noon – 1:30 PM              Lunch break (bring lunch/drinks or bring money to buy lunch)

              1:30 PM – 5:00 PM        Vault and Run Mechanics, then Review


Day 2 – Sunday, November 19

              10:00 AM – 1:00 PM      Pole Vault, Review, Discussion, & Questions


The cost for the clinic is $175/person.  All vaulters must have current USATF membership. It is suggested to bring about $40 for food, drinks, and snacks.    


For more information, contact Shane LeLeux at 337-359-7314.

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