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by CoachEric
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The TAP at the top of the swing
Replies: 73
Views: 94276

Re: The TAP at the top of the swing

The above mentioned athletes or the soldier in the field while in hand to hand combat understand this all to well. To them the mastering of technique literally means the difference between living or dieing! Trust me, if you ever find yourself in a rear naked choke and someone is squeezing the life ...
by CoachEric
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Run Mechanics and Training Techniques
Replies: 4
Views: 12965

Re: Run Mechanics and Training Techniques

My thoughts on the subject come mostly from the philosophies of Dan Pfaff. As a collegiate athlete, I was trained by Brian Hunter, who vaulted for Dan Pfaff at Texas. I often hear cues from coaches that the run should be "slow to fast." While it's almost an accurate description of what hap...
by CoachEric
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Run Mechanics and Training Techniques
Replies: 4
Views: 12965

Run Mechanics and Training Techniques

This forum needs a fresh topic. I'm curious to know coaches' opinions on the following points, and I would like to share some of mine: 1. How should the vaulter accelerate out of the back? What is the cue? 2. What are the running cues as the vaulter approaches the box? 3. How should vaulters develop...
by CoachEric
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The TAP at the top of the swing
Replies: 73
Views: 94276

Re: The TAP at the top of the swing

...the vaulter has a tremendous abillity to add vertical energy while unbending from the Spine! I've tried to refrain from engaing in this discussion, but everyone has been trying to tell you the same thing, and no one seems to be getting through, so I'll give it a go. Ready? Here it is.. WE KNOW!!...
by CoachEric
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Severe Mental Block
Replies: 4
Views: 9350

Re: Severe Mental Block

Often times a "mental block" is the result of a techncal issue that has gone unnoticed. Post a video of your run. There's a good chance that your pole carry or plant motion is pulling you off balance, and you're unable to leave the ground not because of a mental block, but because your bod...
by CoachEric
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Lack of Bottom Arm at Takeoff
Replies: 2
Views: 4189

Re: Lack of Bottom Arm at Takeoff

Create space with the arms before the tip strikes the box, and push the pole toward verticle with your bottom arm. Practice your plant drills off the runway, and this will improve.
by CoachEric
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: New Indoor PR- 15' 3"
Replies: 4
Views: 5654

Re: New Indoor PR- 15' 3"

Your step is under because you have gotten faster and you need to raise your grip. I will assume that you are using the mid mark chart, so your 14'4" grip puts your mid at 48' or close to it. If you're consistently hitting around 49'6" and your step is close to being on, your grip should p...
by CoachEric
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method
Replies: 89
Views: 115575

Re: Physics Based Critique of the Petrov Method

Some key things to be considered in this discussion: 1. Willrieffer, the article you supplied as the basis for the Petrov model appears to be an excerpt from BTB, or at least it's written by Alan. All due respect to Alan, because his work has done more to bring some of Petrov's concepts to the rest ...
by CoachEric
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Sophomore Outdoor Season Video Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 11365

Re: Sophomore Outdoor Season Video Journal

If you would fix your pole carry such that the pole tip stays above eye level until you initiate your plant, you would have cleared the bar on any one of those three vaults. Keep the left elbow below the wrist while you're running, supporting the pole from underneath. The instant the wrist turns ove...
by CoachEric
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Help on the rockback
Replies: 2
Views: 10844

Re: Help on the rockback

Focus on keeping your hands and elbows over your head while you swing. You are rowing your hands and forcing pressure down the length of the pole, which stops pole rotation and stops your swing. Keep the hands over the head all the way through the vault and swing all the way to the back of the pit!
by CoachEric
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Sophomore Outdoor Season Video Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 11365

Re: Sophomore Outdoor Season Video Journal

Your pole tip still falls too low too quickly. This is why you are taking off under. The pole tip should cross eye level as you initiate your plant.

Also you can raise your grip.
by CoachEric
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Stiff Poling to Bending
Replies: 1
Views: 4430

Re: Stiff Poling to Bending

She is pulling. Both arms must stay overhead for the body to swing. Have her focus on pushing all the way to the back of the pit.

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