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Lost without a team or coach

Unread postby themousy » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:49 pm

I recently took a year off from pole vaulting because I am attending Drexel University which doesn't have a track program. I started vaulting again and I'm clearing high 13' and low 14'. I want to compete again but I have no team or coach. Is there any way to compete without transferring? Is there a vaulting Club in Philadelphia area?

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:54 pm

Check out these two links:
http://www.polevaultpower.com/forum/vie ... php?t=9640
http://www.polevaultpower.com/college/2 ... bydate.php

You can compete unattached in many college meets. Just remember that your clock of collegiate eligibility is ticking, so if competing for a team is your passion you will need to transfer sooner rather than later. If you are content to do it on your own, there will be plenty of meets to jump in. I expect to have over 1000 meets listed by the time the season starts.

The other thing you could try is if there are any colleges in the area that have vaulters, you could talk to them and see if they will let you vault with them.

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Unread postby fong520 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:56 am

hey my friend is going to drexel this year and i thi nk he said that they have a vaulting club there or soemthing? or maybe they do it on the intramural team?.
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Unread postby mowad1 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:49 pm

Look up Talen Singer. He's the vault coach at Villanova but used to be a Phoenixville HS. He has a pole vault club or used to so he would be the man in Philly. You could also trek over to Cherry Hill to jump with Tom Davis.

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Unread postby ladyvolspvcoach » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:25 pm

Check out http://www.verticalassault.org/. Mike is not far from you and is an outstanding coach with a very cool facility!


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