OK, Let's open the "pole drop" can of worms

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Re: OK, Let's open the "pole drop" can of worms

Unread postby souleman » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:19 am

Here's something I found from Dave Butler. It doesn't totally answer our observations but Butler has a pretty good approach to an issue that we all deal with especially if we have girls vaulting. (I've got two boys that are guilty of this as well).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GVbqar0mc1U
I think we all agree that everything needs to be controlled from the top of the runway to landing in the pit. The more examples, the better I feel. A "cookie cutter" concept (BTB) is what may desired but might not always be achievable in the time we have with our vaulters. The object in my opinion is to get a smooth well timed run up, plant and take off in the melons and in practice of our vaulters and that is obviously what we all want. I feel it's our jobs as coaches to use what examples we can to get our guys and gals to do this.

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Re: OK, Let's open the "pole drop" can of worms

Unread postby souleman » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:57 pm

A couple of things that I found on line from Coach Dave Butler.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv13WyyucmE
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201920681002499
and one from Tim Mack, mens coach at UT
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1746628628096

As I mentioned to Grandvaulter , the time we have with our athletes is very limited at best so we need to do and say whatever it takes to get them to do this stuff right. Below is a graph that my co-coach made up showing the lack of time we have with our athletes. As Alan said at the clinic this summer that 10,000 hours of practice is what it takes to be an orchestra soloist, 6000 hours you're at the top of the middle and 2000 hours "gets you in the band".
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201062408976681&set=gm.154886404708685&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf The graph really points that out.


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