USA POLE VAULT EDUCATION INITIATIVE (PVEI) POLE VAULT CAMP
GIRLS AND BOYS
June 20 - 24, 2014
Hosted by: Gettysburg (PA) College (Our 7th Year)
Maximum # Campers = 28 (11 spots remain for this year!)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 16
After June 16 - Contact Coach Rob Wahl for space availability C: 814-215-4293
ELIGIBLE: Females and Males 12 years and up
Coaches are WELCOME to attend any and all sessions of camp!
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Typical Daily Schedule
Mornings: 3 hour vaulting session. Jumping and imitative drill techniques Afternoon: Classroom instruction on the technique and safety of the pole vault along with other vault and academic issues. Evening: 3 hour vaulting session. Jumping and imitative drill techniques followed by further classroom instruction. These sessions will be focused on individual attention and a variety of activities. Our GOAL as teachers is to educate YOU (no matter your level of expertise) all of the components of the pole vault so YOU will be able to LEARN the vault and apply the teachings when you LEAVE the PVEI Camp. Included for you will be the recording of your performance and other recreational activities. We expect you to not only learn, but to have fun!
PVEI Pole Vault Camp Approach
The PVEI Pole Vault Camp follows the teachings of the USA Track & Field National Pole Vault Development and High Performance Committee that was created in 1988 to re-establish pole vaulting in the United States and to be the leader in the world in the event. This camp is being conducted by the coaches/teachers who formerly coached at the Slippery Rock Pole Vault Camps under the tutelage and support of Mark Hannay (former Northeast National Coordinator), and will present material that is sound, conservative, and recognized by the national pole vault committee in its library of articles.
A check for $200 down payment should accompany your PVEI registration form. The balance of your camp fee will be due at check-in on Friday afternoon. At the time of camp check-in cash, money order, or a cashier’s check will only be able to be accepted. Participation in the camp is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be mailed a detailed confirmation letter with complete instructions upon receipt of your application and deposit from Gettysburg College.
Camp Location and Transport
Gettysburg College is located in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. If you need carpool or ground transportation, please contact Aubrey Shenk at the Gettysburg College track and field offices at 717-337-6403 or, email Coach Shenk at firstname.lastname@example.org
This includes vaulting instruction, rooms, meals, camp insurance, camp T-shirt, instructional material, etc.
This includes all of the above except for the overnight room and breakfast. Any refunds may be subject to a $75 fee. Substitutes would be allowed. There will be no refunds after June 13, 2014. There will be no refunds if a camper is dismissed for disciplinary reasons or injury.
Camp Check In
Both residents and commuters will check from 2:00 - 3:00PM on Friday, June 20, 2014. Instructions will be sent to you as to where and when to check-in along with directions in your camp confirmation letter.
Camp ends Tuesday, June 24 after the morning jump-only session with check-out late morning. Please arrange your transportation accordingly. Lunch will not be included on the last day.
PVEI Camp Instructors
Robert Wahl has been a pole vault coach for the past twenty-seven years and has been the Pennsylvania State Chairperson for USA Track & Field’s National Pole Vault Development and High Performance Committee and on the National Staff at the Reno Summit Pole Vault Summit since 1997. He serves on the boards of the Pole Vault Safety Certification Board (pvscb.com) along with PVEI. Coach Wahl currently is the pole vault coach for Altoona (PA) High School. At least one high school vaulter has qualified for the PA state track and field meet in twenty-four of his twenty-seven years which includes four state champions and seventeen state girls and boys medalists. Altoona currently has the most Triple-A (big school) PA State Champions in PA state history.
Tony Dodds is currently the pole vault coach at Wilson (PA) High School and Kutztown University and has specialized in the event since 2000. During this time he has produced multiple county, district and state qualifiers. As a former pole vaulter at Penn State University, Coach Dodds vaulted 15’9”. Coach Dodds has received his USATF Level 3 Coaching Qualification at the University of New Mexico in 2007.
Marty Dahlman is the head boys track coach and head cross country at Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio (near Columbus), and has been there since 1978. Coach Dahlman has led his teams to 38 Conference Championships and over 142 invitational wins. In the pole vault Coach Dahlman has sent 29 vaulters to the state championships, with eight all Ohio vaulters. Coach Dahlman has served as the Pole Vault Safety Chairman for the Ohio Track Coaches Association for the past seven years. He has conducted safety clinics all over the state, and wrote the current curriculum for pole vault education in Ohio.
Aubrey Shenk enters his fourth season as the men's and women's cross country and track & field head coach in 2012-13. A long-time member of the Gettysburg coaching staff, he has served as a cross country assistant for the past 29 years and as a track & field assistant for the last 19 seasons. With the track teams, he has worked primarily with the distance runners. He has coached numerous national qualifiers and All-Americans in his tenure with the squads, including individual national qualifiers in three consecutive outdoor track and field seasons from 2003-05.
Here Is How to Register
1. Fill out the attached PVEI camp application.
2. Mail the application with a $200 deposit
3. Confirmation letter will be mailed with specifics.
It is that easy!!!!
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