Thanks for the advice, although I can't really stop heavy weighlifting (being a multi sport athlete).
At your age, you should not drop your other sports for the sake of pole vaulting.
Pole vaulters need to be strong, but they need to stay slim and trim, rather than bulking up. At some point in the next couple years, you may want to consider reducing the number of sports you're active in, but don't do that yet. All your cross-training is good for PV, with the exception of bulking up too much. And maybe PV isn't your #1 sport (yet), so just do it to challenge yourself and to have fun (regardless of the competition).
I do have a pair of rings to use in my front yard and I do lots of swing work on them.
But also consider highbar work. You may have noticed that highbar specialists have less bulk in their biceps and lats than rings specialists. Successful vaulters should follow the training regimen of highbar specialists rather than ring specialists. But rings are better than no gymnastics training at all, and your time must be limited with all your other sports to train for. And if you're restricted to just rings, you can still do the swinging excercises on them (as you say), but avoid too much repetition of the brute strength tricks.
I also already do lots of sprint and agility work for football.
Colbyc63 wrote: And it's not too popular for guys to be gymnasts around here anyways (east Texas) so there's not too many people at all here with a gymnast background lol
Nevertheless, my advice still stands. "Successful
" pole vaulters don't follow the crowd, they do what's needed to be successful. You will have an advantage over all those other Longhorns by doing more gymnastics training.
This includes parkour training, which you might also find to be fun.