As a fellow Track and Field coach, I feel your pain of an outdoor season plagued by poor weather. As a pole vault enthusiast, however, it is always saddening to see the end of the season right around the corner, especially with so many Track and Field athletes reaching their potential only to see the season end and everything come to a grinding halt…
But wait! It doesn’t have to. Your pole vaulters can come to Elmwood Park High School (8201 W. Fullerton, Elmwood Park, IL 60707) twice a week and workout, run, vault, drill, etc.
Starting on Tuesday, June 13th, and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday night until the end of July, from 5pm-8pm, join us for Flight Nights. Our pits will be open to any and all who wish to come continue/try out this great event. For some of you, your school does not offer the vault, and this is a great and easy way to introduce the event, and hopefully could lead to earning some available team points in meets, especially the conference meet!
We have 2 pits available and an arsenal of poles, however it is recommended that vaulters bring their own, clearly marked for identification purposes (we do have limited space for storage of poles). The cost is $5 a session or $50 for the entire summer (which includes a camp t-shirt). T-shirts will be for sale as well toward the end of camp.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for fliers and insurance waivers, which need to be filled out and signed prior to participating. Any and all are welcome – from jr. high athletes curious about Track and Field’s greatest event, to all-staters and collegiate national qualifiers to masters vaulters who are still living the dream at 50 years of age…
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
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