Summers in full swing and the kids are reaching out to jump at their local camps and clubs. Letting their hair down and having some fun is the name of the game and hopefully, you will find the balance between the two. This month we travel across the pond to see what England has to offer for the pole vault world as we cover pole vault clubs around the world.
Pole Vault news, “Oxford's Kendricks defends U.S. pole vault title” DES MOINES, Iowa – The reigning king of American pole vault wasn’t about to let anyone grab his crown.(2018). (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-diamond-eugene/kendricks-tops-pole-vault-as-germans-dominate-javelin-in-oregon-idUSKCN1IR05W)
“Greenville's Sandi Morris repeats as U.S. outdoor pole vault champion” (Greenville's Sandi Morris won her second consecutive title at the USATF Outdoor Championships, but inclement weather cut short her opportunity to reach the top of the world's pole vault rankings. (2018). Retrieved from (http://www.djournal.com/sports/oxford-s-kendricks-defends-u-s-pole-vault-title/article_a8679cfe-9900-5802-ba8b-aff41f697eec.html)
On the cover, West London Track & Field. We talk with Ellie Spain about her knowledge of the sport and what they do to achieve their jumping goals as a team. "Over the years, Ellie has coached athletes from five countries, some reaching the national and even international levels." It's a fresh breath of air to read about another country and what they do to inspire, motivate and propel their athletes to the next level. Samantha writes one heck of an article about this team and we're sure you will like what you read.
Kreager Taber writes about Ramping up Summer Training. "While summer breaks from school present a perfect time for vaulters to chase higher personal records, get faster, or work on their strength, it also provides an ideal time for athletes to take a step back from full vaults and focus on correcting problems in their technique." Rest is the name of the game and fixing those problem spots that you may have in your form. Taking the time to add to your pole vault bank account of knowledge is always a must. Good job Kreager and keep up the good work.
Check us out next month when we talk to Utah Pole Vault Academy about their new street vault and club out of Utah. We will get to know this team and see what they have going on within their state.Stay safe and jump high!