Is it summer yet? Soon you will be heading out to the closest or farthest camp that you can find to fulfill your pole vaulting dreams. The sun will bless the sky, and you will be all set to jump higher than you ever have in the past. Keep up the hard work and have some fun along the way! It's your summer, get out there and make it happen.
Pole Vault news, “Kendricks tops pole vault as Germans dominate javelin in Oregon” (EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - American world champion Sam Kendricks outlasted a high-quality pole vault field in tricky conditions while Olympic gold medalist Thomas Rohler led a German domination of the javelin at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday.(2018). (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-diamond-eugene/kendricks-tops-pole-vault-as-germans-dominate-javelin-in-oregon-idUSKCN1IR05W)
“Jenn Suhr breaks pole vault record at Prefontaine Classic” (Jenn Suhr set a new meet record Saturday at theIAAF Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. (2018). Retrieved from (https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/2018/05/27/jenn-suhr-breaks-pole-vault-record-prefontaine-classic/648759002/)
On the cover, Scott Kendricks, World Champion Pole Vault Coach. “Sam, however, trains year-round. “For 12 years Sam and I didn’t take a break,” recalls Scott. As long as Sam stayed injury free, his limitless energy meant they never needed downtime.” Scott and Vaulter Magazine will team up for a clinic at Vista Murrieta High School in June to discuss more of the items discussed in this heartfelt article. Samantha Kaplan, along with Scott, put together one heck of an excellent article for all coaches to read.
Kreager Taber writes about downtime and the importance of taking some time for yourself to recover during summer. "Resting during the summer months, particularly right after the spring season ends, helps to refresh athletes mentally and physically. " Although kids are full of energy and this may not be your cup of tea, there is plenty to think about in this article. Good job Taber!
Check us out next month when we start our club magazine covers and features. We will cover clubs throughout the world, and next month we have West London Pole Vault Club. Will be a great time and it's nice to read about the rest of the world.