Monthly Weekend Pole Vault Camps

The weekend camps are a great way to compress, into a short period of time, both knowledge based sessions (lectures) and physical based training sessions.  The lectures and discussions will prepare the athletes for a more efficient learning environment and will focus on developing a more effective internal style of concentration.  Each month the camp will present different (as seen below) training phase of developing pole vault technique, a mental skill, and a physical skills.  The lecture topics, drills, and organization are invaluable tools for coaches to use in developing their vaulters.

BEGINNERS (meaning you have never vaulted before) are welcome but will have to come in at 9:00 am Saturday morning to develop the basics before doing the rest of the camp.  Please call Coach Attig (at bottom of page) and let him know that you are a beginner.  If no one indicates that they are a beginner he will not be there for the 9:00 am beginner's session. 

All campers must submit an online application and send in the deposit.  A spot can only be reserved after receiving the deposit. Hurry, limited enrollment!


Fall of 2019 and Winter of 2020 Dates:

    September 14 - 15 (2 day camp)

    October 27th (1 day camp)

    November 17th (Camp Closed)

    November 23 - 24 (2 day camp)

    December 21, 22, 23 (3 day camp)

    January19 (1 day camp)

    February 2 (1 day camp)

    February 16 (1 day camp)


          Technical Training Phase                        Mental Skills                           Physical Skills

   4 Basic Biomechanical Principles      Big Picture of Success (goals)             Speed Development

   Creating a High Velocity Approach    Concentration (Tech. & Perform.)        Strength / Power Development

   PTO - Convert Speed into Perform.   Believing in Myself                               Stamina (Work Capacity)

  Transition into a Powerful Swing-up   Mental Toughness                                Nutrition  &  Speed

   Creating a High Velocity Pushoff        Attitude Set for Achieving DREAMS    Pre-meet Mental & Physical Warmup

This camp offers:

• 3 lectures which will provide the knowledge needed for continued progress.

• 3 vault sessions & 3 drill sessions.

• Video analysis sessions for each athlete

• A sound estimate of what size of pole to use for next season.



Coaches cost: $50

Athletes cost:    2 day camp $200 ($100 deposit), 1 day camp is $150 ($75 deposit)

 For 3 day camp see Winter Camp

Camp Deposit: Send personal check, cashiers check or money order payable to Pole Vault University at

   Pole Vault University

   1291 N. 1083 Road

   Lawrence, KS 66049

Pay Balance at Check-in: The balance can be paid in cash, personal check.  Checks payable to Pole Vault University.


Application Deadline: Since the numbers are limited, apply as soon as possible. No Applications are guaranteed four days prior the camp.


Check in time & location: Check-in at 12:00 noon for 2 or 3 day camps and 8:00 am for 1 day camp.  Check-in  at Lee Arena at the intersection of 19th and Mulvane St. on Washburn University's Campus.  Turn West off of Washburn Avenue, it leads right to Lee Arena

Housing: The campers and coaches will sleep on the pits.  You will need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding. Each gender will have separate locker rooms and areas to sleep.  Bring your swim suit (optional) 


Departure time & location: The campers will depart at 11:30 to noon from Lee Arena.  The confirmation letter will have directions to Lee Arena. 


Confirmation Letter:  After completing your online application and mailing in your deposit you will receive a confirmation letter confirming your acceptance in the camp.  Along with the deposit you should try to include the medical history with your parent's signature and your physician's statement and signature.  The physician's statement and signature are not necessary if you send a copy of your school physical.  


General Information:

1. What to bring:  workout gear, running shoes, spiked shoes(optional), toiletries, towels, pen, and notebook. 


2. Campers will provide their own meals.  We will transport the athletes to local restaurants.  


3. All campers must be covered by a family health and accident insurance policy. Please note company and policy         number on the application.


4. Please fill out the application completely and send it to the address on the application form. You cannot participate     without all of the proper signatures.


5. A copy of this year’s physical will be acceptable instead of the physicians statement.


6. Campers must make arrangements for their own transportation to and from the camp. Transportation is

    provided during the camp.

7. Housing - The campers and coaches will sleep on the pits.  You will need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding.  There will be a lockeroom for boys and girls and seperate areas to sleep. 


8. If a camper arrives a day early or leaves a day late he/she must make their own reservations for a hotel.


9. All campers must abide by the camp rules. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from activities or the camper         may be sent home without refund.


10. All personal checks or money orders should be Payable to Pole Vault U.


11. Acceptance will be confirmed by a confirmation letter with additional camp and registration information. This               camp admits all qualified applicants without regard to disability, race, color, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual                 orientation.




Two Day Camps (Saturday to Sunday)


12:00      Check-in (eat an early lunch)

1:00        Lecture – "Mental Skill”

2:00        Vault / Drill and Video Sessions

5:00        Dinner (eg.  Subway, Jason's Deli, Wendy's, Planet Sub etc. )

6:15        Lecture – “Pole Vault Technique and Biomechanical Principles”

7:00        Vault / Drill and Sessions

10:00      End of session

10:15      Swim, hot tub or ice tub

11:00      In sleeping area


7:00        Wake up

7:30        Breakfast

8:30        Learn by Doing – Meet prep

9:00        Vault / Drill and Video Sessions

12:00      Workout (this months's  circuit) - optional

12:30      Camp Ends

One Day Camps (Sunday)


8:00 am  Check-in

8:30 am  Lecture

9:30 am  Vault and Drill Session

Noon       Lunch

1:30 pm   Lecture

2:30 pm   Vault and Drill Session

6:00 pm   Camp Ends


For Further Information: (phone) 785-840-8722 or


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