Photos & Videos


Club Videos
Non-Vaultling Shenanigans

07/23/09 Club Practice @ Milton High School
07/28/09 Club Practice @ Milton High School
08/06/09 Club Practice @ UVM
09/01/09 Club Practice @ Milton High School
09/08/09 Club Practice @ Milton High School
09/10/09 Club Practice @ Milton High School
10/08/09 Club Practice @ Milton High School
11/07/09 Club Practice @ UVM
11/14/09 Club Practice @ UVM
11/21/09 Club Practice @ UVM
12/05/09 Club Practice @ UVM
12/12/09 Club Practice @ UVM
12/19/09 NH High School Indoor Track & Field Meet @ Dartmouth College
01/16/10 Club Practice @ UVM
02/13/10 Club Practice @ UVM
02/20/10 Club Practice @ UVM

 

Elite Video
Sergey Bubka - 1997 World Championships - This vault is arguably the best jump ever and it was determined by scientists that Bubka could have cleared 21+ feet on this jump. The bar was at 19' 8½" on this jump. You could never watch this video enough times. Study it over and over if you want to be a great vaulter.

Sergey Bubka - 1997 World Championships - This is the full approach run and vault of the above video. ( 28.8 Mb file -> File takes about 1:30 minutes to load on a Cable or DSL internet connection )

Sergey Bubka - Indoor World Record, 1993 - This is the video of Bubka setting the, still current, indoor world record of 6.15 meters ( 20' 2¼" ) in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Sergey Bubka - This is an amzing vidoe of Bubka showing his full approach run. Pay close attention to his first stride ( Stays very tall and drives out a very high knee with his thigh parallel to the ground ). This is how your first step must always be. Check out the rest of his strides up to his penultimate step. He stays very tall and every stride has a high knee with his thigh close to parallel with the ground. This allows him to keep a perfectly tall posture with a high COM ( Center Of Mass ) for a tall and explosive take-off. No leaning over even slightly, no rolled in shoulders, no low knees, as all of these "bad" running postures kill the setup for a tall and explosive take-off. ( 20.9 Mb file -> File takes about 1:15 minutes to load on a Cable or DSL internet connection )

Sergey Bubka - This is a video of Bubka taking a 3-Left warm-up vault prior to his indoor world record of 6.15 meters ( 20' 2¼" ) in Donetsk, Ukraine. He's doing a straight pole pop-up holding at about 14'. This is insane! ( 19.2 Mb file -> File takes about 1:15 minutes to load on a Cable or DSL internet connection )

http://www.stabhochsprung.com - This German webiste ( TakeOff & FlyAway ) contains the largest online library of elite vault videos on the web.

Drills Video
Swinging Bubkas - This is a high bar drill to improve your swing speed and learn the "inversion" phase of the vault.

Bubkas - This is a high bar drill to improve your strength getting into the "inversion" phase of the vault.

Sand Pit Take-Off - This is a perfectly executed take-off drill performed by Yelena Isinbayeva. To my club members -> Take note at how her face is directly behind the pole while her bottom arm keeps light pressure to keep space between her face and the pole so she doesn't let the pole slam her in the face. Note: Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to watch the video frame-by-frame.

Misc. Photos
Coach Mitchell - High School ( 1994 )