what is flight club?
Indoor, personalized training for high jumpers and pole vaulters. Both developmental and experienced athletes welcome. Full Pole Vault Runway and pit, and Full High Jump Pit at each session. Video analysis is available during each practice session as well.
The Flight Club was started in 2017 based on the need for area pole vaulters and high jumpers to vault/jump during the winter months and indoor track season. Since beginning with a couple of coaches and a handful of athletes the program has expanded to six coaches and approximately 40 vaulters and high jumpers. We also have “alumni” come back to assist periodically.
The program is open to all athletes regardless of age, gender or ability. We have beginners to seasoned state-qualifying athletes in the same session. Our sessions usually have 3-4 coaches. Athletes are placed into groups based on their ability level and drills are carried out to get the most out of each athlete. A typical session is two hours long.
Sessions typically begin with a dynamic warm-up with all the athletes participating as a group, and then athletes are separated into their desired disciplines (Vault or High Jump).
pole vault & high jump training
7th-12th Grade CO-ED + Beginner to Advanced Athletes
pole vault group
In the Pole Vault group, one group will work on the runway while the other group rotates through stations. Stations consist of drills that focus on the plant, run, pole drop, swing, turn, and the push. We incorporate gymnastics, plyometrics, and ab work into our sessions.
High jump group
In the High Jump group, all athletes take part in the designed workout of the day. These workouts incorporate event-specific warm-ups and drills that go along with and progress through the monthly circuit. The circuits include Conditioning, Approach, Take Off, and Flight themes.
Schedule & registration
2024 pole vault & high jump meet
The Edge Sports & Arts Academy will open Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 12:45 pm (Coaches please do not arrive sooner). Spectators are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of their athlete’s competition and are asked to leave no later than 15 minutes after their athlete’s competition is over. All spectators will enter through the main entrance.
facility & meet information
All coaches, athletes and poles will enter through the garage door on the left side of the facility
One coach per athlete or coaching staff if club-affiliated
Girls will compete first followed by boys
Girls pole vault and high jump warmup will be 12:45-1:30pm
Boy’s warmup starts immediately after girl’s competition is over (approximately 3:45pm) and will also last 45 minutes
High Jump will be conducted on the turf field area at The Edge
105’ runway is raised up on a 2x10 frame covered with plywood with rollout rubber runway on top
Girls pole vault height increments-6’, 7’, 8’,8’6, 9’, 9’6,10’, 10’6, 11’, 11’4, 11’8…4” thereafter
Boys pole vault height increments-9’, 10’, 11’, 11’6, 12’, 12’6, 13’, 13’4, 13’8…4” thereafter
Girls high jump height increments-4’, 4’3, 4’6, 4’8, 4’10, 5’, 5’1…1” thereafter
Boys high jump height increments-5’, 5’3, 5’6, 5’8, 5’10, 6’, 6’1…1” thereafter
Athletes must sign and bring waiver form to compete
Please bring your own water
Flight Club Attendees
2023 STATE AND REGIONAL QUALIFIERS
North Royalton HS