Camps & Meets: Indoor Pole Vault sessions 2017-18

Indoor Pole Vault sessions 2017-18

Our 23nd year of safely and successfully coaching vaulters in the off-season. Our sessions are open to any and all athletes wishing to pole vault. Contact Steve if you have questions --steve.white.fda@gmail.com --(763) 458-2932

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The Location
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UofM
1800 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The Flight Deck Difference
  • Eight athletes max per session
  • 4:1 athlete to coach ratio ensures each vaulter's individual needs are met
  • We actually do provide ALL the poles--we have the largest and most comprehensive pole inventory in the state available for you
  • We do not do one-size-fits-all instruction on drills or on vault
  • We provide one-on-one instruction on drills as each individual needs.
Athlete Daily Responsibilities
  • bring water
  • bring a granola bar, or similar snack, to eat at the conclusion of practice
  • bring running shoes (suitable for jogging)
  • bring racing spikes
  • arrive 15 minutes early to complete a good warm-up and stretch prior to the camp beginning
  • follow all coaching instructions
Campers are Encouraged To:
  • Bring their coach
  • Have teammates sign up (and carpool)
The Coaches
  • Steve White

    Flight Deck Coach / Former University of Minnesota Vault Coach
    University of Minnesota Men's Pole Vault Coach 11 years, former coach at St. John's University 5-years, Tech High School 3-years, Armstrong High School 5-years, and University of St Thomas 1-year. Steve began vaulting in 7th grade. While at St Louis Park high school Steve placed 7th at state twice and had a PR jump of 14'. Steve earned All-American honors twice while at North Central College in Illinois. An advocate for girls in sports; Steve co-lead the original movement that led to girls getting to pole vault in Minnesota. Steve coached the first girls' State Champion in the event; the first MN girl to clear 11'. At the UofM, Steve has coached athletes to 6 Big 10 titles, 4 runners-up and 6-3rd place finishes. Steve has also coached 6 All-American performances, including Moorhead native Brock Spandl (17'3, 2010 D1-All-American), Jack Szmanda (17'5, 2010 D1-All-American), Ben Peterson (18'0 PR, 2011 D1-NCAA All-American and National runner-up), Zach Siegmeier (18'1 PR, 2014 D1-NCAA All-American), and most recently the 2015 Indoor Heptathlon NCAA CHAMPION Luca Wieland (16'5 PR). Now in his 23rd year in education, Steve is the Assistant Principal at Minneapolis North. Steve is USATF certified Level 1, level 2 jumps, level 2 endurance, certified coaches-education instructor, and has begun level 3. With a lifetime PR jump of 17'4, Steve still regularly clears 15' and was the 2012 USA Masters Outdoor Champion. Contact Steve with questions (763-458-2932) or (steve.white.fda@gmail.com).

  • Shawn Francis

    Flight Deck Coach / Team Hoot / National-level Athlete
    Graduated NDSU with a BA in Education, with honors, and a Masters in Nutrition and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Biomechanics. He is currently training with Caroline & Steve for the 2016 Olympics (he placed 2nd at the 2014 USA Championships and 5th at the 2013 USA championships) and has a PR of 18'2". Shawn is USATFCCCA certified and has 11 years coaching experience; most recently at NDSU where he was the volunteer assistant pole vault coach.

  • Josh Winder

    Flight Deck Coach
    Josh was the 2008 Illinois High School State Champion and 7th at the USA Junior Nationals (16’9”).  During his collegiate career at North Central College, Josh earned All-American honors six times and was the 2012 Indoor and 2013 Outdoor NCAA National Champion (17’ 4.5”).  Josh comes to Minnesota with nine years coaching experience; most recently at Vernon Hills HS (Illinois). During his four years at Vernon Hills, he coached a state qualifying athlete every season, as well as two All-State athletes. Josh is a licensed Physical Education and Health teacher. In his free time, Josh creates videos focused on pole vault training and techniques on his YouTube page Winder Up.

  • Leslie Brost

    Flight Deck Coach / National-level Athlete, training with Caroline & Steve
    graduated from NDSU in 2013 with a BA in Exercise Science. In addition to being a 3x South Dakota HS state champion and state record holder (13'3), Leslie also placed 8th at the World Junior Championships in Poland. While being coached by Stevie Keller at NDSU, Leslie was a 6x conference champion, 6x NCAA qualifier, and a D-1 NCAA All-American. Leslie still holds the current NDSU vault records (14'3 in/14'1 out). Leslie has a current PR of 4.51m 14'9" and has competed in four USA Championships as well as the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials. Leslie begins her 8th year coaching HS vault camps and is currently training with Steve and Caroline for the 2018 USA Nationals.

Session 01
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • Groups

    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Full - Waitlist Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 4 Spots Available

Session 02
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • Groups

    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1 Spot Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00PM 6 Spots Available

Session 03
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • Groups

    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Full - Waitlist Available

Session 04
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, November 26, 2017

  • Groups

    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Full - Waitlist Available

Session 05
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • Groups

    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 1 Spot Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2 Spots Available

Session 06
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, December 10, 2017

  • Groups

    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 1 Spot Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2 Spots Available

Session 07
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, December 17, 2017

  • Groups

    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 4 Spots Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 5 Spots Available

Session 08
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • Groups

    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 2 Spots Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 4 Spots Available

Session 09
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, January 14, 2018

  • Groups

    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 5 Spots Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 4 Spots Available

Session 10
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, January 21, 2018

  • Groups

    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 6 Spots Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 4 Spots Available

Session 11
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, January 28, 2018

  • Groups

    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 7 Spots Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1 Spot Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3 Spots Available

Session 12
  • $52.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, February 4, 2018

  • Groups

    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 7 Spots Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 4 Spots Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 5 Spots Available

Session 13
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, February 11, 2018

  • Groups

    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 6 Spots Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1 Spot Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3 Spots Available

Session 14
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, February 18, 2018

  • Groups

    • 9:00 am - 10:30 am 7 Spots Available
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 8 Spots Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 3 Spots Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 4 Spots Available

Session 15
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, February 25, 2018

  • Groups

    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6 Spots Available
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 8 Spots Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2 Spots Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 4 Spots Available

Session 16
  • $59.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, March 11, 2018

  • Groups

    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6 Spots Available
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 8 Spots Available
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1 Spot Available
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 4 Spots Available