Camps & Meets: Indoor Pole Vault CLUB (2023-24)

Indoor Pole Vault CLUB (2023-24)

Our 29th year of safely and successfully coaching vaulters in the off-season. This year we will coach and support a very small group of athletes who wish to operate as a small team in collective pursuit of State Meet performance. With State performance in mind, minimum current PR of 12'6 boys / 9'6 girls is preferred. Lower PRs may be accepted by arrangement.; Contact Steve if you have questions --(763) 458-2932

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The Location
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1800 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The Flight Deck Difference
  • Each athlete provided with personal bag of poles to use
  • Athletes sign up for the whole season
  • Season includes coaching and instruction at 17 practices and meets
  • Best athlete to coach ratio
  • Whole team, one-size-fits-all instruction on drills or on vault is rare
  • One-on-one instruction on drills as each individual needs is the norm
  • Athletes do not have to set up or take down the landing pits each day--that's a big deal.
Poles--a set of poles just for you
  • Each athlete is provided with a personal bag of poles to use
  • Athletes will pick up their poles in Maple Grove prior to the first practice
  • Athletes will transport their poles to and from all practices and meets
  • Athletes are welcome to keep the poles at their homes through 3/10/24
  • Athletes will return the bag of poles to Maple Grove after the conclusion of the USATF meet on 3/10/24
USATF Membership and meets
  • Athletes will become USATF members (USATF membership fee and all Meet entry fees are not included with camp cost)
  • Athletes must be members of Flight Deck Athletics club (USATF club number 30-338)
  • Athletes will arrive at a meet sight at least 1h15min prior to the start of the event
  • Athletes will conduct themselves with character and class at all practices and meets
Practice Structure
  • The runway will not exceed 8-people at a time
  • At least two coaches at all times
  • Coaches will not jump while coaching at practices
  • Coaches will jump at all meets
  • Sundays, November 5, 2023 through March 10, 2024 (except 12/24 and 12/31)
  • Every Sunday will either be a practice or meet
  • All meets and practices will be at Bethel or the UofM
  • Underwater vaulting will be 10:00am at the UofM Cook Hall pool. Dates and details to be provided later.
Pricing and Payment
  • This year the pricing will be made in two parts.
  • Total cost is $1400 for the 17 sessions
  • --Part one is $400 paid by credit card during online registration
  • --Part two is $1000 paid by check mailed to Flight Deck, 9529 Teakwood Ln N, Maple Grove MN, 55369
Athlete Daily Responsibilities
  • Safely and securely transport poles to and from all practices and meets
  • 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 at least 15 minutes early to complete a good warm-up and stretch
  • follow all coaching instructions
The Coaches
  • Steve White

    Flight Deck Coach / Former University of Minnesota Vault Coach
    Steve coached the University of Minnesota Men's Pole Vault 11-years, St. John's & St Ben's 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 coached athletes to 13 Big 10 conference titles, 9 All-American performances, 2 Olympic Trials Qualifiers, and 1 NCAA Champion. Some of these athletes include 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-All-American), Luca Wieland (2015 Indoor Heptathlon NCAA CHAMPION 16'5 PR). Now in his 28th year in education, Steve is the Assistant Principal at Minneapolis North. Steve is USATF certified Level 1, level 2 jumps, level 2 endurance, and a certified coaches-education instructor. Steve has a lifetime PR jump of 17'4, cleared 16'+ for 16-years in a row, and was the 2012 & 2021 USA Masters Outdoor Champion. Now at age 52, Steve is currently 14th on the World Masters 50-54 All-time list with a jump of 14'6. Contact Steve with questions (763-458-2932) or (

Whole_Season (paid in two parts)
  • $400.00 per group
  • Days

    • Sunday, November 5, 2023

  • Groups

    • 12:15p-1:45p (UofM Fieldhouse) or - 10:00a-11:30a (UofM pool) Full - Waitlist Available