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Pole Vault Training Zone!


We know pole vault training and coaching!


At M-F Athletic, we know the pole vault!


Bill Falk, who founded M-F Athletic in 1960, has coached Olympic and All-American pole vaulters and has set the trend for new pole vault techniques in the U.S.A. He is the author of five pole vault books and has produced a number of track and field videos. He was the former pole vault coach at the University of Miami (FL), and now helps coach a local high school in the area. Mark Strawderman, a former 3x All-American in the Pole Vault, heads the Track & Field division of the company.


Our goal is to help you become a better coach, athlete, or team! Our pledge is to give you the finest service possible! The entire M-F Athletic team is standing by to answer your questions about pole vault training, pole vault coaching and related equipment!


Featured Pole Vault Training and Coaching Articles


The Pole Vault – Getting Off the Ground – Larry Bartles

The Pole Vault Take-Off – Mark Strawderman

Medicine Ball Functional Training – Rob Lasorsa

Upper Body Plyometrics – Tommy Sutor


Pole Vault Camps and Clinics

Check out upcoming Pole Vault Camps (for both Athletes and Coaches) from Bill Falk's Schools. Emphasis is on teaching fundamentals in small groups, not on competition. Our exceptional staff includes college coaches who are specialists in their events.


And coaches, don't miss the annual U.S. All-Star Track & Field and Cross Country Clinic!


Pole Vault Equipment