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Bill Falk's Pole Vault and Throws Camps for athletes and coaches emphasize fundamentals in small groups with no emphasis on competition. Our amazing staff includes college coaches who are specialists in their events!
For athletes, male & female, high school and college.
For coaches, beginner and advanced.
Athletes Pole Vault Camp (June 23 - July 1, 2014)
Athletes are taught the important fundamentals of vaulting. Attendees are introduced to a proven and easy-to-follow system that gives them valuable techniques that they will take home for continued practice after camp ends.
Coaches Pole Vault Camp (June 23 - July 1, 2014)
Improve your coaching! All phases of the pole vault are covered in detail. You will learn the "continuous chain" method for starting and improving pole vaulters. Every important fundamental and safety precaution is taught in learn-by-doing, classroom, video review and on-field sessions. Ample time for Q & A's and individual instruction. The NPVCA curriculum will be covered and the NPVCA test will be given with certificates awarded to those who pass.
Athletes Throws Camp – All Four Throws (July 12-15, 2014)
Top quality Throws instruction directed by an excellent teacher coach. Perfect for the beginner as well as advanced throwers with plenty of time for individual guidance and Q & A's. Shot, discus, hammer and javelin techniques will be covered. Attendees will be introduced to a proven and easy-to-follow system that gives them valuable techniques that they will take home for continued practice after camp ends.
Coaches Throws Camp – All Four Throws (July 12-15, 2014)
Improve your coaching! All Throwing Events are covered in detail. Every important fundamental and safety precaution is taught in learn-by-doing, classroom, video review and on-field sessions. Ample time for Q & A's and individual instruction. It's a complete Throws education for coaches covering every phase of the events. Attendance is limited to 20 coaches, so don’t wait!
Both camps are held at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island.
Learn more / register online.
Last updated 20 days ago
Things are shaping up well for the 2013 U.S. All-Star Track & Field and Cross-Country Clinic December 4-6 at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City! And the registration fee is only $99.00!
Jack Daniels is returning, and we don’t remember any speaker ever being requested so much. Jack certainly has a large following, and he will speak all day Thursday, Dec. 5th. Stacy Dragila is a crowd pleaser who was world record holder and Olympic champ in the pole vault. We brought back the Keynote to our program, because we were able to get Stacy. Boo Schnexnayder is back after several years – Boo is recognized as one of world’s greatest horizontal jump coaches. Harlis Meaders, now UNC head coach, is a fabulous throws speaker. He’s always a hit! Ever popular Loren Seagrave is back by acclaim. He delivers great material at all his sessions. We have many additional speakers ready and eager to present.
Also, you’ll love the backpack that all attendees will receive as part of the clinic price. It’s a $75 value – very attractive and functional. They will be distributed at registration.
As usual, registration includes our Social/Dance Contest on Thursday night plus the Wednesday night Taj Mahal Welcome Party.
To sign up for the clinic, phone 800-556-7464, ext. 136 or Register Online.
Last updated 1 month ago
A recent article on Cleveland.com by Tim Warsinskey tells the inspiring story of Asia Smith, a sophomore cross country academic All-American at Cuyahoga Community College. The article begins:
“Asia Smith was an endurance runner before she ever set foot on a track or even thought about running more than the length of a basketball court.
“She didn't know it while growing up frequently homeless, hungry and owning little more than the clothes on her back, but she was developing the demeanor of a true distance runner. Again and again, she tilted against an onslaught of misfortune in a world that offered a child little hope, and she never stopped striving for a better life.
“Smith, 22, is a sophomore cross country academic All-American at Cuyahoga Community College with a future as bright as her sunny disposition. She has qualified for the junior college national cross country meet next month, and is beginning to hear from four-year colleges that would do well to have on their roster a young woman whose smallest daily challenge is cresting the hills of Cuyahoga Valley National Park where the team trains.
“Distance runners endure the pain such hills can bring, which makes them stronger. Smith has endured so much more. The pain was real. So were the tears…”
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Last updated 2 months ago
Cross country matters - and here's why
A recent article by Jason Henderson in Athletics Weekly discusses the importance of Cross Country running. The article begins:
"The stamina shown by Mo Farah to win major track titles has its origins in the mud and hills of the old-fashioned cross-country circuit. Long before she smashed the world record for the marathon, Paula Radcliffe’s famous endurance was forged in a similar fashion. It is perhaps no coincidence either that the most prolific 5000m and 10,000m competitors of the modern era, Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba, have 16 world cross-country titles between them."
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Last updated 2 months ago
Hares, hounds and hurdles
A great article by Roger Robinson in Running Times describes the very interesting history of Cross Country. The article begins:
"It's cross country season, when thousands of high school and college runners become harriers. They join the field, race with the pack, take hurdles in stride, cover the course, run in to the finish, and impress their coach. And in those few familiar words of English, they also pay tribute to the lively high school runners 200 years ago who invented this fascinating sport..."
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