This is another plant take off drill but this time done in the long jump pit. This enables the vaulter to put a bit more speed and height into the drill without fear of the bottom of the pole moving once they are airborne. Concentrate on driving the top arm high and through the correct position, not letting it drop behind you or coming too far in front. Aim to drive up and jump at the same time or just before the pole tip hits the sand pit.

Keep the eyes looking forwards or upwards at take off rather than down at the pit. The body tends to follow where the head is looking so by looking up you are more likely to go up!

Hold a nice strong take off position after take off with the knee high, toes pointing upwards and the rear leg held back ready for the next phase.