The following drills aim to improve the approach or run up. Staying relaxed and gradually increasing speed to a maximum controllable take off speed is what we are trying to achieve as well as being as efficient as possible.

Walking Plant Drill

The plant is a very important part of the vault. Get this wrong and it will not just result in a poor vault but could cause painful injury. The following plant drills work on plant technique a step at a time.

Standing Pole Drops

The approach or run up should enable the vaulter to run as freely as possible and build up speed gradually for the plant. The pole should start inline with the skeleton so the weight is not carried purely by the arms, but by the body. A smooth and gradual pole drop throughout the run up is the aim.