Beth explains the more common errors vaulters make which includes the approach run, plant and take off, choice of pole and grip height.

The main common errors in Vaulting include, poor rhythm and consistency of the approach run. A poorly timed pole drop that is not consistent or smooth, this will effect how the pole is being moved into the plant, whether there is a pause or if the athlete is taking the weight of the pole for too long.

A poor take off position such as being too close is a typical of poor technique. Athletes like to feel that they are close to the bed but they need enough space so they are not putting too much pressure on their lower back and the energy transfers to the pole in the correct way.

The wrong choice of pole and poor grip height will have an effect. Typically very strong tall lads will try and grip too high for their technical capabilities. This will put pressure on the wrong parts of the body and also effect technical competence.



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