Breaking Down the Pole Vaultby ITCCCA
Do you want to learn how to coach just about everything in the Pole Vault? Well, you've come to the right place! Legendary Akron Head Coach Dennis Mitchell reveals specific drills, fundamentals, and principles you need to know in order to coach the pole vault successfully and correctly. He covers topics such as:
- The Approach
- The Swing
- Pole Vault by the Numbers
On top of all of that, he even has Q&A sections that cover some frequently asked questions!
Dennis Mitchell | University of Akron | Head Coach
Dennis Mitchell is the Head Coach at the University of Akron. He will begin his 27th season in the Fall of 2021. He is a 31-time Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year.
In all, he has received the league's top coaching honor 16 times for his men's teams and 15 times for his women's Teams. Mitchell has earned Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year recognition from the USTFCCCA on seven occasions; twice for the women's teams and five times for men's teams.
Known for his high-energy home track meets, Mitchell has not only made Akron's Stile Athletics Field House the home of Mid-American Champions but a destination for some of the top indoor talent in the northeast United States with the annual Akron Invitational.