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====2011 "JO-Camp"====Concluded====

Started by Steve, May 03, 2011, 02:13:04 AM

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--Concluded for 2011

Flight Deck Athletics Pole Vault JO Camp
--1st Year--
--Armstrong High School--
(Directions to Armstrong High School)

This camp targets kids who want to get some coaching, and go to the JO summer meets with every pole they could possibly need.  The State JO meet (at St Louis Park) is open to all who register.  The JO Region meet (at Hamline) is available for those that qualify at the State JO meet.  

Camp Features:
...Poles included, please don't bring any--we have everything
...Brand New Pole Vault Pit for practices
...Outdoor High-bar (strap-bar) for practices
...All athletes will receive a t-shirt
...Eight athletes max per session
...(2) coaches at all times (resulting in 4:1 ratio)
...we will transport all poles needed, by each athlete, to and from the meets
...we will coach our campers at the meets
...Caroline White, UofM Women's Vault Coach; Michelle Legatt, St Catherine's University Women's Vault Coach; Steve White, UofM Men's Vault Coach (substitute if needed)

Athlete Daily Responsibilities:
...bring water
...bring a granola bar, or similar snack, to eat at the conclusion of practice
...bring sunscreen
...dress appropriately for heat and cold
...bring running shoes (suitable for jogging)
...bring racing spikes
...arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete a good warm-up and stretch prior to the camp beginning
...follow all coaching instructions
...athletes must self-register for USATF membership (Link to USATF Membership page)
...athletes must self-register for each meet (Link to JO Meet registration page)
...athletes must get themselves to and from the meet

....(5:45p-7:30p) for practices and rain make-up day if needed
....(see meet schedule for Saturday times)

Sessions Available...
...(X) 3-days   Tues 6/14, Thurs 6/16, Sat 6/18  (Rain Makeup day for Session X, Wed 6/22)
...(Y) 3-days   Tues 6/28, Tues 7/5, Sat 7/9  (Rain Makeup day for Session Y, Wed 7/13)

...$175 per session
Campers are encouraged to sign up for multiple sessions
Campers are encouraged to bring their coach
Campers are encouraged to have teammates sign up (and carpool)

To reserve your spot...
1--Print and complete camp Camp Registration Form
2--Write a check made out to Armstrong pole Vaulting
3--Mail completed registration and check to...
Steve White, Armstrong Pole Vaulting
9529 Teakwood Ln N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
4--Look for your first name to appear on the reply below when your spot is reserved.
5--Please direct all questions to Caroline White, 763-458-2916 (camp administrator)

Coaches Bio's

Caroline White, University of Minnesota Women's Pole Vault Coach.  In her time at the UofM she has coached female athletes to the NCAA D-1 national meet ten times, one to the USA Olympic Trials, with a jump of 14'1, and the 2007 Junior Pan Am Gold Medalist, with a current PR of 14'4.  Caroline began vaulting as a college freshman at the College of St Benedict, where she earned All-American honors twice.  Caroline has a PR jump of 12'2 in 2002 and since has placed her focus on coaching and teaching.  Caroline is finishing her 7th year teaching life science at Maple Grove Junior High.  Caroline is USA Track and Field certified Level 1 and Level 2 jumps.  She has been coaching pole vault for 10 years and has 10 years experience coaching gymnastics.  

Michelle Legatt, St. Catherine University and Park Cottage Grove High School vault Coach. Michelle began vaulting in 1998 as a 10th grader in Sartell, MN after 10 years of gymnastics and had a HS PR of 12'6. Michelle attended Arkansas State University where she was a 3-time Conference Champion, NCAA DI qualifier, and a USA-National Championship qualifier. While in Jonesboro, AR she trained with Earl Bell and other Olympians at Bell Athletics. She has a lifetime PR of 13'6. Since graduating, in 2005, Michelle has been working at 3M in R&D and earned a Master's degree from Columbia University.

Steve White, University of Minnesota Men's Pole Vault Coach, former coach at St. John's University, Tech High School, Armstrong High School, and University of St Thomas.  Steve began vaulting in 7th grade.  While at St Louis Park high school Steve went to state twice and had a PR jump of 14'.  Steve earned All-American honors twice while at North Central College in Illinois.  An advocate for girls in sports; Steve co-organized the original movement that led to girls getting to pole vault in Minnesota.  Steve coached the first girls' State Champion in the event; the first MN girl to clear 11'.  At the UofM, Steve also coaches the 2010 Men's Big 10 Champion and All-Amreican Gopher-vaulter (18'0 PR) as well as two All-American multi-eventers (17'3) and (16'9).  Now finishing his 16th year teaching, Steve is the AP physics teacher at Armstrong High School.  Steve is USATF certified Level 1, level 2 jumps, level 2 endurance, certified coaches-education instructor, and has begun level 3.  With a lifetime PR jump of 17'4, Steve still regularly clears 15'.  

Steve White
Flight Deck Athletics, owner
(763) 458-2932


....Session X (5:45p-7:30p)
1. Ariel Hayward, Century HS Rochester Confirmed
2. Zach Olsem, Waconia-Clearwater Confirmed
3. Tyler Colling, Forest Lake, (confirmed)
4. Grant Krieger, Blake, Pending
5. Lucas Maher, Rush City, confirmed
6. Maxwell Maher, Rush City, confirmed

....Session Y (5:45p-7:30p)

1. Zach Olsem, Waconia-Clearwater Confirmed
2. Tyler Colling, Forest Lake, (confirmed)
3. Luke Maher, Rush City, (confirmed)
4. Max Maher, Rush City, (confirmed)
Steve White
Flight Deck Athletics, owner
(763) 458-2932