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Started by Steve, June 07, 2012, 01:23:56 PM

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Flight Deck Athletics Pole Vault JO Camp
--2nd 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
...Ten athletes max per session
...(2) coaches at all times (resulting in 5:1 ratio)
...we will transport all poles needed, by each athlete, to and from the meets
...we will coach our campers at the meets
...Michelle Legatt, St Catherine's University Women's Vault Coach; Brock Spandl, UofM Alum & All-American; Caroline White, University of Minnesota Women's Vault Coach (Substitute)

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

....(6:00p-8:00p) for practices and rain make-up day if needed

Thurs 6/14, Sat 6/16  (Rain Makeup day Wed 6/20)


Campers are encouraged to attend Wednesday Night Vault Meets at Armstrong
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--US-Mail completed registration and check to...
 Flight Deck JO Camp
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

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.

Brock Spandl Graduated UofM in 2011 with a B.S. in Kinesiology; exerce science. Now he is currently in grad school becoming a chiropractor.  Brock cleared 15' 3" while at Moorhead high school and 17' 3" while at the UofM.  Brock was a member of Gopher team for 5-straight Big-10 championship wins from 2009-2011, individually placing 3rd six times in the vault and Multis and 2nd in the 2011 decathlon.  Brock also earned All-American honors indoors 2010. His other lifetime PR's: heptathlon 5600+, decathlon of 7300+, LJ 23' 3", HJ 6' 7", 110h 14.4s, 100m 11.1).  Brock's experience and depth of knowledge made him an obvious choice to coach for flight deck summer camps in the summer of 2010, when Steve was completing his principal's license.

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


1. Max Maher, Rush City, Confirmed--alum
2. Luke Maher, Rush City, Confirmed--alum
3. Carolyn Nye, Blake, Confirmed--alum
4. Steven Nye, Blake Confirmed--alum
5. Tyler Tappe, Pequot Lakes Confirmed--alum
6. Robert Mesenburg, Byron, Confirmed --alum
7. Zach Olsem, Waconia, Confirmed-- alum
8. Anna Benke, Minnetonka, Confirmed-- alum
9. Grant Krieger, Blake, pending -- alum
10. John Craig, Pequot Lakes, Confirmed -- alum
Steve White
Flight Deck Athletics, owner
(763) 458-2932


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