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Concluded==2012 JO Regions==

Started by Steve, June 28, 2012, 01:09:49 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 Region JO meet (at Oshkosh) is open to all who register.  

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
...5:1 Athlete to coach ratio)
...we will transport all poles needed, by each athlete, to and from the meet
...we will coach our campers at the meets
...Michelle Legatt, St Catherine's University Women's Vault Coach

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 practice and rain make-up day if needed

Tuesday 7/3, JO Meet 7/7 or 7/8 (Rain Makeup day Thursday 7/5)


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.

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 has coached multiple Big 10 Champions and All-Americans, including Moorhead native Brock Spandl (17'3, 2010 D1-All-American), Ben Peterson (18'0 PR, 2011 D1-NCAA runner-up) and current Gopher athletes; 17'4 junior (15'6 hs), 16'5 sophomore (15'6 hs), 16'5 freshmen (15'9 hs), and 16'5 freshmen (14'9 hs).  Now finishing his 17th 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' and was 2nd at the 2011 USA Masters Indoor Championships.  Steve too will be coaching his college junior at the USA Olympic Trials (stating his name is a NCAA violation)  

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



1. Robert Messenberg, Byron, Confirmed
2. Carolyn Nye, Blake, Confirmed
3. Grant Krieger, Blake, Confirmed
4. Topher Hunnewell, Blake, Pending
5. Zach Olsem, Waconia, Confirmed
6. Tyler Tappe, Pequot Lakes, Confirmed
7. Lee Bares, Lakeville South, Confirmed
Steve White
Flight Deck Athletics, owner
(763) 458-2932