Pole Vault Coaches Check List

By Eddie Seese, Personal Record Sports

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Eddie Seese is a pole vault aficionado. In fact, he's made it his business and he operates Personal Record Sports in Vallejo, CA, a firm that caters especially to vaulters and their equipment and implement needs. This check list has been developed and refined over the years and this version is dated 10/8/05.

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AS A COACH I WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A REASONABLE STANDARD OF CARE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

YES

NO

NEED TO IMPROVE

1. Properly instruct correct technique.      
2. Use proper instructional methods.      
3. Use proper progression of skills.      
4. Warn athletes and parents of the inherent risks in the sport of pole vaulting.      
5. Provide proper supervision.      
6. Warn of the risks of using improper technique.      
7. Provide a safe environment: a) facilities, b) equipment, c) properly constructed facilities.      
8. Maintain equipment properly.      
9. Provide equipment free of defects.      
10. Provide proper size equipment.      
11. Provide protective equipment for safety, e.g., helmets.      
12. Provide health care: a) pre-injury-physical exams and conditioning; b) emergency care for injured athlete; c) post-injury care; d) diet.      
13. Enforce rules and regulations: a) state rules, b) rules of the game, c) district rules, d) school rules, e) specific sport rules.      
14. Classify and group participants for competition based on skill level, age, maturity, gender, size, and experience.      
15. Transport students safely to competition and practice sites.      
16. Provide written documentation of my training program.      


FROM: TRACK COACH 174

 

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