Pole Vault Event Group Plan

Pole Vault in New Zealand has a strong history of producing medal winning performances over the past decade. Pole Vault in NZ is constantly evolving for this momentum to continue. This is achieved through innovative programs and camps; athlete selection in High Performance programs; coach development; athlete/coach engagement and collaboration; plus, many community-based initiatives.

The Event Group Lead will lead the implementation of the Event Group Initiatives while working closely with the Event Group Co-ordinator, who will oversee each initiative and offer platforms for athletes/coaches to provide feedback after each initiative is implemented.

Specific Pole Vault initiatives will be made available soon.

Contact: – Event Group Lead – TBA
Contact: Kim Mickle – Event Group Co-ordinator kim@athletics.org.nz

2023/24 Initiatives.

  1. Initiative: High Performance Hui

    : 3 days
    Location: AUT Millennium, Auckland
    Dates: 24-26th October 2023
    Purpose: The purpose of this camp is connection, education and collaboration between ANZ High Performance staff and Programmed athletes and their coaches.
    Registration: Invite required.

  2. Initiative: High Performance Athlete Development (HPAD)

    : There will be two specific HPAD opportunities for targeted athletes across event groups. There will be a multiple day domestic camp and an Australian tour held each year which Performance Development Squad (PDS) and/or Performance Potential Squad (PPS) athletes will have a priority invitation to attend.
    HPAD Lead: Tim Driesen (tim@athletics.org.nz)


    3. Initiative: Secondary Schools Development Camp 2023

  1. Duration:         1.5 days
  2. Location:         Christchurch
  3. Dates:              11-12th December
  4. Purpose:          The purpose of this camp is to offer an opportunity for Secondary School athlete/coaches to learn from High Performance Coaches and to offer feedback from results during the NZSSAA.
  5. Registration:    Registration for Secondary Schools athletes and coaches (aged 15+). Click here to register https://pvandthrowscamp.events.mygameday.app/

Community Initiatives

  1. Establishment and delivery of Introduction to Pole Vault module (CAD Level 1 and CAD Level 2)
  2. Regional/club coach development delivery by request and where resource exist (Pads/Poles etc)

Contact: Mike Trathen – Coach Development Lead miket@athletics.org.nz