In the video below Elliott Krause breaks down the Roll Back Handstand to Pike Drill which he mimics the turn over to pike at the top and is a good way to help the athlete feel where their hips are in relation to trying to push off the pole.
He offers the following Do’s and Don’t’s.
- Time the swing with elasticity of body
- Drive knees at about 45 degrees
- Bend arms
- Extend legs to early
He also suggests having your athletes pike over a mat or some other object so they can simulate clearing the bar.
This clip is taken from Coach Krause’s complete pole vault course that contains over 1 hr of great coaching tips for teaching the beginning pole vaulter.
For more info about that course CLICK HERE
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