We've started Pole Vault - have you ?
Are you insured, Lilly ?
Sprinter/jumper Lilly, recently returned from her first overseas competition (in Samoa), was willing to be a "guinea pig" ! So we used one of the bars (recently purchased for real PV !) to get her to trust herself swinging with straight arms, plus doing the simple concluding gymnastics (half-twist) to land. After some hesitation, she did not want to stop !
Not perfect, but making prgress !
As you will see from the photos, the set-up is less than perfect. However, she did learn to trust it, and her arms (rear view) did get straighter ! We are also thinking of adapting her skills to do 400m. hurdles ! The bar did not slide on the concrete; and the rope was strong enough ! So we will get more to try. We must raise the take-off and bar-height, for here even Lilly had to bend her knees. We understand that, although it is a swinging move, it does not yet look like PV, and the weight is not on a vertical pole. However, we thought we would approach it this way ! There will be more to follow !