Hierholzer Offers Pole Vault Coaching Clinic

Sept. 25, 2013K-State AthleticsMANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State Track and Field assistant coach Kyle Hierholzer is offering a pole vault coaching clinic to any and all entrants on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 and Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Participants will get the opportunity to view a practice led by Hierholzer while also partaking in classroom sessions.

"We are excited about this opportunity to provide a learning environment for attendees," Hierholzer said. "Hopefully this clinic will be applicable to coaches and athletes in all situations including the high school level."

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at 8:45 a.m. in the Purple Pride Room, located on the third floor of the K-State Alumni Center. Cost of the clinic is $100 per individual per day or $150 to attend both days.

The clinic will provide a look at the K-State Pole Vault Model and discuss training principles and periodization as they relate to athletes at all levels. Coaches will be given insight on how to create effective training regimens for their athletes and how those plans may change from year to year or person to person.

Classroom sessions will focus on pole vault technique and training while practice viewing sessions will give participants the opportunity to view a K-State Track and Field training session including current K-State student-athletes. Each practice viewing will close with a Q&A session with Hierholzer and the student-athletes. 

Please note that this clinic is purely for educational purposes. Interaction with Hierholzer as well as the student-athletes will be from a Q&A standpoint. Both students and coaches participating are encouraged to ask questions throughout the entire coaching clinic.

A registration form is available to print online at K-State Track and Field's homepage by clicking on the Camps link. For additional information please contact Coach Hierholzer at 785-587-7872 or visit www.kstatesports.com. The deadline to register for the November session is Wednesday, Nov. 6 and for the January session is Tuesday, Dec. 31.