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The Pole Vault Toolbox | Testimonials
"The Pole Vault Toolbox". In a word, OUTSTANDING! Shawn has the ability to communicate complicated topics in an easy to understand way, and has also somehow found a way to be entertaining. His delivery, comparisons and examples take you on fun little mini vacations throughout the book. The information and suggestions are dead on! This is a great book and every vaulter, coach and parent should have their own copy! Super well done Shawn!World Masters PV Champion
Our friend Shawn Francis wrote this book. I would recommend if you’re a young vaulter if you don’t have a coach you better have this book. I mean, it’s really good. I bought one of the first copies.2x World Champion, Olympic Bronze Medalist Pole Vault Coach and Father of Sam Kendrick
This is the best book on pole vaulting written in the last 40 years and in my opinion ever. As a student of the pole vault, your work has made me a wiser and better jumper and has helped me solved pole vaulting questions that I have had for decades. You book has has simple actionable ideas to help vaulters at all level.
This is a great investment and a huge asset to any any jumper, coach or athlete who wants to jump higher, more safely with great enjoyment, knowledge, confidence, certainty and have more fun.
In my opinion this is an essential tool for any vaulter, coach or parent.
I wish I had this book 40 years ago, I am glad I have it now.
Thank you ShawnPole Vault Coach
If you're a vaulter, coach or parent this book is a must read!!! I just started reading it and I've already laughed and cried, thanks Shawn for writing this amazing book.Ultimate PV Club Coach
So thankful to Shawn for taking the time to write such a great book for the pole vault community. The book can connect on any level; from the veteran coach, to the rookie. I’ve coached pole vault since 92’ but found myself educated in a new way with the turn of every page. The book puts technique, drills, skills all into new and interesting terminology that catches the learner in a fun way. And the rookie coach can build a firm foundation of knowledge even if they just read the 10 commandments of vaulting. I plan on buying a few as Pr incentives for athletes as well as gifts for fellow coaches, thanks again Shawn!!Mac Track and Pole Vault Club
Thank you Shawn Francis for making this book about pole vaulting! I highly suggest anyone interested in coaching or competing in pole vault get this book. It’s probably the most informative book on the event that I’ve ever seen!! It’s really simplistic and easy to follow along with.
I received your book for Christmas and I haven’t finished it yet but it is amazing! It has been so helpful to me and gives great pointers! I have no coach and my school owns two poles that are both under my weight. The book has been really helping me to coach myself and learn different approaches to the vault. Since there is no coach, my school has low interest in the event and therefore puts no funding into getting new poles for me to use. It would be amazing if we could get more poles and a coach to try to get more people involved with the sport.
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Weather you’re brand new to coaching pole vault, or been coaching pole vault since Sergey Bubka was in diapers, this book is a must. The way Shawn breaks down each phase of the vault combined with his sense of humor, makes The Pole Vault Toolbox easy to understand & implement into your practices. Based on training drills I picked up in this book, I now have vaulters clearing new heights at every meet. This book now lives in my practice bag and has great quick reference for me and my athletes. Thank you Shawn for this labor of love. The pole vault community appreciates you.Vault Coach, Colby-Sawyer College
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Team Hoot Pole Vault is the perfect destination for any pole vaulter or pole vaulting coach. Shawn’s amazing book, The Pole Vault Toolbox is a must have for any vaulter. His cool PV clothing options are creative and comfortable and his mental health products help athletes with their emotional health. This store is the best!! Orders are always shipped promptly.
I left a negative review on not getting the bracelets, but I mistook that for the sweatshirt I ordered and haven't received. The bracelet is a present. However, my daughter has all the others so I expect this to be a hit. The bands have really helped her with her anxiety. She is a vaulter and these remind her vaulting is just something she does....there is life outside of vaulting.
I am a former pole vaulter (who didn’t have coaching and before YouTube), now a coach. I have so appreciated having this “little” manual to help me give my athletes the tools to succeed at pole vault that I didn’t have.
So far this book is amazing. I think having the QR codes is such a creative way to help coaches and athletes. I can’t wait to keep reading!!
Have read only a few pages and enjoy it very much. I started pole vaulting at age 65 with the Vermont Senior Games. I am now 89 and the oldest pole vaulter in the world. Will continue to pole vault as long as my health holds out. Flo Meiler
I just purchased a few more t-shirts on this most recent order and I really like the quality. They are soft fabric like most of the good quality T’s you can get today. On previous orders I have purchased Shawn’s book(s) and besides reading them myself I give them to my Senior vaulters as a gift. This book has been a huge help to me as a novice pole vault coach!! I am constantly reviewing it and using the information to help my team of young high school vaulters.
The Pole Vault Toolbox - QR Code Edition | Book
10+ year highschool coach but you never can know too much! You can always learn more or get some good refreshers. Buy it
The content of the training videos is amazing. The diversity of the warm-up videos alone has kept warm-ups engaging and fun for the vaulters. The information contained in the videos has helped unravel a lot of technical difficulties the younger vaulters encounter. which has accelerated their progress.
I have ordered about 15 copies of Shawn’s book so far, plus a Zen shirt, the 3 month training program and a few other items. Everything has been awesome! I received my order promptly and he always adds a personal touch to everything you order. Shawn does so much for the pole vault community and Team Hoot is very well known to any pole vaulter. This was not the first time I ordered something from Shawn and it certainly is not the last time I order something from him.
Very good job 👏 congratulations!
I thought I was about to get a plastic wrist band like every valiant cause has in the States, they are much better than that though! Comfortable in multiple sizes, Shawn's wrist bands are a stylish way to practice mindfulness!
Thank you, I gave these shirts to my senior pole vaulters as a gift. They were excited!
The bands are great. It was a great morale booster at the end of our vaulting year. Vaulters we’re stoked and all are repping the OWL. Thanks
What a great way to encourage mental health positivity with my vaulter. We didn't PR in height which was disappointing this year but since we started the year with high anxiety and we over came it, we won. These bracelets helped a lot. Anything Team Hoot is awesome! These bracelets were a great way to remind my vaulter that she is control. We liked them so much my daughter gave them as senior gifts to her team and top vaulter in the state-which is not from her team.
Testimonials | Pole Vault Training Plans
Best Simple Training for Plan for Pole Vaulters
Beautifully structured, with detailed descriptions on how to peak optimally for your championship meet. Shawn also includes different variations to training that allow flexibility for real-life events. I can’t thank him enough for making this program.
★★★★★David L Fournerat
Thank you for all of your input over the past 5 years. We've been using your training exclusively and Maddox went from 15'3 to 18 feet. He has made great improvements in speed and strength.Coached a High Schooler over 18+ feet
I purchased your 3 month workout program and did it with my kids this summer. I’ve also integrated tons of your coaching into our program. We went from 10’ pr at the start of last year to 14’3” at Simplot with a short approach on small poles. Wowza! Thanks for all you do!
“The opportunity my athletes had to participate in a Team Hoot pole vault camp was an amazing experience. Shawn is a top notch athlete/coach with an invaluable amount of knowledge. Every single one of my athletes who participated in the Team Hoot camp achieved a personal best at the next meet! My athletes and I can’t wait to work with Shawn again this season! We are Team Hoot all the way!”Sports Psychologist | Pole Vault Coach
Shawn! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been finished with the training plan for almost two weeks but it worked great! I PRd in my meet last Saturday and I’ve moved up 3 poles since my meet the month before
When I was a freshman, I had a high jump coach trying to help me learn how to vault, but it was a struggle. With only 4 vaulters in my school, none of us had a real way to learn how to vault and we didn’t vault often due to the weather and conflicting sports. Watching these videos had the biggest impact on my vaulting because it showed me things that my coaches didn’t know and helped me understand the little things that were difficult to come up with, and the exercises and progressions were huge in helping me progress through the vault. I’ve seen every one of your videos and they helped me vault 9 feet by the end of my freshman season. I’m currently a sophmore girl jumping 10’3. Also, you have had the courage to talk about mental health in sports which is something that I don’t see very often and it really makes a difference in my life reminding me that I’m never alone and my depression isn’t something that can stop me from doing what I love. So with all of my heart l, I thank you so much because you have changed my life.
I started vaulting late in my HS career but I was hooked. I walked on as Decathelete in college back in the early 90s just so I could continue to vault. Great times!
Now fast forward a quarter of a century my son decides he wants to vault as a Freshman. Realize I still have one of my 15’ poles (maxima4) that I use to hang christmas lights with and I have asked him if he wanted to pole vault and the answer was always no.
I was out of the sport for 25 years and now I need to brush off the cobwebs. Shawn helped me get back into the sport and talk my son through what he needed to do. Now he has finished his soph year and I am one of the assistant coaches on the track team. I forgot how much I loved the event and thanks to Shawn he helped me get back into track and the school has already been asking if I want to stick with this even after my son graduates. Thanks Shawn
I bought your program this past summer and it did wonders for my run! Coach said I’m the fastest vaulter! Thanks!
I’ll start with saying I haven’t compared a lot of coaching platforms with my own, so this is a first for me. However, a lot of the training has some similarities. One thing that I learned from your written “outline” was to have the opportunity to decide how the day has treated you and to have the option to pick between a hard, medium or easy day. LOVE IT! The combination of your emails, youtube vlogs, and website are OUTSTANDING. You, yourself are very motivated and is easy to see how passionate you are about the sport and helping others.