VS Athletics Pole Vaulting Safety and Basic Progressions Clinics 2014, from Jan Johnson/Skyjumpers

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Jan Johnson was the 1972 Olympic bronze medalist for the pole vault. During the summer of 1972, the late Steve Prefontaine was one of the guys who liked to carry poles with Jan Johnson through the airports of Europe. The two of them together must have been a sight to see ! Jan Johnson was also quoted in one of Kenny Moore's Sports Illustrated features, the Long Blue Line, about having oatmeal and applesauce for breakfast: "the power of a thousand butterflies". 

Jan has been my friend and counsel for over twenty years. He allowed us to send a neophyte pole vaulter to his camps and write a piece, Howard Goes to Camp, which has kept cult like status since its writing in 1991. 

I can not recommend a coach more than by saying, that if my son, or perhaps, someday, grand son, was to pursue the pole vault, I would send him to Jan Johnson. Not much more can be said. The guy loves the sport, loves the vault and is a man of huge optimism and faith. Without his support, I would have never got American Athletics magazine off the ground. 

I suggest that you check out his camps if you are an athlete or coach. 

VS Athletics Pole Vaulting Safety and Basic Progressions Clinics 2014

Featuring: Jan Johnson

Olympic Bronze Medalist

Former World Record Holder

National Safety Chairman

 

Soquel HS Santa Cruz, Ca........................... Jan 4, 2014

Sky Jumpers Vertical Sports Club, Atascadero, Ca.... Feb 9, 2014

Maine South HS, Park Ridge, Illinois................... Feb 15-16, 2014

Sky Jumpers Vertical Sports Club, Atascadero, Ca....  March 9, 2014

Sky Jumpers Vertical Sports Club, Atascadero, Ca.... March 16, 2014

Centerville HS, Dayton, Ohio..............................June19-22, 2014

Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin .........June 25-28, 2014

Sky Jumpers Vertical Sports Club, Atascadero, Ca ....July 13-16, 2014

Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa ..................July 20-23, 2014

Sky Jumpers Vertical Sports Club, Atascadero, Ca ....Dec 28-30, 2014

 

For information contact janjohnson18@charter.net

Or call 1805 423-2363

Or get applications at www.skyjumpers.com

sky jumpers vertical sports club@fb

 

 


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