Rocket Man Pole Vault 

Outdoor Pole Vault training and meet facility      Mooresville - Lake Norman, North Carolina

Welcome to Rocket Man Pole Vault

Here is the general functioning and schedule of our club's practice sessions

There are 3 seasons in our year:
Indoor (Sept 1 – Feb 15)
Outdoor (Feb 16 – June 9)   
Summer (June 10 – Aug 31)

What do I need to bring to my first practice:


Signed Waivers & Forms (link above)

USATF Membership Number 
required beginning September 1, 2017 in order to be covered under the club insurance 

Summer Practice Sessions & Fees:
June 10-Aug 26 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm
Saturdays 10:30am  
(after August 26 we will return to our Sunday, 1pm session in place of Saturday)

*Practice Fee: 
$20 per session or $140 for a block of 8 sessions (never expire), 
to be paid before each practice session 
cash or check, payable to Donna Carpentier; or a credit card can be used on our website and in person   

- to be paid before any practice is allowed
- is required of each athlete for each season
- Includes administrative fees, USATF Club fees, coaching and pole rentals

Fall/Indoor (Sept 1 – Feb 15), $150
Spring/Outdoor (Feb 16 – June 9), $150
Summer (June 10 – Aug 31), $100

We rent a supply of poles from Vault House in High Point for our athletes to use and share during our jump sessions and we transport them to most of our athletes' meets. This program provides our athletes with a progression of poles that we can continually trade in and out, and covers the athlete's insurance deductible against breakage. Individual poles can cost from $400 to $1500 to purchase/replace, but if you break a pole you will only need to pay a moderate percentage ($100-$200 generally) making this program a great value.   Please be aware that we might not always have the exact pole you wish to use readily available, but we always make the effort to get it asap.  

Please note: for school or individual rental poles from Vault House for the season, please contact coach Eric Morell, [email protected]

Safety: Pole Vault is one of most dangerous sports there is. We adhere to the strictest of safety standards and practices and expect our athletes to do the same. Our facility boasts a state-of-the art raised, aluminum-frame rubberized runway and raised UCS 2100 pit and standards.  
If, for any reason, it is deemed unsafe to jump, we will NOT jump. For example, twice recently we have called off practice after it had already begun due to lightening or heavy rain (in these cases we do not charge you for the session).   

We insist that our athletes:
  • never take foolish risks; 
  • be in good health and inform us of illnesses or injuries, past or current;
  • always respect the equipment, coaches, officials and each other; 
  • never vault without a certified pole vault coach paying close attention to you; and, 
  • never jump in unsafe conditions or on unsafe, broken, faulty equipment (when in doubt, ask us too evaluate)