Rocket Man Pole Vault 

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

What do I need to bring to my first practice:                                                         additional info for High School Coaches/Athletes/Parents
  1. First, Sign up
  2. Signed Waiver (Waivers Tab)
  3. USATF Membership Number  (join/renew); our club number is 13-1088

Visitors are welcome; come jump with us when you're in town. 
Bring a signed waiver and $40 practice fee
Please contact us for more information

Outdoor 2021 Practice Sessions & Fees: 

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm (lasts 1.5-2 hours)
weather permitting 

PRACTICE FEE (payable in our store): 

With Membership: 
$20 per session or $140 for a block of 8 sessions (never expire/no refunds), to be paid before each practice session   

Without Membership:
$40 per session or $280 for a block of 8 sessions (never expire/no refunds), to be paid before each practice session

Pole Rental Fee  PER SEASON: Indoor (Sept1-Feb 28), Outdoor (Mar1-Aug 31)
With membership: $150
Without membership: $175

MEMBERSHIP FEE $150.00 per year, Sept 1- Aug 31
- to be paid before any practice is allowed
- is not required of each athlete, but will quickly pay for itself in per-session fees, which are only $20 with a Membership; $40 without. 
- Includes administrative fees, USATF Club fees and USATF insurance, coaching and a reduced fee for use and borrowing of our rental poles*  
We do not charge extra coaching fees for meets.  

*We own a small selection of poles and rent several more from Vault House in High Point for our athletes to use and share during our jump sessions and we transport them to many of our member athletes' meets, but cannot get to them all. With membership, you may borrow your poles to take to meets.  

Membership and the paid pole rental fee** provide our athletes with a progression of poles that we can continually trade in and out, without extra cost to you, and covers the athlete's insurance deductible against breakage. In the event that we cannot get to your meet, your membership allows you to borrow up to three poles (based on availability) for that meet.  

**Pole rental fees will be paid at the beginning of each of the three seasons: 

Indoor/Winter (September - February)
Outdoor/Spring-Summer (February-August) 

The amount and due date will be communicated to you prior to the season, and usually ranges from $100 to $150 per athlete per season.  

With poles costing $400 to $1500 each to purchase or replace, your membership means that if you break a pole you will only need to pay a small deductible ($100-$300 generally), making this program a great value.  Non-members who pay $30 for the session during which he/she experiences a pole break will also be granted the deductible.  We do not generally lend poles to non-members off-site; if, however, a coach grants it, and the pole breaks, you will be responsible for the full replacement cost and shipping of that pole.  

Please note: for school or individual rental poles for the season, you can rent a selection of poles to take with you to your practices, schools and meets.  Contact us for more information.  Another option for your rental needs is Vault House (coach Eric Morell)

Poles that you personally own or rent are your responsibility to transport and store; they may not be left at Rocket Man for liability and logistical reasons.    

Pole Use and Care Rules:
Poles must be transported in a protective carrier or other covering.
Poles must not be left on the ground during practices and competitions; rest them on a stand, fence, in their protective carrier, etc.
Damage must be reported to coach immediately: spike damage/scratches/punctures/scrapes; breaks; etc.
Poles broken by an athlete will be paid for by that athlete (deductible amount or replacement amount)

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