Welcome to Sky Jumpers Vertical Sports Club (also known as the SJVSC). Our club is directed by 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist and National Pole Vault Hall of Fame member Jan Johnson. Jan runs several camps around the country teaching basic and advanced techniques of pole vaulting. Jan is also the Chairman of the National Pole Vault Safety Committee and the Co-director of the National Pole Vault Coaches certification program www.pvscb.com. He has coached a number of world class pole-vaulters including the 1997 World Championships bronze medalist Dean Starkey (19'5"), Greg Duplantis (19'0")1988, Simon Arkell former Austrialia Record Holder (19'4)1991, Shayla Balentine former National HS record holder (13'8)2001, and his daughter Chelsea Johnson (15'61/2") 2009 World championships Silver medalist.


Learning the Basics - Every athlete that comes to camp will learn all of the basic fundamentals of the pole-vault. All the latest drills and training techniques are demonstrated by Jan and his many expert coaching assistants.

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Awards Banquet

Dear Evelyn, Jan, and Doug:

Congratulations, again, on your Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Please check out the pictures from last Sunday's banquet by clicking on the following link:


Best regards,

Skip Stolley
Chairman, Southern California Lifetime Acheivement Awards Banquet
Vice President, Southern California Association/ USA Track & Field

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Illustrated History of the Pole Vault book NOW AVAILABLE!!

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Monday, 04 January 2010 11:05

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


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