Club Policies

Vaulter Club is NOT a dating site!  If you are looking for match.com, christianmingle.com or others, please search elsewhere. This is club for athletes that want to train and be the best.

Be Kind! We are a family and the best pole vaulter is only as good as the worst pole vaulter. Praise and bring each other up as a team!

These are some of the policies or rules for the club and the teams that we have.

Attendance:

Vaulter Club requires that athletes make it to club practice at least two times a week and a majority of the meets that we hold. This does not include a last minute meets that we hold in the summer. For Fall travel team all meets are mandatory and necessary for your athlete’s improvement.

Pole Use and Breakage:

As stated within the pole vault page, your son or daughter uses a pole and breaks that pole, she or he is responsible for replacing that pole.  A majority of our team’s poles are brand new and they will last a very long time if you take care of them.  Please take care of our poles and always use a pole bag when transporting the poles. We have taken the burden of buying a 100 plus poles. Many clubs make each child buy one pole a year for the club, we do not, but enforce a breakage policy.

Gear Use:

None of the gear that we have was easy to come by, please respect the equipment and use it with kindness. If you see an athlete abusing the gear, say something to that athlete and help the team keep the gear in top shape and working order.

Consent:

You (Parents or Guardians) hereby grant permission for myself/my child to attend Vaulter Magazine – Vaulter Club Inc. practices and events. I verify that I/my child has had a physical exam in the past year and is capable to participate in the activities related to pole vaulting. I agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Vaulter Magazine – Vaulter Club Inc. coaching staff, any other associated coach, our mentoring staff.

Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Vista High School or any other pole vault practice or competition facility used by Vaulter Magazine – Vaulter Club Inc. , their agents, employees and sponsors from any and all liability for injury to myself or my child as well as any damage caused by myself and/or my child. I understand that track and field, and in particular pole vaulting, are potentially dangerous and could pose risk of injury during the course of instruction or competition. Sports by their very nature pose the continuous threat of injury that no type of equipment can ensure against or prevent. Should medical attention be necessary, I hereby authorize any physician or trainer selected by club personnel to conduct medical or surgical procedures.

I give my consent for emergency medical treatment of this minor in a licensed hospital by a licensed physician should his/her condition so require it in my absence. I understand that, in such a case, reasonable attempts will be made to contact me, time and conditions permitting. As long as the medical or surgical treatment is considered necessary in the situations in accordance with generally accepted standards of medical practice for the particular type of injury or illness involved, I impose no specific limitations or prohibitions regarding treatment. I will be responsible for any medical or other charges in connection with attendance of this club.

In other words, when you come join the team and step foot within our facilities or knowingly coached by our staff, you take full responsibility for your athlete. This is a sport and one that comes with risk at times. This should be no surprise to anyone that pole vaults or their parents.  Please do not ruin the sport for other athletes.

Payment for Dues:

Please pay your dues on time, we are not here to chase down payments for your athlete. We are here to train your athlete and provide them the means necessary to jump high and go on to the next level in their career. If you prefer checks, use a check, cash, use cash, but last but not least, go online and pay that way if its more convenient for you. The dues cover coaching your athlete and local travel for coaches to get to the meet and the gear/pole usage. This does not cover out of town or away meets and travel expenses.

Team Letterman Patch:

As a pole vaulter these are a some of the requirements to obtain a patch from our club.

  1. He or She is a consistent Vaulter Club member.
  2. Varsity Pole Vaulter at your school and make it to the advanced level of pole vaulting. i.e. League Finals, CIF, State.
  3. Become an honorary athlete that joins us from another state or country.
  4. Go above and beyond to support the team and make a difference to the club.
  5. Coaches recommendations from Coach Derek or Coach Doug.
  6. Jumps on Runway Number Two at the Pole Vault Summit for girls and Runway number one for Boys.
  7. Earns qualifying points for the Fall Travel Team Trophy.
  • First time lettering patch from requirements above you get the patch.
  • Returning Letter receives a silver star for each occurrence.
  • 110% award is given to athletes that go 100% and beyond!
  • High jumping boy and highest jumping girl get a “Knight” Pin.
  • Pin for members and bracelet for each year an athletes has been with the club.
  • “V” Medal to all Vaulter Club athletes that have participates through at least one season. Spring, Summer or Fall.
  • Certificates with all awards minus the one year pin and “V” medal.

Safety:

If you see something or someone that is being unsafe, please bring it to our attention. We want successful and talented young athletes, not hurt athletes.

Child abuse and conduct:

We take this extremely serious and have zero tolerance for child abuse, sexual misconduct or harassment. Please note that we do our best to always conduct our practices with honor and respect, please make sure that all parties do the same. If you have a family member that does not fall into these guidelines, please be sure and keep them away from our events.  If you lack the ability to keep them away, please let us know and we will escort them away from our children that are actively seeking training.

Last but not least:

Don’t be a JERK! We all have our days and we try our best to get along as a whole.  I understand that every day may not be our best and we will work with that. We understand sass, but talking back and attitude will not be tolerated from anyone, especially the athletes towards one another or the coaches.

We DO reserve the right to have the athletes on our teams and if we feel the need, we will get rid of an athlete that doesn’t fit the team. So far that has no happened and I hope we keep it that way.

Thank you and yes, this was written by just a guy that wants to have some great teams and help our community grow.

Coach Doug