About us

Welcome to Vaulter Club

Please note this written policy that Vaulter Club addresses its commitment to keep children safe from sexual abuse by preventing, recognizing and responding to situations both on and off the playing field that in any way compromises their safety.

Vaulter Club has a unique approach and understanding to the meaning of pole vaulting. The direction for establishing and having a fun and meaningful pole vaulting track and field club.

We love the sport of pole vaulting, and this is why we started Vaulter Magazine for the enthusiast that follows the sport. After a summer of fun-filled FREE Summer Camp, the kids involved decided that we needed to start up our pole vaulting track and field club servicing the Inland Empire, San Diego, Southern California areas in September of 2015. After listening to their suggestions about the lack of quality clubs in Southern California, with a serious approach to pole vault, we started what you see today. We want to bring our experiences from around the world to Southern California.

Our Vision


Vaulter Club is located in a unique and desirable area of Southern California known as Temecula and Murrieta.

Our training is a stone’s throw away from the Promenade Mall in Temecula / Murrieta and a short distance from some of the best wine tasting in the world. (Yes, the world) So drop your athlete off for pole vault track and field training and make the best of your day. We love training our young athletes as well as our Master’s Vaulters and feel that our club would be an outstanding fit for the master that wants to get out and get some pole vaulting done.

We are not necessarily looking for the best athlete; we are looking for the dedicated athlete with the qualities to be the best!


Meet Our Team

Doug Bouma Head Coach, Founder of Vaulter Magazine – Vaulter Club Inc., Vaulter Club, Varsity Pole Vault Coach Murrieta Valley High School, Murrieta, California.

Bio – Doug spent 20 years in the Marine Corps, and once retired as a Gunnery Sergeant he decided to take advantage of his G.I. Bill and head back to college. While earning his degree in Business Administration, he decided to polish up his magazine company named Vaulter Magazine, a magazine dedicated to the sport of pole vaulting around the world (2012). Born and raised in Wyoming, there were no pole vault or high jump pits in existence in his hometown back in the 1980’s so Doug ran the 100, 4×100, long jump and cross country.

Doug does not proclaim to be a master at the sport of pole vaulting or have any stories about his lustrous career vaulting; he leaves that all to the athletes that he trains. Doug got into the sport the same way that he started the magazine. Doug and his son traveled to the Olympic Training Center and fell in love with the sport while training with Olympic Gold Medalist Stacy Dragila. Dragila coached Doug’s son Derek through the 11th grade, and once Doug stated that he would be assisting his son in learning to pole vault for his high school, Stacy took the time to train and mentor Doug on how to coach the high school athlete. Hours and hours of training videos and a treasure trove of information was established between the trio.

Established the club in 2015.

Varsity Coach Murrieta Valley High School
Five Years Varsity Coach at Chaparral HS
Two Years assisting at Murrieta Valley HS
Coached Elite Athletes
Coaches College Athletes (Athletes from multiple colleges)
Coaches Masters Athletes

2015 Started the first-ever Southern California pole vault travel team
2015 Olympic qualifying mark by Elite Vaulter Jenny Wartinbee at 14’6″ at the Olympic Training Center
2016 NCAA Indoor Championships – Jenny Wartinbee
Chaparral High School boys record broke by Nick LaPierre after 11 years, 15′
Chaparral High School girls record broke by Alexandria Gray after 12 years, 12’6
Alexandria Gray breaks league record 12’4 after 12 years in 2017
2016 USATF All American Alexandria Gray
2016 High School Boys League Champion
2017 High School girls League Champion
2017 Highest Riverside County Jumper at 12’6

2018 USATF 13-14  Boys National Champion Caleb Fuller

Helped many athletes get scholarships for the sport of pole vaulting in the last three years. Our latest is with the University of Texas-San Antonio, which is a D1 college that paid short of a full ride.

It’s been one heck of a crazy ride over the last couple years, and we have no plans of slowing down soon. Typically our athletes are homegrown athletes directly from our club; we like to stay dedicated to our athletes and expect the same dedication from them. Like we stated above, “We are not necessarily looking for the best athlete; we are looking for the dedicated athlete with the qualities to be the best!”

Derek

Derek Bouma Head Coach, Founder Vaulter Club, Varsity Pole Vault Coach Vista Murrieta High School, Murrieta, California.

Bio – Derek graduated from Murrieta Valley High School (2013) where he jumped 12’9  for his high school team. Derek helped Doug in starting Vaulter Magazine and remains a partner in all of the efforts towards the publishing and daily activities running the magazine and Vaulter Club.
Derek is now the the Varsity coach at Vista Murrieta High School after coaching at Chapparal high school for three years and continues to run the pole vault club that he loves. Co-Established the club in 2015.
Three Years coaching at Chaparral HS
Two Years coaching at Vista Murrieta HS
Coached Elite Athletes
Coaches College Athletes (Athletes from multiple colleges)
Coaches Masters Athletes2015 Co-Started the first-ever Southern California pole vault travel team
2015 Olympic qualifying mark by Elite Vaulter Jenny Wartinbee at 14’6″ at the Olympic Training Center
2016 NCAA Indoor Championships – Jenny Wartinbee
Vista Murrieta High School girls record break by Katrina Meir after five years, 12’3
2016 USATF All American Alexandria Gray
2016 High School Boys League Champion

2018 USATF 13-14  Boys National Champion Caleb Fuller

Helped many athletes get scholarships for the sport of pole vaulting in the last three years. Our latest is with the University of Texas-San Antonio, which is a D1 college that paid short of a full ride.