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Jun 02

Pole Vault Clinics, Week of Sunday June 2nd and Thursday June 6th.

Shealy Athletics Pole Vault Clinics are the Best!!! There is a reason why we have coached 115 SCHS State Champions and 12 National Champions, as well as 4 collegiate National Champions since 1998. We also help to open college doors with top NCAA pole vault coaches. Check us out and find out why we are called, "The Unfair Advantage!"

Shealy Athletics/Rusty Shealy Pole Vault
121 Crockett Road, Columbia, SC 29212
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Jun 02, 2024 12:01am - Jun 06, 2024 11:59pm



To give more flexibility with everyone's crazy summer vacation and family schedules, we are registering for clinics one week at a time. I am adding the first few weeks and subsequent weeks for the remainder of the summer will be online soon. 


Welcome to Shealy Athletics/Rusty Shealy Pole Vault!

Our specialty is collaborating with coaches and athletes to develop the best pole vaulters possible. We believe in learning by doing. Clinic athletes are taken weekly through a series of highly successful and safe learning progressions, being taught by the best coaches worldwide. We are experts at helping athletes to jump their highest, meeting the needs of each individual. Put the odds in your favor by learning to vault safely and correctly. Clinics are...

  • Open to all ability levels from beginner to very experienced.
  • Taught correctly from the start since bad habits are ingrained and difficult to change.
  • Highly encouraged for anyone interested in being the best vaulter they can be.

If you have questions contact Rusty by email at [email protected], or call/text at 803-315-5998. To register and secure your spot, please click on the "Register" link above.


  • Clinic dates/times must be obtained in advance via this online registration process, and are available first come, first serve.
  • Registrations must also be done for each clinic day/time you are interested in attending. You can select multiple clinic days in advance, but only by the week.
  • If you can not make any clinic please give a courtesy text at 803-315-5998. Contact me as far in advance as possible since we may have a waiting list. Thank you!


  • The cost is $60 per clinic w/sibling $30 if same household. Missed clinic credits only given when canceled by us. No credits given for no shows. However you are welcome to make up missed clinic at another day/time if you have notified us at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • There is never any cost for coaches and parents to attend, and it is encouraged to be better able to assist athletes during school practices and competitions.  
  • “Private Clinics” are available for beginners to advanced. Introduction to basics and safety for beginning vaulters is two hours. Subsequent privates are one hour. Call for pricing, 803-315-5998.
  • For larger private clinics, or a camp, at your location please call Rusty for pricing at 803-315-5998, or email at [email protected]
  • Payment can be made via Venmo "Rusty-Shealy" (#5998), Zelle "803-315-5998, cash or check.

If you do not see the day/time you would like from the list of choices, it means that day/time is already full or not available that week. You will need to select another day/time. Please call or text if questions, 803-315-5998.  Thank you!

About Us...

Rusty Shealy, Columbia, SC: As Director of Shealy Athletics/Rusty Shealy Pole Vault, Coach Shealy is referred to as "The Unfair Advantage".  Since 1998, he has coached 115 South Carolina High School State Champions, 12 National Champions, as well as 4 collegiate National Champions, and had 3 on "Team USA" the World Team. He may be the only coach in the country to ever have four of his athletes achieve the rarity of jumping their age, since only a few people in the world do it each year. One jumped 14' at 14 years of age, five have jumped 15' at 15 years old, two jumped 16' at 16 years old, and one 17' 1" at 17 years of age. Rusty was a high school club coach of Sandi Morris the current American Record Holder Outdoors, and Olympic Silver Medalist, with a personal record of 16' 4.75" (5.0m). Most recently as the Columbia International University pole vault coach he coached the 2020 and 2021 NAIA Indoor Pole Vault National Champion, as well as the 2021 NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Outdoor and 2022 NCCAA Indoor National Champion. As an NCAA coach at the University of South Carolina, Rusty also coached seven Southeastern Conference scorers in two seasons with one NCAA All-American.