Saugatuck Pole Vault Clinic in Memory of Alan Launder

Saugatuck Pole Vault Clinic In Memory of Alan Launder

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Saugatuck High School home of the 2013 and 2015 D-4 State Champions will be hosting a two day pole vault clinic in memory of Alan Launder, former Australian Olympic and National track and field events coach. Alan authored the book “From beginner to Bubka and Isenbayeva too”, learned much of his coaching knowledge from Vitaly Petrov, Bubka and Isenbayeva’s coach and was the inspiration for the Saugatuck Pole Vault Clinic

Location: Saugatuck High School Track, Saugatuck, MI

Saugatuck Pole Vault Clinic
In Memory of Alan Launder
(author of From beginner to Bubka and Isenbayeva too)
July 25 and 26, 2016
Saugatuck Track and Field presents “From Beginner to Bubka and Isenbyeva”
pole vault clinic inspired by Alan Launder and his description of the
Petrov/Bubka technical model.
Feature coach this year is: Coach Phil Eichbauer from Beaverton and Alma College, Phil has
successfully coached two state champions and the D-4 State   meet record holder using the
Petrov/Bubka technical model. Phil has attended and assisted both Alan Launder and Bubka
team mate Roman Botcharnikov at Slippery Rock.
Special guest and Camp Counselors: Curtis Bell and Erin Droulliard. Curtis is the Division 4
State record holder, three time national qualifier from Aquinas College and an NAIA All
American finishing 2nd at outdoor Nationals with a jump of 16′ 6 3/4”. Curtis attended the
inaugural Saugatuck Clinic and brings first hand knowledge of his work with Alan Launder.
Curtis will share with campers keys to his improvements that lead to an exceptionally
successful season.
Erin Droulliard, Aquinas College record holder 12′ 7 1/4”,  Four time Nationals Qualifier and
USTGCCCA Great Lakes Field athlete of the year brings campers her experiences on her
amazing season and will demonstrate to campers how she accomplished this. Erin also
attended the first Alan Launder Clinic here and will expound on how she exploits elements of
the Petrov/Bubka Technical model.
This Clinic is directed by George Sipes, Assistant Track Coach at three time State Champion,
Saugatuck High School, George has coached an individual State Champion in the pole vault
and multiple all state athletes  during his six years. Coach Sipes started working with Alan
Launder in 2011 and remained in close communication with Alan until Alan’s death in 2014.

You may enter online: Register Today!
Please check one of the following for what you will be attending:
____Coaches $50.00
____Athlete one day  $60.00
____Athlete two days $100.00
Please add $10.00 for registration after 7-22.
Full Name:__________________________________________
Address: ________________________. City______________________
State ___ Zip _________ Phone__________ Email_____________________
I hearby certify that it is with full knowledge and consent that either myself, or my child take part in the Saugatuck
Pole Vault Camp. I will not hold the organization, teams coaches, sponsors or anyone connnected with Saugatuck
Public Schools or Saugatuck Community Recreation responsible for death, injury or sickness that may incur in any
programs. Further more I will not hold any party responsible for any medical aid administered. Camp schedule is
subject to change.I give permission for any pictures or videos taken during the clinic to be used at the discretion of the
camp directors.
_________________________________________ ______________________________ _________
Signature of Participant, Participant’s parent or Legal Guardian Date
Please use online registration. On site or paper registration please make check payable to Saugatuck Community
Recreation. Call or text George Sipes at 616-550-7857 or Rick Bauer at 616-848-9319. Questions or


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2 Responses to Saugatuck Pole Vault Clinic in Memory of Alan Launder

  1. Shelly Kindig says:

    Do athletes have to have helmets? My kids don’t have them and I’m not even sure where they would get them.