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Summer Vault Club 2024

Peak Athletics is glad to be coming back for another great summer.  Peak Athletics is a pole vaulting development group that’s goal is to improve athletes in not only pole vaulting, but overall athlete development.  As well as pole vaulting we work on the development of strength, gymnastics, and speed development.  We have use of an indoor turf area at the gym next door as well as a weight room. We are going to do the standard vault team starting June 3rd-July 27th.

Peak is again going to do a 8 vault day practice trial May 6th-June 1st to see if you want to participate for the full summer.  This is also for those who want to do the summer and want to keep their skills up during the period between state and the start of summer track. Spots are limited so get information in quickly.  

The Coach: Chris Spear
24 Years involved in Pole Vaulting
Coaching: 16 Years
High School: Spain Park (2006)
College: Clemson (2010)
Post Collegiate: Bell Athletics
Personal Best: 17’ 3”
Former high school indoor record holder, 3 time state champion, All-ACC Athlete, NCAA qualifier, 2008 Penn Relays Medalist. Coach of multiple Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia State medalist and champions. Coach of a national runner up and 2 time national champion. Our athletes consistently medal and score at the state championship meet.

Cost:         $800 for the Summer Club

                $200 for the 8 Practice Trial

                $900 if you Sign up for both at the same time

                Cash or Check or Venmo (chris-spear-5)

                Cards are also accepted with a 4.5% fee

                Can split into 2 payments

                (First due by May 15th, Second due by June 1st)

May Session


May 6th - June 1st

Monday/Wednesday: (4PM-6:30PM Group 1) (6:00-8:30PM Group 2)

Tuesday/Thursday: (4PM-6:30PM Group 3)

Summer Session 

Jumping Days

Monday/Wednesday: (4PM-6:30PM Group 1) (6:00-8:30PM Group 2)

Tuesday/Thursday: (4PM-6:30PM Group 3)

If it rains on your jump day we will have a make up day on Fridays unless we are travelling for competition.

Running/Lifting Days

Group 1 & 2 (Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-12)

Group 3: For out of town athletes that are working out from home


2790 Pelham Parkway

Pelham, Alabama 35124


Meets: (these are subject to change)

June 1st: Peak Meet #1

June 8th: Southeast Pole Vault Championships; Atlanta 2400 DeFoors Ferry Road

June 15th: TBD

June 22nd: Peak Meet #2

June 29th:  TBD

July 6th: No Meet

July 12th-13th: Vulcan Vault

July 20th: Dauphin Street Vault

July 27th: Peak Meet #3

Summer Club Athletes
As an athlete at Peak you get Coaching, training, and weightlifting. A T-shirt, use of nearly 200 poles, access to gym, no entry fee for Peak Athletics home meets, and a uniform top your first year. (Travel, Hotels, and Entry fees for non Peak meets are not included.)

If we do end up hosting a street vault in Homewood I will need a lot of help to put it on.  Anyone that helps will have entry fee for the street vault waived for helping set up and tear down.


Commonly asked questions:


Q: Do the athletes have to attend every practice and every meet?


A: Athletes are not required to attend all practices and meets.  Athletes are encouraged to come to all the practices.  Consistent practice leads to a much more consistent jump.  Hard to increase your PR if there is a big break between training sessions.


Q: What if you can only make it to the jumping sessions? (I.E. Live way out of town, work, Etc.)


A: That is a common problem for our athletes.  We have several athletes who can only make jump days or the jump days and maybe one of the training days.  All the workouts for the week we will be doing will be typed up and emailed out to the athletes by Monday night so that they can do them from their home facilities if they can’t make it on training days.


Q: Why does the camp cost what it does?


A: The camp for the summer I believe is priced at a reasonable cost for what all is being provided for the athletes.  Most weekend camps cost $250 or more and are several hours away and require hotel stays. Members are also provided clothing their first year and training.  Also equipment and poles are expensive. I’m one of the few clubs in the area that has a full series of poles from bottom to top that is provided for the athletes use. Also we have doubles of most on hand so that if we have one break we don’t have to wait for another one to be delivered.  If a pole breaks I do not charge the athlete for breaking a pole, unless they clearly broke it intentionally. One pole can cost nearly what a summer fee costs.  We don’t want one to break, but we have to plan for the unforeseeable.


If attending please email me the sign up sheet with the subject line "Peak Athletics Sign Up 2024" or if you have any other questions email me at  Please send information about doing the trial by April 22nd and the summer information by May 6th so that I can order all the uniforms and shirts.

                         Sign Up Sheet                                       Waiver of Liability           

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