Summer Vault Club 2022

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 May 30th-July 30th.  Peak is again going to do a 6 vault day practice trial May 9th-May 25th 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
22 Years involved in Pole Vaulting
Coaching: 15 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 regional qualifier, 2008 Penn Relays Medalist. I have coached several Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia State medalist, champions, and national championship medalist and champion. Every year our athletes consistently medal and set state records at the State Championship. 

Cost:         $750 for the Summer Club

                $150 for the 6 Practice Trial

                $850 if you Sign up for both at the same time

                Cash or Check

                Credit/Debit cards are also accepted with a 4.5% fee

                Can break into 2 payments (First due by May 9th, Second due by June 13th)


May 9th - May 25th

Monday and Wednesday 4pm-8:30pm (Group 1 4-6:30, Group 2 6-8:30)


Jumping Days

May 30th - July 30th 

Monday/Wednesday  Divided into jumping groups between the hours of 2pm-8:30pm. (Group 1 2pm-4:30, Group 2 4:00-6:30, Group 3 6:00-8:30)


Training Days

Tuesday and Thursdays we will meet at 9:30 am-12pm.  


2790 Pelham Parkway

Pelham, Alabama 35124


Meets: (these are subject to change)

May 21st: Alabama All-Star Pole Vault Meet (Invitation Only)

June 4th: Peak Meet #1

June 11th: BVC #1

June 18th-19th: Adidas National Championship (Qualifying Marks Required 14'6" for guys and 12'4" for girls)

June 23-25th: Off (with Qualifiers of U20 Nationals)

July 1st: Peak Meet #2 (Twilight Meet)

July 4th: Off

July 9th: BVC# 2

July 16th: Dauphin Street Vault

July 23rd: BVC#3

July 31st: 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 meets, and a uniform top. (Travel, Hotels, and Entry fees for non Peak meets are not included.)


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 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 2022" 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.

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