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GetVertical Pole Vault holds practices in greater Milwaukee and northern Chicago.

 No matter which practice you are attending please note that: 

  • Practices are long, please bring water and food to stay hydrated and energized.

  • Utilization of borrowed poles assumes responsibility for all damages.

  • Practices are subject to cancellation based on weather, please subscribe to updates to receive updates.


Indoor Pole Vault Sessions

Held at Maine East High School, these sessions provide the opportunity to get on the runway to hone your skills and practice your technique prior to the season starting. 

Maine East High School Fieldhouse
2601 West Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Training shoes are recommended for vaulting at this location (spikes are not allowed.). This location has a limited selection of poles, bringing your poles is recommended.



Indoor Pole Vault Training

Held at NorthShore Academy of Gymnastics in Cedarburg, WI, this practice provides a unique opportunity for pole vault athletes to train for pole vaulting and develop the necessary gymnastic skills to be successful in the event.  We practice here for fall, winter, and spring sessions.

North Shore Academy of Gymnastics
W59 N270 Cardinal Avenue
Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012

No spikes are allowed in the facility. As the practices often involve tumbling, most athletes practice barefoot or in stocking feet.

Outdoor Pole Vault Training

Held at Shorewood High School during the summer session only, these practices are traditional runway track practices focused on extending the competition season.  The focus of the practice will vary to allow athletes to improve their technique and be ready for summer competitions.

Shorewood High School
1701 E. Capitol Drive
Shorewood, WI 53211

1/4″ pyramid spikes are allowed at the facility.

Contact GetVertical Pole Vault

Jason Shimko, Founder

Phone: 414.217.6579