Rusty Shealy 
Rusty Shealy Pole Vault 


Typically clinics are held the first four Sunday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's monthly throughout the year. Choose from multiple days and times below. There are no clinics during the fifth week of the month.  Our summer schedule differs somewhat.  Please call Coach Shealy if questions about days and times. Thank you! 

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Shealy Athletics/Rusty Shealy Pole Vault 
121 Crockett Road
Columbia, SC 29212

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Unlimited August Pole Vault Clinics 

Welcome to Shealy Athletics, Home of 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, or call at 803-315-5998.  To register and secure your spot, please click on the "Register Now!" link below.

Registrations must be done for each subsequent month you are interested in attending, and may be done months in advance. 


  • Summer vault times are monthly the first four Sundays at 11:00 AM, 1:15 PM and 3:30 PM; Tuesdays at 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM; and Thursdays at 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM. We will add some mornings, as well as cancel some days for vacation/family time. Notifications/changes will be via our "Weather Notifications By Text" messaging.
  • Unlimited Summer Pole Vault Clinics are $160 per month.  You choose the days and times around your summer vacation and family schedule.  No cancelation credits given during the summer months June through August.  No credits given for no shows.  
  • Clinic fees are due on or before the first clinic of the month with a $10 late fee after the 15th.  
  • Second vaulter in the immediate family recieves 50% discount if attending same month as someone paying regular price.  
  • There is never any cost for coaches and parents to attend, and it is encouraged to be better able to assist athletes during meets.  
  • “Private Clinics” are also available for beginners to advanced, at $120 per athlete/per clinic, or $90 per athlete/per clinic for multiple persons, and held at Rusty Shealy Pole Vault in Columbia.  
  • For larger private clinics, or a camp, at your location please call Rusty for pricing at 803-315-5998, or email at


Special Note:  Be sure to also sign up for "Weather Notifications By Text".  Bad weather can come up quickly, and everyone gets text messages right away.  So all weather notifications as well as other needed communications are now done by text.  Please sign up from each cell phone that you would like to recieve weather or other pole vault related updates.  Send a text from each phone to 864-416-7762, with the message "@polevault".  This is not our cell phone number, but the number of a teachers service we use for notifications.  Thanks!

About Us...

Rusty Shealy, Columbia, SC:  As Director of Rusty Shealy Pole Vault, Coach Shealy is referred to as "The Unfair Advantage".  Since 1998, he has coached 105 South Carolina High School State Champions, 11 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 acheive 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, four have jumped 15' at 15 years old, two jumped 16' at 16 years old, and one 17' 1" at 17 years of age.  As an NCAA coach at the University of South Carolina, Rusty coached seven Southeastern Conference scorers in two seasons, with one NCAA Indoor All-American female at 13' 6.25".