Rusty Shealy 
Shealy Athletics/Rusty Shealy Pole Vault 


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.  

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

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May Pole Vault Clinics, 2022

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


  • FIRST TIME ATTENDING? You MUST register for "Pole Vault 101" below to schedule your first time here.  We will need for you to be here before the first clinic of the day to go over basics, safety, etc prior to others arriving.  We cannot start you new while others are on the runway starting their session.
  • Monthly clinic dates/times must be obtained in advance via our online registration process, and are available first come, first serve. Single clinic participants must contact us no sooner than the day before coming each time to see if space is available. First dibs always goes to the monthly vaulters.
  • Registrations must also be done for each subsequent month you are interested in attending, and may be done months in advance to secure your regular day(s) and time(s).  
  • Once a clinic is full we will consider adding additional clinics for the best learning experience possible.


  • $160 per month for 1 day/week x 4 weeks.  Missed clinic credits only given when canceled by us.  No credits given for no shows.  However you are welcome to make up missed clinics at any time.
  • $80 per month (half price) for each additional 1 day/week x 4 weeks.  This discount is only given when paying by the month for two days per week.
  • Clinic fees are due the first clinic of the month with a $10 late fee after the 15th.  
  • The first month will be prorated if starting middle of month, then monthly after that.  
  • 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 school practices and competitions.  
  • “Private Clinics (2 hrs)” for first time here at $120 per athlete, or $90 per athlete for multiple persons. 
  • "Private Clinics (1 hr)" for anyone other than first time here, $60 per athlete.
  • For larger private clinics, or a camp, at your location please call Rusty for pricing at 803-315-5998, or email at


Our regular clinic days and times are...

  • Pole Vault 101: (No new vaulters and no PV 101 in May during high school state championship series. We will begin again in June.)  An introduction to pole vault basics and safety. First Sunday monthly at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. This is required for first-timers here at our facility. Call or text if questions, 803-315-5998.
  • Sunday's:  1:00-3:00 PM, -or- 2:30-4:30 PM, -or- 4:00-6:00 PM. We may add another Sunday session as we get closer to the track season.
  • Tuesday's:  4:30-6:30 PM, -or- 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Thursday's:  4:30-6:30 PM, -or- 6:00-8:00 PM

When registering for the month, if you do not see the day/time you would like from the list of choices for the month, it means that day/time is already full.  You will need to select another day/time.  Please call or text if questions, 803-315-5998. 

Thank you!

About Us...

Rusty Shealy, Columbia, SC:  As Director of Shealy Athletics/Rusty Shealy Pole Vault, Coach Shealy is referred to as "The Unfair Advantage".  Since 1998, he has coached 109 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.  Rusty was a high school club coach of Sandi Morris the current American Record Holder Outdoors, and Olympic Silver Medalist, with a personal record of 16' 4.75" (5.0m). As an NCAA coach at the University of South Carolina, Rusty coached seven Southeastern Conference scorers in two seasons with one NCAA All-American.