Elite Air Pole Vault is an independant non-profit pole vault club in Colorado, we provide training for youth, high school, college, master and elite vaulters of all ages. We have an indoor facility in Centennial, Colorado that serves the Denver metro area and allows the ability to vault all year-round. Elite Air Pole Vault Club was founded in 2015 and is sanctioned and insured by USA Track & Field and under the Colorado Association with member club #32-0469.
Our mission is to grow the sport pole vault, teaching proper technique, and give opportunities to vault beyond just the high school and college seasons. We believe in a positive and supportive environment to encourage confidence in doing one of the most technical and difficult sport/event. We believe in progression based learning for coaching the different phases of the pole vault and for coaching the different technique and skills. Also, our philosophy for what pole vault technique is being taught and is a blend of the three major schools of thought, which are American, European, and Russian (Petrov/Bubka) pole vault styles. Plus, we also tailor the style of the vault for the athlete that makes sense on getting them to the correct positions in each aspect and phase of the vault.
Coach Andy Munoz has had the privilege of learning and studying as an athlete and volunteer coach under Brian Yokoyama while at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) and at Team Ultimate High Pole Vault Club (now Team Ultimate A.C.) and brings that adaptive model approach. As a club coach, he has coached at three different pole vault clubs which he has guided several high school state qualifiers and finalists in California and in Colorado. Through the years, Andy has worked/consulted with two male vaulters over 18 feet that were U.S. Olympic trial qualifiers and finalists.
Andy also serves as an Assistant Track & Field coach at Castle View High School. During his tenure he has worked with seven Colorado High School State qualifiers which six made it to the podium as State medal placers and one women's State Champion. He has guided school record holders in both the men's and women's pole vault.
He is certified in Track and Field Technical Coaching from the U.S. Track & FIeld and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Coach Kevin Carberry brings over 20 years pole vault coaching experience to Elite Air Pole Vault club. He had brief coaching stint at Brookline High School in Boston, Massachusetts and had many years as a volunteer coach working and learning under Olympic Bronze medalist Jan Johnson at the Sky Jumpers pole vault camps in Southern California and Pennsylvania.
Kevin is also the Assistant Track & Field Coach for the pole vault at Legend High School in Parker, Colorado. During his time at Legend H.S., he has turned the event into a strength and also lead their first Colorado State qualifier in the pole vault for the school.
Kevin competed at Sachem High School where he vaulted the Suffolk county record of 15'5", which that record stood for 11 years before it was broken. He was awarded the Suffolk County Coaches Association Outstanding Jumper Award. He then went on to attend college at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where he vaulted over 16 feet.