Guest Coach

Brian Yokoyama

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Camps 2022

Thanksgiving Weekend Camp:

November 25, 26 & 27th      


* Camp is full - if you would like to be placed on a wait list please email:



Wherever NWPV athletes have traveled over the past few years, folks keep asking, “What the heck is going on at your club that produces so many All-American athletes?   For distant athletes especially, a 3-day camp is the perfect chance to find out.  Though our teaching system has always evolved and improved, what has never changed in over three decades is that there is no better place for young pole vaulters to develop. 


We’ve trained thousands for the first time, and accomplished veterans come year after year for their annual tune-ups with the best coaching, drills, curriculum and take-home practice plans to build upon.


   NWPV Campers can expect comprehensive education about:

  • pole vault physics,

  • learning sequences

  • drill interventions to correct technique

  • introductions to vault-specific weight training and gymnastic drills


Whether you have just tried vaulting and have been infected with a new passion, or you are a seasoned high school or collegiate athlete with potential you know is untapped, you could not be in better hands than you will be with us.  

This fall NWPV is excited to announce our guest coach will be Brian Yokoyama, a legend in youth PV development for over 30 years.  Not only does he chair the USA men’s and women’s pole vault development program, he directs the annual PV Summit and is a prolific speaker at both US and various Asian track conferences.   He has also coached multiple Olympic pole vaulters and decathletes, primarily from Japan.  He coaches at Mt Sac and is the director of the prestigious MT Sac Relays in California.  He is excited to experience the “special sauce” of NWPV and to contribute new insights to our program.


Numbers will be limited to 20 per camp, two groups of 10, which will rotate in and out of high energy activity and more restful classroom and kinesthetic learning modes. 


Though our training center is equipped with full-time video analysis, parents are welcome to video anything we do, and coaches are encouraged to shadow us all day long to maximize takeaways for their programs at home.  

We’re excited to having you join the NWPV community for this camp and beyond.  Until then, Don’t stop believing.

A typical daily schedule for Camp looks like this:

9:00am -12:00pm

Lunch break and rest

2:00pm – 5:00pm


Health and safety is a priority at NWPV. 

All athletes and coaches are required to follow all Covid protocols

we deem necessary for the protection of all.

Camps are held indoors at:

670 South Orcas Street

Seattle, WA  98108   


For Coach sign up - please contact us directly

WIAA Coach certification and clock hours available



NW Pole Vault is an official USATF club member