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Coaches's Corner

updates 2019

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2022 Schedule for WIAA Coach Certification clinics 

WIAA handbook rule 20.4.1, D. mandates that “Hands-on” Pole Vault Coaches Training is required for Pole Vault Coaches. Coaches must be recertified every three (3) years with “hands-on” training to be required the first year and either the “hands-on” training or completion of WIAA-approved online courses in subsequent years.

2021-22 Pole Vault Coaches Training will be offered at various locations throughout the year.

Because of WIAA handbook rule 20.4.1.H.1.b, which requires that assistant coaches must be at least 19 years of age, certificates for completing a pole vault certification clinic and passing the test will be issued only to individuals who are at least 19 years of age. Additionally, you must pay the registration fee, complete the clinic and pass the required test before receiving your certification document (via e-mail) following your clinic date. The only acceptable method of payment is by credit card and must be prior to attending the clinic. Any coach who fails to pay on the day of the clinic will not be allowed to participate in the certification.

*A minimum of seven (7) coaches must be registered for each certification course in order for the clinic to be held. 

Click on the date for registration:

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway
Tacoma, WA, 98402

Wenatchee High School - Athletic Entrance - Room 600
1101 Millerdale Avenue
Wenatchee, WA, 98801

University High School Gymnasium
12420 E. 32nd Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA, 99216

Southridge High School Gymnasium
3520 Southridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA, 99338


R.A. Long High School, Room 108
2903 Nichols Blvd.
Longview, WA, 98632


If a clinic is not scheduled in your area, or at a time that meets your needs, you can submit a request to host a clinic. Send your request to Justin Kesterson at least three weeks prior to the first potential date listed. Please include the following information:


  • Three (3) potential dates and times

  • Details about the public facility that has been secured to host the event (WIAA will not pay rental fees)


Upon verification of availability from one of the WIAA clinicians, the clinic will be posted on the WIAA Website. Provided a minimum of six (6) individuals have preregistered for the course, it will be held.

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