developing athletes

who we are

GetVertical Pole Vault (GVPV) is a USA Track and Field club that was founded by Jason Shimko in 2006 with the goal of developing a network of athletes and coaches that improves pole vaulting by supporting each other and the community.

The secret to our success is our knowledgeable volunteer coaching staff who develop club athletes based on their unique individual needs.

All of the staff at GetVertical PV absolutely love pole vaulting.  This ensures a fun, yet competitive environment focused on improving to reach personal goals.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Jason or stop in to watch any of our practices.

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GetVertical PV provides training to athletes nearly year round.  Sign-up to join us and improve your pole vault!

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GVPV Updates

i just wanted to say thanks again for this weekend, i had a blast jumping and it was so cool vaulting with those other kids.  I’d never really done anything like that before.  i’ll see ya next Sunday, and thanks again so much for everything, it means a lot.

Mike M. - club athlete

You’ve done a remarkable job in a short amount of time making this club a reality.  

It’s a privilege to be coaching with you, Jason, and with all the other GVPV coaches.  I’ve improved as a coach being around and working with each of you.

Dave L. - club coaching staff

I have been coaching Track and Field for 23 years.  What you and your staff is doing is absolutely  awesome!! 

Evan P. - Parent

Thank you.  You have really gone above and beyond as a coach.   Your passion for the sport is really inspiring.  

 I can’t tell you how helpful GVPV has been for me and all the other vaulters.  I hope the club will continue to grow because it truely is changing the sport of pole vaulting for the better. Thank you!!

Camille S. - club athlete

We come the distance because of the interest you show the kids, your skill, and encouragement.

I am grateful.  Thank you as a dad.

Bill K. - Parent