Build your body. Challenge yourself. Push your limits.

Elevate Academy is an educational pole vaulting academy providing clinics and coaching for driven athletes. We believe in creating a supportive environment for all athletes to improve their abilities as a pole vaulter. Our mission is to develop athletes into leaders on and off the track, administering the tools and training necessary to achieve the athletes’ goals, no matter their current skill level.

Male student pole vaulter
Female student pole vaulter

Our Program

If you’re a serious pole vaulter, just getting started, or want to know more about the sport, Elevate is for you! We offer training in all aspects and levels of pole vaulting.

At Elevate Academy, you will strengthen your athletic ability, grow your knowledge of the sport, and rise above the standards in the pole vault.

It is more than a state of mind. It is a journey.

running technique
+ pole drop timing

strong plant
at takeoff

learning and/or improving the row of the pole


strength & power training unique to pole vaulters

sprint training unique
to pole vaulters

Meet the coach

Britainy Short

Elevate Academy is coached and directed by Britainy Short. Coach Short pole vaulted at The University of Alabama from 2013 to 2018 and finished out her collegiate career in Eugene, Oregon at the NCAA Championships. In 2019, she began her coaching career at Spain Park High School in Birmingham, Alabama and ended her time there in 2021 with a state champion. Now, she has brought her expertise to Tuscaloosa, ready to train with you at the Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium. 

Coach Short is married to her husband Connor, who played baseball at The University of Alabama and currently works for FCA. Together, they have one daughter, Adella. 

Pole vaulting student

Clinic Prices during Spring and Fall:

For one hour of vaulting completely one-on-one: $100

Two athletes for an hour: $50 each

Two athletes for an hour and a half of vaulting: $75 each

Three athletes for two hours of vaulting: $75 each

Four or more athletes for two hours of vaulting: $50 each

10-15 min of warm-up not included in times above to ensure full time on the runway.

Summer Academy Prices:

$600 for the whole summer or $120 per week 

June 13 – August 11
(week of July 25th there will be no academy)

Academy days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 

10 am-12 pm

(could go longer depending on number of vaulters)

*If weather is bad, we will adjust our vault days during the week, see Instagram for updates.

Clinics and camps are open to any and all entrants and only limited by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

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