Photo courtesy Jaynee Meyer
Starting a club provides your vaulters a system of support and a shared focus. Clubs can be started with a specific goal in mind or to bring the sport to a new area. It takes only one or two motivated parents or coaches to start a vaulting club, and it’s never too early to do it! If you have interested vaulters, they will excel together.
As an EVUSA member, you’ll have access to the members-only section of the website, filled with information. EVUSA can also connect you with a mentor if you don’t already know one nearby. Mentors can answer questions, fill in as coaches, help you sign up for competitions, and support you as you get started.
This is a great resource for anyone starting a club, and it will guide you through how to begin. It explains vaulting, lists what equipment you'll need, and even walks you through medal examinations.
Pacific Coast Vaulters (photo courtesy Jerry Yang)
Beginning coaches can be former vaulters, equestrians in other disciplines and even parents, as long as they are dedicated to learning the craft and teaching it safely. Lungers can also be parents and equestrians from other sports; they should be knowledgeable about horse welfare and able to handle a horse safely. It’s also helpful to have spotters and assistant coaches.
Part of the benefit of beginning a club is sharing the work, the expense, the equipment, and even the horses. Most equipment can be purchased used in Facebook marketplace or from other local clubs. Contact EVUSA to be connected to retailers for new and used equipment.
Your vaulters, lungers and coaches will be able to train with some of the best in the world.