Welcome to Sky Jumpers Vertical Sports Club (also known as the SJVSC). Our club is directed by 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist and National Pole Vault Hall of Fame member Jan Johnson. Jan runs several camps around the country teaching basic and advanced techniques of pole vaulting. Jan is also the Chairman of the National Pole Vault Safety Committee and the Co-director of the National Pole Vault Coaches certification program www.pvscb.com. He has coached a number of world class pole-vaulters including the 1997 World Championships bronze medalist Dean Starkey (19'5"), Greg Duplantis (19'0")1988, Simon Arkell former Austrialia Record Holder (19'4)1991, Shayla Balentine former National HS record holder (13'8) 2001, and his daughter Chelsea Johnson (15'61/2") 2009 World championships Silver medalist.
VS Athletics Pole Vaulting Safety
and Basic Progressions Clinics 2023
Featuring: Jan Johnson
Olympic Bronze Medalist
Former World Record Holder
National Safety Chairman
See bottom of article for applications.
Lifetime Acheivement Award
Dear Evelyn, Jan, and Doug:
Congratulations, again, on your Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Please check out the pictures from last Sunday's banquet by clicking on the following link:
Chairman, Southern California Lifetime Acheivement Awards Banquet
Vice President, Southern California Association/ USA Track & Field