Custom Training Camps

Arizona Pole Vault Academy offers customized training camps that can be short or long term. You also have the option for all living accommodations right here on-site that can be anywhere from 1 to 14 days. You decide how long you want the training camp to be as well as your time commitment each day. You can use the formula below to estimate costs. We can help you put together a training plan based on your personal goals and create daily schedule designed to help you reach those goals.

Training Camp Coaches
Dean Starkey – PR of 19"5" /1997 World Championships Bronze Medalist
Garrett Starkey – PR of 18'5" /Stanford Graduate and Sports Performance Expert
Nathan Hiett – PR of 17'5" /Arizona State University Standout
Tray Oates – PR 18'7" /4th at 2016 Olympic Trials/Nutrition Expert

Potential Training Sessions and Educational Topics include:

  • Pole-vaulting
  • Video analysis
  • Gymnastics
  • Rope swing
  • Weight training
  • Plyometric training
  • Nutrition
  • Rehab and recovery
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Injury prevention
  • Supplementation
  • Sport psychology
  • Motivation
  • Speed training
  • Progression methodology
  • Round table discussions
  • Recreational activities

Fees are per person

Cost per Vault Session $100
Limited number of vaulters. Session runs about 1.5 hours.

Cost per Training Session $50
Speed, Plyometrics, Performance Testing, Weight lifting, Rope swing, etc.. Typically focused on the technical aspect of the skill rather than the intensity. Session runs 30 minutes to an hour.

Educational Presentations and Discussions $50
Choose from topics listed above.  Session runs 30 minutes to an hour.

Overnight Accommodations $50
Includes all room and board

Sample: 7 Day Training Package (You can customize this based on your persoanl needs)

  • 6 Nights Accommodation = $300
  • 4 Vault Sessions = $400
  • 6 Training Sessions = $300
  • 4 Presentation/Discussion Topics = $120

Package Total Price: $1120

Sample: 7 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1
    • 10am - Vault Session
    • 3pm - Training Session - Performance Testing
  • Day 2 (Recovery Day)
    • 10am - Discussion Topic - Nutrition
    • 3pm - Training Session - Speed
  • Day 3
    • 10am - Vault Session
    • 3pm - Training Session - Plyometrics
  • Day 4 (Recovery Day)
    • 10am - Discussion Topic - Meet Preparation
    • 3pm - Training Session - Weight Lifting Technique
  • Day 5
    • 10am - Vault Session
    • 3pm - Training Session - Gymnastics
  • Day 6 (Recovery Day)
    • 10am - Presentation Topics - Sport Psychology
    • 3pm - Training Session - Rope Swing
  • Day 7
    • 10am - Vault Session

Air Travelers: Please arrange your transportation to and from the airport using Super Shuttle (, Uber or Lyft. If you are flying with poles we can arrange to have you picked up and dropped off for a $50 fee each way.

Accommodations: Vaulters that need overnight accommodations will be staying at the Starkey Ranch. We provide food for all meals. You are free to entertain yourself during downtime by hanging out by the pool, watching movies in our home theater or whatever else you choose to do.

Location: 23238 S. Via Del Arroyo, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Registration Check List

  • Call or email Dean Starkey to verify training camp availability
    (480) 766-6017 /
  • Make check payable to: Arizona Pole Vault Academy
    Send to:
    Arizona Pole Vault Academy
    23238 S. Via Del Arroyo

    Queen Creek, AZ 85142

What To Bring
Running shoes, track spikes, workout cloths, sweat pants and shirt, swim suit, Warm and cold weather casual clothing.

We have an extensive collection of poles.  You are welcome to bring your own but you do not need to as you can borrow our poles for no additional charge.

Refunds: Once training camp has started we regret that we cannot issue refunds due to injury, illness or dismissal for disciplinary reasons. Any cancellations with 30 days notice will receive a full refund.  Within 30 days you can request a refund minus a late cancellation fee of $100.

AZPVA Philosophy
We take great pride in offering a wide variety of challenging vault related activities in a resort/park/ranch setting. We stress progressive step-by-step skill development, with a safety first motto. Come prepared to make huge gains in your vaulting, make new friends, and trying new stuff. Camaraderie, self-respect, and good clean fun are all important aspects of our club.