1. KAELI THOMPSON (Warwick Valley,NY-Pole Vaulter) …..SIGNS on @ DUKE UNIVERSITY !!!!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Adventure, LLC
    Warwick Valley, New York

    The FLYIG CIRCUS Pole Vault Club of Warwick, New York is proud to announce this week’s latest scholarship signing by two-time All American Pole Vaulter….Kaeli Thompson of Warwick Valley Central High School,New York. Kaeli will be joining the DUKE UNIVERSITY Blue Devils Track & Field program next fall for her academic and athletic development. Kaeli is school record holder both Indoor and outdoor seasons and All-Time Section 9 Pole Vault record at 13′ 2.5″ in last years New Balance Indoor Nationals. She has been developed in all events at Warwick Valley Central by Head Coach Mike Potter…Curtis Akacki, Kirk Thomas…Dr.Frank Welling…Assistant Coaches Tori Pennings and Gene Burns under the direction of Athletic Director Greg Sirico. She is a High Honor Roll student and National Honor Society and will be coached in pole vault at DUKE by one of the finest pole vault coaches on the planet—Associate Head Coach – Shawn Wilbourn. She follows former Flying Circus All American Pole Vaulter …Megan Clark to the DUKE TRACK & FIELD family… Kaeli is the proud daughter of Greg and Heather Thompson of Warwick, New York …. CONGRATULATIONS


    * Our ARMORY POLE VAULT CAMP was FUN and PRODUCTIVE on Saturday…. Our staff of Hugh Cauthers…Brian Leggett….Ken Cevoli and Bob Sorensen were outstanding all day with the 30+ pole vault athletes of the future. Special Thanks to Armory Track & Field Director..Aaron Robinson for inviting us to be a part of this exciting program again this year… It’s all about grass roots development for our pole vault event.
    * CONGRATULATIONS to West Point Pole Vault Star Leader …MADELINE SCHNEIDER of Darien,CT. for being a TOP 14 Finalist for this years RHODES SCHOLARSHIP.. This senior Honor Student has accepted the MARSHALL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP for her next two years in the United Kingdom for our US Army Department !!!
    * Our Flying Circus Apparel Orders deadline close out is this Wednesday,,,November 21. Thank you all for taking part in this fund raising project.
    * HOLIDAY COLLEGE VAULT DAY…. We are all gathering for a Holiday 2-Hour workout and story telling …on Saturday November 24 at 12 noon-2pm at the Barn Headquarters.. Bring your spikes and stories…($30) for heat!!!
    * MUSIC Up-Grade @ Barn!!!! We salute Jon Russell of Weston CT. for his spirited work on bringing our Music Sound System to the upper-Professional level this week.. You won’t believe your ears….”SURAND SOUND @ CIRCUS”…. providing the ‘Greatest Pole Vault Atmosphere in America” —- THANK YOU JON RUSSELL !!!!
    * Congratulations To Pole Vaulter Sydney Woods of Northern Valley-Demarest,NJ for leading her team this week to another NJ STATE VOLLEYBALL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP. Her 9 Kills and MVP of the tournment was huge and she now will hit the pole vault pits with more power. This UPENN signee has accepted her invitation to the 112th NYRR MILLROSE GAMES Jr, Girls ole Vault on February 9th at the Armory!!!!

    * FLYING CIRCUS STAFF wishes every family a HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!!!

  2. “CIRCUS DRIVE” …. “SHARE-the-SPIRIT” !!!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Adventure, LLC
    USATF Club # 06-1129
    Warwick, New York

    “The DRIVE-IS-ON” …@ FLYING CIRCUS POLE VAULT. YES… our 83 Pole Vaulters are in motion with early season prep drills for some great leaps this winter into the foam pits in our five Metro -States of the BIG EAST!!! Our kick-off week was ‘full of wonder’…as the ‘New Kids on the Block” laced up their spikes with the excitement of the new pole vault challenges that are just around the corner. When kids are internally MOTIVATED…there ARE NO LIMITS in SPORT. IT’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER FUN YEAR @ CIRCUS!!!!!


    REPETITION…is the MOTOR of LEARNING . The strength of our pole vault instruction is our drills program. We use 365 + pole vault drills at various cycles during our 10 month pole vault development program here at Flying Circus. Each athlete is training for drill mastery in each 21 day macro cycle and then moves up our progressive drills… These drills are the backbone of our pole vault development and have proven the ‘European Style” still prevails in the pole vault training method. Drills on Run Posture/Stride Length,Stride Balance…Gymnastic Drills on High Bar,Rings,Trapeze,Ropes are a must for each pole vaulter to “feel-the-positions” that will transfer to the in flight mechanics on the fiberglass pole. PRACTICE SMALL = VAULT BIG !!!!!

    CIRCUS NEWS ……….
    * Special thanks to Jon Russell of Weston, CT. for up-grading our BARM MUSIC SOUND SYSTEMS to the professional level. We will now enjoy the lively beat and atmosphere of spirit at every practice.
    * Our Apparel Fund-Raiser has taken flight..as family orders are rolling in. Hats off to Apparel Chairwomen..Beth Becher for all her organizing of this Fund Raiser again this year. Deadline for all orders is just 7 days away–November 21. Order forms at hvflyingcircus.com .
    * NEED -A-POLE PROGRAM….. Thanks to Coach Bob Sorensen.. We now have a Rental Pole Program and New Sales Program… ESSX…UCS SPIRIT… and ALTIUS VAULTING POLES…. Get your orders in as soon as possible for this indoor season.. BEST Prices and FASTEST delivery in USA!!! Contact Bob Sorensen at SORENSEN CONSULTING .. b.sorensen@optonline.net or 914-557-1458 .
    * College Thanksgiving Break Training Together Again…. Join the Alumni Practice… Saturday November 24 AT-THE-BARN from 12 Noon-2PM… 2 Hours of FUN!!!!!
    * We welcome this indoor season.. Two great new Assistant coaches… Isaac Heatley(Warwick,NY) and Bob Sorensen(Warwick,NY) … New Ideas…New Spirit…New Drills!!!!!
    * INDOOR SEASON IS ALMOST HERE… Our first meet is Saturday December 8th at West Point…….. YOU ARE READY !!!!!