Facilities

Practices are held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts near the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. Please use the link below for a map of the location.

Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Normal practices will be held on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's outdoor track directly adjacent to the Z Center. If the weather prevents the club from practicing outdoors, most practices will still be held on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology indoor track. Due to scheduling conflicts, this location change will not be possible for select practices. Please check the website or contact us if poor weather seems possible.

Outdoor Track:

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's outdoor track is a 400 [m], 8 lane mondo surface. As of last year, a new UCS #1900 pole vault pit resides in the northwest corner of the track. The pit can be moved to best accomidate the wind. Three long jump pits are available for sand vaulting drills. This track is the main practice location for the club.

 

 

Indoor Track:

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's indoor track is a 200 [m], 6 lane mondo surface. The vault pit is in the northwest corner of the infield. Two long jump pits are available for sand vaulting drills. This track will be the rain location for the club.

 

 

 

Equipment:

The club has access to over 80 poles listed in the inventory here. The vast majority of these poles are relatively new spirits, pacers, and pacer carbons. We have a wide pole selection starting with an 10' 6" 110 all the way up to a 15' 6" 185. In that range, we have many series of poles indexed by flex numbers.

We always encourage vaulters to bring their own poles. If that is not possible or the vaulter does not own or cannot borrow poles, he or she is free to use our poles. However, when signing up for membership, each athlete agrees that any pole borrowed and used at the club should be returned in the same condition as it was before the athlete used it besides normal wear. Because of the price of poles, this reponsibility on the club member's part for the poles that they borrow is required.

The club also has bungees, bars, extenders, sliding boxes, and most anything that a vaulter could need for drills, practice, and competition.