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Who we are.

A father with a passion for the skill and sport of pole vault shared that love with his son and daughter. Nearly 50 years later, we are able to share this experience and knowledge with the next generation of athletes.  

A Legacy of Family & Friends

Tim Rademaker fell in love with the skill and sport of Pole Vault 65 years ago. He shared that with his own son and daughter, Mark and Alison. Over the years Mark has competed and learned alongside some of the best pole vault athletes and coaches in the world, including several Olympians and Olympic coaches. 

The camaraderie, competitive edge, lifelong friendships and knowledge for life application have been transformational for this family of pole vaulters. Mark had a decades long dream...build a state-of-the-art facility where athletes from beginners to experienced competitors could train, compete, and make lifelong friendships to enrich their life. 

Mark's father, Tim has competed and coached collectively for nearly 60 years. He has coached and trained many vaulters who have placed high at the state level, those who have gone on to achieve state championships, and has coached at the university level .

 

Mark reached out to many of his own friends he competed with who were also coached by his father, Tim. Together, River City Vault Club broke ground. 

River City Vault Club is a generational dream come true for the Rademaker family, friends, fellow competitors and athletes around the region.

"I have been able to be trained and coached by my father, have competed alongside some of the best vaulters and trained by some of the best pole vault coaches in the world.  It has created friendships that every kid should be able to experience. How can I not share that with these kids? We had to build this place and give kids the opportunity to have this kind of experience. It's a privilege and truly incredible to be able to offer this to the next generation."  

 

- Mark Rademaker, Founder and Coach

"I have been able to be trained and coached by my father, have competed alongside some of the best vaulters and trained by some of the best pole vault coaches in the world.  It has created friendships that every kid should be able to experience. How can I not share that with these kids? We had to build this place and give kids the opportunity to have this kind of experience.   It's a privilege and truly incredible to be able to offer this to the next generation." 

 

Mark Rademaker, Founder & Coach

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