NCAA clarifies pole vault box padding rule

posted Oct 21, 2013, 8:21 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Oct 21, 2013, 8:21 AM ]
The NCAA has issued a memorandum to provide clarification to NCAA members that the NCAA’s pole vault box padding rule requires all pole vault box collars to contain padding in and around the pole vault box collar, as required by the applicable ASTM specification standard (designation F2949-12), including on the part of the box collar arm that extends down the inner sidewall of the pole vault box (referred to in the ASTM specification as a “box collar wing”). Doing so will give effect to the NCAA’s purpose in adopting the rule – to reduce the risk of injury to student-athletes caused by impact in and around the pole vault box.

To read the complete memorandum, visit the NCAA website.