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The Gym



We’ve got it all, from poles, equipment, lodging, and most importantly, some of the best coaching in the sport. Our coaching staff brings years of expertise and success with numerous high level athletes throughout the county to our world class indoor facility.  If you are looking for the best place to train for the sport, look no further.  It’s all here.  Our goal is to take your performance to the next level. We offer a comprehensive year long training program, camps,  private coaching, and group sessions to accommodate all athletes.  Whether you are a beginner or advanced athlete, in town, or from out of town, we have a program to suit your needs.

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Coaching Staff


Doug Lytle - Owner

With a closet rod standing in as a bar and a PVC pipe as a pole, Doug Lytle began teaching himself the fundamentals of pole vaulting at the age of 12. His determination to succeed resulted in remarkable performances throughout high school that led to a full ride track scholarship to Kansas State University and ultimately a spot on the US Olympic team. Doug continued his passion for excellence throughout life and is now the President of a large cabinet company in KC. He also owns and manages three other businesses, including Xtreme Athletics. Xtreme Athletics began as Doug’s dream to give local athletes in KC the proper equipment and training that the sport of vaulting requires. He has dedicated an immense amount of time and resources to building the gym into a world class facility that is devoted to the proper education and development of athletes in the sport of pole vaulting. His dream is to give every athlete in the sport the best advantage and opportunity to achieve their goals, no matter how high.


JJ Lawler - Coach

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Nick Meyer

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