Quality. Commitment. Innovation.
Since 1918, Gill Athletics® has been equipping coaches with innovative equipment that elevates the sport and performance of athletes across the globe.
Founded by a coach determined to build better track equipment, we have been delivering the maximum in safety, durability, and long-term performance for over a century. We understand your time is vaulable. That's why Gill Athletic equipment is trusted for smooth installation and exceptional customer support at every facility and sport we serve.
Gill Athletics has been the world's largest manufacturer of quality athletic equipment from major facility installations for track and field, football and soccer to personal performance products like our celebrated AGX landing systems and Pacer Vaulting Poles.
Part of what makes Gill the preferred choice of coaches, facility designers, and athletes everywhere is innovation. Our patented technological advances set new industry standards for performance, safety and durability. Our athletic equipment is also value engineered that is, we use production techniques and processes that achieve the highest quality product at the lowest possible price.
We invite you to explore the wide range of Gill products displayed on this website and in our product catalogs. Contact us if you need further information or assistance in ordering.
Harry Gill was hailed as one of the greatest athletes of his generation, winning the American All Around Championship (equivalent to the Olympic decathlon) in 1900. In 1904, Harry began his legendary coaching career at the University of Illinois, establishing a coaching career so successful it was without equal. Dissatisfied with the equipment available for his athletes, he built his own and launched the company in 1918. His breakthrough ash javelin was so well received, he expanded into other areas. By 1922 Gill was offering a full line of superior track and field equipment, which helped propel the University of Illinois team he coached to 19 Big Ten track and field championships.
Among the many firsts Gill has introduced over the years are the alloy vaulting pole (1932), L type rocker hurdle (1937), automatic starting block (1956), official testing device for the high school discus (1963), the Rankin Method of pole testing (1966), the carbon vaulting pole (1991), automatic adjusting hurdles (introduced at The 1996 Olympic Games) and many other improvements.