Getting Stronger

IMPACT STRENGTH

The IMPACT Strength program is a group training strength and conditioning environment geared towards baseball and softball athletes 13u and up who are looking to improve strength and athleticism. This program differs from others, as it incorporates rigorous testing protocols for athletes to determine measurable progress and improvement. Not only does IMPACT Strength improve the physical traits of athletes, but it also strives to educate athletes on many important aspects of their training and bodies.

The goal is to educate athletes on:
- Proper lifting technique
- Proper sprinting technique
- Utilizing progressive overload principles
- Mobility and recovery
- Nutrition strategies

This is a complete strength and conditioning program great for beginners and more advanced athletes who wish to compete at the next level. Data is collected weekly on strength exercises, sprint speed, jumps, medicine ball throws, and more. This feedback contributes to a learning and competitive environment where athletes can set specific goals and thrive.

This 11 week program includes 1 hour sessions Monday-Wednesday. There are multiple class times available with a max of 15 athletes per class.

The IMPACT Strength Youth Foundations and Speed is offered for players 12u and under. This program focuses on giving youth players a solid base of strength, coordination, and movement proficiency as they learn to use their bodies as they grow. This will set the stage for strength and muscle gain as they continue to grow and master basic movements. The schedule is 1-hour classes Monday/Wednesday at 5pm OR Tuesday/Thursday at 6:30pm.

This class focuses on:
- Basic movement pattern control
- Body control
- Sprint speed and technique
- Foundational Strength
- Rotational Power
- Agility and Athleticism

This is a lifting, speed, agility, and mobility program geared towards baseball and softball, with education about nutrition and other important topics as well.

Next Session starts: May 28, 2024

The Art of Pitching

IMPACT PITCHER

There's so much more to being a pitcher than just throwing strikes. Designed and taught by Coach Town, this is not your normal mechanics improvement or pitching lesson. This class dives into the mindset of being a pitcher, implementing game strategy concepts, and maintaining composure on the mound. This is mostly classroom based, so notebooks will be provided.

In this class, the following will be covered:
- Rhythm
- Tempo
- Disrupting timing
- Command & control
- Off speed pitch design
- Base runner management
- Mound presence
- Drowning out the crowd
- Reading a hitter's strength and weakness
- Identifying fatigue
-Communicating with your catcher & coach

This 6 week program, includes 12 - 1 hour sessions 2 days per week and is only offered on specific dates throughout November, January, and February. This class has a maximum of 12 players per session.

Next session starts: November 4, 2024

Increasing Velocity

IMPACT ARM

The IMPACT Arm is an elite science-based throwing program that specializes in injury prevention and arm health, pain management, velocity, command, pitch design, and overall athletic mobility.

What you get with this class:
- High speed video analysis of biomechanics eval and assessment
- Head-to-toe functional movement eval and assessment
- Dynamic wake-up warm-up
- Custom individualized throwing plan
- Custom individualized athletic mobility exercises
- Custom individualized arm care plan

This 8-week class is taught by Coach Charlie Skantze.

Next session starts: October 2024

Making the Catch

IMPACT OUTFIELDER

The IMPACT Outfielder, taught by Coach Phil Thompson, focuses on how to properly handle fly and ground balls hit to the outfield. Players will learn how to make jumps and routes based on the situation and skill set.

This class covers:
- Arm strength from the outfield
- Throwing runners out
- When to make the play vs when to hold it
- The proper technique on throwing runners out in the "tag zone"
- Footwork
- Positioning
- Diving plays

This class is a 2 day/3 hour class held at the ABA Outdoor fields, 5671 W. 191st, Stilwell, KS.

Next Session: Fall 2024

IMPACT OUTFIELDER - CLASSROOM STYLE

The IMPACT Outfielder Classroom style will be taught by Coach Thompson. The setting is classroom based and will incorporate hands on drills. Each player will receive an outfield manual to keep. This is for players 12 and up. Non-ABA members are welcome to sign up.

This class covers:
- Classroom / facility instruction along with hands on drills
- The 'absolutes' of outfield play
- Qualities of a great outfielder
- Fundamentals
- Field conditions
- Pre-pitch routine
- Ground ball approach
- Flyball approach
- Throwing footwork
- Rules of fielding priorities
- Mentality
- Communication
- Defensive positioning
- Working as a unit

This session is Friday nights from 6-7:15pm for 6 weeks. No class on March 15th (spring break).

Next Session starts: Fall 2024

Become a Leader

IMPACT CATCHER

Being a catcher is much more than just catching the pitch.

This class focuses on:
- Framing
- Blocking
- Throwing
- Managing the defense
- Calling a pitch
- Managing the pitcher

The IMPACT Pitcher is a 6 week series, one night per week for 90 minutes each. The class is taught by Coach Cooper.

Next Session starts: December 2024

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