July Newsletter

July Newsletter

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High Impact Fastptich - 2018 / 2019 Inaugural Season This past weekend, High Impact Fastpitch finished our inaugural season. Our team ended up finishing fourth at the 18U Tier I tournament and placed first in several other tournaments listed below. It was a great experience to train these players over the last year, and to watch them come together as a team this summer. We look forward to continuing the growth of our players, and to further developing our training program. We will be holding tryouts for our upcoming fall season next week - further details are included below. 2019 Season Accomplishments St. Paul Rookies Silver Bracket 18U Champions Southwest Slugfest 18U Champions USA/ASA MN State 18U Qualifiers Top 4 Finisher USA/ASA MN State 18U Tier I Top 4 Finisher…
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June Newsletter

June Newsletter

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TackleSmart Football™  - Clinic Overview About our Half Day Pilot Program Be your future hero! was the theme of our 1st TackleSmart clinic held last month. The pilot program utilized a new youth football program and training system to train players on the foundation for on the field performance and injury prevention. Our clinic combined elite performance training, human development, and position-specific skill training through our MasterFlow Training System™. The TackleSmart training program has been developed over a decade by former Minnesota Viking defensive back Chris Rogers who is a youth school teacher, coach and performance trainer. Our product development team and advisors include former professional and college athletes, coaches, trainers and a medical doctor. The clinic was sponsored entirely by Sports Angels and included position specific film sessions where players…
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May Newsletter

May Newsletter

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High Impact to Hold First TackleSmart Clinic This Saturday 6/1 This weekend, we will be holding our first TackleSmart Clinic. The clinic will be hosted at Shingle Creek Field at Kipp Academy from 9:00AM-1:00PM. Our clinic will combine elite performance training, human development, and position-specific skill development through our MasterFlow Training System™. After the clinic, all players will receive a report charting their skill levels in the 12 disciplines to play safe and effective football. The TackleSmart training program has been developed over a decade by Chris Rogers who is a former NFL football player and a youth school teacher, coach and performance trainer. The development team includes other former NFL players, college athletes and a medical doctor. All of the players participating in our program will receive Sports Angels…
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April Newsletter

April Newsletter

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Youth Football Clinics with TackleSmart™ This June, TackleSmart will be holding clinics for players in grade 5 to high school. At our clinics, we’re teaching proper technique at each position, particularly tackling, so as to maximize skill development and ultimately effectiveness, while minimizing the risk of injury. Our 2 day clinics combine elite performance training, human development, and position-specific skill development through our MasterFlow Training System™. The TackleSmart training program has been developed over a decade by Chris Rogers who is a former NFL football player and a youth school teacher, coach and performance trainer. The development team includes other former NFL players, college athletes and a medical doctor. Coaching certification is open to new coaches. TackleSmart players practice wrapping up players, without fully bringing them to the ground. By…
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March Newsletter

March Newsletter

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High Impact Sports and Elite Athletics Introduce TackleSmart Football High Impact Sports has partnered with Elite Athletics to create TackleSmart Football™. TackleSmart is a program that teaches youth athletes to play the game with proper techniques, while eliminating hard collisions and risk of injury. Our unique system helps young players transition from flag into full contact tackle football. TackleSmart players wear full pads and practice wrapping up players, without fully bringing them to the ground. By limiting the amount of contact while still providing live game scenarios, players can safely learn proper technique and build confidence on the field. Along with team competition, our program provides elite performance training, and position-specific skill development through our MasterFlow Training System™. The TackleSmart training program has been developed over a decade by Chris…
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High Impact Sports and Elite Athletics Introduce TackleSMART Football™

High Impact Sports and Elite Athletics Introduce TackleSMART Football™

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High Impact Sports and Elite Athletics Introduce TackleSMART Football™ March 27, 2019 - High Impact Sports, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Finance and Development, Inc. announced today a joint venture with Elite Athletics, Inc. to introduce and further develop a new youth football program called TackleSmart Football™. The purpose of the partnership is to combine resources to optimize the effectiveness of TackleSmart Football™ that trains players in grades 5th through 8th the skills and techniques in order to establish a foundation for on-the- field performance and injury prevention. Historically youth football players have either played full contact tackle football from the beginning or migrated from “touch” or “flag” football programs with insufficient training and experience in utilizing safe and sound fundamentals. Chris Rogers, the president and founder of Elite…
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February Newsletter

February Newsletter

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Combining Athletic and Human Development with the MasterFlow Training System™ Goal Development Dashboard Last month we held our first Personal Goal Achievement Workshops with High Impact Fastpitch. During the workshop, players learned to integrate human development alongside their athletic goals. To help our our athletes and parents follow their developmental progress, we've developed the Goal Development Dashboard for the MasterFlow Training System™. Continually tracking goal progress can help players build a growth mindset in sports and life. Maintaining a growth mindset is key to personal development on and off the field, and plays a crucial roll in High Impact's human development initiatives. Realizing our mission of every player achieving their full potential in life requires long term commitment from players, coaches, and families. Coaches in our system help players work…
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January Newsletter

January Newsletter

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Last week High Impact Sports held a Personal Goal Achievement Workshop for our Fastpitch club. During the workshop, players were instructed on the key aspects of success and the fundamentals of setting and pursuing goals. Our players set goals across the four categories below. Within each goal players were instructed on developing the key initiatives for achieving them. With the right tools, youth athletes can leverage attitude, character, and capacity to drive personal growth through goal achievement. 1. Athletic In order to help our players set a baseline and chart their athletic goals, each player was given an evaluation report using our MasterFlow Scorecard™. Our report breaks down each player's skill level into smaller micromeasures. By identifying areas of strength and key areas for improvement, players can plan initiatives for…
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“Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable” by Mollie Bower

“Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable” by Mollie Bower

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"Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable" by Mollie Bower Mollie Bower, MS, BA, CPT, is the owner of C4 Fitness and currently works with High Impact Fastpitch on our athletic performance training.     No one likes to be uncomfortable. In most cases, we do whatever we can to avoid it, often times preferring the path of least resistance. It is just human nature. Let’s face it, it is much easier to just sleep in instead of working out, or just eat fast food because it is easier and faster, or just lift lighter weights, or just walk instead of run. Here is the caveat though: nothing will ever change for the better if we always just take the easy route. We have to challenge ourselves and do things that make…
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