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July Newsletter – High Impact Sports

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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

18U Players Moving Onto College

Hannah Sundem – St. Benedict’s College

MacKensie Wolterstorff – University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Vanessa Sivets – Iowa State

Fall Tryouts:

Tryout Dates: August Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th & Saturday 10th.

Registration: Register at our website or on location prior to trying out

Time: 5:00-8:00PM on Monday & Tuesday. 9:00AM-12:00PM on Saturday


  • Monday / Tuesday: Eastview High school Varsity & JV Fields
    • 6200 140th St W, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Saturday: Johnny Cake Ridge Park in Apple Valley Field E
    • 5800 140th St W, Apple Valley, MN 55124

About our Fall Program

High Impact Fastpitch is a year-round, softball development program, focused on training and preparing players to compete at the Minnesota high school, elite club, and college levels. Training is our calling and we do it as well as anyone! Each High Impact player receives the individual focus and attention necessary to help them achieve their full potential.

Our fall program focuses heavily on training with several weekly practice and training sessions detailed below:

  • Initial skills evaluation (bench marking) utilizing our MasterFlow Training System™ and periodic player progress updates reviewed by players and coaches
  • 2-3 aggressive softball training sessions per week, focused on individual player skill development
  • 1 weekly athletic performance training sessions with certified trainer Mollie Bower, MS, CPT at C4 Fitness. Sessions will focus on agility, strength and injury prevention.
  • Several Competitive Tournaments.

Openings for College Player Coaches for 2019 High Impact Fastpitch Season

High Impact Fastpitch’s mission revolves around creating well rounded individuals who succeed and lead, both on and off the softball field. In alignment with this mission, we are currently searching for several current and former college players to join our team.

As coaches and staff members, they will become certified in our MasterFlow Training System, use administrative tools and processes to support their team, and train and develop young athletes on the field. Email us if you are interested in applying.

Positive Coaching Alliance – Brian McBride: Being A Good Teammate Makes You Better

Team sports are an important outlet for young athletes to learn leadership skills. In this interview with the Positive Coaching Alliance, professional soccer player Brian McBride details how teamwork can help build better athletes and adults.

Here, McBride says, the biggest factor in becoming a successful athlete is having “the knowledge that you can always get better.” Combining the knowledge of getting better with the drive to get better will certainly help an athlete succeed, but one crucial part that ultimately leads to achieving peak performance is supporting and leading a team. Those two factors plus being a supportive teammate lends itself to success based upon fun, learning to get better through support of teammates, and leadership.


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