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The Future of Youth Football.

TackleSmart Football™ is a program that develops youth athletes to play the game with proper techniques at each position, particularly tackling, so as to maximize skill development and ultimately effectiveness, while minimizing the risk of injury as players transition into full contact tackle football. As players are trained they are evaluated in accordance with our MasterFlow Training System and a report is prepared as illustrated below.

TackleSmart players 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.

Tackle SMART Advisory and Program Team:

Chris Rogers – Special Education Teacher, Owner of Elite Athletics and former NFL player

Bill Kieger – Co Founder – High Impact Sports & MasterFlow Training System

Robert Crumpton – Co Founder – High Impact Sports & MasterFlow Training System

Alexander Kieger, MD - Medical Advisor - Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Vascular Institute

Mark Setterstrom – Civil Engineer, 5 year NFL Alumni, Board of Directors – High Impact Sports

Madeline Bianchi – Assistant Manager – High Impact Sports

Gabe Vespasiano – Marketing & Communications Manager – High Impact Sports

Zoe Bailey – ERP Team Leader – High Impact Sports

White Paper Research Study:

Purpose:

1. To determine the effectiveness of a new youth football training program that trains players in grades 5th through 8th the skills and techniques in order to develop a foundation for on the field performance and injury prevention.

2. To evaluate the effectiveness of a new training system created to develop skills and proper fundamentals for youth athletes called the MasterFlow Training System™.

3. To evaluate the utilization of a new product for recording a limited version of tackling called TacklePad.

Objective:

To demonstrate measurable effectiveness for the TackleSmart training program and the MasterFlow Training System.

Videos from our First Clinic:

Position Specific Film Sessions:

Our clinics begin with break out sessions where players are taught the fundamentals of their positions and review what to focus on in the day's drills.

MasterFlow Training System Integration:

The program incorporates a new training system called the MasterFlow Training System™ developed by Minneapolis, MN based High Impact Sports. The MasterFlow Training System™ is founded on the integration of four disciplines:

1. LEAN Six Sigma Processes

2. The Ohio State Situational Leadership Principles

3. Athletic Skills Training

4. Human Development

Micro tasks and skills are incorporated into player positions and measured by qualified trainer/coaches individually and them comprehensively as the appropriate coaching style is utilized. A dashboard is created for each player including a micro task/skills analysis by position along with trainer/coach assessment and player goals. To evaluate the effectiveness of a new training system created to develop skills and proper fundamentals for youth athletes called the MasterFlow Training System™. To evaluate the utilization of a new product for recording a limited version of tackling called TacklePad.

Integrating Human Development with our MasterFlow Training System

The TackleSmart Clinics will end with a personal Goal Achievement Workshop lead by High Impact's staff. During the workshop, players will learn how to integrate human development alongside their athletic goals. To help our athletes and parents follow their developmental progress, we've developed the Goal Development Dashboard for the MasterFlow Training System™. This report helps players hone their vision for life and plan their academic, athletic, and personal goals.

The TackleSmart Clinics will end with a personal Goal Achievement Workshop lead by High Impact's staff. During the workshop, players will learn how 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™. This report helps players hone their vision for life and plan their academic, athletic, and personal goals.

Each player will leave the clinic with a report of their athletic assessment and a plan for achieving their goals. 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.

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