Practice sessions will usually last between 1 hour 35 minutes to 1 hour 50minutes. There will first be an 8-10 minute warm-up, which includes dynamic stretching. Depending on the day, there may be plyometric work immediately after the warm-up, to help build explosiveness. Any agility and/or mobility training will follow the warm-up session.
The practice will then move into specific shot put or discus technique work, with or without throwing, using selected drills. Some film analysis will be included.
Finally, there may be a sprint workout, or an abdominal or core workout to close practice.
Impact Throwing Academy
"Creating Medal-Takers and Record-Breakers"
Outside of the USATF membership fee, the Impact Throwing Academy fee is $40 for the first session at an hour and 45 minutes, and $50 per session for one-on-one coaching afterwards. Group training sessions are at a reduced rate, depending on the number of athletes. Training sessions at less than 1-1/2 hours may be a lower rate, pending prior approval. Monthly memberships or future dates can be paid for in advance as well. Rates may fluctuate slightly, depending on site fees. Any questions, please contact Coach Kajtsa.
Speaking at Glazier Clinics, Westin Hotel, Itasca
Impact is currently operating at Schafer Elementary School in Lombard, and Solorio Academy High School in Chicago. Schafer has a parking lot next to a grass field, where Impact will provide throwing rings. Solorio has full throwing facilities. Not all throwing or drill work will be done in rings.
More sites will be added over time, pending approval.
Conducting a throws clinic at Channahon Junior High School
Schafer Elementary School, 700 E. Pleasant Lane, Lombard, IL.
Video analysis is available for a small fee. Send videos to be analyzed and critiqued to email@example.com.
All athletes, upon arrival on their first day of practice,will be required to submit a signed liability waiver and proof of USATF membership (USA Track and Field). Click on the links below for the Impact liability waiver form and a direct link to USATF's website for membership. In return, the athlete will receive a free Impact Throwing Academy T-shirt. Be sure to also be dressed for practice, which includes proper workout clothing, running shoes, towel, and water bottle, if needed. Shot put and discus shoes will eventually be needed as the athlete progresses in their technique, and the drills become more event-specific. Throwing shoes are available online and at specialty stores, but not at regular chain sporting goods stores. Coach Kajtsa can help in obtaing throwing shoes, if necessary. Contact the coach for details.
Kelsey getting ready for a "South African" throw
New members get a free club T-shirt!
Coach Kajtsa is available for conducting clinics and seminars on shot put and discus technique. Please call or email for more information and details.
Solorio Academy High School, 5400 S. St. Louis St., Chicago, IL.
Group training indoors, with Bobby, Sam, and Clara