Full Practice sessions (both shot put and discus) will usually last between 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours. Training sessions less than 1-1/2 hours are available as well. There will first be a 5-minute 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.
Sessions may either be one-on-one (one athlete with the coach), a group training when available, or an open throwing session with limited drill work.
Impact Throwing Academy
"Creating Medal-Takers and Record-Breakers"
Outside of the USATF membership fee, the Impact Throwing Academy "First Timer's" fee is $50 for a one-on-one session at two hours ($30 for one hour), and $60 per two hour session ($40 for one hour) for subsequent one-on-one coaching sessions. Monthly "package deal" memberships for a set number of future dates can be paid for in advance as well at reduced hourly rates. Any questions, please contact Coach Kajtsa.
Proviso West High School, 4701 Harrison St., Hillside, IL
G4G Going for Greatness, 503 West 3rd. Street, Elmhurst, IL.
Speaking at Glazier Clinics, Westin Hotel, Itasca
Impact is currently operating at the indoor winter locations at Proviso West High School in Hillside, and G4G Going for Greatness in Elmhurst. Proviso West has a field house with a fully functional indoor throwing area for shot put, with limited indoor discus throwing. G4G has limited throwing indoors, but is equipped with weight training equipment. Proviso West is available Monday - Wednesday, December through April. G4G is available all year, all days of the week.
Impact's spring, summer, and fall locations are at Schafer Elementary School in Lombard, and Hammerman Field in Aurora. Schafer has a parking lot next to a field, with portable shot put and discus rings. Hammerman Field is equipped with two discus cages, and a lot for a shot put ring. Please see below for maps and addresses of all locations.
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. After 3 sessions, 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 not be necessary for beginners at first, but 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 obtaining throwing shoes, if necessary. Contact the coach for details.
Hammerman Field, 485 Crane St., Aurora, IL
Kelsey getting ready for a "South African" throw
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Coach Kajtsa is available for conducting clinics and seminars on shot put and discus technique. Please call or email for more information and details.
Group training indoors, with Bobby, Sam, and Clara