Academy Info

Speaking at Glazier Clinics, Westin Hotel, Itasca

Training Sites:

Impact is currently operating at Schafer Elementary School in Lombard, and Proviso West High School in Hillside.  Schafer has a parking lot next to a grass field, where Impact will provide throwing rings.  Proviso West has training indoors.  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:

Video analysis is available for a small fee.  Send videos to be analyzed and critiqued to

Athlete Requirements:

  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.

Kelsey getting ready for a "South African" throw

Get 3 training sessions, 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.

Group training indoors, with Bobby, Sam, and Clara

Practice Detail:

Full Practice sessions (both shot put and discus) will usually last between 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours.  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, or an open throwing session with limited drill work.


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.

                 Impact Throwing Academy

"Creating Medal-Takers and Record-Breakers"

Proviso West High School, 4701 Harrison St.,    Hillside, IL