Impact Throwing Academy Training

Clara working on a line drill for the spin technique in shot put

"Z" perfecting her footwork in a "South African" throw

Brett working on the "Sink and Sling" drill off a box

"After you land in the power position, keep the shoulders square to the back of the ring"

Types of Training:

Many different fitness programs implements will be used for practice.  Practices sometimes include medicine balls of various weights and sizes for weight training, plyometrics using mini-hurdles, stairs, or steps, and dynamic stretching.  Latex tubes with attached handles of various resistances will be used to simulate the throwing motion.  Throwing equipment will include implements of various weights, along with weighted balls.  Lengths of metal pipe or bowling pins may be used as well for throwing technique.  Unless the athlete brings their own equipment for practice, Coach Kajtsa will provide them.

Claire demonstrating her glide in the shot put

"Keep the discus back, and your weight over your right leg."

Seasonal Training Programs:

Starting April 1st, 2019 and ending May 2nd, Impact Throwing Academy, in conjunction with Hammerman USA, will be conducting it's Spring Training Program to be held at Hammerman Field in Aurora, IL.  The program will consist of ten 1 hour and 15 minute practices, focusing on one throwing event. 

The breakdown on the events are as follows:   

Session A - Mondays and Wednesdays, Discus (2 sessions), early session is 4:45-6:00pm, late session is 6:00-7:15pm   

Session B - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Javelin, 3:30-4:45pm, Hammer 4:00-5:15pm, Shot Put (2 sessions), early session is   4:45-6:00pm, late session is 6:00-715pm


Spring 2019 Training Schedule:

The fee for the spring training program is $400 for each session slot.  Athletes will not be able to randomly bounce between sessions.  Select a session slot that will work for you.  Session space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.

Abena winding up to start the spin in rotational shot put

Lexi and Abby practicing discus spins, using latex tubes to help keep balance