PROGRAMS

Baseball/Softball Hitting Programs

Join us at ISA for a program focused on developing more consistent, powerful hitters.  With instruction from our ISA staff, this clinic will introduce the ideas and concepts used by professional and college baseball players. Learn the proper swing mechanics to maximize bat speed and exit velocity.  Instructors will teach the fundamentals and offer adjustments to each athlete’s individual swing.  

5 Week

This program will cover the fundamentals of hitting. Below is more information on what to expect:

  • Proper Equipment: Offer advice on bat size and length. 
  • Plate Presence: Explaining body placement in box.
  • Hitting Mechanics: Improve the mechanics involved in hitting, optimizing a player’s bat speed and time spent in the hitting zone.
  • Tee Work: Break down the mechanics of a swing.  (Ex. Inside, Outside, Middle, Extension, Contact)
  • Front Toss: Timing a moving pitch. Translating our tee work mechanics to a ball in motion.
  • Program is for both baseball and softball: Groups will be put together by baseball, softball, and age.

10 Week

This program will cover all aspects of hitting. Below is more information on what to expect:

  • Proper Equipment: Offer advice on bat size and length.
  • Plate Presence: Explaining body placement in box.
  • Hitting Mechanics: Improve the mechanics involved in hitting, optimizing a player’s bat speed and time spent in the hitting zone.
  • Tee Work: Break down the mechanics of a swing.  (Ex. Inside, Outside, Middle, Extension, Contact)
  • Front Toss: Timing a moving pitch. Translating our tee work mechanics to a ball in motion.
  • Overhand Pitching: Hitting off of a pitcher similar to game speed experience.
  • Situational Hitting: Learning the scenarios that are encountered in each at bat.
  • Pre and Post Testing: Using Stalker Radar Guns or Rapsodo Hitting Technology to measure improvement throughout the 10 weeks.
  • Program is for both baseball and softball: Groups will be put together by baseball, softball, and age.

 

7 WEEK PROGRAMS – EXTENDED SWING PROGRESSION (2 EXTRA WEEKS)

 

DATESBASEBALL/SOFTBALLDAYAGETIMECOSTREGISTRATION
March 22, 2024 - May 3, 2024Baseball and SoftballFriday8U-12U4:00 PM - 5:00 PM$225Join Waiting List!
March 22, 2024 - May 3, 2024Baseball and SoftballFriday8U-12U5:15 PM - 6:15 PM$225Join Waiting List!
March 22, 2024 - May 3, 2024Baseball and SoftballFriday9U-14U6:30 PM - 7:30 PM$225REGISTER HERE!

Baseball/Softball Catchers Program

Aspects covered during the class will include but aren’t limited to: 

  • Proper gear
    • Protection
    • Sizing
    • Functionality
  • Setups and Stances 
    • Signal Stance
    • Primary Stance
    • Secondary Stance
  • Receiving 
    • Pocket/glove Awareness
    • Fielding in zones
  • Blocking
    • Left, right, middle – all pitches
    • Block and recover
  • Throwing
    • Proper footwork and transfer
    • Efficient throwing mechanics
  • Defense
      • Tag plays at home
      • Fielding bunts/ slow rollers
      • Pop-ups
DATESBASEBALL/SOFTBALLDAYAGETIMECOSTREGISTRATION
March 22, 2024 - May 3, 2024Baseball and SoftballFriday9U-12U4:00 PM - 5:00 PM$225JOIN WAITING LIST!
March 22, 2024 - May 3, 2024Baseball and SoftballFriday9U-12U5:15 PM - 6:15 PM$225Join Waiting List!
March 22, 2024 - May 3, 2024Baseball and SoftballFriday13U-14U6:30 PM - 7:30 PM$225REGISTER HERE!

Baseball Pitching Program

5 week

This program will cover the fundamentals of pitching. Below is more information on what to expect:

  • Arm Care:  Pre/Post throwing exercises for strengthening and injury prevention.
  • Throwing Mechanics:  Series of different throwing drills to help ensure proper mechanics as well as ways to strengthen their arm.
  • Mound Work: Introducing the mechanics of the “wind-up” and “stretch”.  The emphasis will be on optimizing an efficient delivery translating to consistency and “easier” velocity.
  • Pitch Development:  Establishing fastball command and the development of a change up. Introduction of a third pitch (depending on athletes age), will be a focus as well.
  • Controlling Baserunners:  Simplify controlling baserunners and the run game. Cover how to properly hold runners to prevent base stealing by mixing a pitcher’s timing and learning how to properly pick-off to first-base.

10 week

This program will cover all aspects of pitching. Below is more information on what to expect:

  • Arm Care:  Pre/Post throwing exercises for strengthening and injury prevention.
  • Throwing Mechanics:  Series of different throwing drills to help ensure proper mechanics as well as ways to strengthen their arm.
  • Throwing Progression:  Throwing program designed by ISA Staff that will take you through the proper steps and progression to ensure arm health as well build up arm strength.
  • Mound Work:  Introducing the mechanics of the “wind-up” and “stretch”.  The emphasis will be on optimizing an efficient delivery translating to consistency and “easier” velocity.
  • Pitch Development:  Establishing fastball command and the development of a change up. Introduction of a third pitch (depending on athletes age), will be a focus as well.
  • Pitch Sequencing:  Help pitchers understand the mental side of pitching. (What pitches should be thrown in what counts) Challenge the athletes to up their baseball IQ.
  • Pitchers Fielding Practice:  Teaching proper ways to field their position.  Ensuring pitchers are properly equipped to handle all defensive situations.
  • Controlling Baserunners:  Simplify controlling baserunners and the run game. Cover how to properly hold runners to prevent base stealing by mixing a pitcher’s timing and learning how to properly pick off to bases.

 

7 WEEK PROGRAMS – EXTENDED PITCHING PROGRESSION (2 EXTRA WEEKS)

 

DAYDATESAGESTIMECOSTREGISTRATION
MondayMarch 18, 2024 - April 29, 20249U-12U4:00 PM - 5:00 PM$225REGISTER HERE!
MondayMarch 18, 2024 - April 29, 20249U-12U5:15 PM - 6:15 PM$225Join Waiting List!
MondayMarch 18, 2024 - April 29, 202413U-14U6:30 PM - 7:30 PM$225JOIN WAITING LIST!
ThursdayMarch 21, 2024 - May 2, 20249U-12U4:00 PM - 5:00 PM$225REGISTER HERE!
ThursdayMarch 21, 2024 - May 2, 20249U-12U5:15 PM - 6:15 PM$225Join Waiting List!
ThursdayMarch 21, 2024 - May 2, 20249U-12U6:30 PM - 7:30 PM$225REGISTER HERE!

Softball Pitching Program

Covered in the program will be a proper warm up routine and pitching form with corrections to reduce the risk of injury, they will also increase the pitcher’s softball IQ and explain the importance of the battery communication. Also covered, but not limited to:

  • Arm Care:  Pre/post pitching exercises for strengthening and injury prevention. 
  • Basic Pitching Mechanics:  Series of different throwing exercises to help ensure proper mechanics as well as strengthening their arm. 
  • Pitch Development:  Establishing command and development of pitches, primarily a speed and off-speed pitch. 
  • Pitch Selection:  Help pitchers understand the mental side of pitching — what pitches to throw and when. Challenge the athletes to up their softball IQ. 
  • Pitchers Fielding Practice:  Teaching proper ways to field position, along with base coverages or backups.  

Baseball Practice Player

Off Season Instruction Program 

Off Season Instructional Program 

The ISA Practice Player program is designed for athletes who want to train at ISA like an ISA House team player, but without the requirement to play for an ISA team.  This program allows for athletes to play for a summer team of their choice.   

All Players 8U-18U 

  • Full Season instructional workouts begin the week of September 25th (Full Session) or January 7th (Second Session) and end the week of March 4th (1x per week)
  • Weekly softball instruction sessions cover 
    • Defense, hitting, pitching, catching, throwing, performance training and baseball basics, in a team training setting 
    • Classroom instruction 
    • Open gym times/facility access will be available to Practice Players 
  • Rapsodo Hitting testing to show progression. 

Practice Uniform and Gear 

Marucci Sports is an official partner of Impact Sports Academy and through our partnership, ISA is able to offer an exclusive discount on Marucci products.  Each player will be provided access to our Marucci website to order merchandise, softball equipment and gear.   

All baseball practice players will receive Marucci Elite pants, and ISA hat, and ISA practice shirt.   

Playing Opportunities 

In the event an ISA House Team would need a player due to any unforeseen circumstance, ISA practice players will be the first to be considered. This opportunity may be a one weekend fill-in or as a full-time player. In the event that a player moves on to a full-time team, uniform packages would be an additional cost of $300.  

Program Cost 

Total Program Cost:

  • Full Season: $1,500 
  • Second Session: $750

Due on acceptance of spot:

  • Full Season: $500 
  • Second Session: $250

Remaining Balance:

  • Full Season: $143/month for 7 consecutive months (September – March) 
  • Second Session: $250/month for 2 consecutive months (February-March)

All payments are non-refundable. A 3% processing fee will be added to all electronic payments. 

Important Dates

Week of September 25th – Full Season Training Begins

November 20th – November 26th – Thanksgiving Break

December 22nd – January 5th – Winter Break

Week of January 7th – Second Session Training Begins

Week of March 4th – Training Ends

 

ISA BASEBALL PRACTICE PLAYERS REGISTRATION

 

One Day Softball Skills Camp

Monday, December 26th – 5-7pm
K-8 grade
$50

Join ISA for a one-day skill building camp. Athletes will be trained in hitting, fielding, and throwing.

Softball Practice Player

Off Season Instruction Program 

Off Season Instructional Program 

The ISA Practice Player program is designed for athletes who want to train at ISA like an ISA House team player, but without the requirement to play for an ISA team.  This program allows for athletes to play for a summer team of their choice.   

All Players 8U-18U 

  • Instructional workouts begin the week of September 25th and end the week of March 4th (1x per week) 
  • Weekly softball instruction sessions cover 
    • Defense, hitting, pitching, catching, throwing, performance training and baseball basics, in a team training setting 
    • Classroom instruction 
    • Open gym times/facility access will be available to Practice Players 
  • Rapsodo Hitting testing to show progression. 

Practice Uniform and Gear 

Marucci Sports is an official partner of Impact Sports Academy and through our partnership, ISA is able to offer an exclusive discount on Marucci products.  Each player will be provided access to our Marucci website to order merchandise, softball equipment and gear.   

All softball practice players will receive an ISA practice shirt.  

Playing Opportunities 

In the event an ISA House Team would need a player due to any unforeseen circumstance, ISA practice players will be the first to be considered. This opportunity may be a one weekend fill-in or as a full-time player. In the event that a player moves on to a full-time team, uniform packages would be an additional cost of $300.  

Program Cost 

Total Program Cost: $1,400 

Due on acceptance of spot: $500 

Remaining Balance: $129/month for 7 consecutive months (Sept – March) 

All payments are non-refundable. A 3% processing fee will be added to all electronic payments. 

Important Dates

Week of September 25th – Training Begins

November 20th – November 26th – Thanksgiving Break

December 22nd – January 5th – Winter Break

Week of March 4th – Training Ends

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ISA SOFTBALL PRACTICE PLAYER INFORMATION

Advanced Performance Training (APT)

We are in year 3 of our ISA Advanced Performance Training (APT) program. New to the Advanced Performance Training program this year, we are offering a 13/14u training group twice a week as well as a 11/12u training group once a week.  All high school athletes will be provided with a weekly routine with take home workouts including strength, speed, and mobility days. High School APT athletes are also permitted to use the ISA weight room during open gym hours.

The point of the weekly routine is to help athletes understand the process of workouts vs recovery and being efficient with their time when outside of ISA.  The routine is built under the assumption that each APT athlete is fully attending team practices and the standard weekend performance training within the walls of ISA.

Developed and overseen by Certified Strength Coach (CSCS) Tanner Gussert and Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM) Ryan Fritze, this program will push athletes to become bigger, faster, and Stronger.

APT has grown from an after-school workout into a full-fledged speed/weight training program.  Built into two ten-week phases, ATP is set to mimic a true professional offseason.

Possibly the best part of the program is watching the kids own their development. It makes them build a routine while balancing school, ISA practices, extracurricular activities, and proper rest/recovery. Not only does it push them physically but adds responsibility to work in groups, be consistent, and on time.

Advanced Performance Training (APT) is for both baseball and softball athletes.

Each session lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Advanced High School Program

Ages:

15u-18u (High School Athletes)

Overview:

The Advanced High School Program is designed for athletes to help develop their baseball skills while preparing for their high school season.  This 10 week program will include development on hitting, fielding, catching, and pitching.

  • Players will be on a throwing program getting their arms ready for their season
  • Bullpens will be thrown the last 4 weeks

Baseball Only

COST: $350

Sundays – 8:00-9:30 AM

REGISTER HERE

Home Run Derbies

Athletes will participate in a round by round event for a chance to be crowned the Home Run King or Queen!

ISA Home Run Derby T-shirt provided to all registrants

Athletes will be given 3 minutes per round to hit as many home runs as possible in a simulated 150 foot fences for 9U/10U and 175 foot fences for 11U/12U/14U. Top 50% of each round advance to the next round. Eliminated athletes move to cages for extra swings and for a consolation bracket. Cage swing distances will count towards furthest distance competition. Instruction from ISA staff in cages is included.

Prizes:

Home Run Derby winner receives a wood Marucci bat & and an ISA hat

Top Distance winner receive an ISA hat

Spring Break Skills Clinic

Join our ISA Staff for our TWO DAY skills program focused on preparing your athlete for the upcoming season! All instruction will be designed for BOTH softball and baseball.

This two day, 3 hour clinic is designed to cover all aspects of the game.

·        Hitting – Learn the proper sequence of movements in order to create the most efficient swing to maximize bat speed and exit velocity. Instructors will teach the fundamentals and also offer adjustments that cater to each athlete’s individual swing.

·        Pitching – Instruction will cover throwing drills, a breakdown of proper pitching mechanics, pitchers fielding practice, and arm care.  Campers will be taken through a series of different throwing exercises to help ensure proper mechanics as well as ways to strengthen their arm.  Each athlete will be observed off the mound and given one-on-one instruction on mechanics. Softball pitching instructors will be in attendance for pitching instruction for our female athletes.

·        Infield – Learn proper footwork to help increase velocity and throwing accuracy.Fielding fundamentals and turning double plays will also be covered.

·        Speed and Agility – Learn from a certified strength coach on how to improve over speed and agility. With emphasis on baserunning, athletes will learn how to become a better baserunner and base stealer.

·        Competition and fun – Athletes will compete in a fun and positive way in several games and competitions

Open to K-5th Grade Athletes

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