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.  

  • Proper Equipment: Offer advice on bat size and length. 
  • Tee Work: Break down the mechanics of a swing.  (Ex. Inside, Outside, Middle, Extension, Contact)
  • Hitting Mechanics: To study and improve upon the mechanics involved in hitting, which includes optimizing a player’s swing for either maximizing their bat speed or their time for plate coverage. 
  • At-Bat Preparation: Understanding dugout etiquette, preparing yourself as a in-the-hole hitter, on-deck hitter and at-bat batter
  • Plate Presence: Explaining body placement in box, learning when and how to take signs.
  • Situational Hitting: Learning the scenarios that are encountered in each at bat. 
  • Program is for both baseball and softball: Groups will be put together by baseball, softball, and age.

COST: $150 per session

AGE: 14U and under

Session 1

Mondays – September 12th-October 10th

Group 1: 5:00-6:00 PM

Group 2: 6:15-7:15 PM

Group 3: 7:30-8:30 PM

Thursdays – September 15th-October 13th

Group 1: 4:00-5:00 PM

Session 2

Mondays – October 17th-November 14th

Group 1: 5:00-6:00 PM

Group 2: 6:15-7:15 PM

Group 3: 7:30-8:30 PM

Thursdays – October 20th-November 17th

Group 1: 4:00-5:00 PM

Session 3

Mondays – November 21st-December 19th

Group 1: 5:00-6:00 PM

Group 2: 6:15-7:15 PM

Group 3: 7:30-8:30 PM

REGISTER HERE

Baseball/Softball Catchers Program

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

  • Proper gear
    • protection
    • size and fit
    • functionality
  • Setups and Stances 
  • Receiving 
  • Blocking
    • left, right and middle; all pitches
    • block and recover
  • Throwing
    • footwork and transfer
    • program for warmup/arm conditioning
    • arm care
    • power position
    • spin
  • Tag play
  • Fielding bunts and loose balls
  • Popups
  • Wild pitch retrieval

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Baseball Pitching Program

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 exercises to help ensure proper mechanics as well as ways to strengthen their arm.
  • Long Toss Progression:  Long toss 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:  Once the arm is built up and ready, everyone will throw off mound and get work with Jeremy. Emphasis will be on mechanics to optimize 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 position, cover bases, and pick off to bases.  Ensuring pitchers are properly equipped to handle all situations.
  • Controlling Baserunners:  Simplify controlling baserunners and the run game. Cover how to properly hold runners to prevent base stealing.

COST: $150 per session

AGE: 14U and under

Session 1: Mondays – September 12th-October 13th

Group 1: 5:00-6:00 PM

Group 2: 6:15-7:15 PM

Session 2: Mondays – October 17th-November 14th

Group 1: 5:00-6:00 PM

Group 2: 6:15-7:15 PM

Session 3: Mondays – November 21st-December 19th

Group 1: 5:00-6:00 PM

Group 2: 6:15-7:15 PM

REGISTER 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. 
  • Speed vs. Movement:  Discuss the age-old question of what should come first.  
  • Pitch Selection:  Help pitchers understand the mental side of pitching — what pitches to throw and when. Challenge the athletes to up their softball IQ. 
  • Hitter Analysis:  Every batter tells a story from their stance to their practice swing, we want pitchers/catchers to be able to read it and determine what pitches to throw. 
  • Pitchers Fielding Practice:  Teaching proper ways to field position, along with base coverages or backups.  

 

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Baseball Practice Player

Off Season Instruction Program 

All Players 8U-18U 

Instructional workouts: September 25th-March 12th

Session 1: 8:00-10:00 AM on Sunday

Session 2: 10:15 AM -12:15 PM on Sunday

Session3: 12:30-2:30 PM on Sunday

  • Weekly baseball instruction sessions cover: 
    • Defense, hitting, pitching, catching, throwing, and baseball basics in a team training setting  
    • Classroom instruction 
    • Open gym times/facility access will be available to Practice Players 
  • Performance/Hitting testing to show progression

Performance Training Program 

Performance training is a part of our Practice Player Program.  Our training is a speed/agility program designed to improve velocity, speed, mobility, flexibility and strength, allowing each athlete to become a better overall baseball player.  Performance training will take place during practice sessions. All performance training will be designed by a certified strength coach. 

Apparel and Gear 

Marucci Sports is an official partner of Impact Sports Academy and a top supplier in Major League Baseball.  Owned and operated by current and former MLB players, Marucci is endorsed by many professional athletes.  Through our partnership, ISA offers an exclusive discount on Marucci products. 

Each player will be provided access to our Marucci website to order team branded merchandise, baseball equipment and gear.  

Uniform Packages 

All practice players will receive Marucci Elite Pants, ISA hat, and ISA T-shirt.  

Playing Opportunities 

In the event an ISA House Team needs 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 a full-time player. If the event that a player moves on to a full-time team, jersey tops would be an additional cost and players would be required to purchase a Black Marucci Helmet.  

ISA Baseball Practice Player Program Information Packet

 

Email for Availability

Softball Practice Player

Off Season Instruction Program 

All Players 8U-18U 

Sundays – September 25th-March 12th 12:30-2:30 PM

Instructional workouts: 1x/week

  • Weekly softball instruction sessions cover: 
    • Defense, hitting, pitching, catching, throwing, and softball basics in a team training setting  
    • Classroom instruction 
    • Open gym times/facility access will be available to Practice Players 
  • Performance/Hitting testing to show progression 

Performance Training Program 

Performance training is a part of our Practice Player Program.  Our training is a speed/agility program designed to improve velocity, speed, mobility, flexibility and strength, allowing each athlete to become a better overall baseball player.  Performance training will take place during practice sessions. All performance training will be designed by a certified strength coach.

Apparel and Gear 

Marucci Sports is an official partner of Impact Sports Academy and a top supplier in Major League Baseball.  Owned and operated by current and former MLB players, Marucci is endorsed by many professional athletes.  Through our partnership, ISA offers an exclusive discount on Marucci products.

Each player will be provided access to our Marucci website to order team branded merchandise, baseball equipment and gear. All 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.

 

ISA Softball Practice Player Program Information Packet

 

Email for Availability

Advanced Performance Training (APT)

We’re in year 2 of our ISA Advanced Performance Training (APT) program offering. New to the Advanced Performance Training program this year, we are adding “homework” for the athletes.  They will be provided with a weekly routine including a take home workout(s) to complete on their own.

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

Developed and overseen by Certified Strength Coach Tanner Gussert as well as former professional baseball players Ryan Fritze, and Luke Westphal, this program will push athletes to become bigger, faster, and stronger.

APT has grown from an after-school program into a full-fledged speed/weight training program. Built into three 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 to balance 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 & softball athletes.

Each session lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

Phase 1: $400.00

Monday and Wednesday (September 26 – November 16)

5:00-6:30pm (13/14u)

6:45-8:15pm (15u+)

Tuesday and Thursday (September 27 – November 17)

5:00-6:30pm (13/14u)

6:45-8:15pm (15u+)

Phase 2: $400.00

Monday and Wednesday (November 28 – January 25)

5:00-6:30pm (13/14u)

6:45-8:15pm (15u+)

Tuesday and Thursday (November 29 – January 26)

5:00-6:30pm (13/14u)

6:45-8:15pm (15u+)

Phase 3: $300.00

Monday and Wednesday (January 30 – March 8)

5:00-6:30pm (13/14u)

6:45-8:15pm (15u+)

Tuesday and Thursday (January 31 – March 9)

5:00-6:30pm (13/14u)

6:45-8:15pm (15u+)

*People who are in the ATP program will have priority option to continue training into the next phase. If an athlete forfeits their spot, we will then fill from a wait list.

CONTACT US TO REGISTER!

Softball Advanced Performance Training

The Softball Advanced Performance Training (APT) is a new and exciting opportunity for athletes. Developed and overseen by Certified Strength Coach Tanner Gussert, this program will push athletes to become bigger, faster, and stronger.

ATP has grown from an afterschool program into a full-fledged speed/weight training program. Built intothree, 8-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 to balance school, softball, and extracurricular activities. Not only does it push them physically butadds responsibility to work in groups, be consistent and on time.

Cost: $300 per phase

Group Size: 12 athletes

Total Sessions: 16

Days: Tuesday/Thursday

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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

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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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