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Program Info

The FAQs below should give you a good idea regarding why we exist, what we hope to accomplish, and what we have to offer.

What makes Impact Athletes different from the rest?

The following link takes you to a 30 minute video that summarizes what we are about. The questions and answers below are covered in the video link:

This is required to watch by players/parents prior to trying out.

What is your mission?

Our motto is to "pursue the crown."  In 1 Corinthians 9:25, Paul wrote, "Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever" (NIV).  As athletes, we dedicate countless hours of attention and focus to developing in our sport.  Although we should pursue our passion in athletics with all of our ability, we should equally be pursuing our relationship with God because as Paul writes, the crowns of our sport will not last, but the crown of Christ will last forever.

What this means for us as coaches and players is that we ought to play the game differently than the average baseball player does.  We must buy in to the following values: Hustle, Attitude, and Toughness.  When other teams, parents, umpires, and coaches watch us play, we aspire for them to notice a difference in the way we play the game.  We play for a higher purpose.  We do not take our God-given talents for granted.  We play every pitch as if it were our last.  Our coaches and players hustle on and off the field at all times. We have good attitudes, encourage one another, and respond appropriately both to victory and adversity.  Finally, we play the game with an unrivaled toughness, both physically and mentally.

What does your summer schedule consist of?

We aim to play roughly a 32 game schedule from late May through mid July.

From a games perspective, our goal is three-fold: Quality facilities, top of the line competition, and exposure to college coaches.

Our primary means of meeting this goal is through the Kansas City Club Baseball Association (see more information below).  The best club teams in the Kansas City metro area are a part of this association (Midwest Bruins, Prodigy, Cavaliers, Yard Baseball Club, Between The Lines, Natural Baseball Academy, Next Level Baseball, The Barn, KC Bullets, KCK Blue Devils, Ironmen, KC Elite, Advanced Baseball Academy). Games are held at the brand new PBR Creekside facility in Parkville, MO.  All of the six fields are turf, LED lighting, and equipped with batting cages. 

Aside from exposure, great facilities, and the best competition, the KCCBA provides the entire summer schedule in advance. Games take place Monday through Thursday during the morning, afternoon, and evening.  If parents are unable to attend due to work constraints, every game we play is live streamed for parents/family/coaches to watch for free.

At the end of the summer, an All Star Game is played by grad class against the All Star Team from Wichita's version of the KCCBA.  This year it will be held at the T-Bones stadium for the 2020/2021 ASG and at Creekside for the 2022/2023 ASG.

In addition to games through the KCCBA, we will play in two tournaments.  One will likely be local and the other will be out of town if COVID is no longer a threat in summer of 2021.

We practice at Staley High School on Mondays (4-6 pm for 17/18U and 6-8 pm for 15/16U).  On Wednesdays or Saturdays we will practice or play a game at St. Pius X High School. They have a brand new stadium with turf. 

The cost to play will end up around 1700-1800 dollars for the summer schedule.

What is the KC Club Baseball Association? What are the rules for KCCBA league games?

KC Club Baseball Association is a league composed of showcase teams from both Missouri and Kansas.  2020 is the inaugural season which will consist of over 42 teams from 12 different club programs.  The league will consist of a 15U, 16U and two 18U age brackets.  It is designed to provide players an opportunity to play in a highly competitive atmosphere at a local venue.

Goals for the KCCBA are:

1.  Enhance competitive opportunities

2.  Player development

3.  Minimize travel expenses

4.  Create a positive baseball environment

5.  Maximize college exposure to Midwest coaches

The board of directors consists of club coaches and college baseball coaches.

Rules for the 2020 Summer Season are:

  • No metal cleats, gum, or seeds  
  • 7 innings or 2 hours. Which ever comes first (we will finish the inning).
  • Extra innings will be played until 2 hour time limit. Games can end in a tie.
  • 10 run rule after 5 innings.
  • Lineups will not be exchanged (COVID 19 rule).
  • No coach/umpire meeting before the game (COVID 19 rule).
  • No interterm handshakes (COVID 19 rule).
  • Free substitution.
  • Courtesy runners for pitcher and catcher.
  • No third to first picks.
  • 2 mound visit in an inning results in pitching change.
  • Every mound visit on the 4th time and thereafter the pitcher must be changed.
  • Balks are played live if the hitter hits the pitch.
  • On a force play, runner must avoid contact or slide directly into the bag.  If contact is made with the infielder and deemed to do harm intentionally, it will be ruled an automatic double play and the player could be ejected.
  • The 18U divisions will be mainly college umpires.
  • Teams will rotate home and away on their double header.
  • Teams/spectators are expected to follow the posted COVID 19 rules.
  • Wichita is running a similar league this year. Areas in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and St. Louis are also exploring this.  There will be potential for interleague tournaments in the years to come.

How many coaches are there and who coaches each team?

We will have four teams for the summer of 2020. 

18U Gold: Jason Haniger (assist Green)

18U Green: Luke Temperelli (assist Gold)

16U: TJ Dailey Head Coach and Tanner Nowatzki Assistant Coach

15U: Jason Decker Head Coach and Clay Turner Assistant Coach

We also have roaving coaches who help on an as needed basis: Scott Bradbury and Keith Ewy.

Our goal is to have 3-4 coaches at each practice and 1-2 coaches at each game.

How is the Christian faith weaved into your program?

Our program is open to all players, whether they grew up in the Church or have no faith at all.  We see our role as exposing our players to what a relationship with Christ looks like and how that impacts there lives a young men and athletes.

We attempt to accomplish this through team prayer, bible studies, community service, and fellowship events outside of baseball.

What's your philosophy on playing time in the summer?

We attempt to get each player at least one start per week for KCCBA and tournament games. What they get beyond that is based on performance and team needs.

We tend to hit 10-11 players in each game.

During our Impact games at St. Pius X, we hit the lineup, play guys in various defensive positions, and throw all of our pitchers. Our goal is development midweek and to give guys opportunities to earn more playing time on the weekends in tournaments and the KCCBA.

How much do uniforms cost?

Uniforms are not included in the summer cost. They are purchased separately and tend to run around 200-250 dollars. They should last most players their entire career with IMPACT.

How do you help players with getting recruited?

Collegiate recruiting for the most part takes place at camps/showcases that players attend individually versus a team atmosphere.  Moreover, technology has changed the game which allows for coaches to recruit from their home using their tablets, computers, and smart phones.  There is some recruiting that takes place at summer tournaments, but it typically is minimal.  Feel free to read our college commitment stories on our news page to see what our players have done to excel to the next level.

We utilize a ton of video via Pocket Radar and post to Twitter/Instagram. Moreover, we work with players to assess their goals and give advice on what we feel is realistic.  We help with connecting players with coaches and crafting communication to successfully connect and create future opportunities to perform in front of them.

Ultimately, if a player has the ability to play past high school, they will have the opportunity to keep playing if that's their desire.

*New Update*:

All games will be live streamed and recorded at Your Game Cam. Players can create free accounts to clip their highlights to a saved album. They can then share this with coaches to promote themselves. If the coaches like what they see, they will provide advice on the best way to be seen in person to see if it is a mutual fit.

Each channel will have a Game Changer overlay to show the box score of the game. Moreover, Pocket Radar velocity should be up and running in early June.

What do you offer for fall ball?

We feel that the fall is a great time for development. Therefore, we play all of our games "in-house." We take our entire program and break them into three teams (36-40 players).  They will practice and play against each other over a 6 week period.

Half of the group will practice on Tuesday nights. The other half will practice on Thursday nights.

Practices will be at Oak Park HS from 5-7 pm.

3 coaches will be present.

Games will be at St. Pius X on Saturdays from 8 am - 4 pm.

The schedule will run from mid August until the end of September. The cost will be between 600-700 dollars. All games will be recorded and live streamed. Social media will be used to promote players to colleges.

Saturday schedules will look like this:

8 am (Team 1 and 2 warmup)

9 am (Team 1 and 2 play a 2 hour game)

11:30 am (Team 2 and 3 play a 2 hour game)

2 pm (Team 3 and 1 play a 2 hour game)

What winter options do you offer?

We have recently partnered with KC Indoor and Matt Williams. He will be orchestrating weekly classes players can enroll in (pitching/catching/hitting/fielding). These will take place in November and December. 

During January and February, team practices will be available to enroll in at KC Indoor.

Winter options are a la carte and separate from fall and summer.

What safety precautions did you take to account for COVID 19?

All families must sign a waiver regarding this issue.  Although we are doing everything we can to help minimize the risk, the threat of contracting COVID 19 is still present.  We purchased gaiter masks for all players and coaches. We also provided hand sanitizer at every practice/game.  We also encourage social distancing at these events.

How do I register for a tryout?

Our main tryouts for fall 2020 and summer 2021 will take place at Staley HS on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the week of July 13th.  They will start at 12 pm and run no later than 3 pm dependent on the number of participants.

Please watch the video below before registering for tryouts:

Please email us at for more information.

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