The mission of IMPACT Sports Performance is to create an educational and competitive experience within an atmosphere of elite training. We strive to develop and realize individual and team potential by promoting high standards of competence, character, and courage.
While the skill level and specific goals change based on the ability of the athlete, a strong passion and desire to train will remain consistent. Athletes know when they come to IMPACT, they must be focused and committed to getting better and training harder than they have in the past. All of our clients take pride in the professionalism of our approach and work ethic.
IMPACT presents a rare opportunity for clients to be trained by the same clinicians who train individuals at the highest levels. At IMPACT, our unmatched facility, top coaching staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and movement-specific programming put together a total package for athletic achievement and individual success.
Facility & Equipment
35-yard, three-lane indoor track – The turf track provides our athletes with a safe and realistic training surface for speed and agility drills.
UCS Olympic Training Racks – Olympic lifting and barbell training is great way to develop strength and power. IMPACT has 6 built in racks that allow our coaches to effectively train teams or individuals.
TRX Suspension Trainer – TRX suspension help deliver effective and efficient total body workouts that build strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability for athletes of all fitness levels
Woodway Curve Treadmills – The Curve treadmill is fully athlete-operated. In others words, the athlete creates forces to move the frictionless belt using their own power. The curve treadmill is unmatched in its ability to provide a workout that is biomechanically and metabolically similar to ground based running. Athletes have been proven to burn more than 30% more calories while running on the Curve compared to traditional treadmills.
Woodway Force Treadmill – The Force treadmill works by tethering the athlete to the platform so they become the driving force of the frictionless belt. The Resistance can be added to the belt which allows one to maximize acceleration and speed training. The Force allows our coaches to measure speed and power output, so we may quickly and accurately monitor the ability and progress of our athletes.
Watt Bikes – Watt bikes are recognized as the top indoor bike for training and testing. The Watt bike system instantly records 39 parameters, including power output, heart rate and quality of pedaling technique. Both air and magnetic resistance are available which allows us to replicate any desired training from low intensity rides to maximal intensity sprints.
Versa Climbers – This cardio training machine uses a vertical climbing design to achieve effective whole body conditioning. The versa climber has been clinically proven to burn more calories than treadmills, bikes or ellipticals. An additional benefit of this machine allows our coaches to modify weight bearing or loading on joints and soft tissues.
Keiser Performance Trainers – This trainer is a high-low pulley system that provides pneumatic, or air, resistance for a wide variety of upper, lower and full-body movements. Air resistance translates into minimal shock load to joints and tissues that may occur with traditional plate stacked machines. IMPACT coaches utilize this advanced technology to improve 3 dimensional stability, strength and power.
Fit Light Trainers – A state of the art reaction system consisting of 8 RGB lights that act as targets for the athlete. The light pods can be adapted and configured to work on all aspects of performance including reaction time, speed, agility and coordination. Performance in these skills can be measured and repeated to provide IMPACT coaches with immediate feedback.
Keiser Air Runners – A unique and innovative machine that is designed to train and measure lower body power. The pneumatic resistance allows for smooth loading of the lower extremity while training for speed, strength and power. The Air runner is also superb to enhance squatting, lunging, running and lower body biomechanics.
Power plate – A whole body vibration platform that has been clinically proven to promote muscle activation, power, strength and recovery. IMPACT coaches utilize the power plate to increase the demand of many popular exercises, such as, squats, push-ups and balance challenges.
UCS Glute and Ham Machines – Development of the glutes and hamstrings are key to any sport. This machine is the best in it’s class allowing athletes of all shapes, sizes and levels to efficiently and safely perform a variety of Glute-Ham exercises.
Ultra Slide Boards – Lateral and multi-directional movement is key in many sports. UltraSlide boards are the highest quality boards that allow IMPACT coaches to train lateral strength and movement progressions with a sport specific feel. The low impact nature of slideboards allows for strength and endurance gains while minimizing stress to joints and muscles.
VertiMax Platforms - A training platform that provides 8 possible resistance points that can be used to advance speed, jumping ability and explosiveness. IMPACT coaches utilize this piece of equipment to appropriately load upper/lower/full body exercises in sport specific positions.
A variety of resistance training accessories including Olympic bumper plates, Resistance bands, Dumbells, Chains, Bosu Balls, Air ex pads, Hex Bars, and Stability Balls.
A variety of speed, agility and power training equipment including hurdles, bullet belts, jump ropes, plyo boxes and agility ladders.
IMPACT Sports Performance is dedicated to creating an educational and competitive training experience and advantage for teams, athletes and visitors of HARBORCENTER and Western New York, while promoting high standards of physical and mental strength. Please continue to check this page for new programs. If you are interested in registering for a program, please click here.
One-hour Individual Training Session
You will receive a 60 minute training session focusing on all five components of physical fitness – muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Age-appropriate instruction will take you through a mobility warmup, resistance training, core strengthening, and conditioning. You will have full access to the state-of-the-art equipment as well as be led by one of IMPACT’s performance professionals.
You will go through a series of physical fitness tests to determine your current conditioning level. Specific tests used are dependent on the athlete’s age, sport, position, and performance goals. Testing may include body composition, range of motion, postural analysis, power–speed–agility, strength-endurance-balance, and aerobic & anaerobic capacity. One of IMPACT’s qualified staff members will identify critical physical imbalances and weaknesses that may hamper your performance or lead to serious injury. Our pre-training analysis of your current physical condition as well as current training program may help us prevent you from injury by identifying specific weaknesses, imbalances, and/or postural abnormalities.
Injury Predisposition Screening
You will be assessed by one of IMPACT’s certified staff members to determine deficits that may be hindering you from attaining your physical fitness goals. Your assessment will include the biomechanics of each joint segment, muscular imbalances and range of motion for predispositions to injury.
Nutritional Profile Assessment
You will be given a customized nutritional profile to assist in reaching your body weight goals. The program assesses physiological parameters, anatomical measurements, workload capacities, sleeping patterns, etc. to provide accurate data. The program comes with hundreds of healthy food options and portion sizes as well as daily meal examples to ensure successful goal attainment.
Youth Performance Training
Youth Performance Training offers a combination of age-appropriate strength training and speed and agility drills that develop the components of linear and lateral movement. Our fundamental approach allows for IMPACT athletes to be progressed in a very systematic fashion with the end goal being excelled athletic performance in all areas of fitness. In addition to improving the athletic performances of our athletes, IMPACT ensures it’s athletes stay as healthy as possible by basing all of the protocols on proven sports medicine-based injury prevention exercises.
High School Performance Training
High School Performance Training creates three pillars for improved performance – proper strength ratios, increased linear acceleration, and more fluid lateral mobility. IMPACT offers five classes a week which entail three days of strength training and linear speed training combined with two days of lateral mobility drills and core emphasis. The program is based on protocols that ensure athletes increase muscular size, muscular strength, and muscular balance safely and efficiently do what they need to do on the field. A variety of injury prevention exercises are incorporated to reinforce IMPACT’s desire to create longevity in our athlete’s careers.
Adult Performance Training
Adult Performance Training aims to have our clients reach the active lifestyle they were once accustomed to in their youth. These classes are not for the faint of heart, but for those committed to making a difference in their fitness levels. Knowing this, our adult population is always ready to work as hard as they possibly can! The IMPACT staff pushes everyone to THEIR next level by combining cardiovascular training methods and movement-specific exercises. Each session is scripted to promote all the components of physical fitness while reinforcing sports medicine based injury prevention exercises that allow for lifelong physical activity.