Our Story

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As life-long athletes and educators, we noticed a trend in today’s instructional coaching: kids are either being scolded and yelled at to get better, or their coaches are teaching them skills that aren't beneficial to their long term development. Kids burn out easily and shut down with this type of coaching, which makes it hard for them to succeed. Knowing how ineffective and negative coaching like this can be, we decided to start a movement to make sure kids acquired the proven proper skills while at the same time having fun and learning the life lessons that only sports can teach. 

We at Impact Baseball believe that if a kid has the desire, attitude, and skill base, they can go as far as they want. The process should be fun and should integrate with life learning, and kids should be empowered rather than scolded. We also believe that kids should strive to improve themselves in their sport, just as they should in all aspects of their lives.

 
  • My two sons have attended Impact baseball clinics and customized individual sessions for the past two years. Not only have their skills improved, but their knowledge, confidence and passion have grown.
    — Cam Melchiorre, RPEMS Parent
  • Thanks so much for the Fall Ball program. Gideon really got a lot out of the program—we were playing catch earlier this week, and I’ve noticed how much of a stronger arm he’s gained from the training.
    — David Morley, RPBL Parent
  • Colin asked me to pass along his good news-he made the Loyola Varsity team! He is psyched. Thanks for all your help and support-you really made a difference with his batting.
    — John Stanton, Loyola Parent
  • You run a fantastic program and my son loves it!
    — Frances Micciche
  • Thank you again for being such an amazing influence. My husband and son rave about your positive approach! Thomas really needed it and he is very excited with all he is learning.
    — Kate Magnusson
  • Clearly you were successful in fixing my son’s throwing motion! Today his coaches asked him if he would consider pitching.
    — Harry Brigham
  • You know the boys are loving the baseball clinic when Charlie woke up to a rainy day and assured me that he was looking forward to playing anyway—saying the rain would feel good after such a hot sunny day. He certainly is fired up about baseball this fall!
    — Glenn Godin
  • Impact has provided a solid base in real big league baseball techniques that our son will be able to build on for the rest of his baseball career. Their instructors take a real interest in getting to know each student and his needs and abilities. The small group environment allows them to pack a lot of knowledge into each session. My son enthusiastically looks forward to each camp and clinic.
    — Tony Culotta, Loyola School Parent
  • Impact Sports recently conducted a baseball clinic for our Play Baseball program. The clinic was well received by our staff and the kids loved the enthusiasm and knowledge that Impact Sports brought to the program. I would highly recommend them for any program that you may be planning in the future.
    — Bob Wall, Baltimore City Parks and Rec
 

Our History

Impact began as a series of free clinics and, as popularity grew, we began offering camps and more intensive clinics. People responded well, and Impact kept growing and evolving to meet the community's needs. In the past five years since Impact's creation, we have offered a total of fifty camps and clinics and provided one thousand hours of lessons.

Most notably, Impact has hosted camps with Manny Machado, had a visit from the MLB commissioner, and has partnered with local little leagues like RPBL, Towsontowne, TRC little league, and Baltimore Parks and Recreation.