the masterflow training system
The MasterFlow Training System™ is based on principles from the Ohio State Situational Leadership Methods and LEAN Six Sigma Process Improvement. Our team recently completed a comprehensive training guide that breaks down the core fastpitch disciplines into smaller processes we refer to as “micro-tasks”. Players are evaluated on their skill level for each micro-task, and areas of strength or improvement can be identified and developed.
We have developed the below report as an example of how we provide progress updates in our system. Our team recently completed a comprehensive training guide that breaks down the core fastpitch disciplines into smaller processes we refer to as “micro-tasks”. Players are evaluated on their skill level for each micro-task, and areas of strength or improvement can be identified and developed.
As players move through the MasterFlow Training System™, they progress in a structured, holistic method. Our coaching staff is trained on how to utilize the model in order to fully develop our players. We currently use this method to structure our practices, and will also begin holding developmental clinics and training for players outside of the club this winter. As we add more coaches and players, we will be able to seamlessly bring them into our system across multiple teams and age levels.
The Masterflow Training System™ combines four key principles to provide a high level, well rounded development system for our players.
1. Lean – Six Sigma
The financial and time investments families make into their player’s development can be substantial. In order to maximize their investment, we utilize LEAN and Six Sigma principles. Our coach’s practice plans and player development monitoring provides the most efficient use of time and development efforts.
2. Situational Leadership
Our coaches are trained to apply the right leadership and training techniques to best build our players skill levels and confidence. We do not use volunteer coaches, and instead utilize experienced staff trained to provide high level coaching. Our head coaches have all gone through High Impact Sports’ 27 hour curriculum in LEAN, Situational Leadership, goal achievement and our collegiate level training system.
3. Athletic Skills Training
Athletic development is the backbone of our program. We utilize a skills based approach to athletic development that allows players’ progress to be monitored across a range of
4. Human Development
We use youth athletics as a platform to help young adults develop qualities that will carry into the rest of their life. By helping our players define goals in the below areas, we can guide their development in athletics and life skills.
year round training program
Summer Program (June – July)
- 7 Competitive Tournaments including 2 College Showcases, USA-ASA Minnesota State Tournament, USSSA Minnesota State Tournament, PGF State Tournament and National Tournament. Teams may travel outside of Minnesota for tournament play 2-3 times during this period.
- Top Tier Fastpitch Clubs or Minnesota Elite USA-ASA League Play
- Intensive training program with 2-3 practices per week.
Fall Program (August – October)
- Competitive Tournaments
- 2-3 College Day Trips and Scrimmages
- Fall Training Program with Three Practices Per Week
- Intense, skills specific player development
Winter Training (November – March)
- Aggressive off-Season skills training program with weekly practices at the Rosemount Dome
- Initial skills evaluation utilizing our MasterFlow Training System™ and periodic player progress updates
- Weekly athletic performance training sessions with certified trainer Mollie Bower, MS, CPT at C4 Fitness. Sessions will focus on agility, strength and injury prevention.
- Self funding opportunities to cover some, or all of your club fees through Sports Angels fundraising activities.
- Position specific defensive training sessions
- Hitting fundamentals and skills development
- Weekend Dome Ball League Play – November / December Session
- Weekend Dome Ball League Play – January / February Session
- Competitive Tournaments Throughout the Season
- One-on-one Training Sessions
College day Visits
As we structure our club’s player development efforts we look to promote personal growth along with skills progression. In accordance with our mission, “for every participant in High Impact Sports to develop a foundation to achieve their full potential in life” we strive to provide our players with opportunities to develop on and off the field.
We believe aspirations of higher education and collegiate athletics are important for youth athletes, and this fall we began implementing a college visit program for High Impact Fastpitch. This program is unique in the local Fastpitch world, and will help our players receive more college exposure. Throughout their season they will visit several local colleges to meet with their staff and receive information on the school.This fall High Impact Fastpitch visited the University of Jamestown and the University of Minnesota Crookston where our players toured the schools, met with their coaches and participated in training clinics and scrimmages with their team.