Welcome to IMPACT Basketball Academy: Developmental basketball with a competitive edge for boys and girls in Chicago’s Western Suburbs. Impact is an acronym for Individuals Making Positive Alternative ChoicesTogether.

IMPACT was founded in 1999 through the pulsating vision of James Foster and Don Soucek, and the determination of a group of young ladies to bring change to Oak Park, River Forest and other surrounding communities. As a result, through the hard work and determination of all the coaches, IMPACT has become one of the largest basketball programs in the western suburbs that include both boys and girls basketball teams from first to twelfth grade.

All Teams


  • Promote confidence & excellence on the court and in the classroom
  • Instill levels of maturity, discipline and leadership to last a lifetime
  • Make skill and team development more important than wins
  • Show that the only loser is the one who doesn’t try