Helping athletes thrive
in every aspect of their lives
Helping athletes thrive.
Impact Sports Services exists to be a comprehensive and helpful resource to the entire athlete and their family.
We seek to help athletes excel not only in their sport, but in their life. Throughout their career, an athlete can meet countless people, earn high sums of money, and experience the world in ways most people only dream of, but once it is over, end up alone, broke, and addicted; we want to see this trend end.
We strive to be genuine, humble, and helpful. When an athlete is facing a difficulty, whether it is on or off the court, we want to be there to offer sound advice and training. Most trainers only focus on the athlete’s success in their sport, but fail to help them through all of the other difficulties they are facing; we want to be different.
Pontiac Northern High School
- Oakland Country Dream Team
Grambling State University (Division 1)
- Conference Freshman of the Year
- Conference Player of the Year
- 3-time Conference 1st Team
- Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention
- ESPN Academic All-American
- most points in a game: 46
- 3 NBA workouts (tryouts) with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, and Utah Jazz
- played professionally for 5 years in Germany, Austria, and Hungary
helped dozens of players accomplish their goals of
- playing college basketball
- playing professional basketball
- having a successful professional basketball career
- achieving other related personal goals and aspirations
Paul Haynes grew up in Auburn Hills, Michigan and attended Pontiac Northern High School (now Pontiac High School). He went on to play basketball at Grambling State University on a full-ride athletic scholarship.
At Grambling State, Paul was awarded SWAC Conference Freshman of the Year, SWAC Conference Player of the Year, 3-time SWAC Conference 1st Team, Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention, and ESPN Academic All-American. Paul scored a career-high 46 points in a game during his time there.
After being a projected NBA draft pick, Paul worked out with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, and Utah Jazz, but ended up getting paid to play professionally for 5 years in Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Paul was a captain on each team every year and he averaged 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game at the small forward position.
Throughout his playing career, Paul learned a lot about the struggles that professional athletes can face: loneliness away from home or in another country, being taken advantage of by agents and financial advisors, along with the various other difficulties that come with trying to keep the professional sports dream alive.
Upon “retiring” from professional basketball, Paul worked as a financial advisor before deciding to return to what he loves most: basketball. A few kids had asked for training, so Paul accepted as a way to help them improve and to give him a chance to slowly get back into the game of basketball. As the demand for his services grew, he was pressed to find time to help more individuals – from elementary age to the professional level.
Paul has personally trained with Lindsey Hunter, Rick Mahorn, Isiah Thomas, Voshon Lenard, and Vince Carter. He has played against Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, Gerald Wallace, Jalen Rose, along with many other current & former NBA players. Since beginning his training career, he has personally trained and developed over 50 collegiate and professional athletes. He considers himself fortunate to have had the opportunity to train and help many people accomplish their personal goals, no matter how big or small they are: from making a middle school basketball team to playing in college and at the professional level.