Impact Dynamic Training

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Their Story

For decades, Rey Castillo has impacted the lives of young volleyball athletes. Since the early 90’s, Castillo has coached and trained various volleyball players and even was hired by parents to train their daughters. At that time, there was no dedicated place for him to hold these one-on-one training sessions so it led to parents renting out courts wherever they could, whether it was YMCAs, churches, recreational facilities, or whatever was available. For years, parents encouraged Castillo to open up his own place to have an area devoted to helping their children pursue their volleyball careers.

After over a decade of training and coaching these players in and out of many different places, he searched for a facility with high enough ceilings to meet the dimensions to train volleyball players. Finally, in 2020, Impact Dynamic Training came to life.

The Vision

Impact Dynamic Training was founded in 2010 and was built upon three pillars: Culture, Trust, and Compete. They believe in their own exceptional teaching method, the aspiration to be great and the best version of oneself. The intent of the organization is to take outstanding coaches and good people, who are remarkably knowledgeable, and pair them with rising athletes. They are fueled by three principles which are culture, trust, and a positive mindset.

Impact Dynamic offers various trainings such as team club play, regional team play, and premier team play for ages twelve through eighteen. In addition, they hold youth development classes, group trainings and speed and agility classes for students. The diversity in their offerings welcomes an even more diverse community to discover their organization.

The Journey

As a small business rooted in the West Michigan area, Castillo shared that “West Michigan has been home to me. The community has embraced and supported me ever since…This side of [the] state supports small business owners and my club.” However, there were some challenges he faced in the start of his journey. He began searching for a place to open his training facility in 2008, which wasn’t an ideal time to purchase an asset like this. When requesting a loan, because everyone was struggling during that time, he was turned down by many lending institutions.  He was out of luck and failed to find a building that fit the right criteria for a volleyball facility.

It seemed out of reach until his real estate agent found the old Grand Valley Marina on 28th St. in Grandville. From there, Impact Dynamic Training began its journey, and 13 years later, it occupies a newly constructed volleyball and pickleball facility in Hudsonville. Since being in this town, they have found a community of small businesses that offer great food, coffee, and desserts. This has resulted in a great, unexpected partnership that has attracted more customers to these shops especially during times where tournaments or other events are being held at Impact Dynamic Training facility.

GLCF and the SBA 504 Loan Program

Impact Dynamic Training utilized the SBA 504 Loan program in partnership with GLCF and West Michigan Community Bank.  Castillo said, “GLCF was great. I am thankful for all the assistance they’ve provided during the building process. The SBA product that we qualified for was great too.” He explained that this loan met their needs and perfectly worked with what they were trying to accomplish as a new small business. “I am glad that Ryan Sabin from West Michigan Community Bank presented the 504 program as an option, it’s low down payment and fixed interest rate made it the right fit for us.” Without this program, Castillo worried about having to pay large sums of unnecessary fees which he was grateful he was able to overcome all financial complexities with the assistance of GLCF and the SBA Loan Program.

Impact Dynamic Training’s story reveals just how much resilience, partnerships, and community support can push one’s passion against all odds.