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about us

from the gym, to practice, to gameday

Since 1968, football coaches have trained youth, high school, college and professional champions by making Rogers Athletic football training sleds and dummies an important part of their practices. Rogers understands that champions are made long before the games begin. We are committed to manufacturing strength training equipment that promotes proper technique and is designed with safety in mind.

Rogers products
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From sleds to game-day equipment, coaches trust the safety, dependability, and functionality of Rogers to help them build their team into champions. 

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Work with our experienced layout specialists to create an atmosphere that maximizes your entire space. Our installation crews will make your vision come to life. 

impact products
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Teams across the country trust Impact Athletic to provide the highest quality steel and aluminum training tables and products. 

our history

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CHANGING THE GAME SINCE THE 1930S

During the Great Depression, shoe cobbler Orley Rogers began responding to the need of budget-strapped football coaches to repair damaged football equipment. This opportunistic shoe cobbler set in motion the company we see today. Orley would gather the dirty, worn protective gear from high schools across the state of Michigan and then clean and repair it for the next season. In the winter of 1968, Detroit Lions head coach, Joe Schmidt, asked for help to develop a new dummy. The dummy was a perfect solution to teach the new heads-up blocking scheme being used by the pros. At that point, the business transitioned from providing a service to being a manufacturing operation. From there, Rogers Athletic began developing sleds and the company has continued to evolve to where we are today. 

PIT SHARK

Rogers Athletic is proud to welcome Pit Shark into our family of world-class training products!

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Consider the Rogers Group as the next step in your career!