Coming soon! We have video of the RedLine Teacher vs. Pupil bout in Stillwater, Oklahoma, July 4, 2010.
In the blue corner, Joel Atkinson is an incoming freshman and RedLine Athete that signed a scholarship with OSU to play baseball. His opponent: none other than Lyndsey Simmons, ex-OSU standout and RedLine Athletics founder and trainer.
Let’s get ready to rumble!
The late spring is always an exciting time at RedLine! This time last year we saw Kevin Chambers be selected by the Detroit Tiger in the 2009 Major League Draft. This year, in the 2010 MLB Draft, Peter Tago of Dana Hills HS, was selected as the 47th Overall Selection in the Supplemental First Round. Later on we had another client, Colton Keough of Tesoro HS, selected in the 49th Round by the Seattle Mariners.
All three of these young men realized the gifts and talents they had been given, but they also understood that they need to maximize those talents. Peter Tago has been training at RedLine since the 8th grade, Kevin Chambers began his training the fall of his sophomore year at Capo Valley HS, and Colton Keough started as a junior at Tesoro HS.
As you see, it’s never to early to start nor is it to late to start training with the incredible staff at RedLine. NOW IS THE TIME!!!! There is no time like the present to get your son or daughter in to help give them that edge that college coaches or profession scouts will notice on the field of play.
On Wednesday, June 9, 2010, Colton Keough of Tesoro High School was selected in the 49th Round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners.
Colton has been a part of the RedLine Athletics family for over a year, and since Colton has come in, we have been able to help him get both physically and mentally prepared for the baseball at the highest level. We wish Colton well and the best of luck!
On Monday, June 7, 2010, Peter Tago of Dana Hills High School was selected as the 47th Overall Pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Colorado Rockies.
Peter has been a part of the RedLine Athletics family for 5 years! When Peter was in 8th grade when Lyndsey began working with him. It has been great to see Peter grow and mature as a baseball player through his high school career. We wish him well and the best of luck!
Here is what BaseballAmerica.com wrote about him…
“Tago epitomizes Southern California cool. Oblivious to outside distractions, he calmly ambles off the team bus decked out in a hooded sweatshirt and wraparound shades with his iPod earphones firmly in place. He also worries little about high school hitters, whom he routinely dominates. His lanky 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame is ideally projectable, and Tago delivers the ball with an easy, relaxed throwing motion that is almost poetic. Tago, who switched his college commitment from UCLA to Cal State Fullerton in May, fires a 91-93 mph fastball, and his arm action and build indicate more velocity in the future. His curve exhibits nice shape and two-plane movement, but Tago will need to tighten the spin on that pitch. He can better incorporate his lower half into his delivery and clean up his arm stroke as well. He’ll also need to develop a third pitch, such as a changeup. An Aflac and Area Codes alumnus, Tago provides a near perfect model of a prep righthander with a huge upside: projectable frame, easy arm action, calm demeanor and electric stuff.”
We are really excited to announce the addition of Marko Cavka to our already stellar training staff! Marko has come to us with an incredible resume. He was drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft by the New York Jets and played on the offensive line for two plus years. Later in his career, he played two years in the Canadian Football League and also two years in Europe, where he led his team to two World Bowls!!!
Marko was a scholarship winner at UC-Sacramento State, where he had a 42 consecutive game starting streak while attending the university. However, Cavka is not only limited to football. While growing up, he played club volleyball as well.
Many of you may not realize, but RedLine’s entire training staff has reached the professional ranks!!! So we know what it takes to get to the desired destination of our athletes. Many training places put a premium on the academia of training; whether it is speed, strength, or skills themselves, however, the ownership of RedLine takes it one step further. We want our staff to be able to speak from professional personal experience as well as know the latest techniques being taught by the pros, at major universities, and also by the fitness field gurus!!!
We told you that there were new and exciting things happening at RedLine this coming year, and it finally happened. RedLine Athletics has expanded into the adjacent building to the north of the current location. The training facility has added an office, and A LOT of warehouse space for the skill portion of the training sessions. We have hung two hitting tunnels. A basketball skills area is in the works (to be completed shortly), and management is also working on meeting the needs of our volleyball athletes by installing a net.
However, most importantly, there is no way we could have pulled this off without our loyal and dedicated clients!!! We owe each and everyone of you a huge THANK YOU, and we look forward to showing you around the expansion of YOUR training facility.
Thanks again for making RedLine what it is today. See you soon!
That’s the title of an Orange County Register article featuring RedLine Athletics. Below is the text of the entire article, written by Paul Bersebach of the Register:
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Being able to run an athletic training facility was a dream of Lyndsey Simmons’ since he was a young boy.
With RedLine Athletics in San Juan Capistrano, he is able to live it as the facility’s owner. Simmons, a 27-year-old former Mets and Nationals minor-leaguer, was on the Mets’ spring-training roster as a catcher. Lyndsey Simmons is the owner of RedLine Athletics in San Juan Capistrano.
“Being in baseball and having a wife and two kids was very taxing on my family,” Simmons said. “I would be gone for about 10 out of 12 months. So I decided to retire. I was right on the brink of breaking into the big leagues. I hung it up when my daughter was born.”
Simmons’ passion for baseball has been channeled into his passion for the gym, which opened in 2005 in Laguna Niguel and moved to its current location on Calle Perfecto this year. The business is planning on opening a second facility in January somewhere in south Orange County.
“We’re definitely not comfortable, we’re not complacent,” Simmons said. “Being new, we have a chip on our shoulder. You’re not going to beat our youth or our energy … our kids feel like they belong to a club.”
Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Carson Palmer, who starred at Santa Margarita Catholic High School and USC, is a RedLine client, as is his younger brother and Bengals third-string QB Jordan.
RedLine has helped athletes excel in sports like baseball, football, tennis, golf, basketball, softball and volleyball, to name a few.
“I feel way more satisfied owning this gym than I did in all my years playing baseball,” Simmons said. “We’re an all-sport gym. There really hasn’t been a sport we haven’t done.”
It has helped produce results for local area athletes. Consultant Neal Schultz estimates that 80 percent of the members are between the ages of 12 and 22. They include Oregon State linebacker Ben Terry, who played at Saddleback College, and pitcher John Lamb, a fifth-round pick in 2008 of the Kansas City Royals. Read more
With the addition of a new trainer, Mike Bolio, we want to let you know that we have a new program to introduce to our great RedLine clients. Power Agilities with Mike Bolio. Mike’s background qualifies him to train agility enhancement. From the strength and conditioning coaches at University of Southern Cal, to the NFL Europe trainers and also the Canadian Football League, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to RedLine that we are really excited about.
The new program will be EVERY Saturday @ 1pm. It will last an hour long. We want all our clients to bring a friend. They can workout for FREE! Just come in and mention that you want POWER AGILITIES!
As you all know, our motto is SPEED POWER CORE. With our new POWER AGILITY program, it will help increase your speed, maximize your power output while running, and teach you how to use your core strength that you’ve already developed by training with us.
Remember, bring a friend, and get better as an athlete.
“Good Luck Happens When Preparation and Opportunity Meet.”
David Elecciri Jr., one of RedLine’s top trainers, won the Mai Tai Rumble Battle of the Bands in Long Beach on August 27th. Over the weeks leading up to the finale, Dave’s band became a crowd favorite and won over the judges. Cirious (Dave) and D-Lux beat out 36 bands from all different genres (Pop-Rock, Alternative, Reggae, Ska, and Hip-Hop) to take home the $10,000 Grand Prize and recording contract with Wright Bothers. You can check them out on Google: Cirious and D-Lux
– Braselton, GA (Sept. 25, 2009)
RedLine Athletics client, Connor De Phillippi (San Clemente, CA) has been named as one of two recipients of prestigious Team USA Scholarships. He will follow in the footsteps of an array of accomplished American drivers who have earned these awards since Jimmy Vasser became the first Team USA Scholarship winner in 1990.
De Phillippi will have an opportunity to fly his nation’s colors in two world-renowned events in England later this month – the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone.
“I am thrilled to be representing the United States and the Team USA Scholarship,” said 16-year-old De Phillippi, who has taken a commanding lead in this year’s BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, winning seven of 10 races held thus far. “It is my first big shot to prove myself on the European circuit. I look forward to meeting many new people in the racing community and hopefully posting some excellent results.”
RedLine is proud to be Connor’s training facility of choice and wish him the best of luck in Europe!!