Sports Performance Training in CHARLOTTE, NC

REDLINE Hemlock Plaza

6420 Albemarle Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28212

(704) 810-2330

Email: idlewild@redlineathletics.com

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Our Sports Performance Training Center is located in Charlotte, NC – right off Albemarle Rd. The 13,000 square foot facility features designated spaces to focus on speed and agility training, flexibility & mobility, age-appropriate strength development, as well as Sports performance training for all sports!

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
4PM — 9PM
4PM — 9PM
4PM — 9PM
4PM — 9PM
4PM — 7PM
9AM — 12PM
Closed

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HOLIDAY & SPECIAL HOURS

For Holiday and other special hours, please refer to our Facebook page.

The REDLINE EXPERIENCE

Comprehensive and Convenient

Semi-Private Program:
TRAINING SESSIONS BEGIN EVERY HOUR

  • Redline offers the flexibility of multiple training sessions a day
  • Sessions are available to all athletes 8-18 years of age
  • Within each session, Redline Coaches create Athlete sub-groups based on age and experience
  • Athletes of all ages and abilities – from emerging to elite – will be challenged and pushed to improve
  • Redline training sessions are comprehensive and designed to build the complete Athlete:
    • Activation & Movement Prep
    • Dynamic Warm-up
    • Speed & Agility
    • Strength & Power
    • Mobility & Injury Prevention
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Semi-Private Program:
TRAINING SESSIONS BEGIN EVERY HOUR

  • Redline offers the flexibility of multiple training sessions a day
  • Sessions are available to all athletes 8-18 years of age
  • Within each session, Redline Coaches create Athlete sub-groups based on age and experience
  • Athletes of all ages and abilities – from emerging to elite – will be challenged and pushed to improve
  • Redline training sessions are comprehensive and designed to build the complete Athlete:
    • Activation & Movement Prep
    • Dynamic Warm-up
    • Speed & Agility
    • Strength & Power
    • Mobility & Injury Prevention
Redline Performance Testing

PERFORMANCE TESTING EVERY 90 DAYS

  • An Athlete’s commitment and hard work leads to a TESTABLE result – improved Athleticism
  • That’s why Redline Athletes participate in Performance Testing every 90 days
  • Athletes monitor and stay motivated by tracking their progress across a variety of events, including:
    • Vertical Jump
    • Broad Jump
    • 20 Yard Dash
    • Pro Agility Test
    • Bench Press (or Pushups)
    • Pull Ups (or Inverted Row)
    • And more!

Performance Testing at Redline is fun, competitive and REWARDING!

PERFORMANCE TESTING EVERY 90 DAYS

  • An Athlete’s commitment and hard work leads to a TESTABLE result – improved Athleticism
  • That’s why Redline Athletes participate in Performance Testing every 90 days
  • Athletes monitor and stay motivated by tracking their progress across a variety of events, including:
    • Vertical Jump
    • Broad Jump
    • 20 Yard Dash
    • Pro Agility Test
    • Bench Press (or Pushups)
    • Pull Ups (or Inverted Row)
    • And more!

Performance Testing at Redline is fun, competitive and REWARDING!

THE REDLINE APP

Book Your Training Sessions

  • ALL Redline Sessions are booked on the Redline App.

Track Your Progress & Training Sessions

  • Monitor your Athlete’s Attendance and track Performance Testing scores.

Manage Your Account & Stay Informed

  • It’s easy to be in-the-know and ensure up-to-date billing and contact info
Redline App
Redline App

THE REDLINE APP

Book Your Training Sessions

  • ALL Redline Sessions are booked on the Redline App.

Track Your Progress & Training Sessions

  • Monitor your Athlete’s Attendance and track Performance Testing scores

Manage Your Account & Stay Informed

  • It’s easy to be in-the-know and ensure up-to-date billing and contact inf

UNBEATABLE AFFORDABILITY: THE WEEKLY FLEX MEMBERSHIP

  • Convenience and Control
    With the FLEX membership, parents can take charge of their child’s fitness routine. Enjoy the convenience of selecting the commitment level that aligns with your busy schedule or budget, while still giving your young athlete the benefits of the Redline Athletics. Plus, referral discounts sweeten the deal for a truly rewarding experience.
  • Waive Enrollment Fees
    Joining the FLEX membership allows new members to avoid enrollment fees by agreeing to a minimum stay of 52 weeks. It’s a win-win—save on upfront costs and have the flexibility to stay committed for the long term.
  • Choose Your Commitment
    Tailor your young athlete’s fitness journey with Redline Athletics’ FLEX membership, offering commitment levels ranging from Week to Week up to 1 Year. Opt for the commitment that fits your schedule and needs.
  • Weekly FLEX Membership
    • We offer a flexible membership option that fits your busy schedule. Introducing the Weekly Flex. Depending on your athlete’s availability, you can change your weekly access and weekly price through our Redline App.
The Weekly Flex Pricing
The Weekly Flex Pricing
  • Weekly FLEX Membership
    • We offer a flexible membership option that fits your busy schedule. Introducing the Weekly Flex. Depending on your athlete’s availability, you can change your weekly access and weekly price through our Redline App.

HOW WE TRAIN

Comprehensive training to build Athleticism, Resilience and Confidence.

Speed & Agility

What is Speed & Agility?

Moving the body in one direction as fast as possible coupled with the ability to accelerate, decelerate, stabilize, and quickly change directions with proper posture.

Why is Speed & Agility important?

Athletes experience more success and have more confidence on their chosen field of play when they work to improve their speed and agility. They’ll react faster, move more fluidly, and make more plays.

How do we train Speed & Agility?

Redline teaches proper running mechanics and posture while incorporating dedicated focus on linear speed, lateral speed, footwork, change of direction, jumping and landing.

What is Strength & Conditioning?

Engaging in activities to improve performance by applying the general sports training principles of overload, reversibility, progression, individualization, periodization, and specificity. (ref 1, 2)

Why is Strength & Conditioning important?

To achieve their full potential, aspiring Athletes must understand proper posture, balance their movement patterns, build supporting and stabilizing muscle groups, improve mobility, and enhance their coordination. (ref 3)

How we train Strength & Conditioning?

Redline believes in age-appropriate strength and resistance training. We prioritize safety in every movement by focusing on proper mechanics first, followed by consistency, and then intensity.

Strength & Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning

What is Strength & Conditioning?

Engaging in activities to improve performance by applying the general sports training principles of overload, reversibility, progression, individualization, periodization, and specificity. (ref 1, 2)

Why is Strength & Conditioning important?

To achieve their full potential, aspiring Athletes must understand proper posture, balance their movement patterns, build supporting and stabilizing muscle groups, improve mobility, and enhance their coordination. (ref 3)

How we train Strength & Conditioning?

Redline believes in age-appropriate strength and resistance training. We prioritize safety in every movement by focusing on proper mechanics first, followed by consistency, and then intensity.

Injury Prevention

What is Injury Prevention?

The outcome of the collective training activities consistently performed by an athlete to help him/her avoid major or season-ending injury.

Why is Injury Prevention important?

Athletes want to be able to perform at their best, and they never want to miss out on games or competitions due to injury.  Well-rounded Athletes who train their body and movement patterns will be better prepared, more resilient, and able to thrive throughout the demands of a season, postseason and beyond.

How do we train Injury Prevention?

Redline provides a comprehensive and well-rounded program to develop speed, agility, strength, body awareness, movement mechanics, and posture. In all, it’s a great way to help ensure your Athlete stays strong, ready, and on their chosen field of play.

Coaching & Instruction

REDLINE COACHING & INSTRUCTION

Redline Coaches have a passion for motivating and developing all Athletes, from the young and emerging to the advanced and elite.

Our coaching staff brings a diverse background of undergraduate and advanced degrees, coaching and training certifications, as well as playing and coaching experiences.

Redline partners with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) to support our coaches receiving their Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification, which is widely recognized as the gold standard in strength and conditioning.

All our coaches are committed to providing a structured, safe, and highly productive training environment that’s positive, high-energy, and fun!

REDLINE COACHING & INSTRUCTION

Redline Coaches have a passion for motivating and developing all Athletes, from the young and emerging to the advanced and elite.

Our coaching staff brings a diverse background of undergraduate and advanced degrees, coaching and training certifications, as well as playing and coaching experiences.

Redline partners with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) to support our coaches receiving their Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification, which is widely recognized as the gold standard in strength and conditioning.

All our coaches are committed to providing a structured, safe, and highly productive training environment that’s positive, high-energy, and fun!

Coaching & Instruction

Performance Centers & Equipment

REDLINE PERFORMANCE CENTERS & EQUIPMENT

Redline provides a professional-level training environment designed around building the complete Athlete –  from training speed, agility & footwork to strength, power, & stamina – we have it all.

Our Sports Performance Centers are  equipped with the latest advancements from the finest brands in sports performance, including PLAE, Rogue, Hammer Strength, Vertimax, E-Core, Advanced Exercise, Baden Sports, and more.

With locations ranging from 8,000 to 15,000+ sq ft, Redline has the large, clean, multi-faceted space where Athletes thrive.

1. Cissik JM.  Basic principles of strength training and conditioning. NSCA’s Performance Training Journal.2002:1(4), 7-11.
2. Murray TD, Eldridge J, Kohl HW. Foundations of Kinesiology: A Modern Integrated Approach. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2018
3.  Haff GG, Triplett NT. Essentials of strength training and conditioning. Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2016

ADDITIONAL SERVICES & PROGRAMS

In addition to Redline’s core Sports Performance Training Membership Program, we also offer several other ways you can utilize our facility and benefit from our coaching services.

TEAM TRAINING

Redline will custom design a training program to fit your team schedule and goals. We’ll help develop superior athletes while allowing coaches to focus their limited practice time on strategy and on-field execution.

TEAM TRAINING

Redline will custom design a training program to fit your team schedule and goals. We’ll help develop superior athletes while allowing coaches to focus their limited practice time on strategy and on-field execution.

PRIVATE / 1:1 TRAINING

Concentrate on specific skills to enhance your game. 1-on-1 sessions are scheduled for 30 to 60 minutes and must be scheduled in advance with your trainer.

PRIVATE / 1:1 TRAINING

Concentrate on specific skills to enhance your game. 1-on-1 sessions are scheduled for 30 to 60 minutes and must be scheduled in advance with your trainer.

REDLINE INTRO TO SPORTS

Professionally-coached early athletic development program tailored for athletes ages 4 to 7 of any skill level. This structured, fun & positive environment will leave your child wanting to come back again and again. Participants will learn Running Mechanics, Hand-Eye Coordination, Body Awareness, Body Control, Confidence & Teamwork. Activities include Agility Drills, Obstacle Courses, Relay Races & more.

REDLINE INTRO TO SPORTS

Professionally-coached early athletic development program tailored for athletes ages 4 to 7 of any skill level. This structured, fun & positive environment will leave your child wanting to come back again and again. Participants will learn Running Mechanics, Hand-Eye Coordination, Body Awareness, Body Control, Confidence & Teamwork. Activities include Agility Drills, Obstacle Courses, Relay Races & more.

REDLINE FITNESS

(for Adults!)

Functional workouts for Adults led by certified professionals who will tailor and modify your training based on your goals. Effective, fun, and great for all fitness levels.

REDLINE FITNESS

(for Adults!)

Functional workouts for Adults led by certified professionals who will tailor and modify your training based on your goals. Effective, fun, and great for all fitness levels.

PLUS FACILITY RENTALS, CUSTOMIZED SPORTS CAMPS & CLINICS & MORE!

PLUS FACILITY RENTALS, CUSTOMIZED SPORTS CAMPS & CLINICS & MORE!

When We Train

Idlewild EVENTS

Athletes improve better together. That’s why we’re always organizing events for our very active and motivated Redline community.

Our Staff

THE Idlewild PERFORMANCE TEAM

Redline Coaches have a passion for Athletes. Their battle-tested professional and collegiate experience combined with their education and certifications create a positive, high-energy environment.

Grant Canada

Owner

Grant is a passionate athlete and sports enthusiast who has played and excelled in multiple sports throughout his life. Born and raised in Burlington, NC, he grew up playing soccer, basketball, baseball, and tennis which helped him develop a strong work ethic and a love for athletics.

He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013 where he played for the club soccer team and participated in numerous other intramural sports. As an active adult he still enjoys the competitive nature of athletics and honing his skills on the tennis court. After 7 years as a mortgage professional in the Atlanta and Charlotte market, Grant was ready for a career change that was more aligned with his passion and values. His experience as a counselor at Victory Junction drew him to the idea of working with young athletes to help them develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Grant believes that sports can teach valuable life skills, such as perseverance, resilience, teamwork, and leadership – important traits that benefit young athletes far beyond their athletic pursuits. Through Redline Athletics-Idlewild, he is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and challenging environment to help young athletes develop into confident, well-rounded individuals that are prepared for success both on and off the field.

Grant met his wife, Taylor, in college, and the two live in South Charlotte with their rescue dog Nala. Together, they enjoy staying active, whether it’s traveling, playing tennis or doing yoga together.

Sarah Szuba

Director of Sports Performance

Sarah joins the Redline team after spending 3 seasons with the Minnesota Twins as a strength and conditioning coach at their player development center in Florida. During her time with the Twins Sarah worked with all levels from rookie league to the Majors. She also spent time as a rehab strength and conditioning coach where she worked with all parts of player development to get athletes healthy and back on the field.

Prior to being with the Twins, Sarah worked at IMG Academy as a strength and conditioning coach, where she worked with athletes ranging from middle school to professional athletes. Sarah started as an intern at IMG Academy in 2019 and became a full-time staff member in 2020 after finishing her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. While at Michigan State, Sarah interned with women’s hockey as a strength and conditioning coach. Sarah also worked for the United States Tennis Association as a strength and conditioning fellow. During this fellowship, she worked with professional tennis players both at the USTA player development center and highly ranked juniors around the country.

Originally from Michigan, Sarah enjoys going back up North to see her family whenever she can. She particularly loves playing with her two furry brothers, George and Wally (3-year-old black labs). Sarah also has a passion for lifting weights, which led to her qualifying for USAW Nationals in 2021. In her free time Sarah enjoys cooking, going to farmers markets, trying new ice cream spots, and becoming fluent in Spanish.

AJ Smith

Sports Performance Specialist

Bio: With a decade of unwavering dedication to the world of basketball, I am a seasoned Basketball Trainer and Performance Coach. My journey in this field has been driven by a relentless commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential and achieve remarkable results on and off the court.

Expertise: Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with athletes of all levels, from aspiring beginners to elite professionals. My coaching philosophy revolves around a holistic approach to player development, combining skill refinement, mental toughness, and physical conditioning. As a certified Vision Training Coach, I integrate cutting-edge techniques to sharpen visual acuity, giving athletes a competitive edge.

Hobbies: Beyond the court, I’m an avid fitness enthusiast. My personal dedication to staying in peak physical condition fuels my coaching passion. I believe that leading by example is key, and I strive to inspire athletes by maintaining a rigorous workout regimen.

Career Goal: My ultimate career goal is to assist athletes in enhancing their skills and achieving maximum results. Whether it’s refining shooting techniques, enhancing agility, or boosting mental resilience, I’m driven by a singular mission: to help athletes reach their full potential and excel in their basketball careers.

I am excited to continue this journey, working with Redline Athletics who are as passionate as I am. Let’s embark on this path to excellence together!

Jaden Henderson

Sports Performance Specialist

God’s blessed me with the opportunity to combine my passion with my purpose. To stay around sports in the form of a coach allows me to mentor, influence, motivate and lead young athletes. I was blessed to earn opportunities to play sports throughout high school & college but I did a lot of the preparation & training on my own. When I finished playing college football I wanted to make a difference & provide young athletes with opportunities I didn’t have when I was them.

“I just want to be the type of coach I wish I had for these kids when I was in their shoes”

Background:

Originally from South Bend, Indiana. In high school I earned a scholarship to play football @ Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC. After my freshman year I transferred to Virginia State University & graduated 2 years later with my degree in Exercise Science. Worked as an NFL Combine Coach @ Michael Johnson Performance in Dallas, TX. Worked as a Performance Specialist @ EXOS in San Diego during an NFL Offseason program. Worked as a sports performance coach @ Defy Genetics during my time @ Virginia State. Worked @ Redline – Peachtree Corners & DASH Performance in the Atlanta area before moving to Greensboro, NC. In Greensboro I was the Director of Performance @ AWOL Sports Performance before moving down to Charlotte.

Lifestyle:

Everything in my life revolves around coaching. When I’m not training athletes I’m coaching defensive backs for my high school football team. My focus is to turn around struggling high school football programs into state championship contenders. When I’m not with my athletes I spend my time watching film, working out, doing yoga, or spending time with my dogs. I have 2 Siberian Huskies – Memphis & Khiro – they’re my peace in this world. My plan one day is to own an NFL & NcBA franchise. Favorite teams are the Atlanta Falcons & Memphis Grizzlies.

Mentality:

I don’t believe in the words “if”, “can’t” & “try”. Your mentality is everything, I don’t care how many drills you do, laps you run, & weights you lift if your mentality isn’t to be the absolute best and dominate in every aspect of your sport the rest of it won’t matter. You have to choose to win, in everything you do. All the time. My biggest responsibility as a coach is to get kids to believe 110% in themselves and their abilities so they play fast, physical, and with a relentless mentality. I don’t believe in excuses or blaming others, work harder, figure it out, find a way to win, at all costs.

I pride myself in my 3 greatest traits:

Consistency, Effort, & Discipline

“Please don’t think I’m here to make you better, I’m here to make you the best”

What Our Athletes Say

  • Friendly and knowledgable coaches make parents and kids alike feel welcome and comfortable.

    Cynthia W.
  • I am so appreciative of Redline. They are keeping my son active and his fitness has improved leaps and bounds since starting at Redline. The coaches are top notch and know their stuff. I also love how convenient the schedule is, we can go to classes whenever it works for our family. We will for sure sign up again, the investment is worth every penny.

    Sarah T.
  • We are so thrilled with RedLine Athletics. Our son is learning how to condition and take care of his body. He is also getting training for his specific sport. We could not be more happy with the amazing facility and trainers. Highly recommend!

    Matt L.
  • We love Redline! My son goes and works hard each time, coming out tired yet satisfied. I can already see some results in core strength and stamina. Definitely worth every penny!!!

    Katrina B.
  • We are a couple months in and are seeing amazing results! My daughter’s skills and speed are improving more and more everyday! Thank you Redline!

    Allison B.
  • Great, positive, upbeat trainers who really push the kids to want to do more. Just being there puts you in a good mood! Love this place!

    Jenny H.
  • So happy we found Redline. It’s the perfect compliment to my son’s baseball team’s practice. Already seeing growth after a short amount of time.

    Michelle C.
  • The trainers are top notch. My son’s strength and speed numbers increased a ton over the summer. It helped his confidence tremendously

    Steven D.