(Xenia, OH) October 12, 2020 – The premier outdoor sports complex in southwestern Ohio, Athletes in Action (AIA) Sports Complex and Retreat Center, is preparing to open their doors to men’s and women’s college basketball teams for a safe environment in the wake of the pandemic for those teams looking to have a normal season and play safely. The “bubble” concept, hosted on the Xenia, OH campus includes dorms, meeting rooms, dining facilities, a sports performance center, team-building activities, and more. The goal is to provide a safe, temporary living environment, while allowing teams to have the flexibility to schedule games that work best for the college’s programs.
CBS college basketball analyst, Clark Kellogg, shared his experience with AIA, “After personally staying on the Athletes in Action Campus in Ohio many times over the past 10 years I am convinced they can support the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs and well-being of athletes and coaches given this new approach. The facilities and staff are there to serve teams as they help players through these uncertain times.”
AIA’s Sports Campus and Retreat Center (SCRC) is comprised of an outdoor sports complex, retreat center, and challenge course, which offers a training environment that develops transformational athletic leaders. The 250-acre outdoor complex features six synthetic turf fields – two long fields, three diamond fields, and one football field with a track. Other features include a 275-bed retreat center, a challenge course with high and low obstacles, and a conference center with catering.
In this “bubble” concept, teams will have their own private dorm with a meeting room for film sessions, team meetings or select meals. Teams will have access to the sports performance center, practice court for shoot around and walk-thru, laundry facilities, and entertainment areas during designated times. Each team will also have access to a private team-building activity administered by AIA staff, team study tables, and more.
AIA’s approach will give teams and their coaches peace of mind during this difficult time as well as offer exceptional temporary housing and unique, custom programming aimed to enhance the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the athletes participating in the program. Athletes in Action is offering two different packages for teams now to begin in late November 2020. To learn more about the bubble concept or the AIA Sports Complex and Retreat Center, contact General Manager, Ryan Betscher at [email protected].
About Athletes in Action: Athletes in Action is an international sports organization focused on equipping athletes and coaches to grow in relationship with Jesus and to multiply their life into others. With a presence in over 60 countries, over 200 college campuses, and over 40 professional sports teams, Athletes in Action progresses toward an ultimate goal of seeing Christ-followers on every team, in every sport, in every nation.