After nearly 10 years of running Athletic Republic, we have made the decision to change. We will no longer be Athletic Republic. Our new business venture is called Delta Athletics and will be focused upon delivering quality coaching and training not in a gym, but where you play.
The Closing of Athletic Republic
TO ALL OUR ATHLETES, FRIENDS, AND SUPPORTERS,
WHY ARE WE MAKING THIS CHANGE?
For two reasons, because we can better serve you with our new business, and because family matters.
1. SO WE CAN BETTER SERVE YOU
When we first launched Athletic Republic, we believed that the only way to provide great sports training to athletes was to own a gym. Yet year in and year out, what we heard from parents and coaches was that getting to the gym was too difficult for athletes with already busy schedules, and “why couldn’t you just come to our practices”?
For a long time, we didn’t listen. We insisted that training should be at our location. But in the last couple of years we have discovered something important: we can provide better service to you and your team if we come to you. We are already working with many teams and clubs in the area and have found that people train better in their own environment.
2. BECAUSE FAMILY MATTERS.
As many of you already know, Athletic Republic is a family-owned business. The Lange family (Coach Ashley and Coach Grant) began this business when our children were still infants. Now our children are older, playing sports, and are asking us to be there when they play. Because Athletic Republic is focused on after-school programming, we found that we could not be both great coaches and great parents. We decided (like so many of you have) that our children come first.
Does that mean we will stop coaching? Not at all! But it does mean that we have decided to limit our training to what can fit in our family’s lives. Delta Athletics will have a smaller, more focused offering that we can effectively support. Our training times will be limited and will have strict caps on class size.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY ATHLETIC REPUBLIC ACCOUNT?
It depends on what type of training you are doing with us. See below for your situation.
Current Performance Training Memberships – For all our current Athletic Republic performance training members, your account will be closed as of April 1st, 2018. There will be no more automatic drafts coming out of your account. Our facility’s last open day will be Friday May 30th. Please feel free to use the training until then.
Camp or Clinic Memberships – For all our current Athletic Republic camp/clinic members, your training will be managed by your current camp/clinic trainer until the completion of the training. New camps and clinics will be available on the Delta Athletics website.
Volleyball Training Memberships – For all our current Athletic Republic volleyball training memberships, you will be converted over to Delta Athletics as of April 1st, 2018. Training will continue as scheduled, but your billing will now come from Delta Athletics.
Lacrosse Programs, Club Volleyball, and Homeschool Athletes – For all our current Athletic Republic volleyball training memberships, you will be converted over to Delta Athletics as of April 1st, 2018. Training will continue as scheduled, but your billing will now come from Delta Athletics.
Private Training Clients – Because every private training client is unique, your training solutions will vary. However, all billing for Athletic Republic services will end as of April 1st, 2008. One of our trainers will reach out to you to discuss future training options, times, and locations.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
We will be happy to answer any questions about your account, your training, or anything else! You can get in touch with us using the following link:
On a final note, on behalf of both Ashley and I, we want to thank you for letting us be a part of your athletes’ lives. We have met the most incredible athletes, parents, and coaches during our journey. We are truly blessed to be in this community, and we hope that you will join us on our next adventure, Delta Athletics!
Co-Owner, Athletic Republic Covington
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