About the AIA Sports Complex

ABOUT THE ATHLETES IN ACTION SPORTS COMPLEX & RETREAT CENTER

EVERY TEAM. EVERY SPORT. EVERY NATION.

All across the world Athletes in Action® develops athletes and coaches as leaders of influence, on and off the field.

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A 250-Acre Campus

At the Athletes in Action Sports Complex athletes come to train & compete, but leave transformed as stronger leaders and influencers. The AIA Sports Complex includes:

  • 6 Synthetic Turf Fields
  • 275 Bed Retreat Center 
  • A Challenge Course with Low Element and High Ropes
  • A Conference Center with On-Side Catering

THE TOTAL ATHLETE EXPERIENCE

A Total Athlete competes best prepared mentally
and physically and spiritually. When all three components successfully intersect, the Total Athlete not only plays with greater motivation, but lives daily with greater motivation.

 

Whether coaching at the youth, high school, college, or professional level, Athletes in Action has innovative Total Athlete programming to get a leg-up on your competition.

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A NOTABLE HISTORY

Nationwide the call went out to nurture those orphaned by the Civil War. “Care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan,” said President Abraham Lincoln calling for assistance from the country.

Ohio responded in 1870 on this very property, instituting a home for orphans of the Civil War. The orphanage remained in use until 1997 having been home to over 13,500 orphans through the years.

In 2006, Athletes in Action installed seven turf sports fields at the headquarters campus in Xenia to better help those impacted by sport grow athletically, mentally and spiritually.

In 2011, Athletes in Action added operation of a catering service; as a way to continue a 140 year legacy of hosting and influencing the youth of our nation.

Today, the facility comprises of the Sports Complex, Retreat Center, Catering Service, Sports Performance Center, and Challenge Course. It not only hosts local and regional events, but attracts teams and individuals from around the globe to experience Athletes in Action’s “total athlete experience” programming.

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