RISE Sports Performance: Helping Athletes Set Goals and Achieve Them

Athlete aspirations can vary from making a team and increasing playing time to playing at the collegiate level. Regardless, the importance of sports performance training is a key component to any athlete’s success in reaching those goals, and that is where RISE Sports Performance plays a role.

RISE Sports Performance (RSP) is based in Davie County and resides inside of the 120,000+ square foot RISE Indoor Sports facility. Offering specialized training for athletes of all ages, RSP Directors Caleb Mathis and John Lucchesi know what is needed to help athletes define their goals and then develop a plan that gets them there.

Lucchesi was born and raised in Johnson City, Tennessee and attended East Tennessee State University where he played soccer and studied exercise science. His experience includes working with athletes both in the weight room and on the field, serving as both a trainer and coach. After serving as the Captain of NC Fusion’s U23 soccer team, his career led him to North Carolina where he has been a part of the RISE team since its opening in May of 2021. Mathis was raised in Mocksville and graduated from Davie High School in 2013. He attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington on a track and field scholarship where he competed in the decathlon, 110m hurdles, long jump and triple jump. After graduation, he began his career as the Director of Speed and Agility for a private sports training facility from 2018-2021. In 2021, Mathis officially joined RISE Indoor Sports.

Lucchesi and Mathis lead programs to help athletes get faster and stronger, with the main goal of building athletes who are the best at their sport and ready to perform on game day. Through a combination of speed, strength and youth development programming, their focus is on establishing a strong foundation that leads to athletic development and success. In addition, Lucchesi and Mathis offer programming for adults looking to stay in shape, work towards specific goals and serve as an accountability partner. To learn more about programming available through RISE Sports Performance and Fitness, visit RiseIndoorSports.com/rise-sports-performance.

About RISE Indoor Sports:

RISE is located at 419 Twins Way in Bermuda Run. The facility has more than 123,000 square feet of regulation courts, fields and amenities making it one of the largest and most accessible indoor sports complexes in the southeast. Designed with the primary goal of building stronger, healthier communities through sport, fitness and health programs, the facility is versatile enough to serve everyone from the general public to elite athletes including local sports and fitness programs to large-scale tournaments. To learn more about RISE, visit them online at RiseIndoorSports.com.

Facility Amenities:
• 8 high school regulation basketball courts
• 12 volleyball courts
• 28,000 square feet of sports indoor turf
• 8,300 square feet dedicated to RISE Sports performance
• 6,000 square feet Cardio Fitness Center offering memberships to the public
• 2,500 square feet for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine        • Space available for hosting corporate/group events


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