RedLine Athletics Hemlock Plaza is the area’s premier facility for youth sports performance training. The facility covers more than 11,000 square feet and features a basketball/volleyball court, two batting cages, low profile turf for speed and agility drills and a strength room consisting of new Hammer Strength weight equipment.
Redline has tailored training programs that best suit your individual and team goals.
Sharpen sport-specific skills for accelerated results.
Athletes improve better together. That’s why we’re always organizing events for our very active and motivated Redline community.
All of our coaches have competed at the collegiate or professional level and are certified.
After being selected as a 1996 McDonald’s All American, Vassil was recruited by the legendary coach Dean Smith and played NCAA Division I college basketball with the University of North Carolina. During the 1997 season the Tarheels won the ACC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
Vassil had an extensive professional career, playing 18-years as a Professional Basketball Player in Europe. He played for teams in France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Russia, Ukraine and Cyprus. He has also played for the France and Bulgaria National Basketball Teams and is the only player to ever compete at the EuroBasket for two countries.
Nicholas is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. He earned a bachelors in exercise science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) where he played one season of football as a quarterback and was an offensive student assistant with the football team for three seasons before helping the strength and conditioning staff. He currently assists the staff with offseason training, NFL combine prep, pre-season prep, and in-season recovery and prep.
Bernard Freeman leads the Hemlock Plaza team as Director of Sports Performance. Bernard attended George Mason University where he is the 4×100 Record Holder, an NCAA All-American and 4x NCAA qualifier. Bernard is also a North Carolina 2x State Champion and 5x High School All-American as well as the NC 4×400 State Record Holder. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has a USAW Level 1 and USATF Level 1 certification. He has trained hundreds of young athletes and is passionate about helping them improve not just strength and speed, but their confidence and determination as well!
Stephen earned a bachelors degree in program management from North Carolina State University. While there, he was a 3-year starter at wide receiver, 2018 Team Captain and posted the 9-best career yards per catch average in school history. Stephen signed an Undrafted Free Agent deal in 2019 with the Houston Texans and led receptions in the first preseason game vs the Green Bay Packers.
CJ Needam is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended Knightdale HS where he was a 3 time All-Conference and All-Region performer as well as an All-State Player. After graduation, he accepted a scholarship to play baseball at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina and later at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina. He was named All-Conference, and All-Region X, both years at Louisburg. After Louisburg CJ played in the Coastal Plains League where he was named in Baseball America’s summer league top 25. CJ then attended The University of Mount Olive and was signed to a professional contract with the Joliet Slammers in Joliet, Illinois. After CJ’s professional career, he joined the coaching staff with PRO5 Academy out of Holly Springs, NC as the catching and hitting coach. CJ has helped many of his clients continue their careers and advance to the next level while attending, NC State, Virginia Tech, UNC- Wilmington, UNC- Charlotte, Gardner Webb, and College of Charleston.
Rebecca “Becky” Davis was born in New York City where she realized her love for basketball and at the age of 10, joined the Jr. WNBA organization. After moving to Raleigh in 2002 she found love for the game of softball while attending Broughton High School. There she was awarded All-State and All-Conference honors before attending Peace College and playing basketball all four years. Following graduation, Becky was offered the varsity women’s basketball coaching position at Broughton High and helped many of the young ladies she coached attend NC State, Peace College, Pembroke, Roanoke College, and St Johns. Becky now enjoys a career with the Raleigh Fire Department as a First-Class Fire Fighter.
Robert was a weekend starter all three years at the University of Georgia where he was named a Collegiate Baseball All-American as a freshman. After playing two summers with the USA Collegiate National Team, he was selected 38th overall in the 2016 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rookies. As the number 12 prospect in the Rockies organization, he spent time with the Asheville Tourists and High-A Lancaster Jethawks.
Friendly and knowledgable coaches make parents and kids alike feel welcome and comfortable.
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.
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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.
The trainers are top notch. My son’s strength and speed numbers increased a ton over the summer. It helped his confidence tremendously