Charlie is an operating executive who is commercially oriented, financially disciplined, customer-centric and completely focused on profitability and stakeholder value. As the CEO of Connor Sport Court, he led the evolution from a business with niche presence, stagnant sales and eroding margins, into a company with a new image and brand, global competitive presence, #1 industry ranking in the USA, and virtually unlimited path for continued growth and profitability. Previously, he was an Executive Vice President with shopping center owner/manager General Growth Properties (Fortune #604), responsible for developing new markets and revenue channels. Prior to joining GGP, Charlie started and managed a sports marketing and television Production Company called Inclyne Sports, which managed professional athletes and produced programming for CBS, NBC, ABC and ESPN. Charlie was a top-five, world-ranked swimmer and tri-athlete and holds a B.S. degree in business from Iowa State University. He lives in Park City, Utah with his wife and two active sons.
For two decades Athletic Republic has been developing cutting-edge sports training programs that seamlessly integrate science into sports training. We have over 160 locations across the country and a proven track record of successfully training more than 500,000 amateur and professional athletes, including over 2500 Olympic competitors. We’re the industry leader, the nation’s largest performance sports training operator, and we are actively looking for qualified individuals to help expand our presence.
Cost will vary on the type of franchise, facility size and the training equipment that is offered. The average total cost to open an Athletic Republic is $250,000, with a range of $166,645 - $432,685. The start-up costs include the franchise fee, site location review, site build-out and renovation, equipment purchase, computer hardware and software, and your training staff. The initial franchise fee ranges from $12,500 – $30,000 depending upon which program is selected. )
Site Selection & Design Consultation – Our knowledge and experience will guide you when choosing a market location(s), negotiating your lease and building out your space.
In-Depth Training & Support – To get your Athletic Republic facility up and running we will provide classroom training, as well as experience in an actual Athletic Republic facility to learn athlete training protocol, equipment operation, staffing, athlete scheduling and other business operations.
On-Site Consultation – Our operations experts will visit your training facility to answer any questions and provide additional training if necessary.
Marketing Assistance – We provide every new franchise with a customer database analysis of their market, a grand opening kit, advertising templates, public relations support and suggestions on how to get involved in your community to increase your exposure. And we’re there every step of the way to support you as you open your facility. We take an active interest in your success.
Online Support – The Athlete Information Management System (AIMS) is a web-based resource designed to improve operating efficiency and facility utilization. The program provides the training center the ability to centralize all scheduling functions (athlete, trainer and equipment), manage sales contacts and athlete contracts, analyze marketing programs, capture performance results and place them into an individual athlete’s ‘My Republic’ pages within our website.
Web Presence – Our website is an athlete’s site that presents the breadth and depth of our sports training knowledge. In addition to being listed on the Geo-Locator of our site, you can be promoted in the Featured Facility rotation, have all your contact information placed on the parent site and you’ll receive one hundred copies of ACCELERATE, the official magazine of the Athletic Republic, a quarterly publication, free of charge.
free-standing Athletic Republic facilities – these stand-alone storefronts conveniently put Athletic Republic in your customers' path;
sports medicine facilities – extending your customers' commitment to active health, these facilities employ Athletic Republic’s training protocols within the aegis of a respected health and human performance environment and help differentiate you from your business competitors;
sports multiplex facilities – for businesses already in operation, adding Athletic Republic’s proprietary equipment and scientifically grounded training protocols is an easy upgrade to a better bottom line;
sport -specific facilities (ice rinks, basketball, soccer and volleyball centers, baseball academies, etc.) – if you already provide a training venue, integrating Athletic Republic’s proprietary equipment and scientifically grounded training protocols makes your facility full-service.