About Us


Take your game to
the next level

At our one of a kind, renowned facility

The Athletic Barn was established in historic Waxhaw, NC in February of 2013. Long-time coach and athletic enthusiast Mike Polito and his wife Suzanne, felt there was a need for a community indoor and outdoor athletic training facility and made the decision to create one.

At the time, the greater metro Charlotte was vastly growing and there was limited space for young athletes to train and seriously work on performance enhancement. Mike decided that sharing his passion and ability to create a premier athletic training facility to be enjoyed by multiple sports teams and a variety of athletes, was exactly the way to go.

The uniqueness of the Athletic Barn can be seen the moment you drive into the 2.5-acre compound of pure athletic training. There are two indoor facilities that integrate perfectly with lighted outdoor turf areas to accomplish everything from individual one-on-one professional instruction to full team practices.

Although originally set out to be a baseball and softball training facility, the “Barns” retractable netting and exterior turf training areas quickly transformed into the unique multi-purpose training facility that it is today. Our clients include individual players seeking professional instruction, travel teams, recreational leagues, high school and middle school teams looking for extra practice space in addition to speed-strength and agility training to give their athletics a competitive edge.

The Athletic Barn prides itself on providing exceptional indoor/outdoor training space and equipment along with delivering knowledgeable professional instructors and staff in a safe and effective manner. Your time and investment is well spent and it shows in our return customers and now, individual and family memberships. There is only positive, knowledgeable, and fun instruction around here that will better your child as an athlete, and cultivate the core values of hard work, dedication, and a competitive. We believe in well rounded individuals and strive to leverage our young athletes to new levels in both the game, as well as in life.

Stop in and see us! Experience the atmosphere for yourself. Tour the buildings, meet the staff, check out the pro shop.

No time? We offer online booking, mobile app for your smart phone to book at any time and stay abreast of all of our exciting new programs and facility offerings. Looking for a cool birthday party? Corporate team building event? Check us out! The team at the Athletic Barn is here to accommodate you and your child/children.

In addition to families, we work closely with School Organizations, Athletic Organizations, Coaches and other athletic teams to provide the assistance and the professional guidance they deserve.

We look forward to meeting you, your young athlete(s) and helping them take their game to the next level!

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