Hi-Rise Athletic Training Academy

The definition of a student athlete is a participant in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled. Student athletes typically balance the roles of being a full-time student and a full-time athlete. Here at Hi-Rise Athletic Training Academy, LLC we combine fitness, agility, and strength to increase endurance and to create a well-balanced athlete. We combine strength and conditioning with a variety of unique workouts and drills. We have come to the conclusion we have to be different in our training, setting the bar high in the way our student athletes are trained. We strive to make sure parents are seeing improvement in their child’s sport as well as grades.

Meet Our Coaches

Marcus Mattox


Ike Copeland


Paul Lee


Our Mission

We are dedicated to positively impacting the community through personal training and tutoring to kids ranging from elementary to high school. Hi-Rise stresses the importance of being a student first and an athlete second. We believe here at Hi-Rise Athletic Training Academy any student athlete can rise to the occasion.

Training Services

  • Vertimax Training
  • Plyometric Training
  • Speed and agility Training
  • Strength and conditioning training
  • Injury Prevention Training
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Cardiovascular Training

The Edge Program

Our academic programs are ran by professional tutors who are not limited to one subject. We have experience in different fields which are beneficial to each of our students. Our student athletes are highly encouraged to participate in our cutting edge academic programs, where in turn the students benefit most, by stressing the importance of academics and stressing education is something important to have; in the event athletics do not work out. We make sure all of our student athletes can face any challenge that comes their way!


Hi-Rise Athletics has all of the necessary tools to perfect a person’s ability to achieve his or her goals. My 9-year-old Son has gone through the Hi-Rise Athletic program in its infancy stages, and it has developed my Son into a faster, agile and sound mind player. I employ you to enroll into Hi-Rise Athletics program without hesitation. The program is undeniably perfection.

Simone Mitchell

Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools

For my son walking onto a basketball team without ever having played ball before coach Marcus took the time to explain the rules and fundamentals of the game. Focusing on all the boys strengths and weaknesses on such a short period of time while adding extra practices whenever they needed that extra playing/practice time! My son really enjoyed learning and playing defense on the team!

Stephanie Romano

Parent, Clayton, NC

Coach Marcus has been an outstanding coach for my 9 years old son. My son has played on basketball teams in the past where I did not feel that the instruction was there.   I appreciate that Coach Marcus explained the reasoning behind the skills that he taught. I am confident that my son can take these skills and apply them successfully to his next athletic endeavor.

Brian Johns

Parent, Clayton, NC

Why Us?


100% Support

Our reputation proceeds itself.  Supporting our student athletes and keeping parents in the loop of what’s going on is our main priority. We commit to transparent communication.


Everday Something New

We keep our sessions innovative.  Meaning everyday there is a new drill or experience that allows your athlete to be well-rounded.


Highly Responsive

Need to get in contact with a coach, educator or trainer – no problem?   We are accountable to our athletes and parents, therefore, we respond to your messages the same day.



We practice our AAU league out of Clayton High School, but our Administrative office is conveniently located in the heart of Clayton.

Satisfied Parents

Scholar Athletes