Inspiration Academy

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Baseball Summer Programs


2018 Summer Program

Inspiration Academy Baseball is pleased to offer a week long Summer Camp and several one-day free clinics for children 8-14 years of age.  Space is limited and requires registration.  Click on the links below to complete registration.

Participants for all activities will need to . . .


  • Baseball Hat
  • T-Shirt
  • Baseball Pants
  • Gym Shorts


  • Water 
  • Snack (Optional)
  • Glove
  • Bat
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Cleats 

Contact Dalton Tharp for any questions or concerns.



 A week-long skills camp will be held June 18th – 22nd from 9am-12pm.  Campers will be instructed in group and individual settings throughout the week.  The Inspiration Academy Baseball coaching staff will create a roadmap of player development where each kid will learn what they have to work on in order to get better.  Each camper will also have the opportunity of an one-on-one individual evaluation and video analysis with Baseball Director/MLB Hitting consultant, Mario Jimenez.  Campers will receive an exclusive camp T-shirt if registration is complete by June 4th.

Camp Schedule:

  • 9am-11am – Position Drills
  • 11am-12am – Team Activities

Skill Instruction:

  • Hitting Instruction – Introduction to the hitting system Coach Jimenez uses for his pro clients.
  • Pitching – Mechanics work with a D1 pitching coach.
  • Fielding – Developing proper fielding footwork.
  • Throwing – Refining throwing mechanics.



**Space is limited to 6 participants per session**

IA Baseball is pleased to offer a series of free clinics with Baseball Director & MLB Hitting Coach, Mario Jimenez, for athletes aged 8-14.  Clinics are limited to 6 athletes per session and are not available to current IA baseball players.  Due to the limited space, athletes may only attend  ONE session from the dates listed below. Registration is required.  All clinics are 10am – 11:30am.  Parents are encouraged to stay and learn with their athlete.

Clinic Dates:

  • June 2
  • June 16
  • July 7
  • July 21
  • July 28

Coach Mario Jimenez

Program Director &  MLB Hitting Coach

   Mario Jimenez is in his 6th year serving as the Baseball Director at Inspiration Academy (IA). Mario brings tremendous experience to IA serving as a Hitting Consultant for Professional baseball players from 14 different MLB teams.  His clients include a National League Rookie of the Year, World Baseball Classic MVP award winner and two 1st round picks in the MLB Draft.

  During his tenure at IA, Jimenez led the program to their first state championship in 2018. He has also overseen the baseball academy growing to its capacity and has helped establish a culture of accountability, teamwork and a Christ centered focus.

  Before coming to IA, he was the General Manager and Director of Hitting at Bardo’s Diamond Sports in Parker, Colorado, where he helped grow the business into one of the premiere baseball academies in the country.  From 2001-2011, Mario was with the IMG Baseball Academy in Bradenton as both a player and a coach including several stints as a head coach.

  After finishing up his playing career in the professional Continental League, he spent two-plus seasons coaching and coordinating recruiting in college at Palm Beach Atlantic University under Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gary Carter.


  • Masters in Organizational Leadership from Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2012
  • Bachelor’s in Sports Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2009
  • Associate in Arts Degree from Kellogg Community College, 2006