Inspiration Academy

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Baseball Academy

Welcome From The Director

Welcome to IA Baseball!  Our goal is to create an environment where you feel you are a valuable contributor to something greater than yourself.  Research shows that the secret to high performance is our deep-seated desire to direct our own lives, to extend and expand our abilities, and to live a life of purpose. Our approach to motivation has three essential elements:

  1. Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives;
  2.  Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters
  3. Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.

 We will become the driving force of a cultural shift towards development on and off the field.  Welcome to the Difference!

                                                               – Coach Mario Jimenez


Inspiration Academy Baseball is pleased to offer extensive facilities only 20 minutes from the beaches in sunny Bradenton, Florida.  Besides the ability to practice year-round, our facilities include:

  • 2,700 Square Foot Hitting Center
  • Driveline Velocity Training Area
  • Speed Control Center
  • On-Site Weight Room
  • On-Site Baseball Field

Baseball Core Values

  1. Matthew 6:33 – Seek first the Kingdom and everything else will take care of itself
  2. Advocates – The staff and players fully believe we are all FOR each other.  Behavior that takes us away from this will not be tolerated.
  3.  Matthew 18:15 – We will go straight to one another if we have an issue.  Gossip destroys a team.
  4.  Proactive leadership – Set the standards and hold to them at all costs.  We are proactive with families.
  5.  Environment of learning – Listen more than you talk.  Be open to change.

Success Stories

IA Baseball has a proven history of success.  See below for some of our recent accomplishments.

Post Grad Success

  • Christian Aviles – Minnesota West CC
  • Wyatt Helvey – Toccoa Falls College
  • Chris Hunter – St. Petersburg College
  • Preston Moore – Daytona State College
  • Craig Palidar – Lansing Community College
  • Gavin Garmhausen – Lansing Community College
  • Manny Garza – Lansing Community College
  • AJ Rizzo – University of Tampa
  • Alex Sexton – Queens University of Charlotte

High School Success

  • Rob Arakel – Flagler College
  • Aaron McDaniel – Cincinnati Christian University
  • Zane Morrison – University of Tampa
  • Devin Wall – Flagler College