Inspiration Academy

Inspire • Innovate • Mentor

Pro-level instruction.  D1 Facilities.  Christ-centered mentorship.

Developing champions.

Envision your daughter surrounded by coaches devoted to thier personal, academic, and safe physical development.  Inspiration Academy offers middle & high school athletes a program designed to prepare them for competition at the highest levels of college softball.   You can expect the following from your IA experience:

  • Small group development with position specific coaches.
  • Strength training program with certified strength coach.
  • State-of-the-art D1 facilities.
  • Baseline testing with individualized development plan.
  • Competitive game schedule.
  • College Placement Coordinator.
  • Character development & mentorship program.
  • Individualized, hands-on education program to meet your athletes needs.

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Growing from the inside-out.

Everyone knows that it takes more than just ability to turn an athlete into a legacy.  Inspiration Academy uses core values, intentional small-group mentorship, and christ-centered large group experiences to prepare our athletes for college and professional baseball.

L.E.G.A.C.Y. Core Values:

  • Love like Christ
  • Excellence
  • Go beyond your comfort zone
  • Accountability
  • Community
  • You are a supporting actor

Colleges Affiliates

After years of quality training, we’ve developed a vast network of colleges who trust us and it shows.

Facilities

IA 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:

  • State-Of-The-Art Weight Room
  • PUSH Band Technology For Accurate Tracking
  • Field Turf & 6 Outdoor Hitting Cages
  • 4 Bull Pen Mounds
  • On-Site Ball Field
  • BATS Video System
  • Hitting & Pitching Wrapsodo

Take a tour of our state-of-the-art weight room!

IA Offers World-Class Coaching.

Academics

Inspiration Academy provides a flexible and challenging educational experience with world-class instructors.  Click on the links below to learn more about our academic programs.

She’s worth it.

 

IA Baseball Academy is a non-profit organization that is committed to providing an affordable, competitive program where your athlete can find success.  We value your resources and understand that investing in your success can often require sacrifice.  Our financial advisors will guide you through the investment process and help you find an investment plan that works for you.

Includes:

  • Practice & Game Uniforms
  • Game Day Travel Expenses
  • 10 Months of College Prep Instruction
  • Unlimited Access to D1 Facilities

Monthly payment plans available.

 

Annual High School Softball Tuition

$5,500

Includes:

  • Practice & Game Uniforms
  • Game Day Travel Expenses
  • 10 Months of College Prep Instruction
  • Unlimited Access to D1 Facilities

Monthly payment plans available.

 

Annual Middle School Softball Tuition

$4,500

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IA names Lake Erie College coach Allyson Hajnosz head coach of FGCL team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2019  Bradenton, Florida  With the Florida Gulf Coast League (FGCL) set to begin its inaugural season for softball in the summer of 2020, Inspiration Academy has named Lake Eric College assistant coach Allyson Hajnosz as its head...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2019  Bradenton, Florida  In an effort to provide the highest quality in nutrition to our students, Inspiration Academy has partnered with Power Meals by Dawn. “We see how hard our kids are working in the weight room and on the...

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Lake City, FL – The Inspiration Academy varsity team completed its record-breaking season with a state championship in the Florida Independent Christian Athletic Association defeating First Christian Academy 9-0 in the championship game. The win was Inspiration’s 26th...

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Despite pro ball lure, Inspiration Academy is Troy Mattes’ home

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