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

I had many hitting coaches over my 13 year professional career, and none better than Mario Jimenez at Inspiration.  He is a student of the game with a commitment to mentoring the next generation. I would trust my son under his leadership.

Chris Coghlan

World Series Champion, Chicago Cubs

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We had a few of our players attend Inspiration Academy this past summer, and each of them returned bigger, stronger, and more confident.  I am 100% on board with their ability to develop the mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions of every player who commits himself to their program.  We will continue to encourage our players to train at Inspiration during future off-seasons.

Elton Pollock

Head coach - NCAA D1 Presbyterian College

It’s all about trust. At Inspiration Academy, life lessons and baseball analytics guide my son to share his best self between and outside the lines. Every parent’s heart beats lighter knowing Baseball Director, Mario Jimenz and his coaching staff advocate relentlessly for the best college fit for every player. My son’s Skill Enhancement Program is tailored for him. He will attain his baseball college goal.  Your son will too! It’s peace of mind partnering with Inspiration!

Belinda Gimbert



Inspiration Academy stands above the rest. Baseball Program director, Mario Jimenez delivers what he promises. He’s truly invested in our son’s success! This is personalized baseball instruction at its best. Experienced coaches analyze video with him to fine-tune his swing. Innovative catching drills grab college coaches’ attention. Highly trained weight room experts direct his physical training. A nutrition plan increases his muscle weight.  And, a mental coach ensures his head is in the game. Inspiration should be your first choice Baseball Academy.

Dean Cristol


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

How “Elite Travel Teams” Steal your Money

In the race to provide our children with the best opportunity to play at the highest levels of sport, parents are spending more and more to “Keep up with the Joneses.”  The biggest beneficiary of this arms race?  Travel Teams and Showcases. These days, if your child...

Inspiration Academy Baseball Joins Top Local Programs To Form Manasota Fall League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020  Bradenton, Florida   For the first time in the 8-year history of the program, Inspiration Academy baseball will join top local public & private baseball programs to form the Manasota Fall League.   The league will consist...

The Best Decision Of My Baseball Career Was Inspiration Academy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21 , 2020  Bradenton, Florida  As I sit back and think of my time spent at Inspiration, I can’t help but think about how different my life would be if coach Jimenez never went to one of my little league baseball games. After talking to him...

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...

IA Athletics Partners With Power Meals By Dawn

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...

Inspiration Academy Baseball Wins State Championship

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...

Curt Wilson Joins IA Baseball Coaching Staff

Curt Wilson returns to Inspiration Academy to begin his 5th year with the program.  Wilson, whose first stint (2013 – 2017) with the organization began during its inaugural year in 2013, has helped to shape the academy into the regional powerhouse it is today. “I’m so...

Inspiration Baseball JV Season Preview: Hard work pays off

JV 2019 Schedule 2/15 at IMG  2/21 vs Bradenton Christian  2/22 at IMG 2/25 at Sebring 2/27 vs Palmetto  3/1   vs Charlotte  3/5   vs Avant Garde 3/6   at Carrollwood Day  3/8   at Riverview (Sarasota)  3/11 vs Carrollwood Day  3/14 vs Seffner Christian 3/15 at...

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

Troy Mattes knows what it’s like at the highest levels of professional baseball and the benefits that come alongside that lifestyle.  As a former major league pitcher for the Montreal Expos and a coach in the Baltimore Orioles organization, you may wonder… what’s he...

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