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Response To Our Current Culture

From our Founder We are blessed to have the the support and wisdom of Tracy Lawerence on Inspiration Academy's Board of Directors.  Recently she expressed her thoughts on our current culture, and I wanted to share that with you.  I completely support her sentiments....

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...

Inspiration Academy $1000 UTR Tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2020  Bradenton, Florida The second to last $1000 UTR tournament at Inspiration Academy for the month of June has come to a close. Yet another weekend with completely full draws brought some tennis of the highest quality to IA. In the...

Marie Bouzkova and Andres Andrade Do The Double

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2020  Bradenton, Florida Another successful Inspiration Academy Tennis $1000 tournament has come to a close. This weekend had a change from past weekends’ whereas there was a third division for players with a UTR of 6 and under to go...

Inspiration Academy Tennis UTR Tournament (May 29th-June 1st 2020)

  June 1st, 2020  Bradenton, Florida The highly anticipated Inspiration Academy UTR tournament this past weekend was nothing but successful and did not disappoint. The weekend brought 96 great players from all around the state and outside the state to the...

Inspiration Academy Tennis Preparing For Biggest UTR To Date

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2020  Bradenton, Florida This coming weekend Inspiration Academy will be hosting its biggest UTR money tournament to date. A whopping 98 players will be participating at Inspiration from Friday at noon when the first rounds take place...

Inspiration Academy Tennis UTR Tournament (May 16-17, 2020)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2020  Bradenton, Florida Inspiration Academy held its first UTR tournament since the outbreak of the global pandemic this past weekend. The tournament had a different look from the ones in the past. No spectators were allowed inside the...

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...

Inspiration Academy Appoints Evelyn Long as Head Volleyball Coach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2020  Bradenton, Florida   Inspiration Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Evelyn Long as its new head coach and director of volleyball operations. Long holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Clearwater...

Inspiration Academy Tennis UTR Money Tournaments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2020  Bradenton, Florida Inspiration Academy as hosted two UTR tournaments since the turn of the new year. The first tournament held January on 25th-26th had a fantastic turnout bringing about 40 good players into the area. The...

Inspiration Academy Tennis Dominates at IMG

  February 19, 2020  Bradenton, Florida Over the weekend a group of Inspiration Academy tennis players competed in a UTR tournament at IMG Academy.  It was a great weekend for the IA athletes who played hard and came out with some outstanding results winning a...

IA Tennis player Cracks Top 100

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2020  Bradenton, Florida After spending two outstanding weeks battling in South America, Sofia Rojas has broken into the top 100 juniors in the world, jumping almost 100 spots in the process. Beginning the year at 188 in the ITF...

Inspiration Academy Tennis Student Brooklyn Olson Takes Doubles Title In Biggest Tournament in the World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2020  Bradenton, Florida Brooklyn Olson Wins doubles title in Les Petits As. The 13 year old Inspiration Academy student was chosen as one of four players to represent Team USA in France after qualifying in the USA Team playoffs...

Mary Brumfield Wins National Level 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2020  Bradenton, Florida Over the past weekend the USTA held a National Level 3 in Florida. Inspiration Academy Tennis player, Mary Brumfield, competed in the Girls under 18 division in Lakeland Florida. Mary who is coached by Ashley...

Inspiration Academy Tennis Student Brooklyn Olson Wins Two ITFs In A Row

  November 20, 2019 Bradenton, Florida The 13 year old Inspiration Academy student and tennis phenom has won two ITFs junior tournaments in a row. Brooklyn Olson who is in her first year of playing in the ITF under 18 division has now competed in just 5 ITFs...

Sofia Rojas Makes ITF Grade 3 Finals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2019  Bradenton, Florida Inspiration Academy Tennis student Sofia Rojas travelled from the Bradenton, Florida academy with head coach Ashley Hobson to compete in The Anguilla Cup down in Caribbean from November 4-9, 2019. The...

Inspiration Academy Appoints Ryan Maples as Director of Basketball Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2019  Bradenton, Florida   Inspiration Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ryan Maples as its new Director of Basketball Operations. Coach Maples brings to IA many years of experience in coaching both recreational and...

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...

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