Hannah Joyner Signs at Temple University

EVO Athletics’ Hannah Joyner has committed to Temple University’s competitive gymnastics program. She has competed in the last three Secret Classics and she competed in the P&G Championships in 2016.  In 2017 she competed at Level 10. She finished 1st on beam and 2nd AA at her state meet.  She  placed 2nd AA at regionals.

Aimee Boorman – 2016 United States Olympic Committee National Coach of the Year

Please help us in congratulating EVO’s Women’s Team Director – Aimee Boorman – in being honored as 2016 United States Olympic Committee National Coach of the Year – An Olympic tradition no other gymnastics coach has received. We are honored to have her amazing coaching philosophy here at EVO Athletics and shared by all of our staff.

“We coach to teach children life skills and how to deal with adversity and success and hard work and to be able to reap the benefits and rewards of that hard work,” she continued. “But, ultimately, you know, they’re children and human beings first.”

It’s a philosophy that helped Boorman, who moved to Sarasota, Fla, after the Olympics to join EVO Athletics… <read entire article>

EVO Athletics & Funtastics Force Competitive Cheerleading Programs to Unite into One Mega Program

There’s truth in the old adage strength lies in numbers. Funtastics Force and EVO Athletics, the two leading all star cheerleading programs in the area, have come to terms on a union with this adage in mind.  Combining these two programs will bring Bradenton/Sarasota area a true powerhouse competitive cheer program. The two programs have already begun practicing together and the 32,000 sq foot EVO gym has been electric.

“The vibe was amazing!” EVO cheerleading coach Rachel Mayle said.  “All of the teams were cheering each other on and the energy was contagious. It was exactly what both teams needed to recharge their batteries before the end of a long season.”

In a note to Funtastics families from Edwards, “EVO has been so generous to us and is truly an elite place for our athletes and families to call home including more equipment, air conditioning, a convenient cafe, business center and showers.”

In an note from EVO Athletics Cheer Director Jimmy Lassiter to his staff, families and athletes: “I would like to announce that on April 10th, 2017 Funtastics will officially be joining the EVO family on a permanent basis. This incredible merger has both sets of staff very excited for the opportunities that this will bring for all of our athletes.This is a great chance for everyone involved to merge skills, grow as teams, meet new friends in the industry and thrive as a group of competitive athletes.”

EVO Athletics could not be more excited about the union as it will truly be an amazing program for athletes from all over Southwest Florida to train in an elite cheerleading program.  Tryouts for their 2017-2018 program will occur in mid May, 2017.  Information packets for the season will be available by April 1st.

For more information, please contact EVO Athletics as 941-222-0888 or visit their website at www.evoathletics.com.

EVO Athletics Acquires Dynasty Elite Cheerleading

EVO Athletics Acquires Dynasty Elite Cheerleading

New Facility Now Offers Cheer and Tumbling, plus Gymnastics and Ninja Warrior Training 

SARASOTA, Fla. (November 03, 2015) – EVO Athletics, a new facility opening soon for recreational and competitive gymnastics, cheerleading and Ninja Warrior training, today announced it has acquired Dynasty Elite Cheerleading Company, Manatee and Sarasota counties’ largest All-Star and recreational cheer and dance training establishment. In addition to acquiring the company and its equipment, EVO Athletics has hired Jim Lassiter, owner of Dynasty Elite Cheerleading since 2010. EVO’s new 32,000-square-foot building is situated in a prime location near Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, with easy access to Interstate 75 and Highway 301.  Dynasty Elite will remain in it’s current location until which time the EVO facility is open.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim Lassiter as Cheer Program Director,” said EVO Athletics Vice President and Chief Athletics Officer Jason Collins. “With more than 20 years of experience, Jim is a well-respected coach and choreographer with a long history of training some of Sarasota and Manatee’s most successful cheerleaders and tumblers. By adding Jim and Dynasty Elite’s 130+ registered athletes, we’re strengthening EVO’s position as the area’s leading facility for gymnastics, cheerleading and Ninja Warrior training.”

The newly added cheerleading and tumbling programs will include:

  • Recreational cheer program
  • Competitive All-Star cheer teams for all ages and levels
  • Strong tumbling curriculum
  • High school cheer prep classes
  • Nationally recognized coaches and choreographers

“I’m excited to join EVO Athletics and contribute to their mission of providing a premier training facility for every member of the family,” said Lassiter. “Like EVO, I am committed to coaching excellence, the safety of my athletes and helping young people reach their full potential.”

Lassiter began his All-Star coaching career in Memphis, Tennessee, where he coached and directed the Memphis Elite All-Star program for 12 years and accumulated over 75 National Championships. He attended University of Kentucky, where he competed and won a college title in 1997-1998, and was head instructor for Universal Cheer Association from 1994 to 2001, where he was twice awarded instructor of the year.

About EVO Athletics

EVO Athletics provides gymnastics, cheerleading and Ninja Warrior training in a family-friendly yet professional athletics facility, conveniently located between Sarasota and Manatee counties. the brand-new, 32,000-square-foot facility offers the best sporting equipment, nationally recognized coaches, and unsurpassed amenities for athletes and families. For more information about training programs and class schedules, please visit www.evoathletics.com or call 941-727-1100