EVO AAU Kick Off Classic Winning Team

EVO Athletics hosting the AAU Winter Classic Tournament THIS WEEKEND!

The EVO family and the public are invited to come watch the future stars of Volleyball compete this weekend! EVO Athletics Volleyball will be hosting its second AAU sanctioned tournament of the season, the EVO Athletics AAU Winter Classic, February 24th and 25th.  Thirty-six teams from across the region will be competing. The tournament will be held in two locations, EVO Athletics and The Out of Door Academy, Middle & Upper Schools.

In just its second year as a Sanctioned USA Volleyball Club, EVO Athletics volleyball teams already rank amongst the best in the state of Florida, with all EVO travel teams placing in the highly competitive USA Volleyball Tournaments. The 11 and under team has won two tournament, placed second in another tournament and is currently ranked #4 in the Florida Region.

Over 400 families are expected this weekend, patronizing Manatee and Sarasota businesses, restaurants and hotels.  This is the second of four AAU sanctioned events that EVO Athletics is hosting this season.  EVO Athletics will also host the EVO Athletics AAU March Madness the weekend of March 17th and the EVO Athletics AAU Spring Classic the weekend of April 14th.


Tournament Schedule and Details:


Saturday, February 24th:

Doors: Open at 7AM

Price: $5 Cash Only, 5 & under: FREE!


  • EVO Athletics – 7188 East 15th Street, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • The Out of Door Academy Middle & Upper Schools Campus – 5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240


Sunday, February 25th:

Doors: Open at 8AM

Price: $5 Cash Only, 5 & under: FREE!


  • EVO Athletics – 7188 East 15th Street, Sarasota, FL 34243


Refreshments available all day at both locations!


Winners on the stand at Judge's Cup USGA competition

EVO Athletics’ Men’s Gymnastics Program Soars

Sarasota, Florida – EVO Athletics Men’s Gymnastics program has already established itself as a top training facility for elite gymnasts, and is now building its reputation as a top host for elite men’s competitions and training camps. In the past year, EVO Athletics has hosted three USAG sanctioned competitions: The Region 8 Future Stars, The Eleventh Hour and The SGGA Judge’s Cup.  Right now, EVO Athletics is preparing to host the Florida State Elite Camp in July. EVO Athletics is honored to host this camp for the nation’s top ranked men’s gymnasts for the second year in a row!

EVO Athletics is always enthusiastic to share its one-of-a-kind, elite facility for gymnasts and their families with athletes from all over the United States.  EVO Athletics is proud of the impact they are having on Manatee and Sarasota counties.  These gymnastics tournaments and camps have brought in over 800 athletes and their families from across the nation in the past year!  That’s an estimated 1,200 hotel rooms for 2,000 people patronizing our local restaurants and retailers.  These numbers only represent men’s gymnastics impact!  EVO Athletics currently hosts athletes in three separate sports and will be adding more in the future.  As EVO Athletics continues to grow, so will its positive economic impact on the community.

US Olympic Coach Aimee Boorman

US Olympic Coach and EVO Athletics Executive Director of Women’s Gymnastics & Elite Coordinator, Aimee Boorman’s Official Statement on the future of USA Gymnastics

“Without a doubt, we are all outraged by the situation at USA Gymnastics.  Today, we must decide what comes next.  We need to ask ourselves: Do we give up on an organization that was founded on honorable values; an organization that has been positively impacting young athletes since 1963; or do we put in the time and effort to rebuild it, to take back what is rightfully ours?

I do not believe that the reprehensible decisions of a few should be permitted to erase the positive impact that USA Gymnastics has had in the past and can absolutely have again. There is no doubt that we will face enormous challenges, but I believe that there is immense value in restoring USA Gymnastics to its past dignity and greatness, and I stand behind that challenge.

First and foremost, the governing board must be filled with morally and ethically sound members, willing and able to put our athletes first, above all else.  Only then can we move towards the future.

Rebuilding our organization will set an excellent example for our athletes: an example of pride, an example of leadership and most importantly, an example of standing up for what is right.  We can and will take back the organization we have invested our time and passion in.

As leaders in this industry, we have a great opportunity before us to teach our athletes that even though evil exists in this world, evil will not win.  We can teach them that injustice can be used as fuel for change and that positivity can and will grow again, even after the darkest of hours.”

AAU EVO Kick Off Classic Winning Team

EVO Athletics Hosts First AAU Volleyball Tournament of 2018 Season

Sarasota, Florida   January 20 and 21, EVO Athletics Volleyball proudly hosted their first AAU Tournament of the 2018 season, the EVO Athletics AAU Kickoff Classic..  Three EVO Athletics Volleyball teams, 11 Florida, 12 Select and 16 Florida earned Gold Medals.  The EVO Athletics AAU Kickoff Classic was of considerable benefit to our area, bringing nearly 400 families, from 35 teams, to our local hotels, restaurants and other service providers.

This is the first of four AAU sanctioned events that EVO Athletics will host this season.  EVO Athletics will be hosting the EVO Athletics AAU Winter Classic the weekend of February 24th with 36 teams attending; the EVO Athletics AAU March Madness the weekend of March 17th with 42 teams attending; and the EVO Athletics AAU Spring Classic the weekend of April 14th with 27 teams attending. EVO Athletics is proud to share its one-of-a-kind, elite facility for athletes and their families with teams from across the region.

In just its second year as a Sanctioned USA Volleyball Club, EVO Athletics volleyball teams already rank amongst the best in the state of Florida, with all travel teams placing in the highly competitive USA Volleyball Tournaments. The 11 and under team has won two tournaments, finished second in another, and is currently ranked #4 in the Florida Region.

EVO Cheerleaders win National Championship

Senior All-Star Cheerleaders Earn Two National Championships


Orlando, Florida – EVO Athletics All Star Cheerleaders proudly represented the Bradenton-Sarasota area at The All Out Nationals. EVO Athletics brought home a total of seven top three prizes, including National Championships for their Senior 1 and Senior 2 teams! The Senior 1 team also won the Level 1 Grand Championship!

The All Out Nationals, a qualifying event for the U.S. All Star Federation’s World Cup Race, were held February 3 & 4 at The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

All-Star Cheerleading is the most competitive level in the sport of Cheerleading, combining jumps, stunts, pyramids, dance and gymnastics into awe-inspiring shows of athleticism.

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