A concerned mom told me she was really worried about her kids getting injured playing sports. She didn’t have the money to pay for expensive training and even if she did, she didn’t know who to trust. Thus, ASPIRE started with an idea – an idea that there has to be a way to teach athletes, coaches, and parents preventative exercise techniques to avoid serious injury in a cost-effective manner. Sports performance training is expensive. There has to be a way to give kids, parents and coaches the tools they need to enjoy their childhoods on the fields of play without injury – for free.
The idea for ASPIRE was presented to the Washburn University Law Clinic in Topeka, KS. The Washburn University Law Clinic kindly helps people with an idea with the merits of ASPIRE with pro bono legal services to get started. Washburn University liked the idea so much that they agreed to help ASPIRE get started. ASPIRE was founded in 2012.
Two years later, ASPIRE has earned 501c(3) status as a tax-free entity with the sole purpose of providing injury education and training to parents and coaches for free. Our focus is underserved rural and inner-city communities, but we will not turn any one away.