Hi, I’m Tim Covey (a.k.a. Coach Covey), and softballcoachonline.com is my blog and website. Thanks so much for visiting! Continue reading to learn how this blog and website can help you as a softball coach!
Who My Blog Can Help
If you are a Travel Ball or High School softball coach, then this website is for you!
My goal with Softball Coach Online is to help make your team more competitive (win more games), while simultaneously help you have more meaningful influence on the lives of the young ladies that you lead (impact more lives).
Sometimes I am asked if my content can help Rec League or College coaches? And the answer is “absolutely!” The more people that my website can help the better!
However, my primary focus is on using my own experiences (both successes and many failures) to decrease the time it takes for travel ball and high school coaches to take their coaching to the next level! All while keeping the most important things about coaching at the forefront.
So just be aware that much of what is currently created here is developed with the unique needs of the Travel Ball and/or High School softball coach (and their players) in mind!
I LOVE teaching the sport of softball. It is a beautiful and exciting game when it’s played well. I have made my share of mistakes and have had to learn (and re-learn) many things the hard way. My hope is that by sharing my own lessons I can speed up the learning curve for you!
The content on my blog is designed to help coaches learn about the technical and strategic side of softball, while simultaneously providing guidance on how to best impact your players positively. As you look around, you will find video tips, written articles about technique and strategy, as well as blog posts about building greater team cohesion and having greater impact.
If you wish to go deeper (and much faster) in your learning you can join myself and other coaches in my various Online Courses. The information in these courses are much more comprehensive than what you will find on the regular blog feed. It is also a place where coaches can interact about all aspects of softball!
Sometimes coaches inherit teams with an abundance of talent and a tradition of winning. My experience as a coach has been the opposite, taking over programs that needed to be “rebuilt.”
The benefit I have received from building each program from the “ground-up” is that it has forced me to work really hard on learning how to teach softball. And learning is truly a never ending process.
Following 16 years of serving as a head coach at the college and high school levels, I am currently coaching as a private instructor for travel ball players in the Orlando area. I am also in the process of developing a travel ball program (and travel ball tournaments) in the Orlando area.
Prior to focusing on private instruction and travel ball, I served as the head coach at The First Academy (TFA) in Orlando, FL, where I oversaw a comprehensive program with teams at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels. At TFA, our teams won more games, more District Championships, and advanced deeper into the State Playoffs than any other softball teams in school history.
During my time at the collegiate level, I coached at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA for one year. During that year I was voted the Great Plains Athletic Conference Coach-of-the-Year after our team reached the 3rd round of the GPAC conference tournament and more than quadrupled the win total from the prior season.
Prior to my year at Dordt, I spent time as the head coach at Orangewood Christian School (Maitland, FL), and at Western Christian in Hull, Iowa (my alma mater). During those stints, our teams won numerous District Championships and advanced deep into the state playoffs most seasons. Our teams at Orangewood also broke all of the school records for wins.
I also have the privilege of serving as a Director of College Placement in my full-time job. This gives me the unique perspective of a coach that also works with students on the college admissions process.
More important than my time coaching softball, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children. I have been married to my wife, Tracy, since 2006. We have two children and we reside in the Orlando, FL area.
We like to spend our free time visiting family, participating in church activities, riding bikes, and playing in the pool.
My Contact Information
This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of any employer, company, or organization that I am affiliated with. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.
Lastly, all background music on my videos are credited to Kevin MacLeod at Incompetech.