IMPACT Academy Fastpitch Softball Coaches Membership

Helping Softball Coaches Win More Games... and Impact More Lives...Every Day

Becoming a founding member of the IMPACT Academy Fastpitch Softball Coaches Community will help you make progress all year as a competitive fastpitch coach. Our obsession is your progress and growth!

It will also help you save a LOT of time!

Through our numerous online courses and NEW monthly content, you will learn the "secret sauce" to becoming an expert softball coach that keeps the most important things at the forefront! While you will have access to hours of course content immediately, we are just getting started!

This is a program that we wish we would have had access to when we first started coaching!


Becoming a member of the the IMPACT Coaches Community for competitive softball coaches will give you a full overview of coaching fastpitch softball. Inside we cover (or will be covering) pretty much any and every topic you can think of that pertains to coaching a competitive team.

The beauty of this model is that if we haven't covered a topic yet, we can easily create a future training or discuss it in our Facebook group!

Here is a brief overview of what you will receive as a member:

  1. New Trainings EVERY Month on different topics
    • Monthly trainings will be from Coach Ritchhart, Coach Covey, and from Guest Instructors
  2. Monthly Facebook Live Q/A
  3. Practice Plan Bank with "Over-The-Shoulder" explanations ("Over The Shoulder" explanations coming soon)...
  4. Members-only Facebook Group
  5. Access to Current Courses and All Updates
    • Team Offense Course
    • Team Defense Course
    • Practice Planning Course
    • Hitting Skills and Drills
    • Infield Skills and Drills
    • Outfield Skills and Drills
    • Team Building for Impact
    • Catcher Skills and Drills
    • Baserunning Skills and Drills
    • Bunting for Runs
    • Throwing Skills and Drills
  6. Access to All New Courses Created for Members
  7. Access to Future Courses Created for Members

Get your price locked in for life by joining today!

Woven throughout the membership site is our system that will help your team be more competitive, while also helping your coaching staff make a greater impact on the young ladies that you lead. We break this system down into six areas, one for each letter of IMPACT.

All of our past content, and all new content that we release each month will focus on one or more of these areas.

Influencing: Coaching goes way beyond the X's and O's. To be a great coach, you have to be a great influencer. In other words, you need to be a leader! If you fail to influence your players, progress will be challenging. Through our team building course, coaching philosophy content, and our community you will develop your core values and practical tools to increase your influence (and IMPACT) as a fastpitch coach!

Motivating: This goes hand in hand with Influencing, but it goes deeper than that. Motivating your players is an ongoing process. Sometimes it means pushing your players harder, sometimes it requires making things a little more light and fun. These are types of ongoing conversations and content you will find as a member!

Planning: Ever hear of burnout? It's a common problem among coaches, and we are here to help! We get it, you just want to coach. Unfortunately, lack of up-front planning often leads to chaos, frustrated players (and parents), and then to coaches becoming overwhelmed. Our Practice Plan Bank, systems templates, and our content will help you keep your team more organized (in WAY less time). Our goal is to help you develop a program that allows you to put your focus where it should be...on coaching!

Achieving: Our tagline at Covey Sports is "Win More Games. Impact More Lives." While winning is a byproduct of doing the "right things right," you have to have vision for your team. Through our monthly trainings and Facebook Lives we will help you figure out what that vision is so that you can help push your players towards success.

Community: As we mentioned before, burnout happens. Guess what? One of the leading contributors (along with poor planning), is lack of delegation. And this is where your "community" factors in. You HAVE to learn to delegate effectively. This is what often separates the great coaches from the good ones. When you fully utilize your community of assistant coaches, players, and parents your program starts to run like a well-oiled machine! Our goal is to help get you there through our various content, templates, and trainings.

Speaking of community, did we mention that you will have access to our "members-only" Facebook group? This might prove to be one of the most valuable resources as a member. You will be in a community of like-minded fastpitch coaches to ask questions and get feedback!

Teaching: As coaches, we often get fixated on fundamentals, skills, drills, and strategies. It's for good reason...because if you can't teach the game itself it's going to be a very bumpy ride! As a member, you will have access to a growing library of skills, drills, and strategy courses that will help you understand HOW to teach the game of softball.


Coach Mark Ritchhart

Coach Ritchhart began serving the Covey Sports community in April 2018. What started as being a "content contributor" quickly grew into Mark becoming the "lead softball coaching instructor" for Covey Sports.

He currently provides much of new content on the Softball Coaching Blog as well as inside the Covey Sports Impact Coaching Academy.

As you will quickly learn about Coach Ritchhart, he not only has a great knowledge of the game but also (and more importantly) a heart for developing the character of the young ladies that he leads.

While he has won multiple state championships at the High School level, he is also well-respected as a coach that is able to get the most out of his teams no matter their talent-level.

And that is why he has been able to build successful championship programs from the ground-up.

Coach Ritchhart took the reigns as the Head Coach at Bryan College in August, 2017. Bryan College is a 4-year NAIA school in Dayton, TN.

Beginning in 2000, Ritchhart called Pine Castle Christian Academy in Orlando, Fla. his home for the next 15 years. In addition to serving as Athletic Director, Dean of Students, Director of Student Development, Director of Character Development, and Bible and Physical Education teacher, the role that remained constant for Ritchhart was the Head Coaching position of the varsity softball team.

His efforts at the helm earned him a positive and highly respected reputation in the state of Florida for running a collegiate style program, producing both high character and level of play. Success trailed Ritchhart in the starting of two travel softball programs that were known for their character in sportsmanship, excellence of fundamentals and relentless aggressive play.

He was named the 2A Florida Coach of the Year a total of six times, earning the title of District Coach of the Year nine consecutive seasons, coaching eight district championship teams, five regional championship teams, two state runner-up teams, a trio of state championship teams, and over 30 years of coaching experience.

Coach Tim Covey

Coach Covey is the owner and founder of Covey Sports. The website began as an informational site for fastpitch softball coaches in 2015. In 2017, the website migrated from "Softball Coach Online" over to "Covey Sports" in order to eventually become the one place that coaches from multiple sports can find both information AND sporting goods equipment and products.

While overseeing all facets of the Covey Sports business, Coach Covey continues to serve softball coaches with regular content on the Softball Coaching Blog and inside the Covey Sports Impact Coaching Academy.

Following 16 years of serving as a head coach at the college and high school levels, Coach Covey is currently focusing on serving coaches and players inside the Covey Sports community. He is also currently putting plans in place for offering additional resources and services (such as this) for travel ball teams and coaches.

Prior to focusing on serving other coaches and players through Covey Sports, Tim served as the head coach at The First Academy (TFA) in Orlando, FL, where he oversaw a comprehensive program with teams at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels.

At TFA, his teams won more games, more District Championships, and advanced deeper into the State Playoffs than any other softball teams in school history.

During his time at the collegiate level, Tim coached at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA. During that stint, he was voted the Great Plains Athletic Conference Coach-of-the-Year after leading a team that made dramatic improvements in the span of a year (quadrupling their wins) and reached the 3rd round of the playoffs.

Prior to Dordt College, Coach Covey spent time as the head coach at Orangewood Christian School (Maitland, FL), and at Western Christian in Hull, Iowa (his alma mater). During those stints, his teams won numerous District Championships, set various school records for wins, and advanced deep into the state playoffs many seasons.

Tim currently resides with his wife of 15 years, Tracy, and three children in the Orlando area.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Membership Site start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Because it's a membership site you received new content each month to keep you moving forward. Our goal is to keep you progressing as a coach all year long!
How long do I have access to the membership content?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you remain a member. And your price is locked in for life for as long as you remain a member in good standing!

Don't Delay! Get your pricing locked in today and begin taking your coaching to the next level!

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