"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
“There can be no victory without integrity” is the guiding philosophy of the Tampa Bay Velocity Organization. We believe that our greatest contribution is in teaching young people the values of competition: to make a commitment, to work hard, to strive for excellence, to sacrifice to make the team better, and to be the best you can be as a person and as an athlete. We believe that our job is to develop the total person, and not just the athlete. Our players learn to respect the game of softball and all who are involved in it.
Our idea of a perfect game is one in which only the players and the game are noticed; The coaches and umpires seem to disappear. Softball is fun because of the relationships that are formed on the field, the team unity, and the ability to accomplish a common goal together as a team. While a member of Tampa Bay Velocity, our players will learn about commitment, success, trust, respect, pride, tradition, attitude, motivation, responsibility, discipline, mental toughness and integrity.
Tampa Bay Velocity pledges to its players and parents:
- Provide a healthy, productive and structured environment for its players to learn and compete in the game of softball;
- Promote team chemistry and teach the importance of achieving success through teamwork;
- Provide a unique, positive atmosphere for accomplished athletes to develop their skills while building confidence, self-esteem and mental toughness;
- Stress the importance of academic excellence as it relates to competitive sports and to a successful future;
- Develop competitive softball teams with players that exemplify the meaning of selflessness and teamwork
Velocity’s Select Program is a nationally recognized club travel ball organization that competes in some of the most prestigious tournaments in the country, and our teams are comprised of some of the most talented players in the Tampa Bay area.
Our 16U and 18U Gold teams are managed by experienced professionals, former college players, former college coaches, and our players benefit from a staff with a combined 50 years’ experience in tournament fast pitch softball. All of our 16U and 18U Gold, coaches have daughters or relatives, which they coached, who are now playing or have played softball or at the collegiate level.
We stress the importance of all fundamental skills that are essential to success at the collegiate levels. Our players also work with professional speed & agility coaches, as well as with a professional mental skills coach to give them an edge against their competition.
Velocity also has one of the best reputations in assisting players in the recruiting process. We have graduated over 73 high school seniors into NCAA Division 1 softball programs, and have a working relationship with over 150 college coaches over the entire country. These relationships allow our players the opportunity to be recruited by notable college programs from all over the U.S. and not be limited to just Florida schools. We work closely with our players and their parents to develop a player profile and video skills package that can be distributed to college coaches and aid in the recruiting process.
Our players receive the highest level of exposure by participating in some of the most prestigious recruiting tournaments in the country, those which are not available to many travel teams. We market our players to the coaching community through weekly e-mails and telephone contacts to over 100 college coaches, an effort that few other organizations can match.
A great part of the future success of the Velocity organization will result from the talented and dedicated coaches that unselfishly devote countless volunteer hours to our girls. Each of our teams is responsible for establishing their own budgets. Each coaching staff is responsible for 100% of their team’s finances. It takes a truly exceptional person to be a Velocity coach.