Tim Tacka, Director of Operations/Instructor
Throughout the 1980's, Tim was ranked one of the top baseball and soccer players in the Tri-state area. He was awarded an athletic scholarship to attend Cardinal Gibbons High School. During that time the Cardinal Gibbons baseball program won the MSA (now the MIAA) a conference championship. Tim was highly recruited at both the collegiate and professional levels, however, a severe knee injury ended his career. For the next 20 years, Tim became a successful entrepreneur founding/owning Tacka Motors and Tacka Properties. In 2008, Tim closed his businesses to follow his passions for baseball and the proper instruction/development of young athletes. He has coached, instructed, and consulted for several programs, clinics, and camps in the Mid-Atlantic region. With his accomplished background in baseball and business, the Redbirds recruited Tim to become the Director of Operations as well as a coach and trainer.

Certified Credentials: 

Level 1 Accredited Interscholastic Coach (AIC), Certified Interscholastic Coach (CIC), Certified Baseball Coach (USA Baseball), Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA), Certified in Concussion Sports (CDC), Certified in First Aid, Health & Safety (American Red Cross), Certified in Coaching Unified Sports (Special Olympics Unified Sports), Certified in Middle School Sports (AMLE), and named to the National Coach Certification Honor Roll.

About Us

‚ÄčTim Bishop, President
Tim played professional baseball in the New York Yankees organization. He went on to coach at the Division 1 level at West Chester University as a graduate assistant. He was then hired as an on field coach for the Frederick Keys, a class A team of the Baltimore Orioles, where he served as the third base coach. Following his coaching stint, he was then promoted to the Major Leagues as the Strength and Conditioning Coach and served in that position for 14 years for the Baltimore Orioles. During this time, he trained future Hall of Famers and other greats such as Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Mike Mussina, Mike Bordick, Brian Roberts, and B.J. Surhoff.
Tim is currently a baseball scout for International Baseball Services, a recruiting firm for baseball players in the Dominican Republic, a youth baseball coach, and owner and operator of
PerformFit Sports Experience, a training center in Cockeysville, MD.