About Ball At Your Feet

Ball At Your Feet is a place for soccer players, coaches, and parents to find helpful information and learn about all things soccer. This site is owned and operated by Sean Tinney.

About Sean Tinney

Hi, I’m Sean, an NCAA Division 3 soccer coach for Westminster College and a former college soccer player. I’ve been involved with soccer for over 20 years and counting, including playing, teaching, and coaching.

My Soccer Playing Days

My family introduced me to soccer before I could walk, and by four years old, I was playing in the local in-house league. By age ten, I played club soccer for Beadling Soccer Club and my school district’s travel teams.

I became a four-year letterman and two-year captain for my high school team, helping lead it to a district championship my senior season after the team’s first playoff birth in nine years.

After high school, I played college soccer at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania as a freshman starter. In my junior season at The Rock, I was one of two players to start all 19 games. My senior season never happened due to the pandemic.

I still play soccer competitively in outdoor and indoor leagues across Greater Pittsburgh. My love and passion for the sport led me to where I am today, coaching college soccer.

Sean Tinney standing next to Alex Morgan in front of a Slippery Rock University UPB backdrop.
A picture of me and U.S. Women’s National Team star Alex Morgan during my junior year of college.

Coaching College Soccer

I have four years of experience in college soccer as a player and just under one year as a coach. I started coaching college soccer in 2023 as a Graduate Assistant Coach for Westminster College in Pennsylvania, an NCAA Division III school.

My 20 years of playing experience translates well into coaching–conveying my love for the game to my student-athletes is a fulfilling and humbling experience. I’ve learned so much about coaching, leadership, development, and college soccer.

My goal with this blog is to teach you everything I know and more about the sport, with an emphasis and concentration on college soccer. From the recruiting process to what it’s like being a student-athlete, this website provides foundational information about the sport as well as unique insights into the college sporting world.

Welcome to Ball At Your Feet.

A soccer team wearing red jerseys poses in front of the 2022 Greater Pittsburgh Soccer League trophy after winning the championship in November.
The GPSL team I play on after winning the Greater Pittsburgh Soccer League championship in November 2022.