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Tuesday, December 7

  • 9:00 AM-6:00 PM — NFCC Course 402A: Advanced Analysis of Pitching | Harrah's | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-6:00 PM — NFCC Course 402B: Advanced Analysis of Hitting & Short-Game Skills | Harrah's | View Details
  • Noon-4:00 PM — Convention Registration (Harrah's Registration Desk) | View Details

Wednesday, December 8

  • 7:00 AM-9:00 PM — Convention Registration & Merchandise (Pre Function) | View Details
  • 8:00 AM-Noon — NFCC Course 402A: Advanced Analysis of Pitching (Continued) | Harrah's | View Details
  • 8:00 AM-Noon — NFCC Course 402B: Advanced Analysis of Hitting & Short-Game Skills (Continued) | Harrah's | View Details
  • 1:00-4:00 PM — Pre-Con: Around the Horn: Developing Elite Defenders | Academy 411-420 | View Details
  • 1:00-4:00 PM — Pre-Con: Learn from the Legends | Academy 407-410, 421 | View Details
  • 1:00-4:00 PM — Pre-Con: Rapsodo Softball Pitching Certification | Forum 120-123, 137 | View Details
  • 3:30-5:00 PM — Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting | Society | View Details
  • 3:30-5:00 PM — Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting | Caucus | View Details
  • 3:30-5:00 PM — Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting | Committee | View Details
  • 4:00-4:50 PM — Rookie Orientation Presented by Triple Crown Sports (First-Time Attendees) | Forum 134 | View Details
  • 5:30-6:45 PM — "First Pitch" Opening Welcome with keynote by Sue Enquist | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 7:00-9:00 PM — NFCA Opening Reception presented by Blast | Forum 120-123, 134, 137 | View Details
  • 8:00-9:00 PM — Blast Education Session - "Learn How to Incorporate Blast Technology into Your Program" | Academy 407-410,421
  • 8:30-9:30 PM — Committee Meetings | View Details

Thursday, December 9

  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Boot Camp | Silver (Harrah's) | View Details
  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Yoga | Copper (Harrah's) | View Details
  • 7:00 AM-8:00 PM — Convention Registration & Merchandise | Forum Pre Function 2 | View Details
  • 7:00-8:30 AM — NFCA Breakfast | Forum Pre Function 2 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NCAA Division I Caucus | Academy 411-420 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NCAA Division II Caucus | Academy 407-410, 421 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NCAA Division III Caucus | Forum 120-123, 137 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NAIA Caucus | Forum 127-128 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NJCAA Caucus | Forum 132-133 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — Cal JC Caucus | Academy 404-405 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — High School/Travel Ball Caucus + Triple Play Classroom Series presented by Wilson | Forum 134 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — International Caucus | Society | View Details
  • 11:00 AM-6:30 PM — Exhibit Hall & Digital Auction Open | View Details
  • Noon-12:45 PM — Batting Cage Education: HitTrax | Exhibit Hall
  • 1:30-2:50 PM — Drills, Drills, Drills | Academy 411-420 | View Details
  • 2:00-2:45 PM — Batting Cage Education: Rapsodo | Exhibit Hall
  • 3:00-3:50 PM — "Down the Hallway: Learn from the Best" - Muffet McGraw (Notre Dame WBB - ret.) & Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame) | Academy 411-420 | View Details
  • 3:00-3:50 PM — "Where Mechanics & Culture Collide: The beauty of bullpens " - Lisa Van Ackeren (Princeton) | Academy 407-410, 421 | View Details
  • 4:00-4:45 PM — Batting Cage Education: Diamond Kinetics | Exhibit Hall
  • 4:00-4:50 PM — "Handling the Hard: A championship team's approach to adversity" - Loren LaPorte (James Madison University) | Academy 411-420 | View Details
  • 4:00-4:50 PM — "Planning a Creative Team Practice" - Geoff Hirai (Seattle) | Academy 407-410, 421 | View Details
  • 5:00-6:30 PM — Happy Hour presented by LeagueApps & Exhibit Hall Giveaways | Exhibit Hall | View Details
  • 5:00-6:00 PM — Equality Coaches Alliance: LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion Gathering | Forum 132-133 | View Details
  • 7:00-9:00 PM — Mentoring Workshop | Forum 120-123, 134, 137 | View Details
  • 9:00-10:30 PM — NFCA Extra Innings Fireside Chats (Energy & Time Management) | Academy 411- 420 | View Details
  • 9:00-10:30 PM — NFCA Extra Innings Fireside Chats (Pitching) | Academy 407-410, 421 | View Details
  • 9:00-10:30 PM — NFCA Extra Innings Fireside Chats (Hitting & Technology) | Forum 134 | View Details
  • 9:00 PM-Midnight — Diamond Sports/PGF Social | Forum Plaza | View Details

Friday, December 10

  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Boot Camp | Silver (Harrah's) | View Details
  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Yoga | Copper (Harrah's) | View Details
  • 7:00 AM-1:00 PM — Convention Registration & Merchandise | Forum Pre Function 2 | View Details
  • 7:00-9:00 AM — NFCA Breakfast | Forum Pre-Function 2 | View Details
  • 8:00-9:50 AM — High School Caucus | Forum 127-128 | View Details
  • 8:00-9:50 AM — Travel Ball Caucus | Forum 132-133 | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-3:00 PM — Exhibit Hall Open | View Details
  • 9:00-9:50 AM — "Today's Pitcher and the NCAA Rule Book" - Vickie Van Kleeck (NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor) & Ken Eriksen (USA Softball/USF) | Academy 407-410, 421
  • 9:00-9:50 AM — "From NFCA All-American to MLB Hitting Coach" - Rachel Folden | Academy 411-420
  • 10:00-10:50 AM — "Throwing Mechanics and Programs to Optimize Arm Health " - Taylor Smartt (Troy) | Academy 411-420
  • 10:00-11:50 AM — How Coaches Influence, Shape, and Drive Diversity Equity & Inclusion Within Their Programs | Academy 407-410, 421 | View Details
  • 11:00-11:45 AM — Batting Cage Education: Diamond Kinetics | Exhibit Hall
  • 11:00-11:50 AM — "The Evolution of an Offense" - Tim Walton (Florida) | Academy 411-420
  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM — Coach Emeriti Luncheon & Meeting | Society | View Details
  • Noon-12:50 p.m. — Visit the Exhibit Hall: HitTrax Presents: Home Run Derby with the Pros & Sports Attack Raffle | View Details
  • 1:30-2:50 PM — Softball Summit presented by USA Softball | Forum 120-123, 134, 137 | View Details
  • 3:00-3:50 PM — "Building Your Pitchers in the Weight Room" - Dana Sorensen | Academy 411-420
  • 3:00-5:00 PM — Grassroots Summit presented by Wilson (HS/TB/Youth Programming) | Academy 407-410, 421 | View Details
  • 4:00-4:50 PM — "Teaching Swinging vs Teaching Hitting and Putting it All Together " Steve Singleton (Texas) | Academy 411-420
  • 6:30-7:00 PM — NFCA Hall of Fame Reception | Forum Pre-Function 2 | View Details
  • 7:00-10:00 PM — NFCA Hall of Fame Banquet (Formal Attire) | Forum 120-123, 134, 137 | View Details

Saturday, December 11

  • 8:00 AM-Noon — Convention Registration & Merchandise | Forum Pre Function 2 | View Details
  • 8:00-8:50 AM — NFCA All-America Meetings | View Details
  • 9:00-10:30 AM — "Drills, Drills, Drills" | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 10:45 AM-12:30 PM — NFCA Awards Brunch | Forum 120-123, 134, 137 | View Details
  • 1:00-3:45 PM — SPECIALIZED PROGRAMMING BELOW: Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Instructor Track Education | View Details
  • 1:00-1:45 PM — Head Coach Educational Track presented by Field Turf - "Effective Management: An empowerment model" | Janae Shirley (ETBU) | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 1:00-1:45 PM — Assistant Coach Educational Track - "The Role of Loyalty in Career Advancement" | Missouri State Coaching Staff | Academy 411-420 | View Details
  • 1:00-1:45 PM — Instructor Track - "Elevate the Position: Building the next generation of catchers" | Kayleigh Rafter (Team Canada/Florida State) | Batting Cage | View Details
  • 2:00-2:45 PM — Head Coach Educational Track presented by Field Turf - "A Scouting Report: Legal tools for success" Samantha Ekstrand (NFCA Legal Counsel) | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 2:00-2:45 PM — Assistant Coach Educational Track - "Making a Career Move: The when, why, and how" | Panel | Academy 411-420 | View Details
  • 2:00-2:45 PM — Instructor Track - "Hitting Drills: A dual perspective" | TBD | Batting Cage | View Details
  • 3:00-3:45 PM — Head Coach Educational Track presented by Field Turf - "What To Say When: A Guide to tough conversations" | Panel | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 3:00-3:45 PM — Assistant Coach Educational Track - "Winning the Recruiting Game" | Craig Snider (Texas A&M) | Academy 411-420 | View Details
  • 3:00-3:45 PM — Instructor Track - "From Mechanics to Workload: Getting the most out of your pitching staff" | Dana Sorensen (Sorensen Elite) | Batting Cage | View Details
  • 5:30-10:00 PM — NFCC Course 406: Coaching Dynamic Team Practices | Las Vegas (Harrah's) | View Details

Sunday, December 12

  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM — NFCC Course 406: Coaching Dynamic Team Practices (Continued) | Las Vegas (Harrah's) | View Details

 

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