LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Registration is now open for the 2022-23 NFCA Coaches Clinics presented by GameChanger. The Association has put together an incredible speaker lineup as it rolls out year five of a full eight-clinic season, which includes a new location in Oklahoma City.
The lineup features elite softball minds, who will share their knowledge, drills and secrets to success over the course of December and January.
"There is nothing quite like our NFCA Coaches Clinics!,” said NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman. "These events represent what separates softball from many other sports; the sharing of information between our highest level and grassroots coaches. These must-attend events provide education, professional development, and unmatched networking opportunities. There truly is no better place for coaches to get ready for their season than these fun, fast-paced two-day clinics."
With fastpitch education as one of the NFCA’s highest priorities, each clinic offers 15 hours of educational programming featuring outstanding clinicians who share ideas, drills, strategies, player-development techniques and much more.
Over two days, attendees will gain knowledge from world-class speakers (five at each site*) and be able to mingle with exhibitors, who will be showcasing some of the newest innovations in the softball world. They can also take part in a speaker Q&A panel and a social hour of networking and fun. Speakers are available throughout the event to answer questions and share insights, and there are many chances to win FREE equipment.
The 2022-23 lineup features four NFCA Hall of Famers, 14 national champions (coach or player), four coaches with over 1,000 career wins and the two winningest coaches in the NCAA history – retired head coaches Mike Candrea (Arizona, 1,674) and Carol Hutchins (Michigan, 1,707).
Please visit nfca.org/coaches-clinics. To register for an indvidual clinic, click on the location listed here: Chicago I (Dec. 2-3, 2022), Nashville (Jan. 6-7), Minneapolis (Jan. 13-14), Oklahoma City (Jan. 13-14), Chicago II (Jan. 20-21, 2023), Portland (Jan. 20-21, 2023), Louisville (Jan. 27-28) and Kansas City (Jan. 27-28, 2023)
Current Speaker Lineup
Larissa Anderson (Missouri), Lonni Alameda (Florida State), Cindy Ball-Malone (UCF), Josh Bloomer (South Carolina), Kristi Bredbenner (Wichita State), Mike Candrea (Arizona - ret.), Christy Connoyer (Saint Louis), Clarissa Crowell (Penn State), Mickey Dean (Auburn), Courtney Deifel (Arkansas), Caryl Drohan (Northwestern), Kenny Gajewski (Oklahoma State), Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame), Holly Hesse (Missouri State), Amy Hogue (Utah), Carol Hutchins (Michigan - ret.), Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA), Rachel Lawson (Kentucky), Sharonda McDonald-Kelley (Michigan State), Lance McMahon (Alabama), Diane Miller (Nebraska), Oklahoma Staff (Patty Gasso, JT Gasso, Jennifer Rocha – one session each), Keith Parr (Christopher Newport), Samantha Ricketts (Mississippi State), Justin Shults (Boise State), Craig Snider (Texas Tech), Shonda Stanton (Indiana), Heather Tarr (Washington), Beth Torina (LSU), Andrea Vaughan (Rogers State), Karen Weekly (Tennessee), Mike White (Texas).
The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded Coaches Clinics, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from podcasts to a comprehensive drills database, to NFCA Webinars and a National Convention.