SAN ANTONIO, Texas – On Saturday, December 7th, at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, numerous coaching staffs covering each division of the sport of softball were honored with NFCA Regional and National Coaching Staff of the Year accolades as the 2013 NFCA National Convention came to a successful close.
In all 38 coaching staffs who were in attendance at the annual NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year brunch were honored in front of their peers for their impressive accomplishments during the 2013 softball campaign.
Following the brunch, the convention program switched its focus to breakout speaker sessions. Included were topics such as Sara Hayes’ “Building a Successful Softball Business,” Yvette Healy’s “Teach, Inspire & Connect To Your Players Through Books & Articles,” Amanda Lehotak’s “The Secret Life of a Staff” and Kirk Walker and Dr. Sue Rankin’s “Maximizing Success With Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.”
The annual “Drills, Drills, Drills” session, with discussion on pitching, hitting, defensive and base running drills, was hosted by Tufts head coach Cheryl Milligan, Nebraska assistant coach Diane Miller, Dartmouth head coach Rachel Hanson and Texas Glory head coach Kevin Shelton. The remainder of the afternoon was highlighted by presentations from mental training expert Aaron Weintraub (Empowering Culture-Defining Leaders in an Age of Entitlement), Texas assistant coach Corrie Hill (Creating Your Offense Through Mechanics, Mentality & Philosophy) and Washington assistant coach Lance Glasoe (Training Today’s Pitchers).
Overall, the 2013 NFCA National Convention was one of the most successful in the Association’s history with approximately 1,300 members in attendance at the four-day event.