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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Headlining the NFCA’s First Pitch: Opening Welcome session at the 2019 Convention in Atlantic City, N.J. is Train to be Clutch (T2BC) founder and author Joshua Medcalf. He will speak on the first day of the Convention, which will run Dec. 4-7.

"The NFCA is thrilled to have Joshua Medcalf as our 2019 Convention Keynote speaker,” said NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman. “The messages in his books have inspired millions and many softball coaches have implemented the 'chop wood, carry water' theme into their respective programs. Holly Rowe (2018 Keynote) hit a home run last year in Chicago and we feel we are going 'back-to-back' with Joshua Medcalf in Atlantic City."

In addition to the keynote address, Medcalf will be leading one of the NFCA’s Pre-Convention Seminars. The author of the mega best seller Chop Wood Carry Waterfounded T2BC six years ago. He is one of the most sought after people in the world of mental conditioning, leadership, and life skills. 

 “I’m so excited to get to be there with you all in Atlantic City this December!” said Medcalf.

Medcalf, a valuable consultant and mentor, created the first mental training apps for basketball, soccer and golf, along with writing four books. He prides himself on these core principles:

  • You don't rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training
  • The people at the top of the mountain didn't fall there
  • Authentic vulnerability is the only way to lead
  • In everything you do, operate with a heart posture of gratitude
  • Chop wood, carry water
  • Greatness isn't sexy. It is dirty, hard work

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