LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The NFCA is thrilled to announce that registration is open for the 2021-22 NFCA Coaches Clinics. Once again, the Association has put together an incredible speaker lineup as it rolls out year four of a full eight-clinic season. It features 40 elite softball minds, who will share their knowledge, drills and secrets to success over the course of December and January.
“We are excited to be back in-person for our Coaches Clinics!” said NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman. “Since the inception of our clinics, they have become the 'must-attend' events of the year. Coaches from all divisions and experience levels share information and learn from one another in a fun, fast-paced two-day clinic. There is no better place for coaches to network and connect.”
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 2021-22 lineup features seven NFCA Hall of Famers, 13 national champions, five coaches with over 1,000 career wins, two Olympic medalists and the two winningest coaches in the NCAA history – retired Arizona head coach Mike Candrea (1,674) and Michigan head coach Carol Hutchins (1,669).
Clinics will be offered in seven cities: Chicago (2), Louisville, Portland, Ore., Charlotte, Nashville, Minneapolis and Kansas City - with five speakers at each site.
Kristi Bredbenner (Wichita State), Caryl Drohan (Northwestern), Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon), Patrick Murphy (Alabama), Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
Larissa Anderson (Missouri), Kate Drohan (Northwestern), Carol Hutchins (Michigan), Rachel Lawson (Kentucky), Diane Miller (Nebraska)
JT Gasso (Oklahoma), Loren LaPorte (James Madison), Shonda Stanton (Indiana), Tori Tyson (Howard), Michelle Venturella (WashU)
Mike Candrea (Arizona, ret.), Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame), Megan Smith Lyon (Marshall), Kaela Jackson (South Carolina), Lauren Lappin (Arizona)
Cindy Bristow (UC Riverside), Kenny Gajewski (Oklahoma State), Leslie Huntington (UW-Eau Claire), Jacquie Joseph (Michigan State), Beverly Smith (South Carolina)
Lonni Alameda (Florida State), Brandon Elliott (Virginia Wesleyan), Tyra Perry (Illinois), Lizzy Ristano (Notre Dame), Mike White (Texas)
Mickey Dean (Auburn), Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA), Sharonda McDonald-Kelley (Campbell), Jessica Pistole (Southern Oregon), Craig Snider (Texas A&M)
Jimmy Kolaitis (Arizona State), Rhonda Revelle (Nebraska), Heather Tarr (Washington), Beth Torina (LSU), Joe Yegge (Missouri Western)
For more information and to sign up for one or more of these exclusive education offerings, please visit www.nfcaevents.org/coaches-clinics/index.php