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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Every year the NFCA National Convention, a one-stop-shop for professional growth, provides its attendees with an abundance of educational opportunities. For an additional fee, coaches can reinvest in and reestablish themselves by attending one of the Association’s three National Fastpitch Coaches College (NFCC) courses or take part in one of three pre-Convention seminars.

The NFCC courses bookend (Dec. 7-8 & Dec. 11-12) the Convention program, while the seminars are offered on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. These excellent educational opportunities, taught by some of the top coaches in the sport, were created to help coaches continue to enhance their professional skills. 

There is an additional cost for these course as they are NOT included in the Convention registration fee. 

The 2021 NFCA National Convention is being held Dec. 8-11 at Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas. For more information and to register, click on the links provided.

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National Fastpitch Coaches College
Reinvest in yourself by building your coaching knowledge with this year’s offerings of pitching, hitting and team practice education. Prior to Convention, NFCC 402A (Advanced Analysis of Pitching) and NFCC 402B (Advanced Analysis of Hitting & Short-Game Skills) will take center stage. Our post-Convention class in 2021 is 406 (Coaching Dynamic Team Practices). For a more detailed course description and to register, click on the appropriate class link below:

NFCC 402A - Advanced Analysis of Pitching (Dec. 7-8)

Instructors: Larissa Anderson (Missouri), Cindy Bristow (UC Riverside), Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon)

NFCC 402B - Advanced Analysis of Hitting and Short-Game Skills (Dec. 7-8)
 Lindsay Leftwich (LSU), Chris Malveaux (Tennessee), Craig Snider (Texas A&M)

NFCC 406 – Coaching Dynamic Team Practices (Dec. 11-12)
 Jessica Allister (Stanford), Kate Drohan (Northwestern), John Rittman (Clemson)

Pre-Convention Seminars
Reestablish yourself as a leader in the profession by learning from some of the best in the game. The classroom comes to life in these three-hour seminars, held simultaneously on Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m. There is something for everyone in this trifecta of seminars. Not only will the game’s best share their insights on a variety of topics, but they will also provide guidance on putting words into action during these sessions.

Learn From the Legends
Listen to a panel of elite coaches share their personal stories and advice from their own coaching careers as they answer your questions and address everything from planning practice to team culture. 
Panelists: Judi Garman, Carol Hutchins, Ralph Weekly, Margie Wright | Moderator: Jacquie Joseph

Around the Horn: Developing Elite Defenders

This seminar includes a position-by-position analysis of how elite coaches develop the key physical and mental traits to play defense at the highest level.

Instructors: Kristie Fox (UNLV), Stacey Nuveman-Deniz (San Diego State), Mike Reed (UT Tyler), Heather Tarr (Washington), Bonnie Tholl (Michigan)

Rapsodo Softball Pitching Certification

Learn how to use data to build arsenals for your entire pitching staff. Discover how to use metrics like spin rate, spin efficiency, pitch break, release height and angle, and more to design pitches, measure performance, and build effective year-round training plans. Leave this course with the skills and knowledge needed to help you build a dominant pitching staff using Rapsodo data.

Keep Your Coaching Pitch Perfect.

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