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Lake Forest College to Host Illinois NFCC Course


STARKVILLE, Miss. — Lake Forest College will host a one-of-a-kind fastpitch softball instruction course as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association brings its National Fastpitch Coaches College to the campus Nov. 17-19. 

Lake Forest will play host to Course 401: Personal and Professional Development. The National Fastpitch Coaches College offers coaches an educational experience that is unrivaled by any other softball clinic. Unlike most offerings, the NFCC takes one specific topic and focuses on that one facet of the game the entire weekend. 

Laurie Soltman, a specialist in communication and life skills programming, will help lead the course that will focus on developing career skills and strategies, preventing burnout, improving listening and time management skills, and much more. Also adding their expert insight into the topic will be former University of New Mexico head coach Susan Craig, and attorney and former NFCA executive director Rayla Allison, who will provide valuable insight into the course’s study of the legal issues that affect coaches. 

The NFCC is the perfect learning tool for seasoned coaches and newcomers to the fastpitch coaching ranks. Coaches who attend the courses learn the sport in an entirely new way, providing interaction with instructors and colleagues. 

The NFCC offers eight courses at different locations around the country, and coaches can take the courses for the learning experience or to apply the credit toward earning the title of Four-Star Master Coach. The courses can also work toward the completion of a Master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching from Texas Woman’s University. High school coaches can earn two continuing education units per course through Mississippi State University. 

The weekend course is $225 for NFCA members, and $200 if registered 14 days in advance. Coaches can join the association to receive the member discount or attend at the non-member rate of $250 ($225 if registered 14 days in advance). 

Coaches needing additional information or wanting to sign-up for the course can do so online at http://nfca.org/college/ or by calling (662) 320-2155.