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WCWS Coaches to Lead Ohio State NFCC Course Nov. 3-5


STARKVILLE, Miss. — An “All-Star” cast of coaches, including head coach of national champion Arizona, Mike Candrea, will present some of the nation’s top softball instruction Nov. 3-5 at The Ohio State University as part of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s National Fastpitch Coaches College (NFCC). 

Offering an experience in coaching like no other, Candrea, head coach of the gold medal-winning U.S. national team, will instruct NFCC Course 402: Advanced Analysis of Individual Fundamental Skills along with Women’s College World Series coaches Connie Clark of Texas and Kirk Walker of Oregon State. 

The course is designed to help coaches learn to analyze and teach fundamental individual skills. The staff will offer instruction and lead debate in the mechanics of hitting, bunting, slapping and pitching. The three-day course will also offer an in-depth look at video and photo analysis, the latest computer technology and coaching cues and drills that help improve a pitcher’s array of pitches. 

“The NFCA courses are some of the most in depth and innovative sources of softball knowledge that are being offered on the market today,” Walker said. “The amount of information and research put in the course text is tremendous, and the quality of the instruction is inspiring to say the least. I highly recommend these courses to anyone interested in pursuing a master’s of coaching or just opening the mind to the sport of softball.” 

The NFCC has proven to be valuable to seasonal veterans and newcomers of the coaching community. The course not only teaches new skills, but it also allows for sharing of skills with colleagues in the coaching profession. 

The NFCC offers eight courses at different locations around the country, and coaches can take the courses for the learning experience or apply the credit to 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. 

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

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).