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NFCC Offering Course 404 in Boston

The National Faspitch Coaches Association is bringing a one-of-a-kind educational experience back to Boston with National Fastpitch Coaches College Course 404: Teaching Solid Team Defense and Strategy, Jan. 6-8 at Tufts University. 

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 with instruction from some of the top names in the game. 

Course 404 will definitely not be short on top-name instructors, as Carol Hutchins, head coach of the national champion Michigan Wolverines, will be on hand along with former Arizona State head coach and current coach of the Greek National Team Linda Wells and former University of Utah head coach Mona Stevens. 

The Boston course will guide coaches in how to put players together to build a solid defensive team. The course will break-down the topic to focus on analyzing various defensive sets and selecting the appropriate defensive set for certain game situations. 

The course will also help participants learn how to make the best personnel decisions when it comes to pitching and using the DP/TP rule. The course will also focus on studying video and developing a personal defensive philosophy that includes evaluating performance and calling pitches. 

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

"The NFCC is a most unique learning environment,” Hutchins said. “The opportunity to learn through mutual participation makes it very enjoyable and contributes to fascinating discussion." 

The coaches college 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 also work toward the completion of a master’s degree in coaching from Texas Woman’s University, and 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.