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NFCC Bringing Course 402 to "Lonestar State"

The National Faspitch Coaches Association is bringing a one-of-a-kind educational experience back to Denton, Texas, with National Fastpitch Coaches College Course 402: Advanced Analysis of Individual Fundamental Skills Jan. 6-8 on the campus of Texas Woman's 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 402 will definitely not be short on top-name instructors, as Mike Candrea, head coach at Arizona and the United States National Team, will be on-hand along with Connie Clark, head coach at 2005 Women’s College World Series entrant Texas. Oregon State head coach Kirk Walker and Fresno State head coach Margie Wright round out the list of top-name instructors. 

"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 masters of coaching or just opening their minds to the sport of softball." 

The Denton course will guide coaches on how to analyze and teach fundamental individual skills. The course will breakdown to focus on rules related to fundamental skills; progressions, drills and coaching cues for teaching fielding, throwing, pitching, hitting, slapping and baserunning; photo summaries and video analysis for teaching correct and incorrect aspects of skill performance; tips from top players and coaches; and technique checklists such as faults charts and practice plans. 

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 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.