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National Fastpitch Coaches College Heads To Minnesota

The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., will host the National Fastpitch Coaches College this weekend, Jan. 21-23. Course 403- Position Play and Practice will be offered at the O'Shaughnessy Education Center. 

Participants enrolled in the course will examine the factors that must be considered when teaching softball skills, as well as motor learning theory and principles. 

In addition, the course will cover practice planning, position-by-position drills, discussion of techniques by position, situational charts, defensive rules and how to understand success and failure cycles. 

The instructors for the course include John Tschida, head coach of the Division III national champion Tommies, Mississippi State head coach Jay Miller and former Northwestern coach and NFCC director Sharon Drysdale. 

The cost of the three-day course is $225 for NFCA members and $250 for non-NFCA members. Participants can save $25 by registering at least 14 days in advance. For more information, coaches can contact the NFCA at 662/320-2155 or Tommies' head coach John Tschida at 651/962-5922.