Texas Woman's University will host National Fastpitch Coaches College Course 401 - Personal and Professional Development to open the spring 2005 NFCC slate, Jan. 7-9 in Denton, Texas.
The course will be offered at the Arts and Science Building on the campus of TWU, the lone Division II school to be selected to host a course.
Participants enrolled in the course will improve their skills related to conflict management, negotiation, communication, leadership, motivation and discipline. The course will also examine steps to building cooperation, credibility, trust, confidence, coachability and positive relationships.
The course will also allow participants a forum to discuss coaching philosophies, styles, values, roles and fatal flaws. Coaches will also learn how burnout can affect them and how to remain a spirited coach.
The instructors for the course include Laurie Soltman, a specialist in communications and life skills programming, former New Mexico coach Susan Craig, and former Northwestern coach and director of the NFCC 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, Robbie Reed at 940/898-2575 or Pioneer head coach Dianne Baker.