NFCC Course 407 will be offered in Medford, Mass., on the campus of Tufts University, Barnum, Room 8, on January 9-11, 2009.
Course 407, entitled “Winning Strategies for Game-Day Coaching,” will include instructors Sharon Drysdale, NFCC Director and former head coach at Northwestern University; Carie Dever-Boaz, head coach of the NPF’s Washington Glory; and Deborah Pallozzi, head coach at Ithaca College.
The course focuses on the game-day experience. You will develop and apply the skills of coaching through observation, analysis of game clips and real-time strategy decisions. In addition, participants will:
• Analyze selected game match ups. Develop prospective game plans and discuss them in a group setting
• Identify opponent’s basic game plans
• Scout from within a game and assess the strengths and weaknesses of an opponent
• Make real-time strategy decisions based on what you see in game clips
• Evaluate team and individual performance
• Discuss how to handle “teachable moments,” during a game
• Address difficult coaching situations and brainstorm how to handle them
• Recognize rules issues and answer questions relative to their resolution; respond to hypothetical rules cases
• Also address such topics as: personnel decisions, game hitting, bench management, game plan adjustments, pitch calling, giving signs, base coaching, developing a “Blue Book” on umpires and conducting meetings (pre-game, post-game)
Anyone interested in attending can visit nfca.org/college or contact Cheryl Milligan at 617/627-5241 or
NFCC classes can be taken for personal growth and development as a coach or as an opportunity to earn continuing education units through Mississippi State University, Master Coach status or credits toward a master’s degree in kinesiology through Texas Woman’s University.