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NFCC Course 403 Offered in St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 7-9

 NFCC Course 403 will be offered in St. Paul, Minn., on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in Koch Commons 113 Fireside Lounge. 

Course 403, entitled “Position Play & Individual Defensive Skills,” will include instructors John Tschida, the head coach at St. Thomas; Bill Edwards, head coach at Hofstra; and Alyson Habetz, associate head coach at Alabama. 

The course emphasizes how to analyze and teach the skills required to play each of the nine softball positions. In addition, participants will: 

• Study the mechanics of throwing, tossing and fielding 
• Examine the techniques used to cover bases, back up, check runners, retrieve balls and cut-off throws 
• Identify and break down the skills required to play each defensive position 
• Analyze and correct typical errors in performance 
• Review and discuss situational game charts 
• Accumulate drills for the practice of position play skills. 

Anyone interested in attending can visit nfca.org/college or contact John Tschida at 651/962-5922 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.