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2008-09 NFCC Schedule Begins in Anchorage Oct. 17-19

 The 2008-09 National Fastpitch Coaches College schedule is set to start this year’s schedule October 17-19, in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Course 403, entitled “Position Play & Individual Defensive Skills,” will include instructors Bill Edwards, the head coach at Hofstra; Cindy Bristow, former ISF Director of Development and owner of Softball Excellence; and Heather Tarr, head coach at the University of Washington. 

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. 

Instruction will take place at the Boys & Girls Club, 315 N. Price Street, Anchorage, Alaska. NFCA members can sign up for $225, while non-members are welcome for a registration fee of $250. 

Anyone interested in attending can visit nfca.org/college or contact Don Brooks at 907/562-1580 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register or for more information. 

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.