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NFCC Announces 2007-2008 Schedule

2007-2008 National Fastpitch Coaches College Course Schedule 

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association released Wednesday its 2007-2008 National Fastpitch Coaches College course schedule, which includes six courses over 10 dates and 10 different locations. 

The new year of NFCC courses kicks off Oct. 12-14 in College Park, Md., with Course 404: Teaching a Solid Team Defense and Strategy. 

Two offerings will take place in conjunction with the 2007 NFCA National Convention in Las Vegas. Course 406: Analyzing and Practicing Skills and Strategies will be offered prior to the convention on Nov. 25-27, while Teaching a Run-Producing Team Offense and Strategy will be held Dec. 1-3. 

The NFCC will also return to Oklahoma City, offering Coaching Observation & Practice May 29-31 and Position Play and Practice Organization June 1-3. 

Other stops this year include Achorage, Alaska; St. Paul, Minn.; Birmingham, Ala.; Denton, Texas; Boston, Mass.; San Diego, Calif.; and Portland, Ore. 

Each NFCC course takes a specific area of the game and breaks it down thoroughly over three days through interaction with some of top names in the game. 

This year’s list of instructors is once again very impressive. Eighteen instructors will be sharing their knowledge in the various courses, including Mike Candrea, head coach of back-to-back national champion Arizona and the U.S. national team, Oregon State head coach Kirk Walker, Texas head coach Connie Clark, St. Thomas head coach John Tschida, Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy, Hofstra head coach Bill Edwards, Mississippi State head coach Jay Miller, Nebraska head coach Rhonda Revelle, Louisville associate head coach Carol Bruggeman, renowned instructor Cindy Bristow, NFCC director and New England Riptide head coach Sharon Drysdale, Fresno State head coach Margie Wright, Pacific head coach Brian Kolze, Michigan head coach Carol Hutchins, former Texas Woman’s University head coach Dianne Baker, former Utah head coach Mona Stevens, Cal State Fullerton head coach Michelle Gromacki and former Arizona State head coach Linda Wells. 

The NFCC has proven to be valuable to seasonal veterans and newcomers of the coaching community. The course not only teaches new skills, but it also allows for sharing of skills with colleagues in the coaching profession. The NFCC reinforces the weekend’s education with an in-depth manual of course content that attendees can utilize for future reference. 

Coaches can take the courses just for the learning experience or bolster their coaching resumes by applying the credit toward earning the title of Four-Star Master Coach. The courses can also work toward the completion of a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching from Texas Woman’s University. High school coaches can earn two continuing education units per course through Mississippi State University. 

Coaches looking for additional information or to sign-up for the course can do so online at http://nfca.org/college/ or by calling (662) 320-2155. 

The weekend course is $225 for NFCA members, and $200 if registered 14 days in advance. Coaches can join the association to receive the member discount or attend at the non-member rate of $250 ($225 if registered 14 days in advance).