Monday, December 3

  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM — NFCC Course 402A: Advanced Analysis of Pitching | Michigan A-B | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM — NFCC Course 407: Winning Strategies for Game-Day Coaching | Superior A-B | View Details

Tuesday, December 4

  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM — NFCC Course 402A: Advanced Analysis of Pitching | Michigan A-B / Riverwalk A | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM — NFCC Course 407: Winning Strategies for Game-Day Coaching | Superior A-B / Riverwalk A | View Details
  • Noon-4:00 PM — Convention Registration | Ballroom Promenade | View Details

Wednesday, December 5

  • 7:00 AM-9:00 PM — Convention Registration | Ballroom Promenade | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-Noon — "Fill Up the Boxscore! Developing a Complete Offense" (Pre-Con) | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-Noon — "Lessons in Leadership: A Letter to my Younger Self" (Pre-Con) | Sheraton I | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-Noon — "Team Culture Toolkit" (Pre-Con) | Chicago VIII-X | View Details
  • 12:15-1:15 PM — Committee Meetings | View Details
  • 1:00-3:00 PM — Grassroots Forum: Meet & Mingle | Michigan A-B | View Details
  • 1:30-2:30 PM — Committee Meetings | View Details
  • 2:00-2:45 PM — Rookie Orientation Presented by Triple Crown Sports (First-Time Attendees) | Chicago VIII-X | View Details
  • 3:00-4:30 PM — Pregame Chatter: A Discussion of Issues Surrounding the Game of Softball | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 3:00-7:00 PM — Exhibit Hall Setup | River Walk
  • 5:00-6:15 PM — "First Pitch" Opening Welcome & Keynote feat. Holly Rowe | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 6:30-8:30 PM — USSSA Leadoff Reception | Chicago VIII-X | View Details
  • 8:00-9:00 PM — Division I HCC | Michigan B | View Details
  • 8:00-9:00 PM — Division II HCC | Michigan A | View Details
  • 8:00-9:00 PM — Division III HCC | Mississippi | View Details
  • 9:00-10:00 PM — FCA Devotional | Gold Coast | View Details
  • 9:00-11:00 PM — Wilson Sporting Goods Reception | Sheraton I-III | View Details

Thursday, December 6

  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Windy City Workout (Boot Camp) | Erie | View Details
  • 6:15-7:15 AM — 7th Inning Stretch (Yoga) | Mississippi | View Details
  • 7:00 AM-8:00 PM — Convention Registration | Ballroom Promenade | View Details
  • 7:00-8:30 AM — Schutt Sports Breakfast | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 7:00-8:30 AM — NFCA Hall of Fame Committee | Tennessee
  • 8:00-11:00 AM — Exhibit Hall Setup | River Walk
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NCAA Division I Caucus | Chicago VIII-X | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NCAA Division II Caucus | Sheraton III | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NCAA Division III Caucus | Sheraton I-II | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NAIA Caucus | Michigan B | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NJCAA Caucus | Michigan A | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — Travel Ball/High School Caucus | Superior A-B | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — International Caucus | Missouri | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-3:00 PM — NCSA Office Hours | Ohio | View Details
  • 11:00 AM-6:30 PM — Exhibit Hall Open | River Walk | View Details
  • 11:45 AM-1:15 PM — NFCA Victory Club Luncheon | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 1:30-2:30 PM — Visit the Exhibitors | River Walk | View Details
  • 3:00-3:50 PM — "The Center: Creating the Complete Pitcher" - Beth Torina (LSU) | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 4:00-4:50 PM — "The Championship Journey of Team 35" - Lonni Alameda (FSU) | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 5:00-6:30 PM — Scrap Yard Sports Happy Hour & Exhibit Hall Drawings | River Walk | View Details
  • 5:00-5:50 PM — Conference Meetings | View Details
  • 5:00-6:00 PM — WeCOACH Reception | Michigan A-B | View Details
  • 5:00-6:00 PM — Equality Coaches Alliance: LGBT Diversity & Inclusion Gathering | Gold Coast | View Details
  • 6:00-6:45 PM — Mentoring Triangle Social I Sheraton I | View Details
  • 6:00-6:50 PM — Conference Meetings | View Details
  • 7:00-9:00 PM — Mentoring Workshop | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 9:00-11:00 PM — Coaching Today's Athlete by FCA | Superior A-B | View Details
  • 9:30-11:00 PM — NFCA Extra Innings Fireside Chats (Hitting) | Sheraton II | View Details
  • 9:30-11:00 PM — NFCA Extra Innings Fireside Chats (Pitching) | Sheraton III | View Details
  • 9:30-11:00 PM — NFCA Extra Innings Fireside Chats (Work/Life Balance) | Sheraton I | View Details
  • 10:00 PM-1:00 AM — Diamond Sports/PGF Reception | Pinstripes (Off-Site) | View Details

Friday, December 7

  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Windy City Workout (Boot Camp) | Superior A-B | View Details
  • 6:15-7:15 AM — 7th Inning Stretch (Yoga) | Erie | View Details
  • 7:00 AM-1:00 PM — Convention Registration | Ballroom Promenade | View Details
  • 7:00-8:00 AM — FCA Breakfast | Michigan A-B
  • 7:00-9:00 AM — NFCA Continental Breakfast presented by San Diego Summer Softball League | Ballroom Promenade
  • 8:00-8:45 AM — High School Caucus | Sheraton III | View Details
  • 8:00-8:45 AM — Travel Ball Caucus | Sheraton I-II | View Details
  • 8:00-8:45 AM — Cal JC Caucus | Ohio | View Details
  • 9:00-9:50 AM — New to Coaching? No Problem | Chicago VIII-X | View Details
  • 9:00-9:50 AM — Indoor Practice Planning - Jen Walter (Minnesota Duluth) | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-3:00 PM — Exhibit Hall Open | River Walk | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-3:00 PM — NCSA Office Hours | Mississippi | View Details
  • 10:00-10:50 AM — "360 Hitting" - Cindy Ball (UCF) | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII
  • 10:00-10:50 AM — "Athlete Tough" - Bo Hanson (Athlete Assessments) | Chicago VIII-X
  • 11:00-11:50 AM — "Arm Health/Care - A Softball Player turned Surgeon's Perspective" - Dr. Kellie Middleton (Hospital for Special Surgery) | Chicago VIII-X
  • 11:00-11:50 AM — "Project 172: Increasing Run Production" - Kristine Himes (Kentucky) | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII
  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM — Coach Emeriti Luncheon & Meeting | Michigan A | View Details
  • Noon-1:00 PM — High School All-American Meeting | Michigan B
  • Noon-1:00 PM — Cal JC Caucus Continuation | Ohio | View Details
  • Noon-12:50 p.m. — Visit the Exhibitors (Silent Auction & Sports Attack Raffle) | River Walk | View Details
  • 1:00-2:45 PM — Softball Summit presented by USA Softball | Sheraton/Chicago IV-X | View Details
  • 3:00-4:50 PM — "Preventing & Protecting the Coach from Gender Bias and Student-Athlete Complaints" - Tom Newkirk, Jill Zwagerman (Newkirk Zwagerman Law Firm) & Jacquie Joseph (Michigan State) | Chicago VIII-X
  • 3:00-5:00 PM — Grassroots Summit (HS/TB/Youth Programming) | Sheraton I-III | View Details
  • 7:00-10:00 PM — NFCA Hall of Fame Banquet (Dressy Attire) | Sheraton/Chicago Ballroom IV-VII | View Details
  • 9:00 PM-Midnight — Legacy Event Management After Party | Chicago VIII-X | View Details

Saturday, December 8

  • 8:00 AM-Noon — Convention Registration | Ballroom Promenade | View Details
  • 8:00-8:45 AM — Texas Woman's University Meeting | Erie | View Details
  • 9:00-10:30 AM — "Drills, Drills, Drills" | Chicago Ballroom | View Details
  • 10:45 AM-12:15 PM — CHAMPIONS Brunch | Sheraton Ballroom | View Details
  • Noon-12:50 PM — NCAA Division I HCC Continuation | Erie
  • Noon-12:50 PM — NCAA Division II HCC Continuation | Superior A
  • Noon-12:50 PM — NCAA Division III HCC Continuation | Superior B
  • 1:00-3:00 PM — "The Importance of a Paper Trail" (Chalk Talks) | Chicago IX | View Details
  • 1:00-3:00 PM — "Can't Win With-out them: Advanced Outfield Play" (Chalk Talks) | Chicago VI | View Details
  • 1:00-3:00 PM — "Softball Operations & Recruiting Efficiency" (Chalk Talks) | Chicago X | View Details
  • 1:00-3:00 PM — "Pitching Arm Care by the Numbers; Pitch Counts, Off Days & Game Management" (Chalk Talks) | Chicago VIII | View Details
  • 1:00-3:00 PM — "Charging the Battery: The Pitching/Catching Relationship" (Chalk Talks) | Chicago VII | View Details
  • 3:00-3:50 PM — "Using Technology to Enhance your Players & Program" Presented by Diamond Kinetics- Jennifer Patrick-Swift (North Carolina State) | Sheraton IV-V
  • 3:00-3:50 PM — "Protecting the Mental Health of the Student-Athlete" presented by USSSA | Sheraton I-III | View Details
  • 5:00-10:00 PM — NFCC Course 406: Dynamic Team Practice | Superior A-B | View Details

Sunday, December 9

  • 8:00 AM-5:00 PM — NFCC Course 406: Coaching Dynamic Team Practices I Offsite | View Details

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