OVERVIEW
SCHEDULE
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Monday November 28
10 a.m. NFCC Course 402: Advanced Analysis of Hitting, Pitching & Short-Game Skills - through 5pm Tuesday - BRONZE Room 3 & 4
Tuesday November 29
10 a.m. Tennis Tournament - Bally's Courts
10 a.m. Golf Scramble Shotgun Start - Revere Golf Club
Noon Convention Registration, Grand Salon (until 7 p.m.)
Wednesday November 30
7:00 a.m. Convention Registration, Grand Salon (until 7 p.m.)
8:30 a.m. College Recruiting Seminar - "Mastering Advanced Recruiting Strategies" Pre-Convention Seminar - Dan Tudor, President, Tudor Collegiate Strategies, Gold Room
1:30 p.m. Committee Meetings - See Convention program for room assignments
4 p.m. General Session - Keynote Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of Advocacy for the Women's Sports Foundation, Platinum/Gold Rooms
6:30 p.m. Louisville Slugger Reception, Silver/Bronze Rooms
6:45 p.m. Catholic Coaches Mass, Murphy Suite
7:00 p.m. Division I HCC, Palace 3
7:00 p.m. Division II HCC, Palace 1 & 2
8:30 p.m. FCA Devotional, Windows
Thursday December 1
7 a.m. Convention Registration, Grand Salon (until 7 p.m.)
7 a.m. USSSA Continental Breakfast, Silver
8:30 a.m. NCAA Rules - Dee Abrahamson, NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor, Gold/Platinum
8:30 a.m. Caucus/Business Meetings by Group, See Convention program for room assignments
11 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open Until 6:30 p.m., Events Center
11:30 a.m. Easton Victory Club Luncheon, Pacific Ballroom
1:30 p.m. Softball Summit - A Look at Issues Facing the Sport, Gold/Platinum Room
4:00 p.m.  "Creating and Sustaining A Championship Cluture" - Eric Kapitulik, CEO & Founder, The Program, Gold/Platinum Room
5:00 p.m. Mizuno Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall, Events Center
6 p.m. Division I Conference Meetings, See Convention Program for room assignments
7 p.m. Mentoring Workshop - Facilitated by NFCA Hall of Famer Sue Enquist, Silver Room
9 p.m. Diamond Sports Hospitality, DRAI'S Nightclub
9:30 p.m. FCA Devotional, Bally's Diamond Lounge
Friday December 2
7 a.m. Schutt Sports Continental Breakfast, Silver
7 a.m. FCA Continental Breakfast, Palace 3
8 a.m. Continuation of Business Meetings - if necessary - See convention program for room assignments
9 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open Until 3 p.m., Events Center
9 a.m. "The Art of Catching" - Brent Mayne, Former MLB Catcher, Gold/Paltinum
10 a.m. "Driving The Ball: Developing The College Hitter" -Shanon Hays, Head Coach, Texas Tech, Gold/Paltinum
11 a.m. Exhibit Hall Drawings - Exhibit Hall Closes at 3 p.m., Events Center
1:15 p.m. "Practicing What We Preach: Mental Skills For Coaches And Athletes" - Patti Gerckens, Head Coach, UC San Diego, Gold/Paltinum
2:15 p.m. DUAL SESSION: ESPN Television Panel- Meg Aronowitz & Carol Stiff, ESPN, , Gold/Paltinum
2:15 p.m. DUAL SESSION: "Developing A Smarter Softball Recruiting Plan"- Dan Tudor, President, Tudor Collegiate Strategies, Bronze 1-4
3:15 p.m. "Not A Pitcher? No Problem. You Can Still Be A Great Pitching Coach" - Rachel Lawson, Head Coach, Kentucky, Gold/Paltinum
4:15 p.m. "Getting The Most From The Umpire/Coach Relationship" - Umpire Panel - Members of The National Softball Umpire Program Staff, Gold/Paltinum
6:00 p.m. Cocktails, Hall of Mirrors/Paris
7:00 p.m. NFCA Hall of Fame Banquet, Concorde BC/Paris
Saturday December 3
8 a.m. Texas Woman's University - Master's Info Session, Palace 2
9 a.m. NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year Brunch, Pacific
10:30 a.m. Rightview Pro Training, Palace 4 & 5
10:30 a.m. "Softball Field Maintenance Workshop" - Grant Spear, UNLV Athletics - UNLV Facility
10:30 a.m. "Adjusting The Curve Ball To Get Maximum Results" - Kyla Holas, Head Coach, Houston, Silver
10:30 a.m. "Hitting Drills To Correct Faults" - John Tschida, Head Coach, St. Thomas, Platinum/Gold
11:30 a.m. "From Coach To Chief Marketing Officer: Using Social Media to Promote You And Your Team" - Mark Drosos, President, Lodestone Social Media, Silver
11:30 a.m. "Change-up: Speed Versus Slow . . . It's All About The 'Role' Of Thumb" - Denise Davis, Owner, Planet Fastpitch, Platinum/Gold

12:30 p.m.

Box Lunch - "Drills, Drills, Drills" - Emily Friedman, Assistant Coach, Fordham (glove work drills), Gold/Platinum
1:10 p.m. "Drills, Drills, Drills" con't - Karen Weekly, Co-Head Coach, Tennessee (slapping/short game drills), Gold/Platinum
1:50 p.m. "Drills, Drills, Drills" con't - Van Stuedeman, Head Coach, Mississippi State (pitching drills), Gold/Platinum
2:30 p.m. "TITLE IX Basics & Keeping Your Job" - Diane Milutinovich, Former Associate Athletics Director, Fresno State, Gold/Platinum
3:30 p.m. "Defensive Strategy: Is Your Team Really As Prepared As You Think" - Bill Edwards, Head Coach, and Larissa Anderson, Associate Head Coach, Hofstra, Gold/Platinum
6 p.m. NFCC 401: The Art of Championship Coaching - through 11 a.m. Monday, Bronze 1
6 p.m. NFCC 407: Winning Strategies for Game-Day Coaching - through 11 a.m. Monday, Bronze 3
 
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