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Tuesday November 27
9 a.m. Wilson Golf Scramble Shotgun Start - Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
10 a.m. Tennis Tournament - Buena Vista Palace
Wednesday November 28
8:30 a.m. Pitching Pre-Convention Seminar - "Innovative Strategies and Solutions for Pitching Coaches- Cindy Bristow, World-Renowned Instructor and Founder of Softball Excellence
1:30 p.m. Committee Meetings
3 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up (until 7 p.m.)
4 p.m. General Session - Keynote Speaker
6:30 p.m. Louisville Slugger Reception
6:45 p.m. Mass Sponsored by the Association of Catholic Coaches and Athletes
Thursday November 29
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Caucus/Business Meetings by Group
11 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open Until 6:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. Easton Victory Club Luncheon
1:30 p.m. Softball Summit - A Look at Issues Facing the Sport
4 p.m. "Championship Outfield Play" - Alyson Habetz, Associate Head Coach, University of Alabama
5 p.m. Mizuno Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall
7 p.m. Mentoring Workshop - Facilitated by NFCA Hall of Famer Sue Enquist
9 p.m. Diamond Sports Hospitality
Friday November 30
7 a.m. Schutt Sports Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Continuation of Business Meetings - if necessary
9 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open Until 3 p.m.
9 a.m. "The Musts of Hitting" - Lizzy Lemire, Assistant Coach, University of Notre Dame
10 a.m. "Stop the Drama: The Ultimate Guide to Female Teams" - Dr. Robyn Odegaard, Author and Nationally Known Speaker/Consultant
11 a.m. Exhibit Hall Drawings & Silent Auction
1:15 p.m. "Offensive Strategies vs. the Off-Speed Pitch" - Brian Kolze, Head Coach, University of the Pacific
2:15 p.m. DUAL SESSION: "Advanced Catching: Sticking the Pitch" - Ashley Holcombe Bell, Assistant Coach, Samford University and U.S. Nat'l Team Player
2:15 p.m. DUAL SESSION: "Be a Five-Tool Player: Balancing the Game of Life"- Shonda Stanton, Head Coach, Marshall University
3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes/Teardown Begins
3:15 p.m.  "The New Wave: Understanding and Connecting With Generation iY Athletes" - Tim Elmore, Founder and President of Growing Leaders
6:30 p.m. NFCA Hall of Fame Banquet
Saturday December 1
8 a.m. Texas Woman's University - Master's Info Session
9 a.m. NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year Brunch
10:30 a.m. Roundtable Topics - "Who's on First: Innovative Defensive Positioning" - Steve Wammer, Head Coach, Northland College
10:30 a.m. Roundtable Topics - "Men Coaching Women" - Rich Wieligman, Head Coach, Oklahoma State University & Scott Hall, Head Coach, Butler University
10:30 a.m. Roundtable Topics - "Making the Transition from Assistant to Head Coach" - Annie Smith, Head Coach, Georgia Southern University
11:30 a.m. Roundtable Topics - "Recruiting Standards" - Sue Enquist, NFCA Hall of Famer
11:30 a.m. Roundtable Topics - "Pitching Mechanics - Corrections and Modifications" - Barb Sherwood, Assistant Coach, Virginia Tech
11:30 a.m. Roundtable Topics - "Hitting Drills" - Thomas Macera, Head Coach, Valdosta State University
12:30 p.m. "Drills, Drills, Drills" (Baserunning X's and O's) - Erin Van Nostrand, Head Coach, Pacific Lutheran University
1:10 p.m. "Drills, Drills, Drills" (Pitching Drills) - Beth Torina, Head Coach, LSU
1:50 p.m. "Drills, Drills, Drills" (Defensive Drills) - George Wares, Head Coach, Central College
2:30 p.m. "The Five C's of a Mental Game Warrior" - Jen Croneberger, President, JLynne Consulting Group
3:30 p.m. "Turning the Double Play" - Blake Miller, Assistant Coach, University of Oregon
4:30 p.m. "Why Injuries Are on the Rise and What to Do About It" - Brandon Marcello, Director of Sports Performance, Stanford University
 
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