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2013 NFCA National Convention
December 4-7, 2013

Convention Offerings | Pre-Convention Seminar | Mentoring Session |
Keynote Speaker

Pre-Convention Seminar: Terry Pettit - "Patterns in Extraordinary Coaching, Team Building & Leadership" - December 4, Noon - 4 p.m. - MRC Salon E

National Convention, December 4-7

National Convention Exhibitor Show, December 5-6

Learn, Network, Discuss

•    Choose To Attend the Pre-Convention Seminar:
Terry Pettit— During his presentation entitled "Patterns in Extraordinary Coaching, Team Building & Leadership," Pettit will lead participants through a very interactive presentation focusing on four areas: Recruiting and leveraging talent, Requiring behaviors that give teams the best opportunities for success, Relating to teams to create a climate of trust and Reflecting and Adaptation to evaluate things to make proper changes to achieve goals.

•    More Than Two Days of Clinic Sessions by Excellent Speakers, Covering the Game:
Learn valuable drills and tips from some of the best speakers in softball today. Veteran coaches and national experts tell their secrets of the game.

•    Mentoring Session:
Take part in the convention mentoring session as either a mentor or participant. Arranged in a roundtable session, mentors and their groups discuss important coaching topics, followed by question and answer.

•    The Latest Innovations in Softball Equipment:
More than 100 different companies are expected for the Exhibitor Show, December 5-6. Learn about the newest in softball training technology & apparel.

•    Forums To Discuss Changes and Future of the Sport:
Thursday and Friday will feature business meetings for the individual membership groups. All NFCA members are welcome to share ideas to the entire membership at the Softball Summit on Friday afternoon.

•    Extend Your Learning Advantage with a Convention NFCC Course:
Get the full impact of your learning opportunities by taking an NFCC course in conjunction with the convention. Advanced Analysis of Hitting, Pitching & Short-Game Skills (Course 402) and Position Play & Individual Defensive Skills (Course 403) will be held December 2-3, whileSolid Team Defense & Strategy (Course 404) will be offered immediately following convention activities.

•    Lots of Networking Opportunities

 

"Patterns in Extraordinary Coaching, Team Building and Leadership"

Pre-Convention Seminar, Wednesday, Dec. 4, Noon-4 p.m. - MRC Salon E - Presented by Terry Pettit — Founder, Terry Pettit Coaching Enhancement

As the Director of Leadership Academies at the University of Denver and Colorado State University, Terry Pettit served as a mentor coach to over 100 coaches, team captains and emerging leaders. He also presents and conducts workshops on leadership and team building for some of the most progressive athletic departments, and corporations in the country.

For 23 years, Pettit was the head coach of one of the most successful athletic teams in NCAA history. Under his leadership, the University of Nebraska's women's volleyball team won 21 Big 8 and Big 12 conference championships while leading the nation in both All- American and Academic All-American selections.

He directed the Nebraska volleyball team to 43 NCAA tournament victories and the school's first national championship in women's volleyball 1995. Pettit earned National Coach of the Year honors in 1986, 1994 and 1996 before becoming a mentor coach to the University of Nebraska Athletic Department in 2000. In 2003 he began his current passion, Terry Pettit Coaching Enhancement.

What makes Terry Pettit's coaching and mentoring success even more unique is his ability to communicate a philosophy of leadership and team building that reflects his experience as a poet, journalist and championship coach. It is not often that a presenter on leadership is as comfortable drawing examples from modern poetry, architecture and contemporary films as he is from a game plan to beat the best.

Whether he is conducting a workshop on leadership and team building or making a keynote presentation on the characteristics of great coaching and team building, Terry Pettit will motivate you to rethink the patterns that lead to success.

 

Seminar Details

During his special four-hour presentation entitled "Patterns in Extraordinary Coaching, Team Building & Leadership," Pettit will lead participants through a very interactive presentation focusing on four areas: Recruiting and leveraging talent, Requiring behaviors that give teams the best opportunities for success, Relating to teams to create a climate of trust and Reflecting and Adaptation to evaluate things to make proper changes to achieve goals.

 

Mentoring Session - Powered by NCSA

The 2013 NFCA National Convention will once again offer The Mentoring Session from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 5. Although young head and assistant coaches are encouraged to attend, anyone who thinks it would be beneficial is welcome to take part.

Originated at the 2010 convention in San Diego, The Mentoring Session has been a huge hit and one of the most popular features of the convention.

Please sign up for this event on the NFCA Convention registration form.

 

How to Register

General Registration — Please note that the convention fees are all-inclusive, except for the optional preconvention seminar (Wednesday, December 4) and the Wilson Golf Scramble (Tuesday, December 3). The NFCC Coaches College courses being held in conjunction with the convention require additional fees. Your convention registration fee covers all events except those mentioned above, through the afternoon of Saturday, December 7; this includes all receptions, luncheons, banquets and breakfasts.

Friday/Saturday Registration Only — For high school and travel ball coaches only able to attend Friday and Saturday, we are offering a special two-day only Early Bird Special rate – $250 for NFCA members and $375 for non-members (DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1). (You can join on the registration form to get the lower rate and receive NFCA membership benefits, including 12 issues of our official newspaper Fastpitch Delivery.) The two-day only rate includes breakfast Friday and Saturday, and clinic sessions. Two-day registrants who wish to attend the Friday night NFCA Hall of Fame Banquet may buy a ticket for $50 (please see form).

NFCA Attendee Refund PolicyCancellations received prior to November 20 will receive a full refund, minus an administrative fee of $35. Cancellations between November 21-27 will receive a one-half refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations after November 27.

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Dress Code: The NFCA National Convention is casual, except the NFCA Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, December 6. The attire for this prestigious event is dressy.

 
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