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Tuesday, December 7

  • 9:00 AM-6:00 PM — NFCC Course 402A: Advanced Analysis of Pitching | Elko/Ely (Harrah's) | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-6:00 PM — NFCC Course 402B: Advanced Analysis of Hitting & Short-Game Skills | Goldfield/Tonopah (Harrah's) | View Details
  • Noon-4:00 PM — Convention Registration | Harrah's 2nd Floor | View Details

Wednesday, December 8

  • 8:00 AM-Noon — NFCC Course 402A: Advanced Analysis of Pitching (Continued) | Harrah's | View Details
  • 8:00 AM-Noon — NFCC Course 402B: Advanced Analysis of Hitting & Short-Game Skills (Continued) | Harrah's | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-9:00 PM — Convention Registration & Merchandise | TBA | View Details
  • Noon — Digital Auction Open | View Details
  • 1:00-4:00 PM — Pre-Con: Around the Horn: Developing Elite Defenders | Alliance 310-313 | View Details
  • 1:00-4:00 PM — Pre-Con: Learn from the Legends | Alliance 302-304 | View Details
  • 1:00-4:00 PM — Pre-Con: See The Data. Feel The Results: How Rapsodo technology can inform & inspire your pitching staff | Alliance 305-306 | View Details
  • 3:30-5:00 PM — Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting | Alliance 318-319 | View Details
  • 3:30-5:00 PM — Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting | Alliance 316-317 | View Details
  • 3:30-5:00 PM — Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting | Alliance 314-315 | View Details
  • 4:00-4:50 PM — Rookie Orientation Presented by Triple Crown Sports (First-Time Attendees) | Alliance 307-309 | View Details
  • 5:30-6:45 PM — "First Pitch" Opening Welcome with keynote by Sue Enquist | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 7:00-9:00 PM — NFCA Opening Reception presented by Blast Motion | Summit 209-214 | View Details
  • 8:00-9:00 PM — Blast Education Session - "Everyday Heroes - Coaches Changing the Game & Getting Results" | Alliance 307-309 | View Details
  • 8:30-9:30 PM — Committee Meetings | View Details
  • 8:30-9:30 PM — International Caucus | Academy 403 | View Details

Thursday, December 9

  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Boot Camp | Silver (Harrah's) | View Details
  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Yoga | Copper (Harrah's) | View Details
  • 7:00 AM-8:00 PM — Convention Registration & Merchandise | Forum Pre Function 2 | View Details
  • 7:00-8:30 AM — NFCA Breakfast | Forum Pre Function 2 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NCAA Division I Caucus presented by Echo Replay | Summit 209-214 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NCAA Division II Caucus | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NCAA Division III Caucus, presented by City of Salem, VA | Summit 215-221 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NAIA Caucus | Summit 230-232 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — NJCAA Caucus | Summit 224-227 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — Cal JC Caucus | Academy 405-406 | View Details
  • 8:30-11:30 AM — High School/Travel Ball Caucus + Triple Play Classroom Series presented by Wilson | Alliance 307-309 | View Details
  • 11:00 AM-6:30 PM — Exhibit Hall Open | View Details
  • Noon-12:45 PM — Batting Cage Education: HitTrax | Exhibit Hall | View Details
  • 1:00-1:45 PM — Batting Cage Education: Pocket Radar | Exhibit Hall
  • 1:00-2:50 PM — Exploding Data-Analytics and Sensors, presented by College Sports Evaluation | Summit 215-221 | View Details
  • 1:30-2:50 PM — Drills, Drills, Drills | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 2:00-2:45 PM — Batting Cage Education: Rapsodo | Exhibit Hall
  • 3:00-3:50 PM — "Down the Hallway: Learn from the Best" - Muffet McGraw (Notre Dame WBB - ret.) & Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame) | Summit 215-221 | View Details
  • 3:00-3:45 PM — Batting Cage Education: V1 Sports | Exhibit Hall
  • 3:00-3:50 PM — "Where Mechanics & Culture Collide: The beauty of bullpens " - Lisa Van Ackeren (Princeton) | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 4:00-4:45 PM — Batting Cage Education: Diamond Kinetics | Exhibit Hall
  • 4:00-4:50 PM — "A Season to Remember" - Loren LaPorte (James Madison University) | Summit 215-221 | View Details
  • 4:00-4:50 PM — "Planning a Creative Team Practice" - Geoff Hirai (Seattle) | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 5:00-6:30 PM — Happy Hour presented by LeagueApps & Exhibit Hall Giveaways | Exhibit Hall | View Details
  • 5:00-6:00 PM — Equality Coaches Alliance: LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion Gathering | Summit 224-227 | View Details
  • 7:00-9:00 PM — Mentoring Workshop | Summit 209-214 | View Details
  • 9:00-10:30 PM — NFCA Extra Innings Fireside Chats (Energy & Time Management) | Alliance 307-309 | View Details
  • 9:00-10:30 PM — NFCA Extra Innings Fireside Chats (Pitching) | Summit 215-221 | View Details
  • 9:00-10:30 PM — NFCA Extra Innings Fireside Chats (Hitting & Technology) | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 9:00 PM-Midnight — Diamond Sports/PGF Social | Forum Plaza | View Details

Friday, December 10

  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Boot Camp | Silver (Harrah's) | View Details
  • 6:15-7:15 AM — Yoga | Copper (Harrah's) | View Details
  • 7:00 AM-1:00 PM — Convention Registration & Merchandise | Forum Pre Function 2 | View Details
  • 7:00-8:00 AM — FCA Breakfast | Academy 404-406
  • 7:00-9:00 AM — NFCA Breakfast | Forum Pre-Function 2 | View Details
  • 8:00-8:50 AM — The College Recruiting Process & Staying Active in Your Athletes’ Recruiting Journey, presented by NCSA | Summit 215-221 | View Details
  • 9:00-9:50 AM — High School Caucus | Summit 230-232 | View Details
  • 9:00-9:50 AM — Travel Ball Caucus | Summit 224-227 | View Details
  • 9:00 AM-3:00 PM — Exhibit Hall Open | View Details
  • 9:00-9:50 AM — "Today's Pitcher and the NCAA Rule Book" - Vickie Van Kleeck (NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor) | Summit 215-221
  • 9:00-9:50 AM — "Power and Contact: You CAN Have Both" - Rachel Folden (Chicago Cubs) | Academy 407-421
  • 10:00-10:45 AM — Batting Cage Education: Jugs | Exhibit Hall
  • 10:00-10:50 AM — "Throwing Mechanics and Programs to Optimize Arm Health " - Taylor Smartt (Troy) | Academy 407-421
  • 10:00-11:50 AM — Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workshop: A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth - Kamal Carter & Kyle Williams | Summit 215-221 | View Details
  • 11:00-11:45 AM — Batting Cage Education: Diamond Kinetics | Exhibit Hall
  • 11:00-11:50 AM — "The Evolution of an Offense" - Tim Walton (Florida) | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM — Coach Emeriti Luncheon & Meeting | Society | View Details
  • Noon — Sports Attack Raffle | View Details
  • Noon — Digital Auction Ends | View Details
  • Noon-12:50 p.m. — HitTrax & The Natasha Watley Foundation Present: Home Run Derby with the Pros (and Coaches) | Exhibit Hall | View Details
  • 1:00 PM — Netting Professionals Batting Cage Giveaway | Exhibit Hall | View Details
  • 1:30-2:50 PM — Softball Summit presented by USA Softball | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 3:00-3:50 PM — "Building Your Pitchers in the Weight Room" - Dana Sorensen (Sorensen Elite) | Academy 407-421
  • 3:00-5:00 PM — Grassroots Summit presented by Wilson (HS/TB/Youth Programming) | Summit 209-214 | View Details
  • 4:00-4:50 PM — "Teaching Swinging vs Teaching Hitting and Putting it All Together " Steve Singleton (Texas) | Academy 407-421
  • 5:00-6:00 PM — Social Hour presented by Fundraising University | Summit 230-232 | View Details
  • 6:30-7:00 PM — NFCA Hall of Fame Reception | Summit Pre-Function 4 | View Details
  • 7:00-10:00 PM — NFCA Hall of Fame Banquet (Formal Attire) | Summit 215-221 | View Details

Saturday, December 11

  • 8:00 AM-Noon — Convention Registration & Merchandise | Forum Pre Function 2 | View Details
  • 8:00-8:50 AM — NFCA All-America Meetings | View Details
  • 9:00-10:30 AM — "Drills, Drills, Drills" | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 10:45 AM-12:30 PM — NFCA Awards Brunch | Summit 215-221 | View Details
  • 1:00-3:45 PM — SPECIALIZED PROGRAMMING BELOW: Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Instructor Track Education | View Details
  • 1:00-1:45 PM — Head Coach Educational Track presented by FieldTurf - "Effective Management: An empowerment model" | Janae Shirley (ETBU) | Summit 209-214 | View Details
  • 1:00-1:45 PM — Assistant Coach Educational Track - "The Role of Loyalty in Career Advancement" | Missouri State Coaching Staff | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 1:00-1:45 PM — Instructor Track - "Elevate the Position: Building the Next Generation of Catchers" | Kayleigh Rafter (Team Canada/Florida State) | Batting Cage (Exhibit Hall) | View Details
  • 2:00-2:45 PM — Head Coach Educational Track presented by Field Turf - "A Scouting Report: Legal tools for success" | Samantha Ekstrand (NFCA Legal Counsel) | Summit 209-214 | View Details
  • 2:00-2:45 PM — Assistant Coach Educational Track - "Making a Career Move: The when, why, and how" | Panel | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 2:00-2:45 PM — Instructor Track - "Hitting Drills: A dual perspective" | Victoria Hayward (San Diego State) & Jenn Salling (Team Canada) | Batting Cage (Exhibit Hall) | View Details
  • 3:00-3:45 PM — Head Coach Educational Track presented by Field Turf - "What To Say When: A Guide to tough conversations" | Panel | Summit 209-214 | View Details
  • 3:00-3:45 PM — Assistant Coach Educational Track - "Winning the Recruiting Game" | Craig Snider (Texas A&M) | Academy 407-421 | View Details
  • 3:00-3:45 PM — Instructor Track - "From Mechanics to Workload: Getting the most out of your pitching staff" | Dana Sorensen (Sorensen Elite) | Batting Cage (Exhibit Hall) | View Details
  • 5:30-10:00 PM — NFCC Course 406: Coaching Dynamic Team Practices | Reno (Harrah's) | View Details

Sunday, December 12

  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM — NFCC Course 406: Coaching Dynamic Team Practices (Continued) | Reno (Harrah's) | View Details

 

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