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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The NFCA is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2019-20 NFCA Coaches Clinics and its incredible speaker lineup is solidified for year three. It features 40 elite softball minds, who will share their knowledge, drills and secrets to success this winter.

 "Providing relevant, cutting-edge fastpitch education is one of the NFCA's main pillars,” said NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman. “The NFCA is thrilled to provide eight coaches clinics nationwide to help our coaches on their quest for excellence.”

Coaches Clinics

With fastpitch education as one of the NFCA’s highest priorities, each clinic offers 15 hours of educational programming, a social hour sponsored by Legacy Event ManagementLegacy Event Management and several giveaways. 

The 2019-20 lineup features seven NFCA Hall of Famers, 11 national champions, four coaches with over 1,000 career wins, three Olympic gold medalists and the two winningest coaches in the NCAA (Carol Hutchins, Michigan) and NCAA Division I (Mike Candrea, Arizona), respectively.

Clinics will be offered in seven cities- Chicago (2), Louisville, Portland, Ore., Charlotte, Nashville, Minneapolis and Kansas City - with five speakers at each site. Over two days, participants will gain knowledge from world-class speakers and be able to mingle with exhibitors, who will be showcasing some of the newest innovations in the softball world.

Chicago I (Dec. 13-14)

Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame); Carol Hutchins (Michigan); Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA); Rachel Lawson (Kentucky); Beth Torina (LSU)

Chicago II (Jan. 3-4)

Lonni Alameda (Florida State); Boo De Oliveira (Purdue); Kate Drohan (Northwestern); Brandon Elliott (Virginia Wesleyan); Gerry Glasco (Louisiana)

Louisville (Jan. 3-4)

Rhonda Revelle (Nebraska); Beverly Smith (South Carolina); Megan Smith (Marshall); Craig Snider (Texas A&M); Shonda Stanton (Indiana)

Nashville (Jan. 10-11)

Mike Candrea (Arizona); Kenny Gajewski (Oklahoma State); Jessica Hollen (George Fox); Maggie Huffaker (Boise State); Mike White (Texas)

Portland (Jan. 10-11)

Cindy Bristow (UC Riverside); Jen Fisher (Colorado State); Diane Miller (Nebraska); Stacey Nuveman-Deniz (San Diego State); Justin Shults (Oregon)

Charlotte (Jan. 17-18)

Jo Evans (Texas A&M); Kaela Jackson (South Carolina); Jacquie Joseph (Michigan State); Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon); Sharonda McDonald (Campbell)

Kansas City (Jan. 24-25)

Larissa Anderson (Missouri); Courtney Deifel (Arkansas); Caryl Drohan (Northwestern); Sam Marder (Texas Tech); Tori Tyson (Howard)

Minneapolis (Jan. 24-25)

Mickey Dean (Auburn); Kris Ganeff (Notre Dame); Gretta Melsted (Augustana); Michelle Venturella (WashU); Karen Weekly (Tennessee)

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