LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Reignite your passion for learning with the brand-new Track Education specialized programming at the 2021 NFCA National Convention. 

Similar to previous years’ Chalk Talks, there will be three specialized educational tracks running simultaneously in the afternoon on Dec. 11: Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Instructor. However, there is a little twist. Attendees can follow one track or decide to mix and match three to fit their educational needs. Beginning at 1 p.m., each session is 45 minutes with a new one starting on the top of each hour.

The 2021 NFCA National Convention is being held Dec. 8-11 at Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas. For more information and to register, click on the links provided. Be sure to sign up by Nov. 1 to take advantage of SPECIAL early-bird rates.

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Head Coach Track presented by FieldTurf

1-1:45 p.m. – Janae Shirley (ETBU) “Effective Management: An empowerment model”

2-2:45 p.m. – Samantha Ekstrand (NFCA Legal Counsel) – “A Scouting Report: Legal tools for success”

3-3:45 p.m. – Kelly Ford (Cal State Fullerton) – “What to Say When: A guide to tough conversations”

Assistant Coach Track

1-1:45 p.m. – Holly Hesse, Sue Frederick & Beth Perine (Missouri State) - "The Role of Loyalty in Career Advancement"

2-2:45 p.m. – Sharonda McDonald-Kelley (Campbell), John Tschida (Saint Mary's University [Minn.]), Don Don Williams (Southern Utah) 00 – “Making a Career Move: The when, why, and how”

3-3:45 p.m. – Craig Snider (Texas A&M) – "Winning the Recruiting Game

Instructor Track – Located at Batting Cage 

1-1:45 p.m. – Kayleigh Rafter (Team Canada/Florida State) – “Elevate the Position: Building the next generation of catchers”

2-2:45 p.m. – TBD - “Hitting Drills: A dual perspective”

3-3:45 p.m. – Dana Sorensen (Sorensen Elite) – “From Mechanics to Workload: Getting the most out of your pitching staff”

Preceding the track education on the last day of the Convention is the second go-around of “Drills, Drills, Drills” and the NFCA Awards Brunch, where coaches and their teams are recognized for their achievement on and off the field. 

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