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November 18, 2020 | Educate to Elevate

November 18, 2020 | Educate to Elevate

Happy November! The last Educate to Elevate of 2020 will focus on creating a culture of gratitude within your program. Learn alongside Nicki Levering (Georgia Southwestern), Ed Marcum (New Palestine High School - IN), Patrick Murphy (Alabama), and Rhonda Revelle (Nebraska). This forum is open to all, so tell your friends, colleagues, and competitors to join the conversation Wednesday, November 18th at 8 PM ET!


Convention Registration is NOW OPEN for the Virtual Convention!


October 14, 2020 | Educate to Elevate

October 14, 2020 | Educate to Elevate

Panelists from different backgrounds and experiences will share their unique perspectives. Hear from Sonja Garnett (Saint Mary's), Linda Kalafatis (College of Charleston), Dr. Peter McGahey (Saint Leo), Shonda Stanton (Indiana),and Dr. Meghana Suchak (Louisville).


September 16, 2020 | Educate to Elevate

September 16, 2020 | Educate to Elevate

Communications expert Betsy Butterick, Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame), Julian James (Riverwood High School), Dr. Scotta Morton (Missouri), and professional player and collegiate coach Morgan Zerkle had an unscripted conversation about what your athletes are thinking, how they are feeling, and why it's important you truly listen to what they have to say.


Quick Out of the Box
Are you a new collegiate head coach?

This program is for you! Quick Out of the Box, a curriculum for new head coaches is designed to connect new collegiate head coaches, with one another, as well as with veteran head coaches in a classroom setting. New head coaches have unique needs when it comes to mentorship. We understand that there is a very small window to successfully instill a culture when taking over a program. The goal of this educational initiative is to shorten the learning curve and help the next generation of champions thrive in their new positions.

Designed for first-year head coaches (no head coaching experience prior to 2020), the NFCA will be utilizing Google Classroom, Zoom, and other online tools to help coaches connect and grow over the course of the year. They will have access to more than 50 long-tenured and successful collegiate coaches, who will offer their advice and share documents on a wide array of topics including team management, practice planning, recruiting, relationships with administrators, managing staff, budget planning, alumni outreach, fundraising, academic monitoring, discipline, documentation procedures, mental training, COVID-19 procedures, and social justice education.


USSSA Coaching Tools Summer 2020 Package
Attention High School, International, Travel Ball, and Youth members!

Head to your members-only "Coach's Box" and click on "Coaching Tools" to access the "Special 2020 COVID Summer Edition presented by USSSA." Watch along as Pride athletes share their favorite softball concepts with you, focusing on pitching, positive self-talk, and goal setting.


September 23, 2020 | The Science of Recruiting
September 23, 2020 | The Science of Recruiting

On this episode of "The Dirt" NFCA Podcast presented by Netting Professionals, ex-profiler Gary Green talks about steps coaches can take to maximize their recruiting efforts.


September 16, 2020 | A Profile in Coaching
September 16, 2020 | A Profile in Coaching

On this episode of "The Dirt" NFCA Podcast presented by Netting Professionals, San Diego's MJ Knighten talks about being her team's new leader.


September 9, 2020 | Words Matter: The Power of What a Coach Says
September 9, 2020 | Words Matter: The Power of What a Coach Says

On this episode of "The Dirt" NFCA Podcast presented by Netting Professionals, Bridgewater State professor Chrissy Semler talks about the importance of what coaches say, and how they say it.


September 2, 2020 | Work-Life Balance: Coaching Moms with Young Kids
September 2, 2020 | Work-Life Balance: Coaching Moms with Young Kids

On this episode of "The Dirt" NFCA Podcast presented by Netting Professionals, Georgetown's Pat Conlan and Georgia Gwinnett's Kat Ihlenburg discuss work-life balance during a pandemic.


August 26, 2020 | Motivating Your Student-Athletes
August 26, 2020 | Motivating Your Student-Athletes

On this episode of "The Dirt" NFCA Podcast presented by Netting Professionals, Sport & Performance Psychologist Dr. Rachel Sheehan talks about motivating your student-athletes.


August 19, 2020 | A Profile in Coaching
August 19, 2020 | A Pofile in Coaching

On this episode of "The Dirt" NFCA Podcast presented by Netting Professionals, Longwood University's Megan Brown talks about her experiences & being a first-time head coach.


August 12, 2020 | A Profile in Coaching
August 12, 2020 | A Profile in Coaching

On this episode of "The Dirt" NFCA Podcast presented by Netting Professionals, Laura Matthews details going from having her Wright State softball program eliminated to being hired as Belmont University's new head coach.


August 5, 2020 | How to Help Your Student-Athletes
August 5, 2020 | How to Help Your Student-Athletes

On this episode of "The Dirt" NFCA Podcast presented by Netting Professionals, Mattawan High School head coach & Mental Sweet Spot co-founder Alicia Smith talks about how to help your student-athletes.


August 19, 2020 | Identifying Unhealthy Relationships
Did you know one in three women experience some sort of physical violence by an intimate partner [1] and that intimate partner violence is most common against women between the ages of 18-24 [2]?

You will likely encounter at least one scenario in your lifetime of an unhealthy relationship that may include physical abuse, sexual violence, emotional abuse and/or stalking. Can you identify the warning signs? Do you know how to start the conversation?

This Educate to Elevate forum tackles the role of the coach in Unhealthy Relationships.


July 31, 2020 | Virtual Coaches Clinic

July 31, 2020 | Virtual Coaches Clinic

This LAST Virtual Coaches Clinic of the summer features an ALL-HITTING lineup! Make plans to learn alongside Kenny Gajewski (Oklahoma State), Loren LaPorte (James Madison), and Katie Rietkovich Browder (Ole Miss).

For just $25 you get:

•90 minutes of speaker presentations

•Videos, drills, philosophies and more

•Listen to a 30-minute Q&A "Happy Hour" session with the speakers

•Speaker PowerPoint presentations

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