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NFCA Charlotte Clinic

Clinic Info:

Date: 1/25/19 - 1/26/19


Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel
3315 Scott Futrell Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28208 | View Map

Clinic Cost:

On or before January 22, 2019: $139
January 23, 2019 and after: $149
*For student pricing of $75 OR to register 10+ Coaches please contact the NFCA at 502-409-4600

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Coaches, if you want to stay on TOP OF YOUR GAME and be cutting-edge, the NFCA Coaches Clinic is a must-attend event!

Surround yourself with the BEST in the sport and learn new ideas and teaching methods in all aspects of the game.

Our Coaches Clinics are two-day events and provide an “up close and personal” setting to learn from world-class speakers.

Sign up today to secure your spot at this prestigious softball event.

2019 Speakers:

Patty Gasso: Head Coach, Oklahoma

Full Bio

  • Guided Sooners to four national championships and 12 WCWS appearances
  • 1,364 career wins, 1,203 in 24 seasons at Oklahoma, 56 NFCA All-Americans
  • NFCA Hall of Fame member
Rachel Lawson: Head Coach, Kentucky

Full Bio

  • Winningest coach in program history
  • 396 overall and 145 SEC victories in 11 seasons with Wildcats
  • Guided Wildcats to six Super Regionals and one WCWS in last eight seasons
Diane Miller: Assistant Coach, Nebraska

Full Bio

  • 11th season with the Huskers and 20th as a collegiate coach
  • Nebraska has averaged over 50 home runs last 10 seasons
  • Mentored seven NFCA All-America hitters last nine seasons

John Rittman: Head Coach, Clemson

Full Bio

  • Hired in 2017 to be Clemson’s first head coach
  • Collected 750 victories in 18 years as Stanford’s head coach
  • 10 years on Team USA’s coaching staff
Karen Weekly: Co-Head Coach, Tennessee

Full Bio

  • Amassed 1,073 career victories over 22 years as a head coach, 850 at UT
  • Guided Lady Vols to five top-three national finishes and seven WCWS appearances
  • Will be inducted into NFCA Hall of Fame in 2018
  • 2019 Clinic Schedule


    Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, 3315 Scott Futrell Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208

    Friday, January 25, 2019
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45 pm Coach Rachel Lawson (Kentucky)
    “Pitching 101: Fundamental Concepts & Drills”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach John Rittman (Clemson)
    “High-Level Hitting Progression”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
    “Championship Infield Drills”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Rachel Lawson (Kentucky)
    “Organizing Practices to Produce Game-Day Results”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Diane Miller (Nebraska)
    “Timing: How Do Hitters Get It & How Do You Teach It?”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Rachel Lawson (Kentucky)
    “Spice Up Your Bullpen Sessions”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach John Rittman (Clemson)
    “Solid Outfield Defense”
    8:40-9:00pm Coaches Panel (Q & A with all speakers)
    9:00-10:30pm Coaches Social Hour presented by Connect Sports
    Saturday, January 26, 2019
    8:00-8:45am Coach Patty Gasso (Oklahoma)
    “You Need to Score to Win: Offensive Strategies”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Diane Miller (Nebraska)
    “Elite Catching Drills”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
    “The Art of the Short Game: Bunting & Slapping”
    10:25-10:55am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:55-11:40am Coach Patty Gasso (Oklahoma)
    “The Power of Empowerment”
    11:45am-12:30pm Coach Diane Miller (Nebraska)
    “My Favorite Hitting Drills”
    12:30pm-1:45pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:45-2:30pm Coach John Rittman (Clemson)
    “Baserunning: Putting Pressure on the Defense”
    2:35-3:20pm Coach Patty Gasso (Oklahoma)
    “Championship Defensive Strategies”
    3:25-4:10pm Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
    “The Game Within the Game: Pitch Calling”
    4:10pm Drawings/Giveaways for all equipment on stage
    Bownet Bodyguard Net ($229.99); ProMag tee ($99.99);
    Bownet Big Mouth X Net ($149.99); Fungo Bat ($69.99);
    1 dozen softballs with NFCA logo ($65.00)
  • Site & Travel Information

    3315 Scott Futrell Dr.
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    Room Rates: $107/night +tax
    Booking: You may use the online registration HERE
    Hotel phone number: 704-392-1200

    * Please make hotel reservations by January 10, 2019.

  • Refund Policy

    Refunds will only be considered if submitted via email to Jamie@nfca.org.

    • 14+ days prior to the event: Full refund minus $20 administration fee.
    • 8-13 days prior to event: one-half refund.
    • 7 days prior to event: No refunds for any reason.
    Weather Policy:

    In the event of inclement weather that results in cancellation of the event, a full refund minus $20 administrative fee will be provided.

  • Exhibitor Information

    The NFCA Coaches Clinics are the perfect opportunity to get your product or service in front of hundreds of grassroots coaches across the country. Our speaker schedules have built-in breaks for exhibit-only time, as well as an evening social hour. Attendance varies anywhere from 250-500 coaches at each location.

    • One (1) 6’ table
    • Two (2) chairs
    • Booth placement will be first-come, first-served after our Official Sponsors and Partners

    Please note: These are table-top set-ups, NOT 10’x10’ booth spaces.


    $350 for one table
    $450 for two tables
    *A discount of 10% will automatically be given to companies who register for three or more clinics (when registering with the same email address).


    If you require electricity, internet or any other special needs please contact the hotel staff directly. Each exhibitor is responsible for any additional fees associated with hotel services.


    Please do not ask our speakers to endorse any of your products/services. This puts them in a very difficult position.


    Videography is ONLY permitted inside of your booth/table with the consent of those being interviewed. Videography of any other vendors OR the clinic OR the speakers themselves is not permitted.


    Interested in advertising to our attendees at every clinic? Click here for more information.


    Please contact our Marketing and Sponsorships Specialist, Emily Allard, if you have any additional questions: emily@nfca.org.