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NFCA Chicago I Clinic

Clinic Info:

Date: 12/13/19 - 12/14/19


6100 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018 | View Map

Clinic Cost:

On or before November 28, 2019:$139
November 28- December 12, 2019:$149
On-Site December 13-14, 2019:$159
*For student pricing OR to register 10+ Coaches please contact the NFCA at 502-409-4600

Register Now:

NFCA Chicago Coaches Clinic - December 13-14:


PDF Clinic Registration Form

2019 Chicago Coaches Clinic Exhibitor Application:


Coaches, it's important to continue learning, growing and honing your skill set, too. Attend an NFCA Coaches Clinic and surround yourself with hundreds of other passionate coaches. We promise you'll leave with more knowledge, more drills, better philosophies and maybe even some free equipment! Our speakers will reignite the fire within you to be a better coach for your student-athletes.

These two-day events will provide you with an "up close and personal" setting to learn from world-class speakers. Topics range from pitching and offense, to base running, team culture and practice planning. Have a question? You can ask it during the Q&A panel with the speakers, in the hallway post-speaker sessions or find our speakers at the social hour.

Sign up early for best pricing!

2019-20 Speaking Lineups Coming Soon!

  • 2018 Clinic Schedule


    The Westin O’Hare 6100 N River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

    Friday, November 30, 2018
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45 pm Coach Yvette Healy (Wisconsin)
    “Strong Arms Win: Throwing Progression & Drills”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Gayle Blevins (Iowa-retired)
    “Mental Game of Champions”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Mickey Dean (Auburn)
    “High-Level Pitching Mechanics”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Beverly Smith (South Carolina)
    “Recruiting in Today’s World”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Kenny Gajewski (Oklahoma State)
    “Infield Skills & Drills”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Yvette Healy (Wisconsin)
    “Creating Dynamic Practices”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Mickey Dean (Auburn)
    “Hitting Drills for Success”
    8:40-9:00pm Coaches Panel (Q & A with all speakers)
    9:00-10:30pm Coaches Social Hour
    Saturday, December 1, 2018
    8:00-8:45am Coach Beverly Smith (South Carolina)
    “The Game Within the Game: Pitch Calling-Reading a Hitter”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Kenny Gajewski (Oklahoma State)
    “Developing a Complete Offense”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Gayle Blevins (Iowa Retired)
    “Defense Wins Championships”
    10:25-10:55am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:55-11:40am Coach Mickey Dean (Auburn)
    “Year-Round Training for Pitchers”
    11:45am-12:30pm Coach Kenny Gajewski (Oklahoma State)
    “Aggressive Baserunning Wins Games”
    12:30pm-1:45pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:45-2:30pm Coach Beverly Smith (South Carolina)
    “Competitive Team Practice”
    2:35-3:20pm Coach Gayle Blevins (Iowa Retired)
    “Offensive Strategies: Putting Pressure on the Defense”
    3:25-4:10pm Coach Yvette Healy (Wisconsin)
    “Situational Action Plans: Creating Opportunities to Win”
    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

    6100 North River Road
    Rosemont, IL 60018

    Room Rates: $109/night +tax
    Booking: You may use the online registration HERE
    Hotel phone number: 847-698-1320

    Hotel Parking - $5/per vehicle

    * Please make hotel reservations by November 16, 2018.

  • Clinic Exhibitor Specific 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 250-450 coaches at each location.

    • One (1) 6’ table
    • Two (2) chairs
    • Booth placement will be: NFCA Official Sponsors and Partners, NFCA Loyalty Rankings, first-come, first served time-stamped applications.

    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 be given to companies who register for three or more clinics(when registering with the same email address).


    Electricity, internet and power needs vary from hotel to hotel. Once registered, companies will receive site-specific information regarding additional service needs prior to the clinic. 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.