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NFCA Chicago I Clinic

Clinic Info:

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


5440 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

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NFCA Chicago Coaches Clinic - December 13-14:


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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 Speakers

Deanna Gumpf Head Coach, Notre Dame

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Carol Hutchins Head Coach, Michigan

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Kelly Inouye-Perez Head Coach, UCLA

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Rachel Lawson Head Coach, Kentucky

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Beth Torina Head Coach, LSU

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  • 2019 Clinic Schedule

    CHICAGO I 2019

    Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
    5440 N River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

    Friday, December 13, 2019
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45 pm Coach Beth Torina (LSU)
    “Life in the Bullpen: Drills & Workouts for Pitchers”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Rachel Lawson (Kentucky)
    “Advanced Outfield Play”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Carol Hutchins (Michigan)
    “Recruiting: Myths & Truths”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Beth Torina (LSU)
    “Keys for Developing a Successful Pitcher”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame)
    “Building a Foundation to Be a Fundamentally-Sound Infielder”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Beth Torina (LSU)
    “Mixing It Up: Tips on the Drop, Rise, & Change”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA)
    “Offensive Strategies to Put Runs on the Board”
    8:40-9:00pm Coaches Panel (Q & A with all speakers)
    9:00-10:30pm Coaches Social Hour presented by Legacy Event Management
    Saturday, December 14, 2019
    8:00-8:45am Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA)
    “Want Next-Level Pitching? It’s All About Your Catcher”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame)
    “Creating New and Innovative Practice Plans”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Carol Hutchins (Michigan)
    “The Block M: Creating a Championship Culture”
    10:25-10:55am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:55-11:40am Coach Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame)
    “Competitive Team Drills”
    11:45am-12:30pm Coach Rachel Lawson (Kentucky)
    “Practice Planning: The Fundamental Checklists”
    12:30pm-1:45pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:45-2:30pm Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA)
    “Championship Hitting Drills”
    2:35-3:20pm Coach Rachel Lawson (Kentucky)
    “Sessions from the Bullpen: Pitch-Calling Principles”
    3:25-4:10pm Coach Carol Hutchins (Michigan)
    “My Favorite Offensive & Defensive Drills”
    4:10pm Drawings/Giveaways for all equipment on stage
    Bownet Bodyguard Net ($229.99); ProMag tee ($74.99);
    Bownet Big Mouth X Net ($149.99); Fungo Bat ($99.99);
    One dozen softballs with NFCA logo ($65.00)
  • Site & Travel Information

    5440 North River Road 
    Rosemont, IL 60018

    Room Rates: $90/night +tax
    Booking: You may book HERE.
    Hotel phone number: 877-337-5793

    Hotel Parking - Hotel Guests- Free parking in hotel lot on first-come, first-served basis

    * Please make hotel reservations by December 5, 2019.

  • Exhibitor Information

    The NFCA Coaches Clinics are the perfect opportunity to get your product or service in front of thousands 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 250-525 coaches at each location.

    • One (1) 6’ table
    • Two (2) chairs
    • Booth placement will be as follows: NFCA Official Sponsors and Partners, NFCA Loyalty Rankings, then first-come, first served time-stamped applications.
    • Please note: These are table-top set-ups, NOT 10’x10’ booth spaces. Please plan your set-ups accordingly.

    • PRICING:

      $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, along with meeting hotel deadlines.


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


      Exhibitors cannot conduct any live or recorded video or audio broadcasts from their booth space or from anywhere else in the hotel without the written consent of the NFCA. Requests should be submitted to the NFCA Executive Director or the NFCA Director of Marketing and Sponsorships at least one month in advance of any desired photography, video, or audio taping opportunity. If approved, exhibitors cannot photograph or video record any booth other than their own.


      The NFCA offers ad space for purchase in our speaker outlines given to every Coaches Clinic attendee. Click here for more information.


      All registered exhibitors at every NFCA Coaches Clinic are responsible for and required to abide by the NFCA’s Coaches Clinic Exhibitor Guidelines


      Please contact Director of Marketing and Sponsorships, Emily Allard, if you have any additional questions: emily@nfca.org or call 502-409-4600.