Date: 12/3/21 – 12/4/21
CROWNE PLAZA CHICAGO O’HARE
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018 |
On or before November 18, 2021: $139
November 19-December 2, 2021: $149
On-Site December 3-4, 2021: $159
*For student pricing OR to register 10+ Coaches please contact the NFCA at 502-409-4600
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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 the best pricing!
2021 Speaking Lineup
Head Coach, Wichita State
Associate Head Coach, Northwestern
2021 Clinic Schedule
Friday, December 3, 2021 11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits 1:00-1:45pm Coach Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon)
“Developing Catchers Who Can Change a Game”
1:50-2:35pm Coach Kristi Bredbenner (Wichita State)
“Baserunning Strategy to Apply Pressure on the Defense”
2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits) 3:00-3:45pm Coach Caryl Drohan (Northwestern)
“Coach’s Checklist: What to look for in a swing”
3:50-4:35pm Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
“Championship Infield Drills”
4:40-5:25pm Coach Patrick Murphy (Alabama)
“Practice Planning for Generation Z”
5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits) 7:00-7:45pm Coach Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon)
“My Favorite Pitching Drills”
7:50-8:35pm Coach Kristi Bredbenner (Wichita State)
“Winning Takes More Than Talent: Developing team chemistry”
8:40-9:00pm Coaches Panel (Q&A with all speakers) 9:00-10:30pm Coaches Social Hour Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:00-8:45am Coach Patrick Murphy (Alabama)
“The Power of Affirmation”
8:50-9:35am Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
“The Art of the Short Game”
9:40-10:25am Coach Caryl Drohan (Northwestern)
“Drills & Measurements to Increase Offensive Power at Every Level on Any Budget”
10:25-10:55am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits) 10:55-11:40am Coach Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon)
“Uniting Your Pitching Staff To Win More Games”
11:45am-12:30pm Coach Kristi Bredbenner (Wichita State)
“Advanced Outfield Drills”
12:30-1:45pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits) 1:45-2:30pm Coach Patrick Murphy (Alabama)
“Team Defense: Putting it all together”
2:35-3:20pm Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
“The Game within the Game: Pitch calling & strategy”
3:25-4:10pm Coach Caryl Drohan (Northwestern)
“Hitting Flaws & Fixes for the Young Athlete”
4:10pm Drawings/Giveaways for all equipment on stage
Bownet Bodyguard Net ($261.99); ProMag Lite tee ($89.99);
Bownet Big Mouth X Net ($167.99); Bownet Fungo Bat ($99.99);
One dozen softballs with NFCA logo ($74.99)
Site & Travel Information
CROWNE PLAZA CHICAGO O’HARE
5440 NORTH RIVER ROAD
ROSEMONT, IL 60018
Room Rates: $100/night +tax
Hotel phone number: 877-337-5793
Hotel Parking - Hotel Guests- Free parking in hotel lot on a first-come, first-served basis
Please make hotel reservations by November 25, 2021.
Exhibitor Information & Pricing
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.
BOOTH SPACE INCLUDES:
- 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.
- A discount of 10% will be given to companies who register for three or more clinics (when registering with the same email address).
$350 for one table
$450 for two tables
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.
NO ENDORSEMENTS PERMITTED:
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 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 Coaches Clinic Slideshow which is played in front of the Coaches Clinic audience at various times throughout the two-day event. Click here for pricing and 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 Executive Director, Carol Bruggeman, if you have any additional questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-409-4600.