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NFCA Advanced Chicago Clinic

Clinic Info:

Date: December 1-2, 2017


Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018 | View Map

Clinic Cost:

On or before November 28, 2017: $139
November 29, 2017 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. The Advanced Chicago clinic takes the game to the next level with advanced strategies and skills and more of an emphasis on the mental aspects of the game.

You also do not want to miss our newest activity- the “Last Coach Standing!”

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

2017 Speakers

Kris Ganeff: Associate Coach, Notre Dame

Full Bio

  • Specializes in development of infielders and catchers & spearheads recruiting
  • Irish teams have finished among top 25 in fielding percentage in six of last eight seasons
  • Member of five NFCA Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year
Jacquie Joseph: Head Coach, Michigan State

Full Bio

  • 2016 NFCA Hall of Fame inductee
  • Winningest coach in program history
  • Over 800 career wins in 29 years as a head coach
Patrick Murphy: Head Coach, Alabama

Full Bio

  • Guided Crimson Tide to 2012 National Championship
  • 11 WCWS appearances and 19-straight NCAA Tournament bids
  • 16th active Division I coach to hit 1,000 wins (1,017)

Tyra Perry: Head Coach, Illinois

Full Bio

  • 17th season as a Division I head coach
  • Guided Illinois to consecutive NCAA Regionals
  • 484 victories as a head coach
Lori Sippel: Associate Head Coach, Nebraska

Full Bio

  • Regarded as one of the top pitching coaches in the country
  • Has tutored five All-America and 23 All-Region pitchers
  • Member of four Halls of Fame, including inaugural Nebraska class (2015)
  • 2017 Clinic Schedule


    Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

    Friday, December 1, 2017
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45 pm Coach Kris Ganeff (Notre Dame)
    “Infield Defensive Strategy - Importance of Fundamental Routines”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Tyra Perry (Illinois)
    “Develop a Winning Team Culture with Limited Resources”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Lori Sippel (Nebraska)
    “Pitching Periodization: Learning, Training, Competing”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Jacquie Joseph (Michigan State)
    “Organizing Practices to Produce Game-Day Results”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Kris Ganeff (Notre Dame)
    “Developing High-Level Catchers”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Patrick Murphy (Alabama)
    “Hitting Adjustments for Success”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Lori Sippel (Nebraska)
    “Competitive Pitching”
    8:40-10:00pm “Last Coach Standing” Contest & Social Hour
    Saturday, December 2, 2017
    8:00-8:45am Coach Jacquie Joseph (Michigan State)
    “Recruiting Myths & Truths”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Patrick Murphy (Alabama)
    “Baserunning 101 - Putting Pressure on the Defense”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Lori Sippel (Nebraska)
    “Pitching with Imagination and Intention”
    10:25-10:40am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:40-11:25am Coach Tyra Perry (Illinois)
    “Outfield Skills & Drills”
    11:30am-12:15pm Coach Patrick Murphy (Alabama)
    “PERSON FIRST/athlete second”
    12:15-1:15pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:15-2:00pm Coach Jacquie Joseph (Michigan State)
    “Elite Hitting Drills”
    2:05-2:50pm Coach Tyra Perry (Illinois)
    “The Art of the Short Game - Bunting & Slapping”
    2:55-3:40pm Coach Kris Ganeff (Notre Dame)
    “Competitive Drills Create Championship Culture”
    3:40-4:00pm Drawings/Giveaways for all equipment on stage
    Bownet Bodyguard Net ($229.99); Utilitee ($89.99);
    Bownet Big Mouth X Net ($149.99); Fungo Bat ($69.99);
    1 dozen softballs with NFCA logo ($60.00)
  • Site & Travel Information

    5440 North River Road
    Rosemont, IL 60018

    Room Rates: $90/night +tax
    Booking: You may use the online registration HERE
    Hotel phone number: 877-377-5793

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

    * Please make hotel reservations by Friday, November 17, 2017.

  • 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.
    • 13-8 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.

  • Clinic Exhibitor Specific Information

    Welcome to the newly expanded – NATIONWIDE -- NFCA Coaches Clinics. This is the perfect opportunity to get your product or service in front of hundreds of local high school, travel ball and youth coaches in various settings across the country. Our speaker schedules have built in breaks for exhibitor-only time, as well as an evening social hour for each event. Attendance varies across the country with anywhere from 250-500 coaches at each event.

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

    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. 


    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 Manager of Marketing, Emily Allard, if you have any additional questions: emily@nfca.org.