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NFCA Chicago II Clinic

Clinic Info:

Date: 1/3/20-1/4/20


5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018 | View Map

Clinic Cost:

On or before December 19, 2019: $139
December 20, 2019- January 2, 2020: $149
On-Site January 3-4, 2020: $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 - January 3 - 4


PDF Clinic Registration Form

2020 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! 

2020 Speakers:

Lonni Alameda Head Coach, Florida State

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Boo De Oliveira Head Coach, Purdue

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Kate Drohan Head Coach, Northwestern

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Brandon Elliott Head Coach, Virginia Wesleyan

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Gerry Glasco Head Coach, Louisiana

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  • 2020 Clinic Schedule

    CHICAGO II 2020

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

    Friday, January 3, 2020
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45 pm Coach Kate Drohan (Northwestern)
    “Taking Infield Fundamentals to an Elite Level”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Brandon Elliott (Virginia Wesleyan)
    “Building a Championship Program from the Ground Up”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Boo De Oliveira (Purdue)
    “Charge Up the Battery: Developing the Pitcher-Catcher Relationship”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Lonni Alameda (Florida State)
    “The Bench - How to Build It and Utilize It”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Gerry Glasco (Louisiana)
    “Teaching the High-Level Swing”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Lonni Alameda (Florida State)
    “How to Make Practices More Game-Like”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Brandon Elliott (Virginia Wesleyan)
    “Outfield Play … You Can’t Win Without Them”
    8:40-9:00pm Coaches Panel (Q & A with all speakers)
    9:00-10:30pm Coaches Social Hour presented by Legacy Event Management
    Saturday, January 4, 2020
    8:00-8:45am Coach Boo De Oliveira (Purdue)
    “Developing High-Level Catchers”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Gerry Glasco (Louisiana)
    “My Journey Through Softball”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Brandon Elliott (Virginia Wesleyan)
    “Baserunning 101”
    10:25-10:55am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:55-11:40am Coach Lonni Alameda (Florida State)
    ““Teamwork to Make the Dream Work: How to Incorporate Standards and Values into Your Program”
    11:45am-12:30pm Coach Kate Drohan (Northwestern)
    “Defensive Strategies for Success”
    12:30pm-1:45pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:45-2:30pm Coach Gerry Glasco (Louisiana)
    “Hitting – The Mechanical Difference in the Swing Between the High and Low Pitch”
    2:35-3:20pm Coach Boo De Oliveira (Purdue)
    “My Favorite Pitching Drills”
    3:25-4:10pm Coach Kate Drohan (Northwestern)
    “Indoor Practice Planning”
    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

    ROSEMONT, IL 60018

    Room Rates: $100/night +tax
    Booking: You may book HERE.
    Also, by providing the group name or the group code “B19” attendees will also be able to make reservations by calling the hotel.
    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 26, 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.


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