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NFCA Louisville Clinic

Clinic Info:

Date: 1/4/19 - 1/5/19


Horseshoe Southern Indiana
11999 Casino Center Dr. SE
Elizabeth, IN 47117 | View Map
15 min from downtown Louisville, KY

Clinic Cost:

On or before January 1, 2019: $139
January 2, 2019 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 Clinic Info

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 Clinic is a two-day event near our headquarters in Louisville and provides an “up close and personal” setting to learn from world-class speakers.

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

2019 Speakers:

Lonni Alameda: Head Coach, Florida State

Full Bio

  • Steered Seminoles to 2018 NCAA national championship, first in program history
  • Reached NCAA postseason every year, including three WCWS appearances
  • Six straight ACC regular season and five consecutive tournament titles
Mike Candrea: Head Coach, Arizona

Full Bio

  • All-time NCAA Division I wins leader with 1,563
  • Guided Wildcats to eight national championships and 22 WCWS appearances
  • Tutored 51 NFCA All-Americans to a total of 100 awards
  • NFCA Hall of Fame member
Courtney Deifel: Head Coach, Arkansas

Full Bio

  • In third season, piloted Razorbacks to first NCAA Super Regional appearance
  • Under Deifel, program won 42 contests and first NCAA Regional title in 2018
  • 90 wins in three seasons at Arkansas and 117 in four years as head coach

Natalie Poole: Head Coach, Memphis

Full Bio

  • Eighth year with the Tigers and 18th overall as a head coach
  • Led Memphis to a school-record 37 wins in 2018
  • Reached the 500-win plateau in 2018
Michelle Venturella: Head Coach, WashU

Full Bio

  • Entering third season as program’s head coach
  • Guided Bears to 43 wins in first two seasons and a 2017 NCAA DIII Regional appearance
  • Eight-year member of U.S. National Team, winning Olympic gold in 2000
  • 2019 Clinic Schedule


    Horseshoe Southern Indiana, 11999 Casino Center Dr. SE, Elizabeth, IN 47117 (15 min from downtown Louisville, KY)

    Friday, January 4, 2019
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45 pm Coach Natalie Poole (Memphis)
    “Outfield Skills & Drills”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Michelle Venturella (WashU)
    “Mental Game of Champions”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Courtney Deifel (Arkansas)
    “My Favorite Pitching Drills”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Lonni Alameda (Florida State)
    “The Art of ‘Show & Go’: Managing a Season of Practices, Games, & People”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Natalie Poole (Memphis)
    “Slapping & the Speed Game”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Courtney Deifel (Arkansas)
    “Building a Battery”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Mike Candrea (Arizona)
    “Hitting: What I Know Now that I Wish I Knew Then”
    8:40-9:00pm Coaches Panel (Q & A with all speakers)
    9:00-10:30pm Coaches Social Hour presented by Connect Sports
    Saturday, January 5, 2019
    8:00-8:45am Coach Lonni Alameda (Florida State)
    “The Who, What, & When of Coaching …. Do We Need the Why?”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Michelle Venturella (WashU)
    “Solid Infield Defense”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Mike Candrea (Arizona)
    “Coaching the Process = Creating Quality Practices”
    10:25-10:55am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:55-11:40am Coach Natalie Poole (Memphis)
    “Performing Under Pressure: Competitive Defensive Drills”
    11:45am-12:30pm Coach Courtney Deifel (Arkansas)
    “Creating a Culture of Success”
    12:30pm-1:45pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:45-2:30pm Coach Lonni Alameda (Florida State)
    “The Belief in the Bullpen: Creating Confidence for Success”
    2:35-3:20pm Coach Michelle Venturella (WashU)
    “Developing High-Level Catchers”
    3:25-4:10pm Coach Mike Candrea (Arizona)
    “42 Years of Lessons Learned”
    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

    Horseshoe Southern Indiana
    11999 Casino Center Dr. SE
    Elizabeth, IN 47117
    *15 Minutes from Downtown Louisville, KY

    Room Rates: $99/night +tax
    Booking: A $10 upcharge will be applied if you choose to call in a reservation. Please use the online registration HERE
    Hotel phone number: 866-676-7463

    * Please make hotel reservations by Friday, December 14, 2018.

  • 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.
    • 8-13 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.

  • Exhibitor 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 250-500 coaches at each location.

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

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


    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 Marketing and Sponsorships Specialist, Emily Allard, if you have any additional questions: emily@nfca.org.