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NFCA Minneapolis Clinic

Clinic Info:

Date: January 19-20, 2018


Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
3800 American Blvd. East
Bloomington, MN 55425 | View Map

Clinic Cost:

On or before January 16, 2018: $139
January 17, 2018 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.

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.

2018 Speakers

Emily Allard: NFCA, NPF veteran, Co-founder of Be the Momentum

Full Bio

  • Four-year starting outfielder for the Chicago Bandits (2014-17)
  • 2014 All-NPF as a rookie and 2015 Golden Spikes Award winner
  • Four-year starter at Northwestern & program’s career leader with 154 stolen bases
Boo De Oliveira: Head Coach, Purdue

Full Bio

  • Completed first season as Purdue’s head coach in 2017
  • Served as a Division I assistant coach from 2008-16 (UNC, Purdue, Arizona State, Arkansas)
  • Division III and NJCAA head coach
Kelly Inouye-Perez: Head Coach, UCLA

Full Bio

  • Led UCLA to 12th national title and 11th NCAA Championship in 2012
  • Four WCWS, six Super Regional, and 11 NCAA Regional appearances
  • Under her watch, Bruins have earned 27 All-America, 53 All-Region, and 75 Pac 10/12 accolades

Beth Torina: Head Coach, LSU

Full Bio

  • Guided Tigers to four WCWS appearances, including 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Averaging 45 wins per season, including 50-win campaigns in 2015 & 2016
  • Six NCAA Regional and four Super Regional berths
George Wares: Head Coach, Central College

Full Bio

  • Winningest Coach in NCAA Division III and first to record 1,000 victories (1,096)
  • Guided the Dutch to four national titles and two runner-up finishes
  • 28 NCAA DIII Tournament berths, including 13 national championships appearances
  • 2018 Clinic Schedule


    Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, 3800 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN 55425

    Friday, January 19, 2018
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45pm Coach Boo De Oliveira (Purdue)
    “Developing High-Level Catchers”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Beth Torina (LSU)
    “Practice Planning for Pitchers”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach George Wares (Central College)
    “Executing the Short Game - Finding the Edge”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Beth Torina (LSU)
    “Increasing Speed and Power in Your Pitchers”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Emily Allard (NFCA)
    “Baserunning: Train For Two Bases Ahead”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Boo De Oliveira (Purdue)
    “Recruiting Myths & Truths”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Beth Torina (LSU)
    “My Favorite Pitching Drills”
    8:40-10:00pm “Last Coach Standing” Contest & Social Hour
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    8:00-8:45am Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA)
    “Creating Team Chemistry: How to Motivate & Build Confidence”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Emily Allard (NFCA)
    “Creating Slappers: It’s Not Always the Kid Who Can’t Hit”
    9:40-10:25am Coach George Wares (Central College)
    “Increasing Practice Expectations: Demanding More to Produce Game Day Results”
    10:25-10:40am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:40-11:25am Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA)
    “Favorite Competitive Team Practice Drills”
    11:30am-12:15pm Coach Emily Allard (NFCA)
    “Outfield: The Art of the Do or Die”
    12:15-1:15pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:15-2:00pm Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA)
    “Championship Hitting Drills”
    2:05-2:50pm Coach Boo De Oliveira (Purdue)
    “Spice Up Your Bullpen Sessions”
    2:55-3:40pm Coach George Wares (Central College)
    “Solid Infield Defense”
    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

    Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport 
    3800 American Blvd. East 
    Bloomington, MN 55425

    Room Rates: $104/night +tax
    Booking: You may use the online registration HERE
    Hotel phone number: 952-854-2100

    *Please make hotel reservations by Wednesday, January 4, 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.
    • 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.

  • Exhibitor 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.