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NFCA Minneapolis Clinic

Clinic Info:

Date: 1/24/20-1/25/20


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

Clinic Cost:

On or before January 9, 2020: $139
January 10-23, 2020: $149
On-Site January 24-25, 2020:$159
*For student pricing OR to register 10+ Coaches please contact the NFCA at 502-409-4600

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NFCA Minneapolis Coaches Clinic - January 24 - 25


PDF Clinic Registration Form

2020 Minneapolis Coaches Clinic Exhibitor Application


Coaches Clinic Info

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

Mickey Dean Head Coach, Auburn

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Kris Ganeff Associate Coach, Notre Dame

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Gretta Melsted Head Coach, Augustana

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Michelle Venturella Head Coach, WashU

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Karen Weekly Co-Head Coach, Tennessee

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  • 2020 Clinic Schedule


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

    Friday, January 24, 2020
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45pm Coach Gretta Melsted (Augustana)
    “Creating Variability in Hitting Practice”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Kris Ganeff (Notre Dame)
    “Competitive Drills Create Championship Culture”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Mickey Dean (Auburn)
    “Advanced Outfield Play”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Michelle Venturella (WashU)
    “Elite Hitting Drills”
    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 Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
    “Baserunning 101”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Michelle Venturella (WashU)
    “Solid Infield Defense”
    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 25, 2020
    8:00-8:45am Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
    “Slapping and the Speed Game”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Michelle Venturella (WashU)
    “Mental Game of Champions”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
    “The Game within the Game: Pitch Calling for Success”
    10:25-10:35am Blast Presentation
    10:35-10:55am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:55-11:40am Coach Gretta Melsted (Augustana)
    “Practice Planning: Incorporating Competition to Maximize Potential”
    11:45am-12:30pm Coach Mickey Dean (Auburn)
    “Year-Round Training for Pitchers”
    12:30pm-1:45pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:45-2:30pm Coach Kris Ganeff (Notre Dame)
    “Infield Defensive Strategies: Developing a Strong Fundamental Structure”
    2:35-3:20pm Coach Gretta Melsted (Augustana)
    “Creating and Maintaining a Championship Culture”
    3:25-4:10pm Coach Mickey Dean (Auburn)
    “Hitting Drills for Success”
    4:10pm Drawings/Giveaways for all equipment on stage
    Bownet Bodyguard Net ($229.99); ProMag Lite tee ($74.99);
    Bownet Big Mouth X Net ($149.99); Metal Fungo Bat ($99.99);
    One dozen softballs with NFCA logo ($65.00)
  • Site & Travel Information


    Room Rates: $110/night +tax
    Booking: You may use the online registration HERE
    Hotel phone number: 952-854-2100

    * Please make hotel reservations by January 9, 2020.

  • 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.