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NFCA Minneapolis Clinic

Clinic Info:

Date: 1/18/19 - 1/19/19


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

Clinic Cost:

On or before January 15, 2019: $139
January 16, 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, 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.

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

2019 Speakers:

Deb Hartwig: Owner & Founder, Just SOFTBALL

Full Bio

  • World renowned softball instructor
  • Served as National Operation Manager for the PFX Tour
  • Former assistant coach at San Diego State (1995-98)
Lauren Lappin: Assistant Coach, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Full Bio

  • Entering seventh year as a collegiate assistant, third at UMSL
  • 2008 Olympic silver medalist and eight-year member of U.S. National Team (2003-10)
  • Five-year NPF veteran (USSSA Pride / PA Rebellion), retiring in 2015
Darren Mueller: Head Coach, North Dakota State

Full Bio

  • Nine NCAA DI Regionals in 10 years, including 2009 Norman Regional title
  • Reached 2009 Super Regional in first season of NCAA DI play
  • Guided Bison to NCAA DII national title in 2000; 605 career wins

Rhonda Revelle: Head Coach, Nebraska

Full Bio

  • Nebraska’s all-time wins leader in any sport
  • Coached 21 NFCA All-Americans & 14 Academic All-Americans
  • One of eight current coaches to make 20 NCAA appearances
  • NFCA Hall of Fame member
Vann Stuedeman: Head Coach, Mississippi State

Full Bio

  • Led Bulldogs to six NCAA appearances in last seven seasons
  • Tutored 12 NFCA All-America pitchers
  • Guided Bulldogs to 2018 Regional final
  • 2019 Clinic Schedule


    Hilton Minneapolis 3800 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN 55425

    Friday, January 18, 2019
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45pm Coach Darren Mueller (North Dakota State)
    “Effective Indoor Practice Planning”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Lauren Lappin (UMSL)
    “OF Skills & Drills”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Vann Stuedeman (Mississippi State)
    “Pitching 101: Mechanics and Drills for Success”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Rhonda Revelle (Nebraska)
    “Developing a Winning Team Culture”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Darren Mueller (North Dakota State)
    “A Progression on Hitting the Outside Pitch”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Deb Hartwig (Just SOFTBALL)
    “Catching: Throwing Runners Out- Know the Math!”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Vann Stuedeman (Mississippi State)
    “Using Creative & Homemade Tools to Improve Your Pitchers”
    8:40-9:00pm Coaches Panel (Q & A with all speakers)
    9:00-10:30pm Coaches Social Hour
    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    8:00-8:45am Coach Rhonda Revelle (Nebraska)
    “Defense Wins Championships: Strategies for Success”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Deb Hartwig (Just SOFTBALL)
    “Hitting: Let the Drills Do the Teaching”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Lauren Lappin (UMSL)
    “High-Intensity Infield Drills”
    10:25-10:55am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:55-11:40am Coach Darren Mueller (North Dakota State)
    “Turning a Right-Hand Hitter into a Slapper”
    11:45am-12:30pm Coach Vann Stuedeman (Mississippi State)
    “Sharpen Your Pitcher’s Performance in the Circle: Competitive Mental & Physical Drills”
    12:30pm-1:45pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:45-2:30pm Coach Rhonda Revelle (Nebraska)
    “Off-Road: Parents, Discipline, Communication, and More”
    2:35-3:20pm Coach Lauren Lappin (UMSL)
    “Creating Offense with Short Game & Baserunning”
    3:25-4:10pm Coach Deb Hartwig (Just SOFTBALL)
    “My Favorite Competitive Drills”
    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

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

    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 10, 2019.

  • 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.