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NFCA Nashville Clinic

Clinic Info:

Date: January 19-20, 2018


Marriott Franklin-Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067 | 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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Attendee Registration:


Exhibitor Registration:
**Only four booths left!


Clinic Registration Form

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

Lonni Alameda: Head Coach, Florida State

Full Bio

  • Reached NCAA postseason every year, including two WCWS appearances in 2014 and 2016
  • Five straight ACC regular season and four consecutive tournament titles
  • Five-time ACC Coach of the Year and three 50-win seasons in the last four years
Gayle Blevins: Head Coach (ret.), Iowa & Indiana

Full Bio

  • 31 years as a Division I head coach, the final 23 at Iowa
  • Recorded 1,245 wins, seventh amongst DI head coaches
  • Four WCWS appearances, eight Big Ten titles and 13 40-win seasons
Jen McIntyre: Head Coach, Connecticut

Full Bio

  • Entering fourth season as UConn’s head coach
  • 17-year coaching veteran
  • Member of coaching staffs that reached seven NCAA tournaments

Donna J. Papa: Head Coach, North Carolina

Full Bio

  • Entering 33rd season at UNC and 35th overall as a head coach
  • Compiled a 1,227-677-5 overall record and a 1,198-662-5 mark at UNC
  • Guided Tar Heels to NCAA tournaments in 14 of last 17 years
Karen Weekly: Co-Head Coach, Tennessee

Full Bio

  • 21-year head coaching veteran entering 17th season at Tennessee
  • Amassed 1,025 career victories, 802 at UT
  • Guided Lady Vols to five top-three national finishes and seven WCWS appearances
  • 2018 Clinic Schedule


    Marriott Franklin- Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067

    Friday, January 19, 2018
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45pm Coach Donna J. Papa (North Carolina)
    “Outfield Skills & Drills”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Gayle Blevins (Iowa - retired)
    “Offensive Strategies: Putting Pressure on the Defense”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Lonni Alameda (Florida State)
    “The Journey of a Season in the Bullpen”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Jen McIntyre (UConn)
    “Indoor Practices”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Donna J. Papa (North Carolina)
    “Bunting - The Art of the Short Game”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Lonni Alameda (Florida State)
    “Creating a Culture of Success - Managing People”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Jen McIntyre (UConn)
    “Offensive Drills and Fixes for Common Problems”
    8:40-10:00pm "Last-Coach Standing" Contest and Social Hour, presented by Connect Sports
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    8:00-8:45am Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
    “Slapping and the Speed Game”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Gayle Blevins (Iowa - retired)
    “Mental Game of Champions”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Donna J. Papa (North Carolina)
    “My Favorite Competitive Drills”
    10:25-10:40am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:40-11:25am Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
    “The Game Within the Game: Pitch Calling”
    11:30am-12:15pm Coach Lonni Alameda (Florida State)
    “Athletic Drills Build an Athletic Team”
    12:15-1:15pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:15-2:00pm Coach Gayle Blevins (Iowa - retired)
    “Defensive Strategies for Success”
    2:05-2:50pm Coach Jen McIntyre (UConn)
    “Team-Building Ideas for All Budgets”
    2:55-3:40pm Coach Karen Weekly (Tennessee)
    “Championship Infield Drills”
    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

    700 Cool Springs Blvd.
    Franklin, TN 37067

    Room Rates: $119/night +tax
    Booking: You may use the online registration HERE
    Hotel phone number: 615-261-6100

    * Please make hotel reservations by Thursday, 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.