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NFCA Nashville Clinic

Clinic Info:

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


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

Caryl Drohan: Associate Head Coach, Northwestern

Full Bio

  • Entering 24th season as a Division I coach, 18th at Northwestern
  • Catalyst behind the Wildcats’ emergence as a top offensive program
  • Part of coaching staffs that have reached 15 NCAA Tournaments, including four Super Regionals and two Women’s College World Series
Deanna Gumpf: Head Coach, Notre Dame

Full Bio

  • Guided Irish to 17 NCAA Regional appearances in 17 seasons
  • Earned 700th career win in 2018
  • Five NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year honors
Kelly Inouye-Perez: Head Coach, UCLA

Full Bio

  • Guided Bruins to four straight and six overall WCWS appearances
  • Led UCLA to 12th national title and 11th NCAA Championship in 2012
  • Earned her 500th career win in 2018

Jacquie Joseph: Head Coach, Michigan State

Full Bio

  • Winningest coach in program history
  • Over 800 career wins in 31 years as a head coach
  • NFCA Hall of Fame member
Heather Tarr: Head Coach, Washington

Full Bio

  • Guided Huskies to 2009 national title and 2018 runner-up finish
  • Collected 584 wins in 14 seasons with Washington
  • Current assistant coach with U.S. National Team
  • 2019 Clinic Schedule


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

    Friday, January 18, 2019
    11:30am-1:00pm Clinic Registration & Visit the Exhibits
    1:00-1:45pm Coach Jacquie Joseph (Michigan State)
    “Organizing Practices to Produce Game-Day Results”
    1:50-2:35pm Coach Caryl Drohan (Northwestern)
    “Hitting Drills for Optimal Game Performance”
    2:35-3:00pm BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    3:00-3:45pm Coach Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame)
    “Creating Competition in the Bullpen”
    3:50-4:35pm Coach Jacquie Joseph (Michigan State)
    “Recruiting Myths & Truths”
    4:40-5:25pm Coach Caryl Drohan (Northwestern)
    “Defensive Positioning & Strategy for Game Situations”
    5:30-7:00pm DINNER BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    7:00-7:45pm Coach Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame)
    “Competitive Team Drills”
    7:50-8:35pm Coach Jacquie Joseph (Michigan State)
    “Elite Hitting Drills”
    8:40-9:00pm Coaches Panel (Q & A with all speakers)
    9:00-10:30pm Coaches Social Hour presented by Connect Sports
    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    8:00-8:45am Coach Heather Tarr (Washington)
    “Let’s Play Catch! High-Level Throwing & Receiving”
    8:50-9:35am Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA)
    “Want Next Level Pitching? It’s All About Your Catcher”
    9:40-10:25am Coach Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame)
    “Creating New & Innovative Practice Plans”
    10:25-10:55am BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    10:55-11:40am Coach Heather Tarr (Washington)
    “Solid Corner Defense: 1B/3B Skills & Drills”
    11:45am-12:30pm Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA)
    “Offensive Strategies for Success”
    12:30pm-1:45pm LUNCH BREAK (Visit the Exhibits)
    1:45-2:30pm Coach Caryl Drohan (Northwestern)
    “Turning a Right-Hand Hitter into a Slapper”
    2:35-3:20pm Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA)
    “Competitive Drills Create Championship Culture”
    3:25-4:10pm Coach Heather Tarr (Washington)
    “Strong Up the Middle: 2B/SS Infield Defense”
    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

    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 January 4, 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.