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COURSE 401:
UNLOCK YOUR COACHING POTENTIAL

Course Info:


Date: September 13-17

Location:

VIRTUAL

COURSE COST:

On or before September 12, 2021: $199
September 13-14, 2021: $219

PLEASE NOTE:

Access to this course will be available on-demand as well as live throughout the week.

Any questions? Email joanna@nfca.org

COURSE 401: September 13-17, 2021

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FEATURED INSTRUCTORS:

Cindy Bristow (UC Riverside), Kelly Ford (Fullerton), Kenny Gajewski (Oklahoma State), Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame), Kris Herman (Williams College), Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA), Margo Jonker (Emeriti - Central Michigan), Gretta Melsted (Augustana University), Bridget Orchard (Villanova), Rhonda Revelle (Nebraska), Fran Troyan (Lehigh University)


Course Overview:

    In the current climate of athletes, coaches are dealing with more off-the-field issues than ever before. Come learn effective coaching strategies to navigate today’s athletic departments, parents, and student-athletes. You will:

  • Discover how your coaching style can have maximum impact on your athletes;
  • Gain a better understanding of your players -- why they act the way they do and how to predict their responses;
  • Improve your effectiveness in dealing with recurring issues like playing time, teamwork, discipline, confidence, slumps and change;
  • Learn specific tips for coaching hitters and pitchers;
  • Learn to better manage team meetings, conflict and negativity;
  • Develop effective protocol for pre-game, pitching changes, substitutions, practice, travel, games and team membership;
  • Discuss the art of scheduling and game planning;
  • Learn strategies for goal setting, listening, communicating and delegating;
  • Identify fatal coaching flaws and discuss how to fix them.

Course Schedule

9/13 - 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT: We don't coach "softball" we coach "people": How communication skills are the foundation for success

FEATURING: Kelly Ford (Fullerton), Bridget Orchard (Villanova), Gretta Melsted (Augustana University)
  • Discover how your coaching style can have maximum impact on your athletes;
  • Gain a better understanding of your players -- why they act the way they do and how to predict their responses;
  • Learn strategies for goal setting, listening, communicating, and delegating;

9/14 - 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT: Team Management & Culture: How policies, procedures, and rules shape your team identity

FEATURING: Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA) & Deanna Gumpf (Notre Dame)
  • Learn to better manage team meetings, conflict, and negativity;
  • Improve your effectiveness in dealing with recurring issues like playing time, teamwork, discipline, confidence, slumps, and change;
  • Develop an effective protocol for pre-game, pitching changes, substitutions, practice, travel, games, and team membership;

9/15 - 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT: Administrators, Assistant Coaches & Parents...Oh My!

FEATURING: Kenny Gajewski (Oklahoma State), Cindy Bristow (UC Riverside)
  • Learn how to develop a positive working relationship with your administrator;
  • Discuss strategies for hiring and retaining quality assistant coaches and support staff;
  • Create a plan to effectively incorporate parents into your program;

9/16 - 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT: From Budgets to Evaluations and Documentation: Things you need to know for a long-term career in coaching

FEATURING: Rhonda Revelle (Nebraska), Margo Jonker (Emeriti - Central Michigan)
  • Keep your program in the black with various budget management and fundraising ideas;
  • Discover various strategies in documenting player meetings and conversations;
  • Learn more about coach and student-athlete evaluations and how they can be a positive tool for your program

9/17 - 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT: But what about...

FEATURING: Kris Herman (Williams College), Fran Troyan (Lehigh University)
  • All the questions that we couldn't get to earlier in the week!
  • Have a specific question about your program? We'll take it here!