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Course Info:

Date: December 9-10


2017 NFCA National Convention
Bally’s Las Vegas
3645 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 | View Map
Hotel Rate is $119.00 + tax. When making reservations, please ask for "NFCA" room block. For online booking click HERE.

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Course Cost: $199

* If you are re-taking this course please call the NFCA at 502-409-4600 for adjustable rate.


Megan Smith
Head Coach, University of Kansas

  • Guided Kansas to six-straight 30-plus win seasons between 2011-16
  • 17-year coaching veteran, 12 as a head coach
  • Eight postseason appearances
Fran Troyan
Head Coach, Lehigh University

  • Guided Lehigh to 757 overall and 319 Patriot league victories
  • 10 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 19 Patriot League regular season and 11 tournament titles
Jo Evans
Head Coach, Texas A&M

  • Guided Aggies to 2017 WCWS and three overall
  • Six Super Regional and 18 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 1,149 career wins, 836 at Texas A&M

If defense wins championships then this course will point you in the right direction. The emphasis of this course is placed on how to analyze, teach, and drill all the defensive skills required to play fastpitch softball at a high level. In addition, you will:

  • Study the mechanics of throwing, fielding, receiving and footwork that is needed to play the game;
  • Examine the techniques that are used for fielding ground balls, fly balls, covering bases, fielding bunts, tagging runners and turning double plays;
  • Identifying and break down the skills required to play each defensive position;
  • Accumulate a progression of teaching techniques and drills that will improve team and player efficiency;
  • Learn how the ball's "speed and direction" and "depth and distance" will determine a players technique, decision and performance.
Course Schedule
Saturday Onsite Registration (Hotel): 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.