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Course Info:

Date: December 8-9


Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
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Hotel Rate is $144+ tax. When making reservations, please ask for “NFCA” room block. For online booking click HERE
University of Illinois at Chicago
901 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

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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.


Patrick Murphy
Head Coach, University of Alabama

  • Guided Crimson Tide to 2012 National Championship
  • 11 WCWS appearances and 20 straight NCAA Tournament bids
  • One of eight active NCAA Division I head coaches to reach 20 NCAA regionals
Kate Drohan
Head Coach, Northwestern University

  • Entering 18th season with 570 victories
  • Led Wildcats to a pair of Big Ten titles and back-to-back WCWS appearances, including the championship series in 2006
  • 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to regional championship seven times
Shonda Stanton
Head Coach, Indiana University

  • In her first season, guided Hoosiers to 26 wins, including 17 in Big Ten play
  • IU finished third in the Big Ten; best finish since 2011
  • Teams under Stanton have stolen at least 114 bases each season since 2009

One of our most highly-attended courses, Coaching Dynamic Team Practices covers the ins and outs of assessing team needs, developing a practice plan for various types of practices, maximizing staff and player involvement, learning to make adjustments on the fly and using all your resources to keep players engaged.

  • Take an in-depth look at planning, organizing and conducting practices from the ground up;
  • Construct a draft of a master practice plan. Discuss sample daily plans;
  • Consider differences in pre-season, pre-game and off-season plans;
  • Develop practice policies and procedures, logistics and routines;
  • Discuss common mistakes coaches make when teaching drills and how to prevent them;
  • Learn how to boost your players' performance through effective feedback;
  • Go on the field to experience live hitting, pitching, and position play practice segments led by industry leaders in conjunction with the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Course Schedule TBD