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Course Info:

Date: December 11-12


Convention Host Hotel
Las Vegas, NV


On or before December 10, 2021: $199
On-Site December 11-12, 2021: $219


An off-site practice facility will also be used during this course for live coaching and demonstration purposes. No ground transportation will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to rideshare using local transportation, Uber, and/or Lyft.
*The ability to enroll in the course will be available once capacity guidelines are established by the NCAA*

Any questions? Email joanna@nfca.org

COURSE 406: December 11-12, 2021



John Rittman
John Rittman
Head Coach, Clemson University

  • Member of USA Softball Women’s National Team Coaching Pool
  • 2x WCWS Participant
  • 2021 ACC Champion & NCAA Regional Participant
Jessica Allister
Jessica Allister
Head Coach, Stanford University

  • Entering her 5th Season at Stanford
  • 2019 PAC-12 Coach of the Year
  • 2021 NCAA Regional Participant
Kate Drohan
Kate Drohan
Head Coach, Northwestern University

  • 3X Big Ten Coach of the Year
  • Back-to-back Women's College World Series semifinal appearances
  • 13X NCAA Tournament Appearances

Course Overview

Championship teams run championship practices. Learn how to design and implement practices from small group and individual segments to full team sessions that allow skill development in a competitive atmosphere.

  • 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 mistakes coaches make when teaching drills and how to prevent them;
  • Learn how to boost your players' performance through effective feedback;
  • Actively participate in drills designed to improve your personal coaching skills;
  • Observe and evaluate practices designed to help players develop game sense, counter offensive-defensive strategies and prepare for games.
Course Schedule
December 11 Registration 5:30 PM
Session I 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
December 12 Session II 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session III 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM