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Course Info:

Date: December 3-4


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

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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.


Deanna Gumpf
Head Coach, University of Notre Dame

  • 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
Amy Hogue
Head Coach, University of Utah

  • Sports a 317-275-1 record in 11 seasons at Utah
  • Led Utes to three NCAA Regionals and back-to-back Super Regional appearances in 2016 & 2017
  • Owns a 514-360-1 record in 16 years as a collegiate head coach (five years at Salt Lake CC)
Randy Schneider
Head Coach, Ankeny Centennial High School (AL)

  • Guided Jaguars to a program-record 25 wins in first season as head coach
  • Former head coach at Valparaiso as well as an assistant at Iowa State and Wisconsin
  • Nationally-renowned hitting instructor and offensive strategist

Join some of the best in the business as they share their methods of success across all areas of competition. Beginning with personnel evaluations and film study, into the creation and execution of a game plan, through the planning of a pre-game warm-up, to delivering the post-game speech, this class has you covered with “all things game day.” You will develop and apply the skills of coaching through observation, analysis of game clips and real-time strategy decisions:

  • Evaluate team and individual performance;
  • Discuss how to handle "teachable moments," during a game;
  • Address difficult coaching situations and brainstorm how to handle them;
  • Also address topics such as: personnel decisions, game hitting, bench management, game plan adjustments, pitch calling, giving signs, base coaching, and conducting meetings (pre-game, post-game).
  • Analyze selected game matchups. Develop prospective game plans and discuss them in a group setting;
  • Identify opponent's basic game plans;
  • Scout from within a game and assess the strengths and weaknesses of an opponent;
  • Make real-time strategy decisions based on what you see during in-game clips.
Course Schedule TBD