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Training Foundation presents our 4th Annual Virtual Softball Coaches Convention (4 days) beginning Wednesday, January 3rd at 6pm MST. All Speakers represent either current Division 1 Coaches, former Division 1 athletes, current and former National Team members and Olympians, or those categorized at the top of their fields in growing the game of Softball. *This year's Convention will be geared towards Coaches, Parents AND Players.* Whether working with athletes from the grassroots level to those in their teens all sessions will provide Coaches, Parents and Players the opportunities to grow their game on and off the field.. Truly an unbelievable experience whether beginning your coaching career or continuing your learning from some off the best.
New to the 2024 Convention are 2 additions that we are excited to offer:
1. Player's Pass - Welcoming all Softball players wanting to grow their game from the comfort of their home. Watch in and Listen to a tremendous lineup of Speakers for just $75 (Access to all Speakers. No recordings available. Must be in attendance.)
2. Two Pitching Sessions!! Listen to Shannon Saile speak on Advanced Pitching and for those Coaches, Parents or Players new to Pitching we welcome back DR3's Danielle Rubin to cover Pitching for Beginners.
NOTE: For those Canadian Coaches registering that are also maintaining Softball Canada certification you may self-report our 2024 Virtual Convention to receive PD points in your Locker as part of the Self Reporting Program. If choosing to do so please email AJ at firstname.lastname@example.org after registering to receive full documentation and instructions to obtain credits.
MEET YOUR SPEAKERS AND CONVENTION SCHEDULE: (Recordings provided to Coaches after sessions)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3RD (all times MST)
6:00PM - 7:30PM - HIGH LEVEL THROWING: SARAH O'BRIEN (Lead High Level Throwing® Instructor) - FOUNDATIONS OF THROWING & HOW TO THROW LIGHTNING BOLTS ON THE FIELD! @highlevelthrowinghlt - Sarah of High Level Throwing will guide you through learning the fundamentals of overhand throwing mechanics and how to improve your athletes throws through warm-ups, patterning exercises, throwing drills and programming!
Sarah's session will include a powerpoint discussing the:
1. Components of High Level Throwing® w/ Video Examples
2. Favorite Warm-Ups and Patterning Drills for Arm Health w/ Video Examples
3. Drill Progressions for a Training Session, Practice Routine & Pre-Game Routine
4. Sample Program for Athletes & How to Test Overhand Throwing Velocity
Registrants will get 30% OFF any books or balls using code: bolts30
7:45PM - 9:00PM - OUTFIELDING: ERIKA POLIDORI - TEAM CANADA/OAKLAND UNIV -
OUTFIELDING 101 - Lets Chat the Outfield - Having a conversation around the importance of outfielding for an elite defence and the fun that lies within the position. Coaches will obtain Skills & Drills for developing your defenders into a more athletic, efficient game changer in the grass.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH (all times MST)
6:00PM - 7:15PM - CATCHING: KAYLA KOWALIK - TEAM USA/KENTUCKY - ALL THINGS CATCHING AND PROGRESSIONS - The Catching session will entail:
Breakdowns of every skill set a catcher needs to be elite
1. smooth reception behind the plate
2. discernment on blocking and picking
3. Throw down coverage of transfer, foot work, and throw velocity
4. Mental aspects of catching such as mentality, timeouts, and working with umpires and pitchers
5. CamWood app breakdown for more info
7:30PM - 9:00PM - ADVANCED PITCHING: SHANNON SAILE - OKLAHOMA UNIV/UCF GRAD ASSISTANT - DEVELOPING REPEATABLE MECHANICS AND AN ELITE MINDSET -
Coaches and Players will acquire skills through targeted drills designed to develop elite pitching mechanics and enhance pitch repetition. Session curriculum will cover optimal training routines for pitchers in junior high through high school and delves into the elite mindset necessary for success at the Next Level.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 6TH (all times MST)
9:00AM - 9:45AM - COORDINATED COACHING - KALLY VANDER VALK - In this session Kally will discuss with Coaches what access into her Coordinated Coaching will provide them. Whether a new Coach or a seasoned Coach. Weather a new Instructor or a seasoned Instructor the KVS Coordinated Coaching Membership is a place where coaches come together monthly virtually to discuss all things coaching. Just like we tell our athletes all the time "teamwork makes the dream work" well so does having a strong community to bounce all aspects (mentally, emotionally and physically) of this calling off of, hence Coordinated coaching! A safe space where coaches at any level of their career can come together for the BIG PICTURE of each athlete!
10:00AM - 11:30AM - HITTING: JAMIE WREN - LONG BEACH STATE/DUBTRAINING - HITTING AND SLAPPING: FROM THE GROUND UP - DubTraining founded by Jamie Wren, who graduated from Long Beach State with a bachelor of science in communications. After concluding her lifelong softball career, Jamie was looking for the next chapter of her life and began offering hitting and slapping lessons out of her parent's backyard on a part-time basis. A few short months later her part-time business exploded into a full-time career where she moved into a new indoor facility in Brea, CA. This is where DubTraining was born. Jamie has over 18 years of playing experience and has serviced over 3,000 lessons from over 400 students across the United States to date.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7TH (all times MST)
11:00AM - 12:30PM - INFIELDING - DREW WALSH - LIU BROOKLYN/FAST INFIELD DEVELOPMENT - “Bringing Context To Infield Play”
Observing infielders from two lenses. First as a movement coach, second as an infield performance coach! We see movers before we see infielders. Meaning we build infielders who can express their athleticism to collect outs, ultimately enhancing their tactical skill abilities.
Drew’s session will include:
3. Play OFFENSE!
Registrants will be provided a special offer a the end of his session!
ADDITIONAL BONUS SESSION: PITCHING: FROM THE BEGINNING - DANIELLE RUBIN - DR3 FASTPITCH - DETAILS COMING SOON!
COACH EARLY BIRD (SAVE $50) AND GROUP REGISTRATION: $125(CDN) PER COACH - Contact AJ Fystro at email@example.com with questions related to Group or Association registration.
Coaches Register Here - https://square.link/u/PFHQRycG
ALL NEW PLAYERS PASS: $75(CDN) - GROW YOUR GAME FROM HOME!!
(Recordings are NOT available.) Contact AJ Fystro at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions related to Players Passes.
Players Register Here - https://square.link/u/XhgbHYIw
Whether a Parent, Coach OR Player.. Canada, the US or beyond.. All are welcome.. No borders!!
All participants will be emailed a link to the LIVE sessions prior to January 1st.
Please direct all questions to AJ Fystro with Training Foundation at email@example.com
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CATCHING / DEFENSE / OFFENSE
INSTRUCTION BY NATALIE VOORTMAN
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OFFERING 1-ON-1 / GROUPS / CLINICS
PUTTING THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE FEMALE ATHLETE AT THE FOREFRONT. PROGRAMS OFFER AN ENVIORNMENT THAT CHALLENGES GIRLS TO MOVE BEYOND THEIR COMFORT ZONE AND REACH THEIR GOALS.
PITCHING INSTRUCTION BY MADISON HOPE
FORMER D1 NCAA PITCHER SOUTH DAKOTA ST.
FORMER CANADIAN JR NATIONAL TEAM
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL LESSONS
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