2017 Clinic Schedule – Softball


6:00 pm: 

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm:

SALON B/C: BRINGING THE 'THUNDER' WITH SHONDA STANTON - A Q&A session featuring Marshall University's veteran coach. The winningest coach in school history, Stanon has been with the Thundering Herd for two decades. During her tenure, Marshall has won at least 30 games an amazing 11 times. Her resume also includes and impressive on the field career where she starred in the Women's ASA Fastpitch Summerball League with the Chet Smith Lady All-Stars and the Buckeye Slammers. A native of Sharon, PA, Stanton has also served as an assistant basketball and volleyball coach in her career. What questions do you need answered in your quest to become a better coach? Come prepared to interact and be ready to "Gain an Edge" as you and your staff prepare for the 2017 season!

7:15 pm - 8:00 pm:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: MEET, GREET & EAT - The PA Coaches Clinic has built a great reputation for having a friendly, welcoming and entertaining event while still providing a nationally recognized roster of speakers and exhibitors. To further enhance your experience, we are excited to introduce "MEET, GREET & EAT." Enjoy a complementary ballpark style buffet while you relax, socialize and expand your network within the baseball coaching community. In addtion to the food, long-time sponsor Miller Lite will provide complimentary beverages to ensure no one leaves thirsty.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm:

SALON B/C: TUNE UP WITH JOHN ROCKER - Rocker was a flame throwing relief pitcher that was drafted by his hometown Atlanta Braves in 1993. The left-hander made his major league debut for the club in 1998. The following season he recorded a 2.49 ERA and 38 saves for the Braves. He helped lead Atlanta to several National League East titles while playing a key role in the teams National League Championship Series victory over fellow 2017 Coaches Clinic presenter, Bobby Valentine, and the New York Mets. The controversial reliever was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 2001, where he would pitch in the ALDS against the Seattle Mariners. His career continued with the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Devil Rays before he retired in 2003. Known for his loud mouth and comments to the media, it was no surprise that Rocker found post-playing career success in front of the camera. He made his acting debut in the 2002 horror comedy, the Greenskeeper, and would later appear on Spike TV's Pros vs. Joes and the 29th season of Survivor. The flamboyant former MLB relief pitcher will share a brief message with attendees before taking questions from the audience. Following the Q&A session, Rocker will be available for photos & autographs.


9:45 AM:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

10:45 am – 11:15 am:


11:35 am – 12:20 pm:


Dr. Kellie Middleton – Softball from the Perspective of a Former College Athelete and Current Medical Doctor

12:35 pm – 1:00 pm:

SALON D: Shonda Stanton – DRILLS SESSION: Ballplayer Turned Athelete Through the Execution of Fundamentals & Creative Drill Sets

SALON E: Larissa Anderson – DRILLS SESSION: Drills for Indoor Practices

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm:

SALON D: Julie Jones – The Little Things That Make Our Infielders Better

SALON E: Cindy Bristow – Help Your Pitchers Succeed by Making Pitching Logical & Understandable

SALON 4: Joe Guthrie – Creating Player-Specific Daily Plans to Enhance Your Program

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:

SALON D: Shonda Stanton – Where Are All the Throwing Coaches? Skills and Drills for Throwing and Catching with a Purpose

SALON E: Larissa Anderson – Sequential Practice

SALON 4: Joe Guthrie – Hitting: The Precision Approach

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:

GRAND BALLROOM SALON A: Prize Raffle in the Exhibitor’s Showroom

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm:

SALON D: Shonda Stanton – The Next 60 Feet: Baserunning Skills & Tips to Maximize Offensive Production

SALON E: Larissa Anderson – Pitchers - How to Get Your Players to Perform Through the Length of the Season

SALON 4: Jacquie Joseph – Offensive Strategies

4:30 pm – 4:55 pm:

SALON D: Julie Jones – DRILLS SESSION: Yes...Even Softball Players Need to be Fixed

SALON E: Cindy Bristow – DRILLS SESSION: Pitching Drills for Speed, Accuracy & Movement

5:10 pm – 5:35 pm:

SALON D – Julie Jones – DRILLS SESSION: Catching Drills - Tips for Helping Your Quarterback

SALON E – Jacquie Joseph – DRILLS SESSION: Infield Drills - Spartan Style

SALON 4: Joe Guthrie – DRILLS SESSION: Customized Hitting Drills Relative to Each Player's Skill Level

5:35 pm – 7:05 pm:

DINNER BREAK: The hotel restaurant offers an excellent dinner buffet at an affordable price!

7:05 pm – 7:50 pm:

SALON D: Yvette Girouard – Talk'n Softball with Yvette Girouard FEATURE PRESENTATION

7:50 pm – 8:20 pm:

GRAND BALLROOM SALON A: Prize Raffle in the Exhibitor’s Showroom

8:20 pm – 9:05 pm:

SALON D: Yvette Girouard & Cindy Bristow – Hall of Fame Q & A – Cool Down Session

SALON E: Matt Lisle – The Movement Patterns of Elite Hitters


8:00 am:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

8:30 am – 9:15 am:

SALON D: Julie Jones – Ideas for Workouts and Charting Pitchers/Progress

SALON E: Larissa Anderson – Fundamentals of Throwing and Receiving for All Positions

SALON 4: Jason Kuhn – Five Team Culture Fundamentals (The Fundamentals of Winning)

9:30 am – 10:15 am:

SALON D: Shonda Stanton – Ten Minute Toughness: Mental Training Program & Routine to Develop Elite Hitters

SALON E: Jacquie Joseph – Defensive Strategies

SALON 4: Cindy Bristow – Pitching Workouts that Lead to Game Success

10:30 am – 11:15 am:

SALON D: Julie Jones – Building Your Catcher from the Ground Up

SALON E: Matt Lisle – Batters Box Battle - Mental Approach to Hitting

SALON 4: Joe Guthrie – Understanding the Recruiting Process from A to Z

11:15 am – 11:45 am:

GRAND BALLROOM SALON A: Prize Raffle in the Exhibitor’s Room

11:45 am – 12:10 pm:

SALON D: Shonda Stanton – DRILLS SESSION: Welcome to the #Fun Zone: Competitve Drills

SALON E: Matt Lisle – DRILLS SESSION: Hitting Drills from the Vault

SALON 4: Jason Kuhn – DRILLS SESSION: Mental Checklists & Team Building Activities

12:25 pm – 12:50 pm:

SALON D: Joe Guthrie – DRILLS SESSION: Situational Hitting Drills to Develop Team Offense

SALON E: Jacquie Joseph – DRILLS SESSION: Outfield Drills...Spartan Style

1:05 pm – 1:50 pm:

SALON D: Jason Kuhn – Commitment: Discipline vs. Desire (Mental Toughness)

SALON E: Jacquie Joseph – Organizing Productive Practices

SALON 4: Cindy Bristow – Tips for Throwing Different Pitches & Knowing When to Use Them