2019 Clinic Schedule – Softball

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019

6:30 pm: 

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

7:00 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 bring you the "MEET, GREET & EAT." Enjoy a complimentary ballpark style buffet while you relax, socialize and expand your network within the coaching community. In addition to the food, there will be plenty of complimentary beverages to ensure no one leaves thirsty.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm:

SALON B/C: TUNE UP WITH GAYLORD PERRY - Perry pitched 22 seasons in the major leagues with the Giants, Indians, Rangers, Padres, Yankees, Mariners, Braves and Royals. The five-time All Star compiled 314 wins with 3,534 strikeouts and am impressive 33 shutouts. His impressive career statistics and performance earned him an induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. His number 36 was retired by the Giants in 2005. He is one of only 24 pitchers to win 300 games (17th all-time) and one of only 16 pitchers to record at least 3000 strikeouts (8th all time.) He was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in each league: 1972 with the Indians and 1978 with the Padres. He won 15 or more games for 13 consecutive seasons from 1966-78. Since 1900, only Greg Maddux (17) had a longer streak. He is also distinguished, along with his brother Jim, for being part of the second-winningest brother combination in baseball history—second only to the knuckleballing Niekro brothers, Phil and Joe.

Perry had a reputation throughout his career for doctoring baseballs. (He claims he was taught the spitball in 1964 by pitcher Bob Shaw.) He used his reputation to psyche out the hitters as well. As he looked in to his catcher for the pitch selection, Perry would touch various parts of his head, such as his eyebrows and his cap. In this manner, he may or may not have been applying a foreign substance to the ball on any particular pitch. Despite his notoriety for doctoring baseballs and perhaps even more so for making batters think he was throwing them on a regular basis – he even went so far as to title his 1974 autobiography Me and the Spitter – he was not ejected for the illegal practice until August 23, 1982, in his 21st season in the majors. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019

9:30 AM:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

10:40 am – 11:10 am:

GRAND BALLROOM SALON A: CLINIC INFORMATION SESSION (All attendees)

11:20 am – 12:20 pm:

SALON D/E: FEATURE PRESENTATION

CAROL BRUGGEMAN – Talk'n Softball with the Executive Director

12:35 pm – 1:00 pm:

SALON D: Carol Bruggeman – DRILLS SESSION: My Favorite Competitive Team Drills

SALON E: Alisa Goler – DRILLS SESSION: Creating Seperation/Utilizing the Back Hip Correctly

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm:

SALON D: John Tshida – Hitting Fundamental Concepts in the Year 2019

SALON E: Alisa Goler – Off-Season Practice Planning

SALON 4: Jodi Hermanek – Pitchers Training: Training Methods to Strengthen a Pitcher's Command

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:

SALON D: Carol Bruggeman – Championship Outfield Play

SALON E: Alisa Goler – Mental Aspect of Hitting

SALON 4: Jodi Hermanek – Defensive Strategy: Devising a Pitching Attack Plan

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: John Tshida – Practice Organization - Getting the Most Out of Your Resources

SALON E: Alisa Goler – How to Create a Winning Strategy

SALON 4: Dana Cavalea – Power Development for the Modern Day Softball Player

4:30 pm – 4:55 pm:

SALON D: Carol Bruggeman – DRILLS SESSION: Middle & Corner Infield Drills

SALON E: Sue Kunkle – DRILLS SESSION: Hitting Drills to Work the Lower Half

5:10 pm – 5:35 pm:

SALON D: Alisa Goler – DRILLS SESSION: Proper Use of Upper Half in Hitting

SALON E: Zach Sorensen – DRILLS SESSION: Building Culture and Implementing the Mental Game - MVP

SALON 4: Dana Cavalea – DRILLS SESSION: On-Field Arm-Excercize Program for an Injury Free Season

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/E: Sue Kunkle, Jodi Hermanek & Alisa Goler – Coaches Roundtable: Q&A Cool-Down Session - Don't Leave Any Questions Unanswered

7:50 pm – 8:20 pm:

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

8:20 pm – 9:20 pm:

SALON D/E: FEATURE PRESENTATION JOHN TSHIDA – Talk'n Softball with a Hall of Famer

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019

8:00 am:

GRAND BALLROOM FOYER: Registration Opens

8:30 am – 9:15 am:

SALON D: Carol Bruggeman – Strong Up the Middle - Middle Infield Skills

SALON E: Stephanie Van Brakle Protho – Transitioning From Pitcher to Pitching Coach

SALON 4: Jodi Hermanek – Base Running - Aggressive Mind Set to Make the Average Speed Faster

9:30 am – 10:15 am:

SALON D: John Tshida – Hitting - Practice Ideas From Outside the Box

SALON E: Stephanie Van Brakle – Drop Ball & Curveball - How to Maximize Speed and Movement

SALON 4: Zach Sorensen – Guarantee Progress With Your 14:24

10:30 am – 11:15 am:

SALON D: Carol Bruggeman – Organizing Practices to Produce Game-Day Results

SALON E: Sue Kunkle – Building a Champinship Culture - Trust & Relationships

SALON 4: Zach Sorensen – The No. 1 Way to Motivate Players - Creating Belief Through a PPI

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: Jodi Hermanek – DRILLS SESSION: Team Defensive Drills

SALON E: Stephanie Van Brakle Prothro – DRILLS SESSION: Speed, Power and Conditioning Drills for Pitchers

12:25 pm – 12:50 pm:

SALON D: Sue Kunkle – DRILLS SESSION: Pitching Drills For Improving Location on Fastball & Offspeed

SALON E: Stephanie Van Brakle Prothro – DRILLS SESSION: Competition Drills/Games to Create a "Game Day" Feel for Pitchers

SALON 4: Dana Cavalea – DRILLS SESSION: Designing a Complete Core Development Program

1:05 pm – 1:30 pm:

SALON D: John Tshida – DRILLS SESSION: A Wide Variety to Add to Your Collection

SALON E: Sue Kunkle – DRILLS SESSION: Infield Drills/Circuit Ideas