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The Pitching and Hitting Summits – powered by Softball Excellence – are one-of-a-kind clinics led by the top pitching and hitting minds in college softball. These coaches speak on subjects relevant to coaching at the collegiate level - including their secrets for taking their athletes from good to great. No stone is left unturned, as they share all aspects of what has made their programs, and their pitchers and hitters, consistently the best in the country

And now you can be a part of these exclusive events!

This product is recommended for Advanced-Level Coaches & Athletes, and contains the following:

SPEAKER SESSIONS

  • Hour-long presentations that go in-depth on the subject presented
  • Video of each speaker's complete presentation
  • Each speaker's downloadable, print-ready notes, including any drills or charts mentioned

MICRO-TOPIC SESSIONS

  • 20-minute deep-dive on a specific topic
  • Video of each speaker's complete presentation
  • Each speaker's downloadable, print-ready notes & drills, including any drills or charts mentioned

PANEL SESSIONS

  • Learn from the experts as they share their experiences, thoughts and insights
  • Topics discussed are relevant to you and today's game
  • Includes complete video of each panel
  • Moderated by Cindy Bristow

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PITCHING SUMMIT: SPEAKER SESSIONS

Jen Rocha, University of Florida
Commanding the Strike Zone - How We Get the Gator Pitchers to Dominate the Zone 

  • Learn how the Gators practice to have a staff strike percentage of 68%
  • See the drills, workouts and methods the Gators use in their daily bullpens

Lonni Alameda, Florida State University
A Seasonal Journey Through Seminole Bullpens - September thru June 

  • How to tie your fall bullpens into your competitive spring season
  • Includes conditioning tests, sample challenge charts, different plans for rookies & returners, and a seasonal look at goals and objectives

Melyssa Lombardi, University of Oklahoma
Mental Toughness - The Physical and Mental Things We Do with Our Pitchers 

  • Discover the ways Oklahoma mixes mechanics and competition in their bullpens
  • Drills, practices and exercises to help your pitchers become mentally tough

Lori Sippel, University of Nebraska
Upping Your Stars - How to Take a 3 Star Pitcher & Raise Her to a 5 Star 

  • Should you recruit that particular pitcher? Discover how to let the changeable pitchers in and keep the "projects" out
  • Recruiting the right pitcher for your program, pitcher ranking chart, where to start, and much more!

John Tschida, University of St. Thomas
Drills on a Dime 

  • The mother lode of pitching drills that really work, and don't require a huge budget
  • Includes drills to improve arm circle, leg drive, stride, conditioning, timing, front-leg resistance & finger and wrist strength

Cindy Bristow, Softball Excellence 
10 Things I've Learned Since I Thought I Knew Everything About Pitching 

  • With over 30 years teaching & coaching experience, Cindy shares with you her 10 most important pitching discoveries
  • Common pitching myths, along with new & innovative ways to look at pitcing instruction & practice

Beth Torina, Louisiana State University
Fresh on the Scene: A Freshman Pitcher's Journey from Her 1st Pitch to the WCWS

  • A comprehensive look at a freshman pitcher's journey from her 1st fall practice to the WCWS
  • Includes seasonal workouts, drills, and mental tools for your pitchers

Mike White, University of Oregon
Building on a Pitcher’s Strength: From the Bullpen to the Pitching Circle

  • How to idenitfy and best utilize a pitcher's strongest pitch
  • 7 reasons to master location, and 6 ways to improve your pitcher's control

Rhonda Revelle, University of Nebraska
The Coaching Hat Trick - How to Balance Head Coaching, Coaching 3rd & Calling Pitches

  • How to successfully shift your time between being a head coach, coaching 3rd & calling pitches
  • The keys to being a great CEO head coach

Stephanie VanBrakle, University of Alabama
Keys to Successfully Transitioning from Pitcher to Pitching Coach

  • Her journey transitioning from college pitcher to college pitching coach
  • Tools she uses with her pitchers, including pitching journals, video Q & A sheets, and the after-game review sheet

Beverly Smith, University of South Carolina
Calling a Game: Setting Up Hitters & Converting Positive Counts into Outs

  • One of the best at setting up hitters and calling a game, Coach Smith shares her insight and knowledge on game planning & situational calling
  • Identifying batter tendencies & reading hitters, pitching with 2 strikes, and the importance of spot percentages

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PITCHING SUMMIT: MICRO-TOPIC SESSIONS 

Lori Sippel, University of Nebraska
Help Your Pitchers Read Hitters - What to Look for & How to See It 

  • 7 ways to help your pitchers read hitters
  • In-game adjustments, tips and strategies

Beth Torina, LSU
How to Create a Cooperative & Supportive Staff 

  • Keys to picking the right pitcher for your program
  • Defining roles within your pitching staff

Jen Brundage, University of Michigan
Teaching the Changeup

  • Videos of different grips and release points
  • Learn the 4 absolutes of pitching the changeup

Michelle Gascoigne, Northwestern University
Getting Your #2 to Be Ready Like Your #1 

  • 5 In-season ways to get your backup pitchers ready
  • How to place value on every role: starters and relievers

Melyssa Lombardi, University of Oklahoma
My Favorite Pitching Chart 

  • A simple and yet extremely complete pitching chart
  • Pitching stats that really matter, including momentum and conversion pitches

Jen Rocha, University of Florida
My Favorite Pitching Practice Competitions 

  • Her favorite 4-pitcher practice competition
  • The "how to" and importance of charting every pitch - games and practices

John Tschida, University of St. Thomas
How I Practice With All My Pitchers 

  • 9 different and creative ways to practice with all of your of pitchers at once
  • Determine what can and can't be done in the bullpen

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PITCHING SUMMIT: PANEL SESSIONS

Panel:
Jen Rocha, University of Florida
Melyssa Lombardi, University of Oklahoma
Lori Sippel, University of Nebraska

Topic: Freshmen: How to Get Them Ready 

  • How to handle freshmen in the Fall vs the Spring
  • Ways to maximize your freshmen contributions

Panel:
John Tschida, University of St. Thomas
Megan Brown, Boston College
Bridget Orchard, Fordham University

Topic: Handling Recovery with a 1-2 Pitcher Staff 

  • Our weekly recovery process
  • Methods for mentally recovering each inning

Panel:
Cat Osterman, Texas State
Kelsi Dunne, Embry Riddle
Stacy Iveson, University of Arizona
Missy Lombardi, University of Oklahoma

Topic: Keys for Connecting as a Pitching Coach 

  • Best lesson one of my pitchers taught me
  • From pitcher or catcher to pitching coach - how to make the transition, and how to continually develop as a pitching coach

Panel:
Lori Sippel, University of Nebraska
John Tschida, University of St. Thomas
Lonni Alameda, Florida State University
Larissa Anderson, Hofstra University

Topic: Scouting Reports: How & When to Use Them 

  • Top 2 things each coach looks for in the stats
  • How to make changes/adjustments within a multi-game series

Panel:
Lonni Alameda, Florida State University
Jennifer Rocha, University of Florida
Lori Sippel, University of Nebraska
John Tschida,University of St. Thomas

Topic: Rapid Fire Q & A

  • Last chance question and answer session with the speakers

Panel:
Beverly Smith, University of South Carolina
Beth Torina, Louisiana State University
Stephanie VanBrakle, University of Alabama
Mike White, University of Oregon

Topic: Seasonal Workouts for Fall, Spring & Mental Toughness  

  • What to work on with your pitchers during the Fall and Spring seasons
  • How to make workouts more mentally challenging, along with different throwing programs

Panel:
Rhonda Revelle, University of Nebraska
Beverly Smith, University of South Carolina
Beth Torina, Louisiana State University
Stephanie VanBrakle, University of Alabama
Mike White, University of Oregon

Topic: Keys for the Rise & Drop

  • Details they use to help their pitchers have game-ready rise and dropballs
  • Favorite rise and drop ball drills; keys for tunneling the rise and dropball

 

Panel:
Rhonda Revelle, University of Nebraska
Beverly Smith, University of South Carolina
Beth Torina, Louisiana State University
Stephanie VanBrakle, University of Alabama
Mike White,
University of Oregon

Topic: Keys for the Curve, Screw & Changeup

  • Tips for improving & practicing your pitchers curveballs, screwballs & changeups
  • Detailed discussion on signals & wristbands

Panel:
Rhonda Revelle, University of Nebraska
Beverly Smith, University of South Carolina
Mike White, University of Oregon

Topic: Using Video: Your Pitchers, Their Hitters, How, When & How Often

  • How to utilize video in working with your pitchers mechanics & improving pitch location
  • Using video for scouting and game preparations

Panel:
Rhonda Revelle, University of Nebraska
Beverly Smith, University of South Carolina
Mike White, University of Oregon

Topic: Rapid Fire Q & A 

  • Last chance question and answer session with the speakers

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HITTING SUMMIT: SPEAKER SESSIONS

Mike Candrea, University of Arizona
What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then -  How 40 Years of Experience Has Taught the Best Hitting Coach in the Country How to be Even Better 

  • What one of the most successful coaches in softball has learned about hitting during his 40+ year coaching career
  • The importance of using video; the 3 most important things in hitting, and the 10 characteristics of successful hitters

Carol Hutchins, University of Michigan  
How We Teach Our Hitters to Compete & Battle on a Daily Basis 

  • 8 ways to make your practices harder than games
  • 15+ individual and team competitive drills, plus Michigan's individual and team report card system

Karen Weekly, University of Tennessee
Slappers - Love 'Em, Hate 'Em & Gotta Have 'Em 

  • The importance of the slapping game, and the slapping "non-negotiables"
  • 15+ drills for the bunt, slap, soft slap and hard slap

Tim Walton, University of Florida
How We Teach the Gator Hitters to Know Their Strike Zone 

  • The Gator 7 Ball Plate Approach
  • Hitting counts and the stats that matter to the Florida offense

Diane Miller, University of Nebraska
Creative & Innovative Drills for All Hitters & Budgets 

  • The 6 parts to hitting success
  • Innovative and affordable drills to work on all 6 keys to hitting success

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HITTING SUMMIT: MICRO-TOPIC SESSIONS

Mike Candrea, University of Arizona
How
I Watch/Use Video for My Hitters 

  • The importance, and use, of video analysis in hitting
  • What to look for when analyzing video of your hitters

Diane Miller, University of Nebraska
Using Your Time to Coach 19 Hitters 

  • Samples of over 10 different hitting practices and layouts that involve all of your hitters
  • Keys to the Fall and Spring seasonal practices

Lizzy Ristano, University of Notre Dame
Hitting the Changeup 

  • Key mechanics to hitting the changeup
  • 8 drills designed to help your hitters successfully hit the changeup

Cat  Heifner, New Mexico State University
Recruiting Hitters to a Non-Power 5 

  • Recruiting mistakes to avoid, and defining your recruiting paradigm
  • The keys to a solid recruiting plan to get the best players possible to your school

Tim Walton, University of Florida
My Favorite Confidence Building Drill 

  • Laying the groundwork for hitting and hitting drills to build confidence in your hitters 
  • Hitting confidence drills including T work and front toss

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HITTING SUMMIT: PANEL SESSIONS

Panel:
Carol Hutchins, University of Michigan
Diane Miller, University of Nebraska
Tim Walton, University of Florida

Topic: Teaching Tracking, Timing & Vision 

  • How to help hitters with their tracking, timing and vision
  • Each coach's favorite tracking and timing drill

Panel:
Karen Weekly, University of Tennessee
Tim Walton, University of Florida
Darren Mueller, North Dakota State University

Topic: Game Plans: How to Teach, Practice & Alter Them 

  • How to prepare a game plan, and how to teach it to your hitters
  • When to adjust your game plan, and when to ditch your game plan

Panel:
Mike Candrea, University of Arizona
Carol Hutchins, University of Michigan
Caryl Drohan, Northwestern University

Topic: How Much Live vs Toss vs T's? 

  • The benefits of T-work, front toss and live pitching
  • When to use  T's, front toss and live pitching during the season

Panel:
Larissa Anderson, Hofstra University
Lori Meyers, Minnesota State University
Mary Jo Firnbach, University of North Carolina

Topic:Our Methods for Getting Our Hitters to Come Through in the Clutch 

  • Top 2 things each coach looks for in the stats
  • How to make changes/adjustments within a multi-game series

Panel:
Mike Candrea, University of Arizona
Carol Hutchins, University of Michigan
Diane Miller, University of Nebraska
Tim Walton, University of Florida

Topic: Rapid Fire Q & A 

  • Last chance question and answer session with the speakers

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How You Benefit by Using Your Softball Summit Membership

  1. Watch an exclusive, college coach-only Pitching or Hitting clinic - from your home, office, or at the field!
  2. Win more games by improving your knowledge & your players skills
  3. Express Delivery: Watch NOW!
  4. A Softball Summit Membership is the perfect way to get the elite-level information presented exclusively at the Softball Summits.
  5. If you attended a Softball Summit, a Softball Summit membership is a great follow-up resource!
  6. Softball Summit Memberships are only available from Softball Excellence!
  7. No shipping fees or taxes!

Softball Summit videos include:

  • Photos, Charts and Video of the Specific Topic
  • Instruction from the top college coaches in the country
  • Downloadable, print-ready notes
  • Detailed online instruction that you can watch ANYTIME and as OFTEN as you want

Softball Summit videos are exclusive to our members and bring you amazing instruction – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - all online! Watch the presentation and videos, just like you were at the Summit!

A Softball Summit membership is guaranteed to help you become a better teacher and coach of the game, which will ultimately help you win more games. The Softball Summit videos are not available anywhere else!

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