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What is the Pitching Summit?

Once again you can join premier college pitching coaches and learn from the best pitching minds in college softball! The 5th Annual Pitching Summit - presented by Cindy Bristow's Softball Excellence – will focus on the mental, physical and emotional topics required for pitching success in today's college game!

The Pitching Summit format consists of speakers, panel discussions, roundtable sessions, shorter more-specific micro-topics and networking opportunities that cover topics such as Game Management, Pitch Development, Competitive Workouts, Seasonal Practices & much, much more!

Let's continue getting pitching back in the college game by learning from and sharing with your college coaching peers! Come and learn, share, network and improve yourself and your pitchers!

Why attend?

Learn from the top pitching coaches in the country and gain valuable knowledge you can immediately use in the Fall.

The limited size creates an intimate setting that allows you to participate in roundtable discussions with fellow coaches, pick the speaker’s brains, and uncover how their solutions can apply to your pitchers.

Hear innovative drills, workouts and strategies that will help improve your results.

Need help convincing your administrator you need to attend the Pitching Summit? Click here for a letter you can provide your administrators for professional development consideration.

Registration

What: 2019 Pitching Summit

Who: Current College Softball Coaches

Where: Westshore Grand Hotel Tampa, FL

When: August 5, 6, 7 2019

Price: $349 by July 5, 2019

$449 after July 5, 2019

Why: "Kaizen". This is the only opportunity college coaches have to learn specifically about all aspects of pitching amongst only their peers and without the worry of recruiting or vulnerability issues.

Register now, space is limited!

You know that the 2019 Pitching Summit is the ONLY place for college pitching coaches serious about improving their skills.

Need help convincing your administrator you need to attend the Pitching Summit? Click here for a letter you can provide your administrators for professional development consideration.

Hotel: The Westshore Grand

4860 West Kennedy Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33609

Toll free:  (866) 912-1041 (ask for the 2019 Summit rate)

Website: Register Online (ask for the 2019 Summit rate)

Airport/Ground Transportation: Tampa International Airport is 3 miles away with complimentary hotel shuttle.

Speakers

Lonni Alameda

The coach of the 2018 WCWS Champs returns to the Pitching Summit!Full bio.

Lonni Alameda

Florida State University

Cindy Bristow

Founder of Softball Excellence, UCR Pitching Coach, nationally acclaimed instructor and clinician Full bio

Cindy Bristow

University of California Riverside

Perry Husband

One of the most forward-thinking coaches in softball & baseball, Perry’s concept of Effective Velocity will blow your mind!

Perry Husband

Effective Velocity

Rachel Lawson

One of the finest minds in the game and one of the best pitch-callers in the country!

Rachel Lawson

University of Kentucky

Jennifer Rocha

Wherever she coaches, Jen has consistently proven herself as one of the top pitching minds in the country.

Jennifer Rocha

University of Oklahoma

Dana Sorensen

Dana teaches explosion & ballistic movement that helps all pitchers get stronger, faster and stay healthy.

Dana Sorensen

Sorensen Elite Softball Pitching

Schedule

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration & Check-in

On-site registration and check-in for everyone attending the Pitching Summit.

Grand Foyer
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Opening Remarks

Cindy Bristow - University of California Riverside / Softball Excellence   University of California Riverside logo   Softball Excellence logo

Bayshore Ballroom
4:20 PM - 5:15 PM

Turning Unconventional Thinking into a National Championship

Lonni Alameda - Florida State University  Florida State Softball

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
5:20 PM - 6:15 PM

Developing a Demand-Oriented Training Program for Your Pitchers

Dana Sorensen - Sorensen Elite Softball Pitching  Sorensen Elite Softball Pitching

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
6:20 PM - 6:45 PM

Roundtable Discussion #1

Opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion on the evening's topics in a small group setting.

Bayshore Ballroom
6:55 PM - 7:00 PM

Day 1 Wrap-Up

Cindy Bristow - University of California Riverside / Softball Excellence   University of California Riverside logo   Softball Excellence logo

Bayshore Ballroom
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

How We Set-up Batters – My Pitch Calling & Game Plan Strategy

Rachel Lawson - University of Kentucky  University of Kentucky Softball

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Panel #1

Live panel discussion on a topic to be announced shortly.

  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - University of California Riverside / Softball Excellence   University of California Riverside logo   Softball Excellence logo

Bayshore Ballroom
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Pig Pens: My Favorite Bullpen Drills to Train P’s & C’s to Be Competitive

Micro-Topics Session #1
Lonni AlamedaFlorida State University  Florida State Softball Logo
20-minute session with Lonni on drills that will Increase competitiveness in your Pitchers and Catchers.

Bayshore Ballroom
11:25 AM - 11:55 AM

Roundtable Discussion #2

Opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion on the morning’s topics in a small group setting.

Bayshore Ballroom
12:00 PM - 1: 30 PM

Lunch

On Your Own
1:30 PM - 2:25 PM

How to Get Pitchers to Buy Into a New Coach and a New System

Jen Rocha - University of Oklahoma  University of Oklahoma Softball

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM

Understanding Energy Systems When Conditioning Pitchers

Micro-Topics Session #2
Dana SorensenSorensen Elite Softball Pitching  Sorensen Elite Softball Pitching logo
In this 20-minute session Dana will explain how a pitchers body produces and consumes energy and the conditioning required for her to perform at the top of her game with every pitch and every inning.

Bayshore Ballroom
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

My 3 Favorite Drills for Building a Pitchers Endurance

Micro-Topics Session #3
Larissa AndersonUniversity of Missouri University of Missouri Softball
In this 20-minute session Larissa will share her top conditioning drills to improve pitching performance.

Bayshore Ballroom
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Break

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Hunting 70 mph 2.0

Micro-Topics Session #4
Dr. Megan BrownBoston College  Boston College Softball
This is the 2.0 version of the widely popular Pitching Summit session by Dr. Megan Brown. In this session Megan will share the new things she has learned and tweaks she has made to further increase her pitchers speed.

Bayshore Ballroom
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Roundtable Discussion #3

Opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion on the afternoon’s topics in a small group setting.

Bayshore Ballroom
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Day 2 Wrap-Up

Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence   softball-excellence_logo50x50

Bayshore Ballroom
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Social

Join us before dinner at the Pitching Summit Networking Social. An  opportunity to network with peers and establish and grow professional relations with other college coaches. Hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks will be served.  A cash bar will also be available. 

Atrium 1
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Effective Velocity: Revolutionizing Pitch Calling Through Science

Perry Husband - Pioneer in the science of Effective Velocity.  Perry Husband Effective Velocity

Bayshore Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Bombing the Expert on Effective Velocity

Perry Husband - Pioneer in the science of Effective Velocity  Perry Husband Effective Velocity
Your chance to get all your EV questions answered by Perry Husband - The Expert in the Science of Pitch Sequencing.

Bayshore Ballroom
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

Break

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM

EV Tunnel Drills

Micro-Topics Session #5
Perry HusbandPioneer in the Science of Effective Velocity  Effective Velocity
In this 20-minute session Perry will share his favorite tunnel drills to improve pitchers Effective Velocity.

Bayshore Ballroom
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Mental Mindsets: How to Teach Thinking the Game

Micro-Topics Session #6
Lonni AlamedaFlorida State University   
20-minute session with Lonnie on training techniques to increase your players softball IQ.

Bayshore Ballroom
11:25 AM - 11:50 AM

All Speaker Panel Q & A

Your chance to get any final burning questions answered by our illustrious pitching panel.

  • Lonni AlamedaFlorida State University  Florida State University Softball
  • Perry HusbandEffective Velocity  Effective Velocity Softball
  • Rachel LawsonUniversity of Kentucky  University of Kentucky Softball
  • Jennifer Rocha - University of Oklahoma  University of Oklahoma Softball
  • Dana Sorensen - Sorensen Elite Softball Pitching  Sorensen Elite Softball Pitching
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - University of California Riverside / Softball Excellence   University of California Riverside logo   Softball Excellence logo

Bayshore Ballroom
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Cindy Bristow - University of California Riverside / Softball Excellence   University of California Riverside logo   Softball Excellence logo

Bayshore Ballroom
Printable Agenda

HOTEL & TRAVEL INFO

Rising from the heart of a vibrant city, The Westshore Grand is conveniently located just 3 miles from the Tampa International Airport. The hotel features its own 24-hour fitness center and onsite dining options, including Caffe and Shula's Steak House. Just steps away from The Westshore Grand is the Westshore Plaza Mall, with a mix of high end and affordable shopping complemented by a movie theater and restaurants, including Besito Mexican Restaurant, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Maggianno’s Little Italy, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, and P.F. Chang’s.
Rate: $115 rate (plus tax). Reservations must be made on or before July 22, 2019 in order to be eligible for the group discount rate. The Westshore Grand  4860 West Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33609 Hotel Reservation Website Tel: +1 (866) 912-1041 Fax: (813) 286-4053 Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM Complementary Self-Parking in covered garage Valet Parking Available: $20.00 (USD)
RESERVATIONS: Book Online Phone: (866) 912-1041 use code: 2019 Summit AIRPORT & TRANSPORTATION: Attendees should fly into Tampa International Airport (TPA). The hotel is located in the heart of the Westshore business district and Tampa International Airport is 3 miles away. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.
AMENITIES
  • Pitching Summit-goers will receive complimentary high speed internet for all guest rooms (a $9.95 per night value)
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • rooftop pool – 9th floor key access
  • Onsite Dining Options
  • Business Center

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