2017 Pitching Summit

August 7 - 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida

 

days

speakers

college pitching coaches

 

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 3rd 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, and networking opportunities covering 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.

Participate in roundtable discussions with fellow coaches and speakers to 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: 2017 Pitching Summit

Who: Current College Softball Coaches

Where: Westshore Grand Hotel Tampa, FL

When: August 7, 8, 9, 2017

Price: $349 by July 8, 2017

$449 after July 8, 2017

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!

The summit sold out last year long before the registration deadline. Why wait?

You know that the 2017 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:

Westshore Grand Tampa

4860 West Kennedy Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33609

Hotel Reservations: 813?289?8200 (ask for reservations, and identify the group name "Summit" )

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

Airport/Ground Transportation:

Tampa International Airport is 3 miles away with complimentary hotel shuttle.

Speakers

Lonni Alameda

Head Softball Coach
Florida State University
Full bio

Lonni Alameda

Florida State University

Cindy Bristow

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

Cindy Bristow

Softball Excellence

Melyssa Lombardi

Associate Head Softball Coach
University of Oklahoma
 Full bio

Melyssa Lombardi

University of Oklahoma

Jennifer Rocha

Assistant Softball Coach
University of Florida
 Full bio

Jennifer Rocha

University of Florida

Lori Sippel

Associate Head Softball Coach
University of Nebraska
 Full bio

Lori Sippel

University of Nebraska

John Tschida

Head Softball Coach
University of St. Thomas
Full bio

John Tschida

University of St. Thomas

Schedule

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration & Check-in

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

Grand Foyer
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Opening Remarks

Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence Logo

Bayshore Ballroom
4:20 PM - 5:15 PM

Mental Toughness – the Physical & Mental Things We Do with Our Pitchers

Missy Lombardi - University of Oklahoma  University of Oklahoma Logo

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
5:20 PM - 6:15 PM

Upping Your Stars – How to Take a 3 Star Pitcher & Raise her to 5 Star

Lori Sippel - University of Nebraska  university of nebraska

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
6:20 PM - 6:45 PM

Roundtable Discussion #1

Opportunities for learning and professional exchange - Small breakout session to allow attendees to engaging in in-depth discussions about the evenings session topics.

Bayshore Ballroom
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Day 1 Wrap-Up

Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence logo

Bayshore Ballroom
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Panel #1 – Freshmen: How to Get Them Ready

Live panel discussion on getting Freshman Pitchers ready for the season.

  • Missy LombardiUniversity of Oklahoma  University of oklahoma logo
  • Jen RochaUniversity of Florida  University of Flordia Gator Logo
  • Lori SippelUniversity of Nebraska  university of nebraska logo
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence  Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
9:25 AM - 10:20 AM

A Seasonal Journey through Seminole Bullpens – September thru June

Lonni Alameda - Florida State University  Florida State University Logo

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Help Your Pitchers Read Hitters – What to Look For & How to See It

Micro-Topics Session #1a

Lori SippelUniversity of Nebraska  university of nebraska logo

Short, 20 minute sessions with Lori Sippel of Nebraska on strategies for helping your players read the hitters they are facing.

Bayshore Ballroom
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

How to Create a Cooperative & Supportive Staff

Micro-Topics Session #1b

Beth TorinaLSU

In this short, 20 minute sessions Beth will discuss some strategies for effective teamwork and ways to blend the strengths and perspectives of all coaching staff members to help you achieve your achieve team goals.

Bayshore Ballroom
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion #2

Opportunities for learning and professional exchange - Small breakout session to allow attendees to engaging in in-depth discussions about the morning session topics.

Bayshore Ballroom
12:00 PM - 1: 30 PM

Lunch

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

Commanding the Strike Zone – How We Get the Gator Pitchers to Dominate

Jen Rocha - University of Florida   florida_gators_logo50x50

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Panel #2 – Handling Recovery with a 1-2 Pitcher Staff

Live panel discussion on effective recovery techniques when you have a small pitching staff, with panelists who share differing perspectives.

  • John TschidaSt. Thomas University  University of st thomas logo
  • Megan BrownBoston College
  • Bridget OrchardFordham University
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence  Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
2:55 PM - 3:10 PM

Break

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Teaching the Changeup

Micro-Topics Session #2a

Jennifer BrundageUniversity of Michigan

In this short, 20 minute sessions Jen will discuss some the techniques she's used to help teach and improve the changeup.

Bayshore Ballroom
3:35 PM - 3:55 PM

Getting Your #2 to Be Ready Like Your #1

Micro-Topics Session #2b

Michelle GascoigneNorthwestern University

For number two pitchers, the main challenge is that you need them to maintain a high state of readiness without the luxury of the same amount of game time. In this short, 20 minute sessions Michelle will share her thoughts on preparing your #2 pitcher to execute at the same high level as your #1 pitcher.

Bayshore Ballroom
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

My Favorite Pitching Chart

Micro-Topics Session #2c

Missy LombardiUniversity of Oklahoma  University of oklahoma logo

During this short, 20 minute sessions Missy will share her thought on Pitching Charts and tell you about her favorites and why.

Bayshore Ballroom
4:25 PM - 4:50 PM

Roundtable Discussion #3

Opportunities for learning and professional exchange - Small breakout session to allow attendees to engaging in in-depth discussions about today's session topics.

Bayshore Ballroom
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Day 2 Wrap-Up

Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence   softball-excellence_logo50x50

Bayshore Ballroom
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rapsodo Networking Social

Join us before dinner at the:


Rapsodo SoftballNetworking Social


Hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks will be served.  A cash bar will also be available.

Atrium 2
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Drills on a Dime

John Tschida - St. Thomas University university-of-st-thomas-logo50x50

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
09:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Panel #3 – Keys for Connecting as a Pitching Coach

Live panel discussion on stragies for communicating, collaborating, and connecting with your pitchers.

  • Missy LombardiUniversity of Oklahoma  University of oklahoma logo
  • Cat OstermanTexas State
  • Kelsi DunneEmbry Riddle
  • Stacy IvesonUniversity of Arizona
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence  Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
9:50 AM - 10:05 AM

Break

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Panel #4 – Scouting Reports: How & When to Use Them

Live panel discussion on strategies for how and when to use Scouting Reports.

  • Lori SippelUniversity of Nebraska  university of nebraska logo
  • John TschidaSt. Thomas University  University of st thomas logo
  • Lonni AlamedaFlorida State University  fsu seminoles logo
  • Larissa AndersonHofstra
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence  Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

My 2 Favorite Pitching Practice Competitions

Micro-Topics Session #3a

Jen RochaUniversity of Florida  University of Flordia Gator Logo

Bayshore Ballroom
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

How I Practice with ALL My Pitchers

Micro-Topics Session #3b

John TschidaSt. Thomas University  University of st thomas logo

In this Short, 20 minute sessions John will discuss strategies and techniques he uses in practice to ensure each of his pitchers get the attention they need.

Bayshore Ballroom
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Panel #4 – Rapid Fire Q & A

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

  • Missy LombardiUniversity of Oklahoma  University of oklahoma logo
  • Lori SippelUniversity of Nebraska  university of nebraska logo
  • Lonni AlamedaFlorida State University  fsu seminoles logo
  • Jen RochaUniversity of Florida  University of Flordia Gator Logo
  • John TschidaSt. Thomas University  University of st thomas logo
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence  Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Cindy BristowSoftball Excellence >  Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
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Hotel & Travel Info

Our 2017 Pitching Summit Host Hotel is:
The Westshore Grand
4860 West Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609

FOR RESERVATIONS:
Call hotel directly 813‐286‐4400 (ask for reservations, and identify the group name "Summit" )
or ‐ Toll free (866) 912‐1041 (ask for the Summit rate)
  • Complimentary in-room WiFi
  • Courtesy Airport Shuttle
  • Complimentary Covered Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Softball Excellence has blocked rooms at the Westshore Grand at $109 per night (plus tax). THE CUTOFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS IS JULY 21.
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 Illy Cafe 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 The Palm, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Maggianno’s and P.F. Chang’s.
Rate: $109 rate (plus tax). Reservations must be made on or before July 21, 2017 in order to be eligible for the group discount rate.

The Westshore Grand
4860 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
The Westshore Grand
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/day (USD)
RESERVATIONS:
BOOK ONLINE
Phone: (866) 912-1041
use code: Summit

AIRPORT & TRANSPORTATION:
Attendees should fly into Tampa International Airport (TIA). 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
  • Complimentary in-room WIFI
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Outdoor Pool – 9th floor key access
  • Onsite Dining Options
  • Business Center