Schedule released for Coach Summit 2017

Fri 20 Jan 2017

The schedule of clinics, workshops and sessions for the BSUK Coach Summit 2017 has now been released – and the final deadline for buying tickets to this unique and valuable coaching event has been extended through Sunday, 22 January.

This year’s Coach Summit will feature some of the top coaches in the world from the formats of baseball and fastpitch and slowpitch softball, delivering talks and leading sessions on Saturday, 28 January on the campus of Birmingham City University.

BSUk Coach Summit 2017 Speakers | CINDY BRISTOW | PAT DOYLE | STEVE SHORTLAND | DAVE TURGEON | JESSICA MOORE

For baseball, the featured speakers will be Pat Doyle, Former Major League Baseball Consultant and Co-ordinator of the MLB Envoy Coach Programme, and Dave Turgeon, Instruction Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

For fastpitch softball, the featured speakers will be Cindy Bristow, Founder of Softball Excellence and former International Softball Federation Director of Development, and Jessica Moore, Team USA pitcher and Assistant Coach at the University of South Florida.

For slowpitch softball, the featured speaker will be Steve Shortland, Team USA Slowpitch Head Coach.

Lectures designed for all three formats will be held in the Kenrick Lecture Theatre in the Kenrick Building, while reception, lunch and breakout sessions for the different formats will be located in Baker Building.

Full details on the venue, the speakers and how to book tickets can be found on the BSUK Coach Summit microsite.

The second annual BSUK Awards will follow the Coach Summit, providing an opportunity to recognise the hard work and expertise of coaches and volunteers in the British baseball and softball communities.

Schedule

The schedule during the Coach Summit will feature a number plenary sessions for coaches and players from all three formats, and a number of break-out sessions for specific formats.

Here is the full schedule for the day:

09.15
Registration

10.00
Opening

10.15
Why do you coach and how to build culture around the athlete (Pat Doyle and Dave Turgeon)

11.15
Baseball Discussion (Room 1)
Fastpitch Discussion (Room 2)
Slowpitch Discussion (Rooms 3)

11.45
Coaching the modern-day athlete (Cindy Bristow)

12.45
Baseball Discussion (Room 1)
Fastpitch Discussion (Room 2)
Slowpitch Discussion (Rooms 3)

13.15
Lunch

14.30
Maintaining an athlete-centred approach in competition (Steve Shortland)

15.30
Baseball Discussion (Room 1)
Fastpitch Discussion (Room 2)
Slowpitch Discussion (Rooms 3)

16.00
Break

16.15
Baseball Pitching Hot Stove Session (Room 1)
Fastpitch Pitching Hot Stove Session (Room 2)
Slowpitch Game Strategy Session (Room 3)

17.15
Break

18.00
Drinks reception

18.30
Panel Debate/Discussion

19.15
BSUK Coach Awards presentation

20.00
End

LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS IS SUNDAY, 22 JANUARY - BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR THE BSUK COACH SUMMIT NOW!

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