USA Softball announces dates for 2013 National Coaching Schools

By Steven Embree | Aug. 05, 2013, 12 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today the host cities for two USA Softball National Coaching Schools presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance in the coming months. The schools, which feature instruction from current and former USA Softball Women’s National Team coaches, will take place in Reynoldsburg, Ohio Sept. 6-8, 2013, and Livermore, Calif. Nov. 22 – Nov 24, 2013. 

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The schools feature first-hand instruction from members of the USA Softball Women’s National Team coaching staff including Head Coach Ken Eriksen (University of South Florida) and assistant Mike White (University of Oregon). Portions of the school will also feature former USA Softball Women’s National Team Head Coach turned USA Softball Director of Coaching Education Mike Candrea (University of Arizona). Candrea led the program to a Gold and Silver Medal at the Olympic Games as well as numerous other medals in international competition before retiring from his USA Softball coaching duties in 2008. 

After the opening of the school on Friday, Eriksen will address the audience on the state of USA Softball and his time with the USA Softball Women’s National Team. Other Friday classes are “Beginning Pitching” with White and “Practice Organization” with Candrea. 

Saturday and Sunday’s instruction includes classes on both defense and offense as well as base running, hitting, pitching and fielding. Candrea will also speak on the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program. The National Coaching School concludes Sunday morning with a question and answer session with the staff. 

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