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Elite Softball Coaches Convention

Save the date! November 22 - 24, 2019

This event will change how you view coaches clinics! The purpose of the Elite Softball Coaches Convention is to bring together coaches, industry vendors, and athletes in a world class facility to grow the game of softball together. Highly qualified coaches will be presenting topics geared for all coaches, with separate clinics and showcase games for athletes scheduled throughout the weekend.


 

For Coaches

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Your athletes are giving you 100% on the field, so help them improve by investing your time and brain energy into growing your coaching knowledge base. This event will be affordable for your wallet, with high value for your scorebook. The Spooky Nook Sports complex, located in the heart of central Pennsylvania, is the perfect space for coaches to learn and mingle. Whether in the classroom or on the turf fields, we provide the ultimate environment for presenters to share their skills with you. This convention was designed to serve a mix of recreational, travel, and high school coaches. After a full day of notetaking on Saturday, unwind with us at the coaches social Saturday evening in the vendor village. We will have a cash bar and each coach will receive one free drink ticket with admission. The social will feature light appetizers, drinks, and lots of great networking with other coaches and the presenters at the convention.

If you are looking to crash after the coaches social, we have a hotel on site. You will need to book early, as this weekend will be a busy one at Spooky Nook Sports. Other facility amenities include a cafeteria and smoothie bar for meals, and a full restaurant and bar (Forklift & Palate). This is located within the on-site hotel.


For Vendors

Vendors will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to our convention guests throughout the weekend in our exhibitor floor. The floor is centrally located in the middle of the action at Spooky Nook Sports in the batting cage and diamond hallway. Sell and provide extensive information directly to coaches during scheduled breaks in the action just for you, our vendors. Coaches will pass through as they travel between the classrooms and turf presentation areas, finding this convention hub in between.

Exhibitors will span a variety of categories like uniforms and apparel, training aids, sports equipment, fundraising, sanctioning bodies, tournaments, field supplies, tech sites, and more. This opportunity is sure to be unique to any convention or trade show you have attended in the past. Setup your booth for the weekend, attend sessions and the coaches social, along with more provided for our vendors! If you are looking to maximize the exposure for your brand, email softball@nooksports.com for convention or facility sponsorship opportunities. Make it an easy walk to your booth from our on site hotel, The Warehouse Hotel at the Nook by booking a room at www.warehousehotel.com

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For Athletes

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This year we will be combining the ELITE 100 showcase clinic with the ELITE Coaches Convention to bring you one mega weekend of softball at Spooky Nook Sports. 14U through 18U Athletes will have the opportunity to sign up for small group clinics and/or the ELITE 100 Showcase Games in the dome on Sunday morning while coaches convention sessions are taking place inside the facility.

A variety of DI through DIII college coaches will be instructing clinics and coaching the athletes in the games. Athletes attending the clinics and/or showcase games will also have full access to the vendor village to purchase new equipment and connect with industry brands.

Registration for clinics and showcase games is coming soon!


sessions & Presenters

Check out examples of last year's event below. We will add links for the 2019 convention early this fall.

View the 2018 schedule for the Convention here.

View the 2018 listing of sessions and presenters here.

 


View a map of our facility


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