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What is the Hitting Summit?

It’s time to reserve your spot for the third annual Hitting Summit! You can join the very best college hitting coaches in the country and learn from the greatest minds in college softball! This one of a kind event – presented by Cindy Bristow’s Softball Excellence – will focus on the mental, physical and strategic components required for a potent offense in today’s college game!

The Hitting Summit format is a college coaches-only event that consists of speakers, panel discussions, roundtable sessions, networking opportunities and our brand new micro-topics. We’ll cover topics such as Game and Count Management, Mental Toughness, Adversity/Anxiety Management, Your Hitting Approach, Game-Like Practice Approaches, Team Offense, Recruiting for Your Lineup and much, much more.

We all know that scoring runs make softball exciting and keeps it on TV. As pitching continues to improve come and learn how you can improve your offensive production by learning from and sharing with your college coaching peers! Come and learn, share, network and improve yourself and your hitters!

Why attend?

Learn from the best hitting 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 hitters.

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

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

Registration

What: 2019 Hitting Summit

Who: Current College Softball Coaches

Where: The Westshore Grand Tampa, FL

When: August 7, 8, 9 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 hitting among only your peers and without the worry of recruiting or vulnerability issues.

Register now, space is limited!

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

Need help convincing your administrator you need to attend the Hitting 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

Cindy Bristow

Founder of Softball Excellence & Assistant Coach at UC Riverside, nationally acclaimed clinician and coach.Full bio

Cindy Bristow

University of California Riverside

Perry Husband

One of the most incredible minds in softball & baseball, Perry’s concept of Effective Velocity will blow your mind!

Perry Husband

Effective Velocity

Jimmy Kolaitis

A winner wherever he goes, Jimmy has the ability to identify & develop top hitters.Full bio

Jimmy Kolaitis

University of Alabama Birmingham

Caitlin Lowe

One of the best slappers ever to play the game, Caitlin brings outstanding insight and knowledge to the slapping game.Full bio

Caitlin Lowe

University of Arizona

Chris Malveaux

Chris has a vision and an eye for the details needed to develop power in today’s hitters.Full bio

Chris Malveaux

University of Missouri

Craig Snider

We are thrilled to have the 2018 NCAA National Champs at the Hitting Summit!Full bio

Craig Snider

Florida State University

Schedule

8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Effective Drills to Create Better Hitters by Strengthening Their Kinetic Chain

Chris Malveaux - University of Missouri  University of Missouri Softball

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Micro-Topic #4

Micro-Topics Session #4

TBD - UTBD

University of Texas-Dallas Softball

Bayshore Ballroom
9:55 AM - 10:20 AM

Roundtable Discussion #4

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

Bayshore Ballroom
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

Break

10:35 AM - 11:30 AM

Manufacturing Runs: Strategies, Tactics and Practice that Work

Craig Snider - Florida State University  Florida State University Softball

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM

All Speaker Panel Q&A

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

  • Jimmy KolaitisUniversity of Alabama Birmingham    University of Alabama Birmingham Softball
  • Caitlin Lowe - University of Arizona     University of Arizona Softball
  • Chris Malveaux - University of Missouri  University of Missouri Softball
  • Craig Snider - Florida State University  Florida State University Softball
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - University of California Riverside / Softball Excellence   University of California Riverside logo   Softball Excellence logo

Bayshore Ballroom
11:55 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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

Bayshore Ballroom
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Trust the Process: Developing Exceptional Hitters

Jimmy Kolaitis - University of Alabama - Birmingham  />University of Alabama - Birmingham Softball

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Panel #1 – TBD

Live panel discussion topic and speakers announced soon.

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

Bayshore Ballroom
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Micro-Topic #2A

Micro-Topics Session #2a

TBD - TBD  TBD Softball


Topic and Speaker to be Announced Soon. Bayshore Ballroom
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Micro-Topic #2B

Micro-Topics Session #2b

TBD - TBD  TBD Softball


Topic and Speaker to be Announced Soon. Bayshore Ballroom
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Taking Your Slappers from Good to Great!

Caitlin Lowe - University of Arizona  University of Arizona Softball

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM

Micro-Topic #3A

Micro-Topics Session #3a

TBD - TBD  TBD Softball


Topic and Speaker to be Announced Soon.
Bayshore Ballroom
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Micro-Topic #3B

Micro-Topics Session #3b

TBD - TBD

University of Minnesota Softball
Topic and Speaker to be Announced Soon.
Bayshore Ballroom
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Break

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Panel #2

Live panel discussion topic and panel to be announced soon

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

Bayshore Ballroom
4:15 PM - 4:50 PM

Roundtable Discussion #3

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

Bayshore Ballroom
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Day 2 Wrap-up

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

Bayshore Ballroom
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Social

Join us before dinner at the Hitting 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
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration & Check-in

On-site registration and check-in for everyone atttending the Hitting Summit

Grand Foyer
4:00 - 4:10pm

Opening Remarks

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

Bayshore Ballroom
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Using Effective Velocity to Get Your Hitters 100% On-Time and 100% Efficient

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

Bayshore Ballroom
5:45 PM - 6:05 PM

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 Effective Velocity Hitting Training ("Time Training").

Bayshore Ballroom
6:10 PM - 6:30 PM

Micro-Topic #1

Micro-Topics Session #1

TBDTBD  TBD Softball


Topic and Speaker to be Announced Soon.
Bayshore Ballroom
6:35 PM - 6:55 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 - Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

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 (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 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
  • Hitting 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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