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What is the Hitting Summit?

It’s time to reserve your spot for the second 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: 2018 Hitting Summit

Who: Current College Softball Coaches

Where: The Westshore Grand Tampa, FL

When: August 8, 9, 10 2018

Price: $349 by July 6, 2018

$449 after July 6, 2018

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 2018 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 2018 Summit rate)

Airport/Ground Transportation: Tampa International Airport is 3 miles away with complimentary hotel shuttle.

Speakers

Cindy Bristow

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

Cindy Bristow

Softball Excellence

Matt Lisle

Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

Matt Lisle

University of South Carolina

Caitlin Lowe

Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

Caitlin Lowe

University of Arizona

Tripp MacKay

Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

Tripp MacKay

University of Texas

Matt Meuchel

Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

Matt Meuchel

University of Arkansas

Special Guest

Special Guest and BIO to be announced Soon.

Special Guest

Mental Game

Schedule

8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Session #4

Speaker TBD - School   

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM

Panel #4

Live panel discussion details coming soon.

  • Speaker TBD - School  
  • Speaker TBD - School
  • Speaker TBD - School
  • Speaker TBD - School
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
10:15 AM - 11:10 AM

Session #5

Speaker TBD - School   

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
11:15 AM - 11:50 AM

All Speaker Panel Q&A

Your chance to get any final burning hitting questions answers by our illustrious softball panel.

  • Speaker TBDSchool  
  • Speaker TBD - School   
  • Speaker TBD - School   
  • Speaker TBD - School  
  • Speaker TBD - School  
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Panel #2

Live panel discussion. Details Coming Soon.

  • Speaker TBDSchool  
  • Speaker TBD - School  
  • Speaker TBD - School
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
9:25 AM - 10:20 AM

Session #2

Speaker TBD - School  

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Micro Topic 1A

Micro-Topics Session #1a

Speaker TBD - School  

These are short, 20 minute sessions on very specific topics. Each session is a different speaker and a different topic.

Bayshore Ballroom
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

Micro Topic 1B

Micro-Topics Session #1b

Speaker TBD - School  

These are short, 20 minute sessions on very specific topics. Each session is a different speaker and a different topic.

Bayshore Ballroom
11:20 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

Session #3

Speaker TBD - School   Bayshore Ballroom

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Panel #3

Live panel discussion Details Coming Soon.

  • Speaker TBD - School  
  • Speaker TBD - School   
  • Speaker TBDSchool  
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
2:55 PM - 3:10 PM

Break

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Micro Topic 2A

Micro-Topics Session #2a

Speaker TBDSchool

These are short, 20 minute sessions on very specific topics. Each session is a different speaker and a different topic.

Bayshore Ballroom
3:35 PM - 3:55 PM

Micro Topic 2B

Micro-Topics Session #2b

Speaker TBDSchool

These are short, 20 minute sessions on very specific topics. Each session is a different speaker and a different topic.

Bayshore Ballroom
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Micro Topic 2C

Micro-Topics Session #2c

Speaker TBD - School   

These are short, 20 minute sessions on very specific topics. Each session is a different speaker and a different topic.

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

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 2
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration & Check-in

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

Grand Foyer
4:00 - 4:15pm

Opening Remarks

Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
4:20 PM - 5:15 PM

Session #1

Details Coming Soon.
Speaker - School
Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
5:20 PM - 6:15 PM

Panel #1

Details Coming Soon.

  • Speaker TBD - School  
  • Speaker TBD - School  
  • Speaker TBD - School  
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

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 evening session topics.

Bayshore Ballroom
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Day 1 Wrap-up

Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
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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, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, and P.F. Chang’s.
Rate: $115 rate (plus tax).
Reservations must be made on or before July 21, 2018 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: 2018 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 $13.95 per night value)
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • rooftop pool – 9th floor key access
  • Onsite Dining Options
  • Business Center