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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

A hitting guru and student of the game, Lisle’s expertise extends to all levels of collegiate softball as well as professional baseball.

Matt Lisle

University of South Carolina

Tripp MacKay

One of the best offensive-minded coaches, Tripp brings a wealth of knowledge and a detailed approach to the Hitting Summit. Full bio

Tripp MacKay

University of Texas

Matt Meuchel

Matt is a master at using the “Moneyball” approach to the game, applying sabermetrics and analytics to college softball.

Matt Meuchel

University of Arkansas

Dr. Ken Ravizza

Sports psychology legend & the most sought-after mental game speaker in the business!Full bio.

Dr. Ken Ravizza

Sports Psychologist

Natasha Watley

Current Team Toyota and USA Softball Assistant Coach and one of the best slappers to ever play the game. Full bio

Natasha Watley

USA Women's National Softball Team

Schedule

8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Sybermetrics Relevant to Hitting & Offensive Strategy

Matt Meuchel - University of Arkansas  University of Arkansas Softball

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

How I Prepare My Hitters During an In-Season Week

Micro-Topics Session #4 Corrie Hill - University of Texas-Dallas In this 20 minute session Corrie will share her thoughts on in-season hitter preparation.

Bayshore Ballroom
9:55 AM - 10:20 AM

Roundtable Discussion #4

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
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

Break

10:35 AM - 11:30 AM

Timing: How to Get It & Regain It When Lost

Tripp MacKay - University of Texas  University of Texas 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 hitting questions answered by our illustrious softball panel.

  • Matt LisleUniversity of South Carolina    University of South Carolina Softball
  • Tripp MacKay - University of Texas     University of Texas Softball
  • Matt Meuchel - University of Arkansas  University of Arkansas Softball
  • Natasha Watley - Team Toyota & USA Softball  USA Softball logo
  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
11:55 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

How Slappers Learn Their Roles & Strategy in Today’s Power Game

Natasha Watley - Team Toyota & USA Softball  USA Softball logo

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Panel #1 – How I Use Speed in Today’s Power Game

Live panel discussion on using speed to gain the edge in today's "Power" game.

  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence  Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Hitting Multiple Speeds – Tips & Drills

Micro-Topics Session #2a Samantha Ricketts - Mississippi State   A 20 minute session with Samantha on tips and techniques for getting your batters to be more effective at hitting varying speed pitches.

Bayshore Ballroom
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Hitting the Riseball – Tips & Drills

Micro-Topics Session #2b Tripp MacKay - University of Texas  University of Texas Softball In this 20 minute session Tripp will discuss tips and drills for hitting the riseball.

Bayshore Ballroom
11:30 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

My Favorite Hitting Drills

Matt Lisle - University of South Carolina  University of South Carolina Softball

Q & A last 5 minutes

Bayshore Ballroom
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM

My Favorite Hitting Chart

Micro-Topics Session #3a Matt Meuchel - University of Arkansas  University of Arkansas Softball In this 20 minute session Matt will share his favorite hitting chart.

Bayshore Ballroom
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Gameday Pressure Drills

Micro-Topics Session #3b Cat Heifner - University of Minnesota In this 20 minute session Cat will share her favorite drills for preparing hitters for game day pressure.

Bayshore Ballroom
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Break

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Panel #2 – Launch Angle: What It Is to Me & How I Teach It

Live panel discussion on launch angle

  • MODERATOR: Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence  Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
4:15 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 the afternoon'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 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 - Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

How to Get Today’s Athletes to Compete Fearlessly

Ken Ravizza - Author, Heads Up Baseball 2.0  Heads-Up Baseball Logo

Bayshore Ballroom
5:45 PM - 6:05 PM

Bombing the Expert on the Mental Game Q & A

Ken Ravizza - Author, Heads Up Baseball 2.0  Heads-Up Baseball 2.0 Your chance to get all your hitting mental game questions answered by renowned Sports psychologist and legend Dr. Ken Ravizza.

Bayshore Ballroom
6:10 PM - 6:30 PM

The Japanese Approach to Sports Psychology

Micro-Topics Session #1a Natasha WatleyTeam Toyota & USA Softball  USA Softball logo 20 minute session with Natasha on how the elite Japanese teams approach the mental game.

Bayshore Ballroom
6:35 PM - 6:55 PM

Roundtable Discussion #1

Opportunities for learning and professional exchange - Small breakout session to allow attendees to engaging in in-depth discussions about the mental side of hitting.

Bayshore Ballroom
6:55 PM - 7:00 PM

Day 1 Wrap-up

Cindy Bristow - Softball Excellence   Softball Excellence

Bayshore Ballroom
Printable schedule

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

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