Frequently asked questions

National Sports Clinics, Inc. • P.O. Box 369 • Basehor, KS 66007 • 913-724-8700 • Fax: 913-724-8756 • staff@nationalsportsclinics.com

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Is this clinic for me?
What type of atmosphere is there at the clinic?
Can players attend?
Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
Can my spouse attend with me?
What if I cannot be there in time for the scheduled registration/check-in time?
Can I substitute a coach for someone who signed up but can't come now?
What is the refund policy?
Will you hold the clinic if there is snow?
I called the hotel to get a room and they said the block is filled or they charged me a higher rate.
Do you offer discounts for a group?
Can I videotape the presentations at the clinic?
Can I audiotape the presentations at the clinic?>
Will there be videos of the clinic available?
Can I use a Purchase Order from my school to pay my registration fee?
Will there be an exhibit area featuring softball-related products?
Can I purchase JUGS pitching machines and other equipment at the clinic?
What do I need to bring with me for the clinic?
Am I on my own for meals/snacks?
Will you limit the number of walk-ins at-the-door?

Is this clinic for me?
Our mission is to provide softball coaches at nearly every level of skill, ability and knowledge clinics where they can learn and grow as coaches. In designing each clinic, we assume that you, as a coach, can teach your players to throw, catch and hold a bat. We'll provide instruction from the top softball coaches, players and clinicians in the country to help you go from there. Some topics will be more advanced than others, but there will be something for everyone!

What type of atmosphere is there at the clinic?
The atmosphere at all of our clinics is very relaxed and fun. The clinic is done in a "classroom" style format held in the hotel ballroom. Our clinics are non-participating in the sense that our clinicians will do all the instruction and most of the demonstration; the participants will not be actually doing skills. There will be ample time during breaks for participants to talk to the clinicians if they have additional questions. It's a great opportunity not only to learn more about coaching softball, but to meet other coaches as well!

Can players attend?
At our "regular" National Softball Coaches Clinics in January & February, we encourage players who are age 14 and older to attend if they wish. High school rules vary from state to state and it is the responsibility of each player and her parents to determine whether attendance may be outside of their state rules.

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
If you register online, you will receive a confirmation sent to the email address you provide. If you register by mail, you must enclose a SASE in which a confirmation will be sent to you.

Can my spouse attend with me?

Everyone who attends the clinic session(s) must register for the clinic.

What if I cannot be there in time for the scheduled registration/check-in time?
If you are pre-registered, we will hold your packet for you until noon on Saturday at which time we will release it. When you arrive at the clinic, you will look for the National Sports Clinics tables where you can pick up your packet or register if you're a walk-in.

Can I substitute a coach for someone who signed up but can no longer attend?
Yes. Please contact us with the substitution information and we'll make the change!

What is the refund policy?
If you're unable to attend, please request a refund (less $20 for handling) by submitting a WRITTEN REQUEST that is emailed, faxed or postmarked 10 days prior to the clinic date. After that time, no refunds will be issued.


Will the clinic be held if there is snow?
In all likelihood, yes, the clinic will be held. The clinic would only be canceled if our speakers are uable to get there.
If there is any question about the clinic being held due to weather, always contact the hotel where the clinic is held. Please do not call our office or rely on the website for this type of information - the hotel will have the most up-to-date information.

I called the hotel to get a room and they said the block is filled or they charged me a higher rate.
If either of those things happen, please contact us. Sometimes there is a lack of communication at the hotel which is usually easily resolved. There is a cutoff date for filling our block of reserved rooms and after that date, the hotel will sometimes charge their normal rates. We encourage coaches to reserve their rooms early to avoid any inconvenience and to ensure they receive the clinic rate.

Do you offer discounts for a group?
This is a question we get on occasion and will implement a discount plan for the first time in 2014/15. We work very hard to keep our registration fees as low as possible for the quality of clinic we provide. This season, we will offer a discount for groups of 10 or more adults who pre-register. The student rate is the same for pre-registration or at-the-door.

Can I videotape the presentations at the clinic?
We do not allow videotaping of any of the presentations at the clinics.


Can I audiotape the presentations at the clinic?

Yes, you may audiotape the presentations.

Will there be videos of the clinic available?

We do not videotape the clinics. Many of our speakers have their own videos which they sell and we have made the decision not to duplicate that.

Can I use a Purchase Order from my school to pay my registration fee?

Yes you can! We will need a copy of the actual Purchase Order along with your registration application sent to us via fax or mail.

Will there be an exhibit area featuring softball-related products?

Yes, there will be a number of companies featuring softball-related products/services in the exhibit area. The number and type of exhibits varies from year to year and city to city. You will also receive catalogs, flyers and advertisements from a number of companies in your coaches packet.

Can I purchase JUGS pitching machines and other equipment at the clinic?
The best way to save on JUGS equipment is to pre-order at least two weeks prior to the clinic. You will receive the NSC price, plus you will not pay shipping on most items. Full payment is required when your order is placed. Please feel free to contact us for more information!

What do I need to bring with me for the clinic?
Wear comfortable clothes and bring something to write with. You will receive a coaches packet that will include a notebook with pad and the speakers' outlines among other things.

Am I on my own for meals/snacks?
Yes, you are on your own for all meals/snacks.

Will you limit the number of walk-ins at-the-door?
We do everything in our power to make sure everyone who wants to attend the clinics may do so. We normally don't have to turn anyone away, but because we cannot predict the number of coaches who will walk in at-the-door, we can't guarantee space availability. If you have concerns about availability, please contact us prior to the Pre-Registration Deadline.

 

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