If you have been looking for a program to help you accurately score a softball game, your search is over! The NFCA Softball Scoring Seminar is a new, useful tool for the fastpitch softball community. During every fastpitch softball game, someone is behind the scenes keeping score. It is our goal at the NFCA to develop relevant programs to grow the game and "How do we score a softball game?" is a question continually asked by many people involved in the sport. We created this course to provide an avenue for interested parties to learn to score correctly. This project originated from our NFCA All-American committees as consistent and accurate scoring is critical to ensure a quality selection process. It is designed for coaches, sports information personnel, players, parents, and anyone else who wants to learn how to accurately score a game. We invite you to watch this collection of videos and presentations created by various scoring experts from across the country.
|1||Introduction by Carol Bruggeman, NFCA 00:36|
|2||Scorebook PowerPoint - Michael Martineau, NHTI, Concord Community Colleges 05:44|
|3||Scorebook Video - Brian Stanley, NFCA 07:26|
|4||Basic Scoring - Doug Meffley, Northwestern University 09:02|
|5||Other Scoring Options|
|6||Basic Softball Scorekeeping - Supplement|
|7||Pre/Post Game PowerPoint - Brian Stanley, NFCA 05:58|
|8||Pitching - Scott Moriak, Florida State University|
|9||Rare Scoring Plays - Parker Griffith & Jose Garcia, Murray State University 06:00|
|10||DP/Flex Rule - Rachel Lawson & Chris Shoals, University of Kentucky|
|11||New Rules for 2018 - Vickie Van Kleeck, NCAA Secretary Rules Editor 25:22|
|12||Closing Thank You|
Brian Stanley joined the NFCA as the Director of Media Relations in October of 2015. He has previously served as the Director of Communications for the NorPac Field Hockey Conference and Assistant Director of Athletics Communications at Radford University. Stanley graduated from the University of New Haven in 1999 with bachelor’s degrees in management of sport industries and business administration. Dave Hines joined the NFCA as its Manager of Media Relations in November 2013, and became the Director of Publications the following year. A native of Kingston, N.Y., Hines spent April 2001-November 2013 as the assistant sports editor of the Daily Freeman, where he assisted with day-to-day management and production of the newspaper, including writing, editing, layout, photography and video for use in print and online. From September 1993-April 2001, he was the sports information director at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he was solely responsible for managing the media operations of a 20-sport NCAA Division III athletic program. Hines graduated with honors from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. Doug Meffley began his Northwestern career as an athletic communications work-study student in 2002 and has worked his way up to his current position of Athletics Director of Digital and Social Communications. Meffley and his staff have oversight of NU athletics content strategies, serving as a liaison among marketing, communications and ticketing. He also oversees NUsports.com, NU's athletics social media efforts and remains the primary communications contact for Northwestern softball. Meffley's social media campaigns were featured by Crain's Chicago Business in the publication's "Best of Social Marketing" for 2012 and have received national press from such outlets as Yahoo! Sports. He was a featured panelist in PR Week Magazine's September 2015 "Brand Content Consumers Notice and Remember: The Content Marketing Roundtable." Parker Griffith enters his fifth season with the Murray State Athletic Media Relations department and is the primary contact for football, rifle and softball. Griffith arrived in Murray after spending two and half years as the Director of Media Relations with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. While at the NFCA, Griffith oversaw the Division I and II Top 25 polls and Player of the Week honors, served as the Division II liaison and handled the day-to-day public relations needs of the Association. Prior to the NFCA, Griffith served as the Assistant Sports Information Director at The University of Texas at Tyler and as Sports Information Director at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. He has also previously worked with Mississippi State University, the East Texas PumpJacks, the Memphis Grizzlies, Nike, P.E.A.N.U.T, the University of Memphis and Learfield Sports and the North Mississippi Tornadoes. Jose’ Garcia has been a part of the Tennessee State Athletic Media Relations staff in various capacities since 2006 and has served as Assistant Sports Information Director since 2012. Garcia is the primary contact for football, softball and golf while serving as the secondary contact for men’s basketball and volleyball. He also works as the public address announcer for volleyball and softball, while serving as the road play-by-play announcer for the past three seasons for softball. Garcia previously worked in sports information at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 2000-02. In addition to his athletic media relation positions, Garcia also worked in TV and Radio from 1984-94. Michael Martineau is a student assistant sports information director at NHTI, Concord ‘sCommunity College and the student manager for the softball program. Vickie Van Kleeck, former head coach at Ferrum College, has held the role of NCAA secretary-rules editor since September 2015. Van Kleeck, who retired from coaching after the 2015 season, posted a 531-427-1 record with the Panthers. She led Ferrum to the NCAA Division III tournament in 2002, 2005 and 2012. Additionally, she served as the senior woman administrator and provided leadership for Ferrum’s women’s varsity sports as well as the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Van Kleeck was a member of the NCAA Softball Rules Committee from 2008-13. Rachel Lawson was named head coach of the University of Kentucky softball team in July 2007. Entering her 11th season as UK's head coach in 2018, Lawson's vision for the UK softball program has started to become a realization. The winningest head coach in program history has not only lead UK to its first-ever appearance in the Women's College World Series, five NCAA Super Regionals the lastsix seasons, including a program-best 50 wins in 2014, but UK's administration come through on their promise and commitment to softball by providing Lawson with one of the nation's greatest collegiate softball facilities in the $9.5 million John Cropp Stadium. Matt Smith was promoted to Associate Communications Director in July of 2016 after being hired as an Assistant Communications Director at Nebraska in February of 2008. Prior to that he spent more than four years as a student and intern. Smith has spent 11 seasons as the primary communications contact for the Nebraska softball program, after joining the athletic department as a student assistant in 2003. He spent nearly four years as a graduate intern before being named to a full-time position. Smith also works with Huskers.com and assists and travels with football. For the past four years, he has also coordinated the production of Nebraska's official game-day football program sold inside Memorial Stadium. Scott Moriak is an SID assistant in the Florida State sports information office and serves as the contact for the softball and women’s soccer programs. He has worked closely with FSU Sports Information since 2004 when he became a member of the statistics crew for the men's and women's basketball programs. He also served on the official stat crew at the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. from 2005-10. In December 2008, Moriak began an internship with FSU sports information working primarily with the women's basketball and baseball teams. He served as an official scorer at home baseball games from 2009-13, controlling the live stats operations on gametracker and other media sites.
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