Creating a Lockdown Defense


Creating a Lockdown Defense

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Discover the Winning Strategy

Imagine transforming your softball team's defense into an impenetrable force that opponents dread facing. With "Creating a Lockdown Defense" presented by Lauren Lappin at the NFCA's 2017 National Convention, this can become your reality. Dive into a comprehensive 52:57-minute video featuring a detailed PowerPoint presentation, all designed to elevate your team's defensive game to elite levels.

Why Choose "Creating a Lockdown Defense"?

  • Expert Guidance: Learn from Lauren Lappin, a U.S. Olympian, esteemed coach, and defensive maestro.
  • Proven Techniques: Gain insights from Lappin's successful coaching tenure at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her extensive playing career, including her time with the U.S. National Team and professional leagues.
  • Comprehensive Content: Benefit from nearly an hour of video instruction plus a downloadable PowerPoint presentation packed with invaluable defensive strategies.
  • Accessible Anytime, Anywhere: NFCA members can access this treasure trove of defensive wisdom for free within the "Coach's Box" through the Digital Education Library on
  • Inspiration for Success: Lappin's firsthand experiences from collegiate play to the Olympics provide a unique perspective on creating a winning defense.

Turn Your Defense into a Championship Contender

Whether you're striving to improve your team's standing in the league or dreaming of a championship victory, "Creating a Lockdown Defense" offers the blueprint you need. Lauren Lappin's journey from collegiate champion to Olympic medalist and professional player provides a rich foundation for her teachings. By applying Lappin's strategies, your team can achieve remarkable defensive improvements, making every game a showcase of skill, coordination, and teamwork.


  • How can I access "Creating a Lockdown Defense"?
    If you're an NFCA member, log in to the website, navigate to the Education tab, and select Digital Education Library. The video is available in the "Coach's Box" section.
  • Is this suitable for coaches at all levels?
    Absolutely! Lauren Lappin's defensive strategies can be adapted for teams of all ages and skill levels, from youth leagues to collegiate competition.
  • What if I'm not an NFCA member?
    Consider joining the NFCA to access this and many other coaching resources. Visit for membership information.

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