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Coaches are teachers and life-long learners!  Check out all of the exciting educational opportunities and benefits provided to our NFCA members.

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  • ONLINE EDUCATION
    •  DRILLS DATABASE

      Drills Database

      Members are granted access to a video database composed of drills from member coaches. With over 250 videos, this database is updated regularly and sorted by skill.

    •  DIGITAL EDUCATION LIBRARY

      Digital Education Library

      Located in your members-only "Coach's Box" you will find full presentations on a multitude of topics from previous Conventions. Over 1,500 hours of educational videos are available at your fingertips to help you excel in your coaching career.

    •  WEBINARS

      Webinars

      Engage with a member coach, an expert in the field or another friend of the NFCA who will share their knowledge of a specific topic. Designed to help coaches be the best they can be, new episodes will be available throughout the year and archived in your “Coach’s Box” for future access at any time. Presented by Rapsodo.

    •  PODCASTS

      Podcasts

      “The Dirt” NFCA podcast presented by Netting Professionals is designed to help coaches gain a better understanding of various facets of the game by listening to a member coach, expert in the field, or friend of the NFCA share their knowledge of a specific topic. New episodes go live on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. ET.

    •  FORUMS

      Forums

      NFCA Forums are in-depth educational offerings that are open to everyone. Highlighted by our Educate To Elevate series, these forums take a look at current issues in the sport as well as society as a whole. We hope you enjoy these special offerings and welcome your feedback. New episodes, topics, and guests will be announced via the NFCA’s bi-weekly newsletter and through NFCA social media accounts (@NFCAorg across platforms).

  • CLINICS & COURSES
    • As a coach it's important to encourage your student-athletes to keep learning, growing and making adjustments in order to better themselves. Well, same goes for you, Coach! The NFCA is encouraging YOU to come learn from the top coaches in our game at an NFCA Coaches Clinic each year.

      Whether you are a first-year coach wondering about pitching and practice planning, or a seasoned veteran that needs new drills and an updated hitting philosophy, the NFCA has you covered. Each clinic features five outstanding clinicians who will share ideas, drills, strategies, player development techniques and much more. Our format includes rotating speaker sessions, breaks to visit the vendors, a Q&A panel with the speakers and a social hour presented by Legacy Event Management of networking and fun. Every speaker is available throughout the two-day event to answer your specific questions and share their insights about the game. Not to mention, we raffle off a LOT of free equipment.

      Learn more

      REGIONAL COACHES CLINICS
    • THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN COACHING EDUCATION

      "The NFCC Coaching Classes are in depth and great opportunities to dive in and learn from the best coaches in the country. Even though I have taken most classes multiple times I continue to learn as each instructor has a different way of presenting things and I try to take the best that each instructor has to offer." – Sean Hall, Midwest Speed

      Where else can you receive in-depth information from three top coaches in the game that features the live demonstration of drills and the ability to have all of your questions answered over a two-day span? The National Fastpitch Coaches College (NFCC) is a unique program that is unmatched in its content and access to the premier coaches in the game. No matter the skill level of your players, you will learn how to elevate their game by attending any or all of the nine courses offered by the NFCA .

      NFCC COURSES
    • Are you a new collegiate head coach? This program is for you! Quick Out of the Box, a curriculum for new head coaches, is designed to connect new collegiate head coaches with one another, as well as with veteran head coaches in a classroom setting. New head coaches have unique needs when it comes to mentorship. We understand that there is a very small window to successfully instill a culture when taking over a program. The goal of this educational initiative is to shorten the learning curve and help the next generation of champions thrive in their new positions.

      NEW HEAD COACH CLASS
    • The NFCA recognizes coaches who have a vested interest in hitting and pitching and are committed to their personal and professional growth through NFCA-sponsored education.

      Introduced in 2019, an official NFCA coaching endorsement will be provided to coaches who attend three pitching or hitting-specific courses in a four-year period.

      Have questions? Email education@nfca.org

      ENDORSEMENTS
    • BECOME A FOUR-STAR MASTER COACH!

      The National Fastpitch Coaches College (NFCC) is a unique program that is unmatched in its content and access to the premier coaches in the game. You will learn how to elevate your athletes' ability when you attend any or all of the nine courses offered by the NFCA. Where else can you receive in-depth information from top coaches across the country that ALSO features live demonstration of drills. Have all of your questions answered over a two-day span when you attend an NFCC class.

      MASTER COACH PROGRAM
    • We know that coaches can't always attend our events in-person, and now you don't have to! We are proud to introduce you to the newest NFCA initiative, our online coaches clinics. These quick-paced presentations allow you to learn from some of the greatest coaches in our game without ever leaving the comfort of your home (or ball bucket). Dates, times, topics, and participating coaches are constantly changing so check back here often to ensure you never miss an opportunity to grow with us.

      VIRTUAL COACHES CLINICS
  • CONVENTION
    NFCA NATIONAL CONVENTION

    The NFCA National Convention is the largest gathering of softball coaches and exhibitors on earth. The 2021 Convention takes place in Las Vegas Dec. 8-11 and will boast expert speakers, drills sessions, networking opportunities, social events, buisiness meetings, an exhibit show, and much more. The Convention features numerous ways to get better as a coach, whether you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran.

    LEARN MORE HERE!

  • CONNECT
    • Mentoring Session & Triangles

      Unique to the NFCA, members have access to a year-round mentoring program that is designed to meet both your needs as a coach and facilitate your long-term goals. Be matched with legends of the game while simultaneously learning from those at the same stage in their career. Not only will you become more connected, you will have a support system that will check in with you every step of the way.

      Then, catch up with your “mentoring triangle” in-person at the NFCA National Convention! At Convention, take part in one of our most popular events — our mentoring workshop. Coaches with varying levels of expertise participate in a roundtable setting where everyone can benefit from the discussion of important coaching topics. We also give away THOUSANDS of dollars in scholarships and prizes at the event.
      MENTORING
    • Are you a new collegiate head coach? This program is for you! Quick Out of the Box, a curriculum for new head coaches, is designed to connect new collegiate head coaches with one another, as well as with veteran head coaches in a classroom setting. New head coaches have unique needs when it comes to mentorship. We understand that there is a very small window to successfully instill a culture when taking over a program. The goal of this educational initiative is to shorten the learning curve and help the next generation of champions thrive in their new positions.

      NEW HEAD COACH CLASS
    • Networking & Professional Development

      Members are able to exchange ideas and enhance their professional development, particularly by getting involved within their division. Network opportunities can also be found by attending the NFCA Convention & Divisional Caucus Meetings, by joining committees or by participating in the NFCA mentoring program.
      NETWORKING
    • Scheduling Assistant & Tournament Network

      Your one-stop location for tournament openings, available dates, and scheduling assistance. Submit openings for your division or search to find open dates in your area.
      SCHEDULING ASSISTANT
    • Camp Network

      NFCA members receive access to our Camp Network. This network brings together NFCA-member institutional camp information and youth softball players who are looking for reputable camps to improve their skills. Let us promote your camp for you! Registered camps will also receive access to our Top Recruit magazine for their campers.
      CAMP NETWORK
  • PUBLICATIONS
    Fastpitch Delivery

    Fastpitch Delivery

    12 issues of the NFCA's member digital newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery - Each issue includes feature stories on coaches, instructional coaching articles, news of the game, and more.
    Fastpitch Connected

    Fastpitch Connected

    NFCA's member e-newsletter, Fastpitch Connected presented by MaxBP - Each bi-weekly edition provides a quick look at the latest softball news.
    Newsletters

    Newsletters

    NFCA's high school member e-newsletter, Fifth Inning Stretch presented by MaxBP - Each monthly edition provides hot topics, drills/videos, important reminders, poll information, surveys, discussion boards, and more! NFCA's travel ball member e-newsletter, On the Run presented by New Balance - Each monthly edition features more education, more expertise, more perspective and more content tailored to you.
    Top Recruit

    Top Recruit

    Top Recruit - our annual magazine focuses on the college-bound softball student-athlete. NFCA members will receive a digital link of the current year's publication for their campers and their athletes. It is published each May.

    2021 Edition
    Calendar

    Calendar

    All NFCA members will receive access to a digital calendar AND a published calendar featuring member coaches from all divisions across the country. Submit your own photos to be featured in next year's calendar!
    Blog

    Blog

    In Beyond the Fence, a blog presented by Netting Professionals, you'll hear from us here at the NFCA, about us, on a variety of topics surrounding the inner workings and history of the NFCA and the game. We hope you'll stick around … for the good of the game.

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