Invest in yourself and your players. Become an NFCA member today and elevate your game with exclusive educational, networking, and awards benefits located within a division-specific members-only “Coach’s Box." What are you waiting for? This is your home. Join the fastpitch coaching community and become the best coach you can be.
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Coaching Tools presented by USSSA: The NFCA is proud to offer a game-changing EXCLUSIVE annual benefits package that will immediately improve your team! We know how important practice is and that’s why we have created the following membership benefit that includes new drills, practice plans, charts and/or information every year - just for high school, international, travel ball and youth member coaches. (NOTE: Information given each year depends on years of membership with the NFCA and membership renewal status.)
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
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.
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.
“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.
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).
Purchase Educational Videos
Can't get enough from your Coach's Box? Browse through our library of 125+ videos available for purchase.
The NFCA provides a number of opportunities to celebrate yourself and member coaches. Membership includes a number of achievement-based merits as well as the possibility of being selected by your peers to receive one of our many distinguished awards, including but not limited to, Victory Club Milestones, Easton / NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year, Regional & National Coaching Staffs of the Year, & our most prestigious honor - The NFCA Hall of Fame.
Awards vary by division.
Your membership serves your student-athletes as well! Member coaches can nominate their student-athletes for a number of NFCA awards, which recognize on and off-the-field successes, including All-Region and All-America teams, Easton / NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete recognition, and many others. Awards vary by division.
Members may apply for - or contribute to - a number of need-based scholarships and grants covering travel, registration fees, hotel and expenses for NFCA events, including the NFCA National Convention. To view more information on scholarship criteria, visit our Awards page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 issues of the NFCA's digital newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery - which includes feature stories on coaches, instructional coaching articles, news of the game, member-written articles, and more.
NFCA's member e-newsletter, Fastpitch Connected presented by MaxBP - Each bi-weekly edition provides a quick look at the latest softball news.
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 travel coaches.
Other divisional newsletters sent periodically throughout the year.
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.
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 each year to be featured in the calendar!
Beyond the Fence
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.
Members receive access to the NFCA legal counsel. This benefit provides members legal assistance with contract reviews, crisis avoidance, meeting preparation, and other counsel needs.
Members are able to attend the world’s largest fastpitch-only Convention, held each December at sites throughout the United States. NFCA members receive significantly discounted attendance rates (over $100 off).
Members receive first access and notifications about all NFCA events, including: the NFCA National Convention and programming schedule, National Fastpitch Coaches College (NFCC) courses, NFCA Coaches Clinics, NFCA Camps, and invitations to Leadoff Classic Tournaments.
As an NFCA member, you can register your game and/or tournament to receive a complimentary goodie bag with custom items for your athletes, have your funds counted in the total number displayed at the WCWS, and win a custom bat from Louisville Slugger if you raise the most funds in your division.
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Do you have multiple coaches within your staff or organization and want them all to receive the benefits of being an NFCA member? Consider joining through a group membership at a discounted rate! As the head coach, you will be considered the "anchor member" and have the ability to add and delete members within your group membership. Each of your additional coaches will be considered "non-anchor" members and have their own log-in information with access to many of the same benefits.*
*Some award and mailing restrictions apply. Only high school, travel ball, and youth members are eligible for group memberships.