The NFCA NATIONAL CONVENTION
The NFCA National Convention is the largest gathering of fastpitch coaches & exhibitors on earth. This four-day event boasts expert speakers, drills sessions, networking opportunities, social events, awards, an exhibit show, and much more. The Convention features numerous ways to get better as a coach, whether you are a rookie coach or a seasoned veteran!
In 2018, a near-record 1,679 attendees (second straight with over 1,600) gathered for four days of learning, sharing, networking and socializing at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. It was the first Convention outside of Las Vegas to surpass the 1,600 mark, breaking New Orleans’ record of 1,594, and was just eight shy of last year’s record-breaking event held at Bally’s Las Vegas. The Exhibit Show, which sold out in a record 3 1/2 hours, was at full capacity for a third straight year. Our Convention continues to grow and is a 'must attend' event. Read more about the 2018 Convention here.
The 2019 NFCA National Convention will be held Dec. 4-7 in Atlantic City, NJ.
What is Convention?
A LOADED FOUR-DAY LINEUPGain valuable insight, drills and tips from some of the best speakers and sharpest minds in our game. Top coaches and national experts share their softball secrets.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERThe Convention will kickoff on Wednesday evening with the "First Pitch: Opening Welcome" that will feature a Keynote Speaker. Previous speakers have included: Holly Rowe (ESPN), Jessica Mendoza (ESPN), Bret Ledbetter (What Drives Winning).
FORUMS TO DISCUSS CHANGES & THE FUTURE OF THE SPORTNFCA member groups and various committees will conduct their annual in-person meetings, while attendees will come together for several full-membership discussion events, including the discussion of issues surrounding softball at the Softball Summit presented by USA Softball on Friday.
MENTORING WORKSHOPTake 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.
AWARDSJoin us in celebrating our coaches. The Convention features an Awards Brunch and Hall of Fame Dinner. Celebrate the induction of the 2019 Hall of Fame class, witness the announcement of the upcoming inductees, and help recognize milestone wins and other coaching accolades.
NETWORKCoaches come together in a variety of formats to discuss, network, and celebrate with one another. Meet new people or catch up with your oldest friends at one of the many networking opportunities. Prefer a business setting? Attend your divisional caucus! Seeking a casual conversation? Grab a cup of coffee and have breakfast with your colleagues. Looking for something a little more vibrant? Explore one of the many (free) happy hours. Whatever you're looking for, there is a venue for you.
THE LATEST INNOVATIONS IN SOFTBALL EQUIPMENTMake sure you don’t miss the Exhibit Show, where you can check in with your favorite companies and see the latest and greatest in softball training, technology, equipment, and apparel.
WHAT’S INCLUDED?Your Convention attendee registration includes an attendee gift, more than 50 speakers, breakfasts, caucus meetings, happy hours, a mentoring workshop, access to the Exhibit Show, fireside chats, receptions, the NFCA Hall of Fame Banquet, ability to meet with the NFCA legal counsel (members only) and an experience you'll never forget.
Dec. 4-7, 2019 - Atlantic City, N.J.
Dec. 9-12 - 2020 - Dallas, Texas
Dec. 8-11, 2021 - Las Vegas, Nev.