NFCA Pitching & Hitting Endorsements
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 certificate will be provided to coaches who attend three pitching- or hitting-specific courses in a four-year period.
After the ‘initial’ endorsement is earned, endorsements must be "renewed" by taking at least one applicable NFCA educational course National Fastpitch Coaches College (NFCC) course or Pre-Convention seminar a minimum of once every three years. Every year will have at least one endorsement-eligible course offered in both hitting and pitching.
Courses taken between 2017 and 2020 can be applied to coaches wishing to earn their endorsements. A current, full list of courses that may be used for your coaching endorsement are below.
COURSES THAT QUALIFY:
2020 Eligible Pitching Education: NFCA Virtual Convention
2019 Eligible Pitching Education: Pitch Perfect Pre-Convention Seminar (Atlantic City)
2018 Eligible Pitching Education: NFCC 402A (Chicago)
2017 Eligible Pitching Education: NFCC 402A (Las Vegas)
2020 Eligible Hitting Education: NFCA Virtual Convention
2019 Eligible Hitting Education: NFCC 405 (Louisville), NFCC 402B (Atlantic City)
2018 Eligible Hitting Education: Fill Up the Boxscore Pre-Convention Seminar (Chicago)
2017 Eligible Hitting Education: NFCC 402B (Las Vegas)
If a coach earns an NFCA endorsement but does not renew within the three-year window, the coach will need to accrue three courses in a four-year period to regain the endorsement.
With the exception of 2020, NFCA Convention and/or NFCA Coaches Clinic attendance does not count towards NFCA endorsements.
The NFCA will send dated certificates via email to all endorsed hitting and pitching coaches. A new certificate will be sent each time a coach attends a class that renews their endorsement.
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