Softball Coaching Endorsements
The NFCA recognizes coaches who have a vested interest in hitting and pitching and are committed to their personal and professional growth. If coaches further their softball coaching skills through NFCA-sponsored education, an official NFCA coaching endorsement certificate will be provided to those 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, Pre-Convention seminar, or through select video bundles (as noted below) 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 2019 and 2022 can be applied to coaches wishing to earn their endorsements. A current, full list of courses that may be used for your coaching endorsement is below.
NFCA Courses That Qualify
2022 Eligible Pitching Education: National Convention - San Antonio (link)
2023 NFCA Pitching Endorsement Bundle (link);
* Only ONE of the above two may be used for Endorsement credit
2022 Eligible Education: NFCC 410 - San Antonio
2021 Eligible Pitching Education: National Convention - Las Vegas (link)
2021 Eligible Pitching Education: NFCC 402A (Las Vegas)
2021 Eligible Pitching Education: Virtual Video Bundle (link)
2020 Eligible Pitching Education: NFCA Virtual Convention (link)
2019 Eligible Pitching Education: Pitch Perfect Pre-Convention Seminar (Atlantic City)
2022 Eligible Hitting Education: National Convention - San Antonio (link)
2023 NFCA Hitting Endorsement Bundle (link);
*Only ONE of the above two may be used for Endorsement credit
2022 Eligible Hitting Education: Creating a High-Powered Offense (Pre-Convention) - San Antonio (link)
2022 Eligible Hitting Education: NFCC 405 - San Antonio
2021 Eligible Hitting Education: National Convention - Las Vegas (link)
2021 Eligible Hitting Education: NFCC 402B (Las Vegas)
2021 Eligible Hitting Education: Virtual Video Bundle (link)
2020 Eligible Hitting Education: NFCA Virtual Convention (link)
2019 Eligible Hitting Education: NFCC 405 (Louisville), NFCC 402B (Atlantic City)
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.
- NFCA Coaches Clinic attendance does not count towards NFCA endorsements.
- Endorsement credits expire three years from their initial offering.
- For example, if an online package published in 2020 is used to earn endorsement status in 2022, that course will only be valid through 2024, despite being purchased in 2022.
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.