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 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, 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 2018 and 2021 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
2021 Eligible Pitching Education: National Convention - Las Vegas (link)
2021 Eligible Pitching Education: NFCC 402A (Las Vegas)
2019 Eligible Pitching Education: Pitch Perfect Pre-Convention Seminar (Atlantic City)
2018 Eligible Pitching Education: NFCC 402A (Chicago)
2021 Eligible Hitting Education: National Convention - Las Vegas (link)
2021 Eligible Hitting Education: NFCC 402B (Las Vegas)
2019 Eligible Hitting Education: NFCC 405 (Louisville), NFCC 402B (Atlantic City)
2018 Eligible Hitting Education: Fill Up the Boxscore Pre-Convention Seminar (Chicago)
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 and 2021, NFCA Convention attendance does not count towards NFCA endorsements.
- 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.