LOUISVILLE, Ky. — GameChanger, the #1 rated youth sports app for live streaming, scheduling, and scorekeeping, has renewed as an Official Sponsor with the NFCA. GameChanger will continue as the title sponsor of the NFCA Coaches Clinics and the preferred official scorekeeping and live video streaming partner of the NFCA’s collegiate Leadoff Classics.
“We are thrilled to announce GameChanger will continue as an Official Sponsor. As the title sponsor of our must-attend Coaches Clinics, GameChanger's support will reach softball coaches of all levels,” said NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman. “Their high-qualityproducts in the scoring, statistics, and live stream space will continue to have a positive impact on the softball community. GameChanger will also carry on as our live stream partner for our prestigious Division I Leadoff Tournament in Clearwater, Fla. GameChanger is a company that is thriving and growing, much like our sport. Anna Nickel and the entire GameChanger team are committed to serving the softball community with excellence.”
NFCA Coaches Clinics presented by GameChanger are tremendous educational opportunities for coaches of all levels to learn from the best in the game. Over two days, participants gain knowledge from world-class speakers and are able to mingle with exhibitors, who will be showcasing some of the newest innovations in the softball world. GameChanger’s presence at the Clinics will include being the title sponsor on the padfolios, which each attendee receives, two booths at the Exhibit Show and a “Quick Pitch” in front of the attendees.
The NFCA hosts eight Coaches Clinics in seven cities over the course of December and January. In 2023-24, Clinics will be held in Chicago (Dec. 15-16, 2023), Louisville (Jan. 5-6), Nashville (Jan. 5-6), Oklahoma City (Jan. 12-13), Chicago (Jan. 19-20), Minneapolis (Jan. 19-20), Kansas City (Jan. 26-27) and Portland (Jan. 26-27) with five speakers at each site.
“GameChanger is honored to extend our relationship with NFCA and continue to provide our advanced team management, scorekeeping, and live video streaming platform to the softball community,” said Mark Robinson, GameChanger vice president of business development. “Our commitment to elevating the next generation through sports aligns perfectly with NFCA’s mission, and we look forward to supporting coaches at all levels of the game through this relationship.”
GameChanger is a one-stop shop for coaches, athletes and families looking to stay connected through sports and technology. Using GameChanger's app, coaches can seamlessly manage their teams, score, and live stream games for families and friends with the ease of a few taps. To date, more than 36 million games have been scored, three million games video streamed and 29 million auto-generated highlights have been produced on GameChanger.
Gathering top teams from around the country for highly-competitive softball action at one site, there are three collegiate NFCA Leadoff Classics in 2024 – NCAA Division I (Feb. 8-11, Clearwater, Fla.), NAIA (Feb. 16-18, Columbus, Ga.) and NCAA Division III (March 1-3, Columbus, Ga.).
GameChanger empowers athletes, coaches, and families to stay connected through live streaming, scorekeeping, team management tools and developmental resources. Available on iOS, Android, and the web, GameChanger covers over 5M+ games annually and over 750K+ teams a year. The live streaming and team management technology is available for all youth sports, with deep stats and scorekeeping capability for baseball, softball and basketball. GameChanger is based in New York City and is owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Celebrating 40 years in 2023, the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded Awards Program, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from NFCA podcasts to a comprehensive drills database, to in-person events and a National Convention.