LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Every year the NFCA Convention (Dec. 8-11) provides attendees with direct access to companies promoting innovative products, apparel and services. The 2021 Exhibit Show (Dec. 9-10) allows those attendees to create positive relationships with exhibitors to benefit their program and growth of the sport.
Held at Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas, this year’s Convention will be host to over 120 exhibitors (and counting) in the largest-ever Exhibit Show space where vendors are ready to reengage with attendees.
Along with exhibitors showcasing their products and services, educational opportunities also grace the 2021 Exhibit Show. Companies have the opportunity to rent time in the batting cage, provided by Netting Professionals, to educate attendees on their latest innovations.
Of those exhibitors, the NFCA welcomes 28 of its official sponsors and partners to the Convention, 11 of which sponsor Convention-related programming. Exhibit Show-specific sponsored events include HitTrax presents Home Run Derby with the Pros, Sports Attack raffle, Netting Professionals batting cage giveaway and the Happy Hour presented by LeagueApps.
Sports Attack (Official Convention Clinic Sponsor), Triple Crown Sports (Rookie Orientation), Blast Motion (Education Session), Wilson Sporting Goods (Triple Play Classroom Series), and FieldTurf (Head Coach Educational Track) sponsor educational items. Blast Motion (Opening Reception), Diamond Sports and Premier Girls Fastpitch (Diamond/PGF Social) lead the social events, while USA Softball sponsors the Softball Summit.
All items mentioned above and everything Convention related will be available in the palm of your hand with the Convention App presented by Diamond Kinetics, which will be available for download in November.
Exhibit Show doors open Thursday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. After checking out all the latest products, apparel and services, enjoy a free beer or soft drink during the Happy Hour presented by LeagueApps (5-6:30 p.m.).
If you don’t get a chance to make it over on Thursday or if you want to return for a second go-around, doors open at 9 a.m., so grab a bite to eat and shop around.
A couple of big items will be raffled off on Friday. Be sure to stop by Sports Attack’s booths 717, 719, 721 for a chance at a Junior Hack Attack pitching machine, which will be raffled off on Friday between noon and 12:45 p.m. At 1 p.m., one lucky attendee will walk away with the batting cage and its contents, which is being raffled off by Netting Professionals.
Last but not least, don’t forget about the Digital Auction. The highly-anticipated event of the Exhibit Show allows bidding on your favorite items from the comfort of your phone by simply clicking on the Digital Auction button located in the App. Bidding opens on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at noon and closes on Friday, Dec. 10 at noon.
In addition to our Official Sponsors and Partners, College Sports Evaluation (CSE), Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) and Fundraising University will have a presence outside the Exhibit Show.
Check below for all sponsored events at the 2021 NFCA Convention.
Sports Attack is the Official Convention Clinic Sponsor
Wednesday, Dec. 8
4-4:50 p.m. - Rookie Orientation presented by Triple Crown Sports
7-9:00 p.m. - Opening Reception presented by Blast Motion
8-9:00 p.m. – Blast Education Session “Learn How to Incorporate Blast Technology into your Program”
Thursday, Dec. 9
8:30-11:30 a.m. - High School/Travel Ball Caucus & Triple Play Classroom Series presented by Wilson
1-2:50 p.m. - Exploding Data – Analytics & Sensors presented by College Sports Evaluation
5-6:30 p.m. - Happy Hour presented by LeagueApps
9 p.m.-Midnight - Diamond Sports/PGF Social
Friday, Dec. 10
8-8:45 a.m. The College Recruiting Process & Staying Active in Your Athletes’ Recruiting Journey presented by NCSA
Noon-12:45 p.m. - HitTrax presents Home Run Derby with the Pros & Sports Attack Raffle
1:00 p.m. – Netting Professionals batting cage raffle
1:30-2:50 p.m. - Softball Summit presented by USA Softball
3-5:00 p.m. - Grassroots Summit presented by Wilson (High School/Travel Ball/Youth programming)
5-6:00 p.m. - Social Hour presented by Fundraising University (High School/Travel Ball/Youth only)
Saturday, Dec. 11
1-3:45 p.m. – Head Coach Educational Track presented by FieldTurf