Louisville, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Association is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new scoring seminar. It was developed to guide coaches, scorekeepers and anyone who is or may not be familiar with the intricacies of scoring a softball game.


"We are thrilled to launch the inaugural NFCA Softball Scoring Seminar; a new useful tool for the fastpitch softball community,” said NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman. “It is our goal to develop relevant programs to grow the game and "How do we score a softball game?" is a question continually asked from many people involved in the sport.”

The Association and five generous and insightful sports information directors were tasked with providing an inside look into softball scorekeeping. In doing so, the group put together a video that will guide you through the basic methods, rules and oddities of keeping the official book during a softball contest.

“During every fastpitch softball game, someone is behind the scenes keeping score,” said Bruggeman. “We wanted to provide an avenue for interested parties to learn to score correctly. This project originated from our NFCA All-American committees as consistent and accurate scoring is critical to ensure a quality selection process. “

Providing invaluable help to this project were athletics communication veterans Scott Moriak (Florida State), Fran Elia (SUNY Cortland), Doug Meffley (Northwestern), Jason Bryden (Washington College) and Matt Smith (Nebraska) as well as NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor Vickie Van Kleeck.

The video runs through several scenarios that may happen during a contest and how you would go about scoring those plays. It has everything from pre-game preparation and post-game wrapup to topics such as “what is a sacrifice hit” and “is it an earned or unearned run” to making that tough decision between a “hit and an error” and dealing with that unusual play.

“It is designed for coaches, sports information personnel, players, parents, and anyone else who wants to learn how to accurately score a game,” Bruggeman.  “We invite you to watch the videos and presentations created from various scoring experts across the country."

In addition, we include specific topics on pitching, NCAA scoring rules, the use of the NCAA rulebook to your advantage and inputting a game into Stat Crew.

The seminar is now available for purchase (25.00) in our store at NFCA.org. To access the store, click on SHOP located in the menu at the top of the newsfeed or click on “Softball Scoring Seminar” in the drop down menu.

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