LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The NFCA is pleased to announce Netting Professionals will continue its relationship with the Association as an Official Sponsor. Netting Professionals signed a multi-year contract and will now be the title sponsor of the NFCA’s “The Dirt” Podcast, “Beyond the Fence” blog and the Field of the Year award.
"Netting Professionals is very proud to continue being an Official Sponsor of the NFCA,” said Will Minor, CEO of Netting Professionals. “This is a great organization that does a wonderful job of supporting and promoting coaches at all levels of the game. The growth surrounding softball is very evident, and we want to continue to be a big part of promoting that excitement.”
Hosted by NFCA Director of Education Joanna Lane, “The Dirt” is a weekly podcast (Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. ET) featuring member coaches sharing insight on softball-related topics. With over 54,000 downloads since its inception in 2017, “The Dirt” has provided educational content to its listeners with 172 episodes.
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Netting Professionals,” said NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman. “Their company sets the industry standard with high quality, innovative products and impeccable service. Will Minor is one of the finest individuals in the business and takes pride in building relationships with the softball community. We truly appreciate their loyalty and support of the Association.”
Authored by NFCA Director of Marketing and Sponsorships Emily Allard, the brand-new Beyond the Fence blog offers insights on the inner workings of the NFCA team from day-to-day operation to what goes into organizing an event. It additionally delves into the history of the Association, connecting with the founders who built the organization from the ground up.
The NFCA reestablished the Field of the Year award in 2018 to recognize the top fields/stadiums in the nation. Nominations for 2020 are open through September 1 and can be found in your members-only Coach’s Box. Any NFCA member is eligible to nominate their respective field or stadium.
“Netting Professionals is a growing business, and we are confident that we can continue to help elevate softball with our quality products and services,” Minor stated. “We look forward to continually working with softball coaches and the NFCA for many years into the future."
Netting Professionals, which served as the title sponsor for the NFCA’s bi-weekly newsletter Fastpitch Connected for the past three years, specializes in the design, fabrication & installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, BP screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding, windscreens, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more. It continues to provide quality custom products and services to many high school, college, and professional fields, facilities, and stadiums throughout the country.