Coaches are teachers and life-long learners!  Check out all the exciting educational opportunities and benefits provided to our NFCA members!

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NFCA Pitching & Hitting Endorsements 

The NFCA is proud to announce a new initiative to recognize coaches who have a vested interest in hitting and pitching, and who have committed to their personal and professional growth through NFCA sponsored education.

Beginning in 2019, an official NFCA coaching endorsement will be provided to coaches who attend three pitching or hitting specific courses in a four-year period.

Want more information? Access our NFCA Pitching & Hitting Endorsement information HEREHEREHave questions? Email


NFCC: National Fastpitch Coaches College

  • It's not just a classroom. Receive on-field coaching experience at these state of the art coaching education sessions!
  • Learn from the best coaches in the nation!
  • The National Fastpitch Coaches College provides an in-depth look at various aspects of the game.
  • Work your way toward a "Master Coach" title and earn Continuing Education Units.  
  • EIGHT different courses to choose from! 
  • Courses, Star Program Overview, Master Coach List, Continuing Education Units and much more.

Coaches Clinics

These clinics will be a tremendous educational opportunity for coaches of all levels to learn from the best in the game. Over two days, participants will gain knowledge from world-class speakers and be able to mingle with exhibitors, who will be showcasing some of the newest innovations in the softball world.


    • Chicago | Dec. 13-14, 2019
    • Chicago | Jan. 3-4, 2020
    • Louisville | Jan. 3-4, 2020
    • Nashville | Jan. 10-11, 2020
    • Portland | Jan. 10-11, 2020
    • Charlotte | Jan. 17-18, 2020
    • Kansas City | Jan. 24-25, 2020
    • Minneapolis | Jan. 24-25, 2020



 Practice Plans






Coaching Tools presented by USSSA



The NFCA is proud to offer a game-changing EXCLUSIVE annual benefits package to all high school, travel ball and youth coach members that will immediately improve your team! We know how important practice is to the success of your team and that’s why we have created the following membership benefit that includes delivery of a new Coaching Tools package every year - just for high school, travel ball and youth coaches. 

Here’s a look at what you’ll receive with your NFCA membership:

  • YEAR ONE (Available to all grassroots members)

    • 9 Practice Plans (ready-to-use practices)
    • 34 Team Drills (fielding, throwing, sliding and strategy)
    • 18 Hitting Drills (within a Hitting Drills eBook that include both Batting T and Toss Drills
    • 3 Video Drills


  • YEAR TWO (Grassroots members since 2019)

    • 6 Practice Plans
    • 11 Drills
    • 2 Video Drills


  • YEAR THREE (Grassroots members since 2018)

    • Practice Plans
    • 10 Drills
    • 2 Video Drills 


  • COACHING CHARTS & FORMS (Grassroots members since 2017)

    • 25 Forms and Charts to use for your program
      • 7 Practice Plans / Objectives
      • 7 Skill Checklists
      • 1 Quality At Bat Chart
      • 2 Player Evaluation Forms
      • 2 Pitching Charts
      • 3 Scouting Forms
      • 3 Offensive Charts
  • STRONG MIND, STRONG BODY (Grassroots members since 2016)

    • 11contributors provide numerous insights to mental training
    • 13 contributors provide numerous insights to physical training
    • 87 pages of information to train mentally and physically
    • Training topics include: mindset, self-Talk, sccountability, teammates, leadership, visualization, breathing, perfectionism, nutrition, hydration, and a 12-week training program
    • Multiple videos, podcasts, and handouts

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Your attendance at any of our Coaches Clinics, National Fastpitch Coaches College courses, or our National Convention may be recognized by your educational organization as a way to earn required educational credits. We are happy to provide attendance verification forms upon request.

In addition to attendance verification, Washington State Clock Hours are available for our Portland, OR coaches clinic. 

Currently none of our other events are available for third party verification.

For additional information, contact the NFCA at 502-409-4600 or



Join us for the GREATEST FASTPITCH SOFTBALL EVENT OF THE YEAR!  The Convention is a "must-attend" annual event!

Past & Future Convention Cities

  • Join us at the 2019 NFCA National Convention, Dec. 4-7 in Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Preconvention Seminars
  • More Than Two Days of Clinic Sessions
  • Mentoring Session
  • Hall of Fame Induction Banquet
  • Exhibitor Show

Educational Publications

  • 12 issues of the NFCA's member newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery Each issue includes feature stories on coaches, instructional coaching articles and news of the game
  • NFCA's member e-newsletter, Fastpitch Connected - Each weekly (or bi-weekly in the offseason) edition provides a quick look at the latest softball news
  • Top Recruit - our once-a-year magazine focusing on the college-bound softball student-athlete. NFCA members who sign up for the Camp Network can receive free issues of the current year's publication for their campers. It is published each April. Click HERE to view the current issue.

Educational Videos

*** 2018 NFCA Convention Videos Available Now!

Available via digital download or DVD, all Convention attendees will receive two complimentary videos: Jen Walter's "Indoor Practice Planning" and our crowd favorite "Drills, Drills, Drills" featuring: Danielle Henderson, Samantha Ricketts, and Bonnie Tholl.

  • Digital downloads and DVDs of quality, relevant softball education, including 2018 Convention videos, can be found in our NFCA online store and on
  • Through our partnership with Coachtube, coaches can access and purchase NFCA educational content digitally in an easy-to-view format
  • Also Available: NFCA Scoring Seminar / Scoring and rules video "How to Maximize Strategy" on utilizing the DP Flex rule (Rachel Lawson, Kentucky)
  • Access to previous Educational Convention videos

Legal Education

  • As a member you receive access to NFCA's legal counsel. Each month she provides educational pieces (Counsel's Corner) in our monthly newspaper, Fastpitch Delivery. Counsel's Corner is now available for viewing HERE.


Mentoring Program (Convention)

  • NFCA mentoring first began at the 2010 NFCA National Convention and continues to be one of the most popular sessions at the event. Coaches of all divisions join together to share ideas on how to improve as a coach and grow the game.
  • Take part as either a mentor or mentee
  • Each year at the Convention Mentoring session, mentees have the opportunity to receive FREE educational opportunities including a trip to spend a few days inside the program of  the Division I national champion
  • Other prizes include NFCC course registrations, future Convention registrations and memberships

Mentoring Program (Year Round)

  • With the great success we've had at the NFCA National Convention Mentoring sessions, we have expanded the mentoring program as a service for our members. 
  • To get involved attend the mentoring session at Convention. If you can't make that session but want to be considered for a year-round mentoring triangle, please e-mail

  • “It’s (been) an invaluable experience."

    “It’s (been) an invaluable experience. Seeing that Division I programs go through the same ups and downs as a small community college in Louisiana was surprising, but awesome. What I’ve gained, I know I’ll carry with me the rest of my career.”— Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton, head coach, Bossier Parish Community College
  • “To give your time to someone else is really special."

    “Everybody that’s in the NFCA has so much to learn and share. To give your time to someone else is really special. At the same time, you don’t realize how much you get out of it yourself. You’re smiling because your two friends are doing really well and they’re there for me. It was really easy to talk about anything.” — Kris Ganeff, associate coach, University of Notre Dame
  • "It’s an easy way to give back."

    “I hear a lot of people talk about how they want more out of the NFCA, but they don’t know how. It’s an easy way to give back. A little time is really all that’s required. It can be incredibly beneficial to get the experience of what other people do.” — Alicia Abbott, assistant coach, Northern Illinois University
  • “I just wanted to say how great and meaningful this program has been for me."

    “I just wanted to say how great and meaningful this program has been for me. I am only going into my third year as an assistant coach with Carroll and I have learned more about coaching than I had ever hoped. They have provided me with so much knowledge and recommended so many coaching materials from books, podcasts and programs.”— Hannah Sanidas, assistant coach, Carroll University
  • "I honestly can't fit into one email how amazing the mentoring triangle experience has been."

    "I honestly can't fit into one email how amazing the mentoring triangle experience has been. Originally it started as strictly all softball talk but now we are able to communicate about whatever on a normal basis. I am coaching at a different college this year and they made the transition and the process so much easier by answering questions honestly and being so supportive, every step of the way!" — Tori Fite, assistant coach, Louisiana College


"The Dirt" NFCA Podcast presented by Turface

  • Educational tool featuring member coaches sharing insigt on softball related topics
  • Designed to help coaches be the best they can be by listening to a member coach, expert in the field or another individual or group share their knowledge of a specific topic
  • New episodes will go live on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. ET 
  • New episodes, topics and guests will be regularly announced via the NFCA’s online newsletter and social media accounts
  • Past episodes will be available to listen to at any time by choosing the podcast link online at

Recruiting Resources


Scoring Seminar

  • Provide an inside look at softball scorekeeping
  • Video that guides you through basic methods, rules and oddities of keeping the official scorebook
  • Learn to accurately score a softball game



Tip Tuesday presented by Triple Crown Sports

Inside Pitch presented by Triple Crown Sports

  • Members receive a bi-weekly email of educational tips and drills.

NFCA Webinars presented by Rapsodo

  • Designed to help coaches be the best they can be by engaging with a member coach, an expert in the field or another individual or group share their knowledge of a specific topic
  • New episodes will be available 4 - 6 times a year
  • New episodes, topics, and guests will be announced via the NFCA’s online newsletter and social media accounts
  • Past episodes will be available to view at any time by choosing the webinar link when logged in to your coach's box

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