NFCA Recruiting App
Frequently Asked Questions About the New NFCA Recruiting App
Will there be any cost to download or use the app? No, downloading and then building your profile is free, in addition to accessing educational information on the game and recruiting through the Softball University tab in the app. Download the NFCA Recruiting App HERE.
Can I use the mobile app on my Android device? No, not at this time, although it’s being discussed as a future option. However, players can access the same “build-your-own-profile” platform through NCSA.
Can my travel ball/high school coach or my parents open the app? They can if they’re building the profile with you on one phone; however, the app is just for prospective student-athletes to provide their information. The NFCA and NCSA do have information on the app on their respective web sites so parents, youth coaches and players can see how the app works and learn more about it if there are questions.
How will college coaches see my information? College coaches will be able to access a search platform through the NCSA's Recruiting Management System online and will be able to search for players by many different factors: name, state, year in school, position, event, etc. The player will be able to update her information as many times as she wants or needs to. Examples of this may be a field location change at a major tournament, a new cell number and/or improved athletic measurable (e.g., timing on the 20-yard dash or throwing speed).
What is the NFCA?
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches for all competitive levels of play. Founded in the early 1980s by collegiate softball coaches, today the organization also includes high school coaches, travel ball/club coaches and individuals who support the sport. Founded by coaches for coaches, the Association is built on strong values and continually instills within its members a deep sense of responsibility for developing programs that enrich the lives of all those involved. In addition, the Association provides educational training; encourages sportsmanship and high standards of competition; promotes the sport both nationally and internationally; identifies and pursues issues relevant to the fastpitch coaching profession and provides a forum to discuss those issues; honors excellence through awards programs for coaches and players, and keeps members informed of current coaching techniques, equipment innovations and fastpitch news.
What is the NCSA Athletic Recruiting?
Each year, NCSA identifies, evaluates, activates and connects more than 600,000 student-athletes with more than 42,000 college coaches, leveraging proprietary technology and a team of more than 300 former athletes.
Driven by the mission of athleadership, NCSA is the exclusive athletic recruiting network that educates, assists, and connects families, coaches, and companies so they can save time and money, get ahead and give back.
NCSA has been working with student athletes in the softball community for over a decade, and of the more than 850 softball graduates from the class of 2013 in NCSA’s network, 100% of them had the opportunity to play at the next level.