Join us in Las Vegas for the 2017 NFCA National Convention, December 6-9. For a peak at what was offered in 2016, click HERE.
The NFCA Coaches Clinic will be held on January 5-6, 2018, at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino in Elizabeth, Ind., just minutes from the NFCA headquarters in Louisville, Ky. It promises to be a tremendous educational opportunity for coaches of all levels to learn from the best. The 2018 lineup is finalized and will feature:
- Jessica Allister- head coach, Minnesota
- Kenny Gajewski- head coach, Oklahoma State
- Heather Tarr- head coach, Washington
- Tim Walton- head coach, Florida
- Mike White- head coach, Oregon
There will also be exhibitor booths with the latest and greatest equipment in softball.
The NFCA offers a series of coaching education classes, the National Fastpitch Coaches College, to help coaches continue to enhance their professional skills. Classes are taught by the top coaches in the sport and may be taken in any order. The offerings include "The Art of Championship Coaching" (Course 401), "Advanced Analysis of Hitting, Pitching, & Short-Game Skills" (Course 402), "Position Play and Individual Defensive Skills" (Course 403), "Solid Team Defense & Strategy" (Course 404), "Explosive Team Offense & Strategy" (Course 405), "Coaching Dynamic Team Practices" (Course 406), "Winning Strategies for Game-Day Coaching" (Course 407) and "World Series Coaching & Game Observations" (Course 408).
Since their debut in 1993, the NFCA's camps have been one of the most popular ways for high school athletes to showcase their talent to college coaches. We offer three types of camps: Classic, Academic, and EXCEL Camps
The NFCA Classic and Academic camps are fully administered by the NFCA staff from the registration process to on-field direction. The Endorsed Classic camp will be run using strict NFCA standards and managed by an outside group in conjunction with the NFCA
In the NFCA EXCEL camps, players will be provided both hitting and defensive instruction. Defensively, players will select the position of choice for this intense, unique learning opportunity from college coaches. The afternoon will be filled with opportunities on the field, as players will compete in games. NFCA staff handles registration and collegiate coaches varied per camp will do On-Field instruction.
NFCA Leadoff Classics
Each year, the NFCA's Leadoff Classics gather top teams from around the country for three days of highly competitive softball action at one site. In 2017, the NFCA is shifting to a two-year model for its Classics. The Division II and III Leadoff Classics will alternate every other year at various locations around the country chosen by their respective division’s membership, while the NAIA and Junior College Leadoff Classics will be similarly paired and alternate each year at the South Commons Complex in Columbus, Ga.
This year the Division II Leadoff Classic was held Feb. 10-12 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla., while the NJCAA Leadoff Classic is March 10-12 in Columbus, Ga.