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 Leadoffs. 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.
Division II Leadoff Classic
Feb. 10-12 | Eddie C. Moore Complex | Clearwater, Fla.
16 Participating Teams
California (Pa.), Catawba, Central Missouri, Eckerd, Florida Tech, Georgia College, Hillsdale, Rollins, Saint Leo, St. Mary's, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Tiffin, Trevecca Nazarene, Valdosta State, Wayne State (Mich.), West Chester
NJCAA Leadoff Classic
March 10-12 | South Commons Complex | Columbus, Ga.
22 Participating Teams
NJCAA DI: Central Alabama CC, Chipola College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Gulf Coast State College, Indian Hills CC, Midland College, Northwest Florida State College, Shelton State CC, Temple College, Wabash Valley College, Wallace State-Hanceville CC
NJCAA DII: CCBC-Catonsville, Des Moines Area CC, Illinois Central College, John Wood CC, Jones County JC, Kirkwood CC, Labette CC, Lansing CC, LSU Eunice, Sinclair CC
NJCAA DIII: Rock Valley College
Division III Leadoff Classic
March 2-4 | Lincoln Park | Tucson, Ariz.
NAIA Leadoff Classic
March 9-11 | South Commons Complex | Columbus, Ga.