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.
"It's like playing a national championship tournament right out of the gate." — Division III Leadoff participant
Division III Leadoff Classic
March 2-4 | Lincoln Park | Tucson, Ariz.
32 Participating Teams
Babson, Berry, Birmingham-Southern, Central, Christopher Newport, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Coe, DePauw, East Texas Baptist, Fontbonne, George Fox, Illinois Wesleyan, Linfield, Manhattanville, Messiah, MIT, Moravian, Otterbein, Pacific, Pacific Lutheran, Rochester, St. Catherine, St. John Fisher, St. Thomas, Texas Lutheran, Thomas More, Trine, Virginia Wesleyan, Whitworth, William Paterson, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Wittenberg
NAIA Leadoff Classic
March 9-11 | South Commons Complex | Columbus, Ga.
19 Participating Teams
Brenau, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Campbellsville, Clarke University, Georgetown College, Georgia Gwinnett, Lawrence Tech, Lindenwood-Belleville, Lindsey Wilson, Mobile, Ottawa (Kan.) University, Reinhardt, Rio Grande, St. Ambrose, Talladega, Thomas, USC Beaufort, Warner, William Carey
Division II Leadoff Classic
Feb. 8-10 | Eddie C. Moore Complex | Clearwater, Fla.
NJCAA Leadoff Classic
March 8-10 | South Commons Complex | Columbus, Ga.