LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association is excited to announce an addition to its educational arsenal for youth coaches. With the reveal of Year Four of the NFCA’s Coaching Tools package presented by USSSA, member coaches in the high school, travel ball and youth categories that have been members for four years will receive the newest educational packet.
“With this fourth installment of our Coaching Tools Package, we are continuing to provide industry-leading information to our member coaches in a format that is both easy to navigate and implement into individual programs,” said NFCA Director of Education Joanna Lane. “Grassroots coaches are the foundation of the sport of softball and providing them with a variety of educational resources is a core tenet of our organization. We hope you enjoy this installment of coaching tools and we look forward to receiving your feedback.”
Year Four includes 24 charts and forms placed conveniently at your fingertips. These resources provided by the NFCA member coaches, including Washington’s Heather Tarr, Florida’s Tim Walton, Michigan’s Carol Hutchins, Alabama’s Patrick Murphy and more, will help you tackle everything from scouting an opponent to grading out your own players.
"USSSA is excited to partner with the NFCA on a core value we both share — education,” said National Director of USSSA Fastpitch Jami Lobpries. We believe it is vital to the growth of our sport to provide coaches with relevant resources and teaching tools that they can implement into their daily training. We’re excited to use our platform and our resources, such as our professional players with the USSSA Pride, to continue growing the Coaching Tools Package.”
Debuting in October 2015, the first-of-its-kind coaching package, which includes practice plans, drills, a hitting drills eBook and a team production package was made available to the high school, travel ball and youth membership. New coaches who join as of Jan. 1, 2019, will receive the Year One package.
For more information about this benefit, please click on the COACHING TOOLS link located in the main menu. For current youth members, links to your respective coaching tools packages can found in your Coach’s Box.