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NFCA High School Information
Welcome to the NFCA High School information page!
Invest in yourself and your players. Become an NFCA member and get better today with exclusive benefits including our practice plans in our "Coaching Tools" package, access to prestigious awards for your staff and players, free legal advice, and discounts on our educational events and products. Check out our NFCC classes and our annual NFCA National Convention, where the best minds in softball come together to learn and grow. There's no better value in the game!
NFCA member coaches in the high school, travel ball and youth categories can receive EXCLUSIVE educational materials! This is a first-of-its-kind coaching package, which includes practice plans, drills, a hitting drills eBook and a team production package, specially produced for the NFCA by Softball Excellence. Each year, as long as your membership is renewed on time, you will receive a NEW year of coaching tools!
The NFCA provides a number of opportunities to celebrate yourself and member coaches. Membership includes a number of achievement based merits as well as the possibility of being selected by your peers to receive one of our many distinguished awards.
The Hall of Fame Award is the most prestigious award given by the NFCA. The NFCA inducts members into its Hall of Fame each December at the National Convention. Nominations are available all year and inductees are selected by the Hall of Fame Committee.
NFCA Member Coaches will have access to log their wins and receive custom awards each year they reach a victory milestone! From 100 - 1500 wins, our member coaches are recognized each year at our National Convention.
The NFCA recognizes regional and national coaching excellence in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II, and III, Cal JC, NWAC, High School and Travel Ball. All NFCA-member coaches are eligible each season.
The top assistant coaches in the nation are recognized with this award. These coaches are selected by the NFCA Awards committee for NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I and II, Cal JC, Travel Ball, and High School
The Humanitarian Award recognizes an NFCA member coach who has selflessly dedicated his/her time toward the long-term betterment of the community and/or engaged in charitable activities in the service of others.
The award, named for the longtime Muskingum College and 2008 NFCA Hall of Fame coach, recognizes an NFCA member coach who has demonstrated extraordinary strength of will and character in the fight to overcome a physical, mental or social adversity that presented an additional challenge to the already demanding job of a coach.
NFCA Awards for Student-Athletes
Your membership serves your athletes as well! Member coaches can nominate their student-athletes for a number of NFCA Awards. These accolades recognize on & off field successes.
The top speedsters in the nation are recognized with the New Balance / NFCA Golden Shoe Award. These athletes are selected by NFCA divisional committees in NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Cal JC, NWAC and High School.
Athletes who achieve a 3.5 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale are recognized as NFCA Scholar Athletes. The NFCA recognizes the top 10 academic teams (by overall GPA) each fall through the Easton/NFCA Top 10 Academic Team program.
Access to the NFCA Legal Counsel
Benefits (To contact the NFCA Legal Counsel, you must log in as a member and click on the Legal Services link.)
Contract review and negotiation strategy
Crisis avoidance and crisis management
Preparation for meetings that could affect employment
Advising coaches through investigations (involving team, player and/or coach), including but not limited to Title IX investigations
Answering questions or issues that could affect employment
Advising on how to handle team or player issues that could affect the viability of your program
Separation agreement negotiation and review
Education as to proactive measures to minimize risk and maximize job performance
Serving at the pleasure of the NFCA Board of Directors and staff in fulfilling the mission of the NFCA
Our once-a-year magazine focusing on the college-bound softball student-athlete. NFCA members who sign up for the Camp Network can receive free access to the current year's publication for their campers. It is published each April.
12 issues of the NFCA's member newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery - Each issue includes feature stories on coaches, instructional coaching articles and news of the game.
All NFCA members will receive a FREE calendar featuring student-athletes across the country from member schools. Submit your own photos to see your team featured in next year's calendar!
Receive NFCA's member weekly e-newsletter, Fastpitch Connected, stay in the know with up to date Educational Articles, and receive free drills and tips from the Nation's top coaches.
As an NFCA member, you can register your game and/or tournament to:
Have your funds counted in the total number displayed at the Women's College World Series!
Win a customized, pink wood bat from Louisville Slugger with your team name and total funds raised (one winner per division)!
Have a goodie package sent from the NFCA with custom eye black (provided by Eyeblack.com), tattoos and wristbands! Find out more!
15% Discount on NFCA store Books & Apparel
Discounted Equipment pricing through Sports USA Premier