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Welcome to the NFCA College information page! 

Invest in yourself and your players. Become an NFCA member and get better today with exclusive benefits. The NFCA’s college membership consists of head, associate head and assistant coaches, along with directors of operations, volunteer coaches and student assistants at schools across the country. NFCA members can login to enjoy benefits.Only NFCA member coaches will have access to All-American, All-Region, and Scholar Athlete awards. You will also have access to 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!

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NFCA College Membership Benefits  


NFCA Coaches Awards

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.

  • Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame

    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 Victory Club

    NFCA Victory Club

    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.
  • National & Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

    National & Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

    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.
  • Easton / NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year

    Easton / NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year

    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
  • NFCA Humanitarian Award

    NFCA Humanitarian Award

    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.
  • Donna Newberry Perseverance Award

    Donna Newberry Perseverance Award

    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. 

    • NFCA All-American

      NFCA All-American

      Awarded in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Division I, II, and III, Cal JC, NWAC and High School. NFCA-member coaches may nominate their players each spring.
    • NFCA All-Region

      NFCA All-Region

      Awarded in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Division I, II, and III, Cal JC, NWAC and High School. NFCA-member coaches may nominate their players each spring.
    • Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year

      Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year

      The top catchers in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divsions I, II, and III, Cal JC, NWAC and High School are recognized with the Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year Award.
    • New Balance / NFCA Golden Shoe

      New Balance / NFCA Golden Shoe

      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.
    • Louisville Slugger / NFCA Players of the Week

      Louisville Slugger / NFCA Players of the Week

      The NFCA awards National Players and Pitchers of the Week for NCAA Division I, II, and III. The collegiate awards are presented by Louisville Slugger.
    • Easton / NFCA Scholar Athlete

      Easton / NFCA Scholar Athlete

      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 
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      Benefits (To contact the NFCA Legal Counsel, you must log in as a member and click on the Legal Services link.)

      1. Contract review and negotiation strategy
      2. Crisis avoidance and crisis management
      3. Preparation for meetings that could affect employment
      4. Advising coaches through investigations (involving team, player and/or coach), including but not limited to Title IX investigations
      5. Answering questions or issues that could affect employment
      6. Advising on how to handle team or player issues that could affect the viability of your program
      7. Separation agreement negotiation and review
      8. Education as to proactive measures to minimize risk and maximize job performance
      9. Serving at the pleasure of the NFCA Board of Directors and staff in fulfilling the mission of the NFCA
      NFCA Publications

      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.

       
      StrikeOut Cancer
      As an NFCA member, you can register your game and/or tournament to:
       
      1. Have your funds counted in the total number displayed at the Women's College World Series!
      2. Win a customized, pink wood bat from Louisville Slugger with your team name and total funds raised (one winner per division)!
      3. Have a goodie package sent from the NFCA with custom eye black (provided by Eyeblack.com), tattoos and wristbands! Find out more!
        

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      Member Discounts
      Discounts        
      • 15% Discount on NFCA store Books & Apparel
      • Discounted Equipment pricing through Sports USA Premier
      • NFCA Convention Registration Discount (over $100 off!)
       
      Camp Network
      CampNetwork          

      NFCA members receive access to our Camp Network! A place where the NFCA brings together NFCA-member camp information and youth softball players who are looking for camps to improve their skills.

      • Register your own camp to increase awareness
      • Use your network to find camps in the area
      • Search and discover camps across the country

      NFCA Exclusives

      National Convention
      8 Coaches Clinics
      Coaches College
      "The Dirt" Podcast
      Job Postings
      Educational Videos
      Camps
      More Education


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