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Welcome to the NFCA Affiliate information page!

The NFCA’s affiliate membership consists of former coaches (non-Emeriti), instructors, SIDs, umpires, players, parents, professional,  other members. Members can login at NFCA.org to enjoy benefits and receive discounts on NFCA merchandise and events. Members also get monthly issues of the NFCA's own newspaper, Fastpitch Delivery, our weekly e-newsletter, Fastpitch Connected and our digital annual Top Recruit Magazine. 

 

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Affiliate Membership Benefits 


 

Member Discounts

Member Discounts

Members are able to attend the world’s largest fastpitch-only convention, held each December at sites throughout the United States. This year’s Convention will be held in Dallas, TX, where the NFCA will look to set another attendance record, a feat that has been accomplished two of the last three years with over 1,680 attendees. NFCA members receive significantly discounted attendance rates (over $100 off).
Scholarships

Scholarships

Members may apply for - or contribute to - a number of need-based scholarships and grants covering travel, registration fees, hotel and expenses for NFCA events, including the NFCA National Convention.

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship, created by the NFCA’s Diversity Committee, is awarded to a minority member coach who shows a commitment to working with minorities and growing the game of fastpitch in their communities and has a need for financial assistance to attend the Convention. Recipients receive a stipend to attend the NFCA National Convention.

MARY NUTTER SCHOLARSHIP

The educational grant, named for the former Pittsburg State (Kan.) head coach and 1997 NFCA Hall of Fame inductee who founded National Sports Clinics, seeks to continue Nutter’s effort to provide softball coaches at all levels access to the best minds in the sport in order to help them become better coaches themselves. Recipients receive all expenses paid to attend the NFCA National Convention.

GERI ANN GLASCO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, presented in partnership with The Natasha Watley Foundation and The Glasco Family, is awarded to a female member coach in her first five years of coaching who shows a commitment to growing the game of fastpitch in her community and has a need for financial assistance to attend the Convention. Recipients receive all expenses paid to attend the NFCA National Convention.
Priority Event Access

Priority Event Access

Members receive first access and notifications about all NFCA events, including: the NFCA National Convention and programming schedule, National Fastpitch Coaches College (NFCC) courses, NFCA Coaches Clinics, NFCA Camps, and invitations to Leadoff Classic Tournaments.
Publications

Publications

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.

NFCA's member e-newsletter, Fastpitch Connected - Each bi-weekly edition provides a quick look at the latest softball news.

Top Recruit - our annual magazine focuses on the college-bound softball student-athlete. NFCA members who sign up for the Camp Network will receive a digital link of the current year's publication for their campers. It is published each May.

All NFCA members will receive a FREE calendar featuring member coaches from all divisions across the country. Submit your own photos to be featured in next year's calendar!
StrikeOut Cancer

StrikeOut Cancer

As an NFCA member, you can register your game and/or tournament to receive a complimentary goodie bag with custom items for your athletes, have your funds counted in the total number displayed at the WCWS, and win a custom bat from Louisville Slugger if you raise the most funds in your division.
Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program

Unique to the NFCA, members have access to a year-round mentoring program that is designed to meet both your needs as a coach and facilitate your long-term goals. Be matched with legends of the game while simultaneously learning from those at the same stage in their career. Not only will you become more connected, you will have a support system that will check in with you every step of the way. Then, catch up with your “mentoring triangle” in-person at the NFCA National Convention! At Convention, take part in one of our most popular events — our mentoring workshop. Coaches with varying levels of expertise participate in a roundtable setting where everyone can benefit from the discussion of important coaching topics. We also give away THOUSANDS of dollars in scholarships and prizes at the event.
Exclusive Networking and Information

Exclusive Networking and Information

Networking and Professional Development: Members are able to exchange ideas and enhance their professional development, particularly by getting involved within their division. Network opportunities can also be found by attending the NFCA Convention & Divisional Caucus Meetings, by joining committees or by participating in the NFCA mentoring program.

Effect Change: Members are able to participate and have a voice in NFCA surveys regarding rule changes and legislative issues affecting their respective divisions, particularly at the collegiate levels.

Camp Network: NFCA members receive access to our Camp Network. This network brings together NFCA-member institutional camp information and youth softball players who are looking for reputable camps to improve their skills. Let us promote your camp for you! Registered camps will also receive access to our Top Recruit magazine for their campers.

Tournament Network: Your one stop location for tournament openings. Submit openings for your tournament or search to find open dates in your area.


 

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