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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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College Member Benefits


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Online Education

Online Education

Drills Database: Members are granted access to a video database composed of drills from member coaches. With over 200 videos, this database is updated regularly and sorted by skill.

Digital Education Library: Located in your members-only "Coach's Box" you will find full seminars on a multitude of topics from previous Conventions. Over 1,500 hours of educational videos are available at your fingertips to help you excel in your coaching career.

Webinars: Engage with a member coach, an expert in the field or another friend of the NFCA who will share their knowledge of a specific topic to NFCA members only. Designed to help coaches be the best they can be, new episodes will be available 4 - 6 times a year and will be announced via the NFCA’s online newsletter and social media accounts then archived in your “Coach’s Box” for future access at any time. Presented by Rapsodo

Podcasts: “The Dirt” NFCA podcast presented by Netting Professionals is designed to help coaches gain a better understanding of various facets of the game by listening to a member coach, expert in the field or friend of the NFCA share their knowledge of a specific topic. New episodes go live on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. ET
Coaching Awards

Coaching 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, including but not limited to, Victory Club Milestones, Easton / NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year, and Regional & National Coaching Staffs of the Year.
Awards for your Student-Athletes

Awards for your Student-Athletes

Your membership serves your student-athletes as well! Member coaches can nominate their student-athletes for a number of NFCA awards, which recognize on and off-the field successes, including All-America teams, Easton / NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete recognition, and many others.
Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

Members receive access to the NFCA legal counsel. This benefit provides members legal assistance with contract reviews, crisis avoidance, meeting preparation, and other counsel needs.
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.

NFCA Members may apply for the following scholarships:

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

MARY NUTTER SCHOLARSHIP

GERI ANN GLASCO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

NATASHA WATLEY SCHOLARSHIP FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

To view more information on scholarship criteria visit our Awards page

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.

Digital Calendar: Download the digital calendar with division-specific dates and deadlines.


 

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