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Welcome to the NFCA College member benefits page! 

Invest in yourself and your players.  Become an NFCA member today and elevate your game with exclusive educational, networking, and awards benefits located within a division-specific  members-only “Coach’s Box."  What are you waiting for?  This is your home.  Join the fastpitch coaching community and become the best coach you can be.

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*Member Benefits vary by division and position. 

ATTENTION NJCAA HEAD COACHES: If you belong to the NJCAA Coaches Association, an NFCA head coach membership is included in your benefits as part of our partnership. Once you have paid your membership dues to the NJCAA Coaches Association, you will receive notification and instructions regarding your NFCA head coach membership. If you have any questions please contact us at nfca@nfca.org or by calling 502-409-4600.
ATTENTION CAL JC HEAD COACHES: Beginning 10/1/21 - If you belong to the California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association (3CFCA), an NFCA head coach membership is included in your benefits as part of our partnership. Once you have paid your membership dues to the 3CFCA, you will receive notification and instructions regarding your NFCA head coach membership. If you have any questions please contact us at nfca@nfca.org or by calling 502-409-4600. 
 

College Member Benefits 


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  •  DRILLS DATABASE

    Drills Database

    Members are granted access to a video database composed of drills from member coaches. With over 250 videos, this database is updated regularly and sorted by skill.
  •  DIGITAL EDUCATION LIBRARY

    Digital Education Library

    Located in your members-only "Coach's Box" you will find full presentations 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

    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. Designed to help coaches be the best they can be, new episodes will be available throughout the year and archived in your “Coach’s Box” for future access at any time. Presented by Rapsodo.
  •  PODCASTS

    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.
  •  FORUMS

    Forums

    NFCA Forums are in-depth educational offerings that are open to everyone. Highlighted by our Educate To Elevate series, these forums take a look at current issues in the sport as well as society as a whole. We hope you enjoy these special offerings and welcome your feedback. New episodes, topics, and guests will be announced via the NFCA’s bi-weekly newsletter and through NFCA social media accounts (@NFCAorg across platforms).


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  •  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, Regional & National Coaching Staffs of the Year, & our most prestigious honor - The NFCA Hall of Fame. Awards vary by division.

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  •  STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARDS

    Student-Athlete Awards

    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-Region and All-America teams, Easton / NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete recognition, and many others. Awards vary by division.

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  •  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. To view more information on scholarship criteria, visit our Awards page.

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  • Mentoring Session & Triangles

    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.
    MENTORING
  • Are you a new collegiate head coach? This program is for you! Quick Out of the Box, a curriculum for new head coaches, is designed to connect new collegiate head coaches with one another, as well as with veteran head coaches in a classroom setting. New head coaches have unique needs when it comes to mentorship. We understand that there is a very small window to successfully instill a culture when taking over a program. The goal of this educational initiative is to shorten the learning curve and help the next generation of champions thrive in their new positions.

    NEW HEAD COACH CLASS
  • Networking & 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.
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  • Scheduling Assistant & Tournament Network

    Your one-stop location for tournament openings, available dates, and scheduling assistance. Submit openings for your division or search to find open dates in your area.
    SCHEDULING ASSISTANT
  • 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.
    CAMP NETWORK
 


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  •  FASTPITCH DELIVERY

    FASTPITCH DELIVERY

    12 issues of the NFCA's digital newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery - which includes feature stories on coaches, instructional coaching articles, news of the game, member-written articles, and more.
  •  FASTPITCH CONNECTED

    FASTPITCH CONNECTED

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

    NEWSLETTERS

    NFCA's high school member e-newsletter, Fifth Inning Stretch presented by MaxBP - Each monthly edition provides hot topics, drills/videos, important reminders, poll information, surveys, discussion boards, and more!

    NFCA's travel ball member e-newsletter, On the Run presented by New Balance - Each monthly edition features more education, more expertise, more perspective and more content tailored to travel coaches.

    Other divisional newsletters sent periodically throughout the year.
  •  TOP RECRUIT

    TOP RECRUIT

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

    CALENDAR

    All NFCA members will receive access to a digital calendar AND a published calendar featuring member coaches from all divisions across the country. Submit your own photos each year to be featured in the calendar!
  •  BLOG

    Beyond the Fence

    In Beyond the Fence, a blog presented by Netting Professionals, you'll hear from us here at the NFCA, about us, on a variety of topics surrounding the inner workings and history of the NFCA and the game. We hope you'll stick around … for the good of the game.


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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. NFCA members receive significantly discounted attendance rates (over $100 off).
Priority Access

Priority 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.
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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.


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