NFCA Forums are in-depth educational offerings that are open to all members of the softball community. 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 Sunday's educational email (members-only), as well as through NFCA social media accounts (@NFCAorg across platforms).
EDUCATE TO ELEVATE
"Educate To Elevate" forums take a closer look at current issues in the sport, as well as society as a whole.
Creating an Inclusive Culture: Focused on creating an inclusive culture for the LGBTQ+ community within your program. Panelists share their experiences and expertise through open dialogue.
Featuring: Pat Conlan (Georgetown), Christian Conrad (Florida State), Dr. Meg Hancock (Louisville), Amanda Scott (UMSL), Brandi Stuart (UCF), Kirk Walker (UCLA)
Dismantling Racism and Understanding Privilege: Open forum about the social justice movement in our country, and how coaches can initiate the discussion with their team, staff, and administration.
Featuring: Charmelle Green (Penn State), Now-Allah James (NYU), Tyra Perry (Illinois), Tori Tyson (Howard), Olivia Watkins (Boston College), Veronica Wiggins (Florida A&M)
LET'S TALK TECH
Softball technology can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. This two-part forum will discuss how coaches use a variety of technologies with their teams. Learn from various perspectives ranging from Division I Power 5 universities to travel ball coaches. Each forum will end with a Q&A session and is open to anyone! If you've never had time to learn ... Let's Talk Tech!
Part 1 Featuring: Josh Bloomer (Duke - Blast), Benet Higgs (Stony Brook - Getting Creative with Technology) and Mike Reed (UT Tyler - Pocket Radar)
Part 2 Featuring: Travis Wilson & Troy Cameron (Florida State - Diamond Kinetics), Geoff Hirai (Seattle University - HitTrax) and Josh Johnson (Mississippi State - Rapsodo)