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Join us in person for the greatest softball show on Earth!

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    your passion for learning and for the game. Pull up a chair, take notes, mix & mingle with some of the game’s finest. The stellar lineup will be sure to fill your bucket. Whether you’re craving X’s & O’s or looking to strengthen your soft skills, there is a session (or ten) for you.

    SPEAKERS

    with coaching friends, competitors, companies, and colleagues. We know you've missed your softball family. This event provides the best place in the world to be around 'your people'.

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    and make plans to navigate the largest Exhibit Show space in NFCA history. Visit your favorite companies and make time for new faces in the softball market. Take advantage of the Digital Auction, an opportunity to bid on your favorite items through the App. The Exhibit Show, which has sold out the last four years, is the largest gathering of fastpitch coaches in the country.

    Batting Cage Education

    your way of learning! Be sure to visit the batting cage in the middle of the Exhibit Show for demonstrations and educational presentations.

    Thursday, December 9th
    11am-11:45am: TBA
    12pm-12:45pm: HitTrax
    1pm-1:45pm: Pocket Radar
    2pm-2:45pm: Rapsodo
    3pm-3:45pm: V1 Sports
    4pm-4:45pm: Diamond Kinetics

    Friday, December 10th
    9am-9:45am: TBA
    10am-10:45am: Jugs
    11am-11:45am: Diamond Kinetics
    12pm-12:45pm: Home Run Derby presented by HitTrax

    Companies interested in joining the 2021 Exhibit Show please click HERE.


  • Recharge your batteries and your battery! Harrah's Las Vegas is the official hotel of the 2021 NFCA National Convention. Programming will be held in Caesars Forum (pictured), which has more than 300,000 square feet of space and features the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world, for attendees and exhibitors to collaborate, learn and network. Harrah's is a stop on the Las Vegas Monorail and is conveniently located with direct access to Convention programming in Caesars Forum via a skybridge connecting the two venues.

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    in yourself. The Convention is your one-stop-shop for professional growth. For an additional fee, build your coaching knowledge with our National Fastpitch Coaches College classes.

    Course 402A: Advanced Analysis of Pitching
    (Dec. 7-8 - Pre-Convention)

    Course 402B: Advanced Analysis of Hitting & Short-Game Skills (Dec. 7-8 - Pre-Convention)

    Course 406: Coaching Dynamic Team Practices
    (Dec. 11-12 - Post-Convention)

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    yourself as a leader in the profession as you learn from some of the best in the game. The classroom will come to life as you absorb not only the best practices for coaching your players but also how to put the words into action. For a small additional fee, build your coaching knowledge by selecting one of our three pre-Convention seminars.

    LEARN FROM THE LEGENDS

    AROUND THE HORN: DEVELOPING ELITE DEFENDERS

    RAPSODO SOFTBALL PITCHING CERTIFICATION

  • The Hall of Fame Award is the most prestigious award given by the NFCA. Join us in Las Vegas to celebrate these five outstanding individuals as we induct the classes of 2020 and 2021!

    • Donna Fields
      Donna Fields

      St. Mary's University
      2020

      Fields is the only Rattler in school history with a national championship as a player and coach. The 12-time Heartland Coach of the Year guided St. Mary’s to a 2002 NCAA Division II national title. In 24 seasons at the helm, Fields has steered the Rattlers to 970 victories, 18 conference titles, 15 NCAA Regional appearances and four NCAA Division II national championship berths.

    • Kris Herman
      Kris Herman
      Williams College
      2020

      Herman has been an instrumental figure in collegiate softball since 1988 leading both the Tufts University and Williams College softball programs. Over the course of her career, Herman’s squads have collected 767 victories. She as steered her teams to five NCAA Division III National Championship appearances, four of which have come at Williams and 17 NCAA Tournaments.

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      MARY HIGGINS

      Creighton University (ret.)
      2021

      Higgins started women’s athletics while still a student at Creighton in 1973, and later served as both softball coach and women’s athletic director. She coached the softball team to a 564-298 record and two Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) World Series and two NCAA Women’s College World Series over 17 years at the helm.

    • Leslie Huntington
      Leslie Huntington

      University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
      2021

      Huntington guided the Blugolds to the NCAA Division III championship in 2008, after a third-place national finish the previous spring. Entering her 21st season at Eau Claire, Huntington has compiled 521 wins and is the program's all-time winningest coach. Additionally, Huntington is a two-time Division III national champion (1997, 1999) and finished third twice (1996, 1998) over a four-year span as the top assistant for NFCA Hall of Famer Henry Christowski at Simpson College.

    • Heinz Mueller
      Heinz Mueller

      Phoenix College
      2020

      Mueller is one of the most accomplished coaches in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). A nine-time NJCAA National Championship Coach of Year, Mueller has guided Phoenix College to nine NJCAA Division II national titles over the last 22 seasons. The active winningest coach in the NJCAA has steered the Bears to 1,464 victories over 30 years.

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    your schedule often! Powered by Diamond Kinetics, the free app is an opportunity for attendees to have all Convention-related items available to them in one quick click of a button on IOS or Android devices.

  • NFCA Guidelines

    These are the official guidelines and policies for the NFCA National Convention.

  • Covid Guidlines

    The NFCA and Caesars Entertainment will be following all local, state and national health guidelines.


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