Established in 1983, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play. Although collegiate coaches comprised the majority of the organization's membership in the early days, today they are joined by high school, travel ball, professional and international coaches, along with umpires, clubs, companies and fans of fastpitch softball. Growing from 40 members in 1983 to over 5,500 today, the NFCA boasts members from all 50 states and several international countries.
There are many services offered to the membership, highlighted by education, events, awards and networking opportunities. All-America teams, scholar-athlete accolades, coaching achievements, off-the-field contributions and scholarships make up the awards program. An annual National Convention, eight regional Coaches Clinics, in-person seminars (NFCCs), tournaments and camps contribute to the Association’s continued event presence. View our member benefits here.
In addition to all of the above, education remains the top priority. Featuring a grassroots Coaching Tools package compiled of practice plans, drills and evaluation forms, the NFCA also disseminates podcasts, forums, a Digital Education Library, Virtual Coaches Clinics, webinars, a mentoring program, publications, a Drills Database, legal counsel and accurate and credible information surrounding the sport.
Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., the national office is the home base of 11 employees, 19 Board members and seasonal interns.
To support fastpitch softball coaches in their quest for excellence,
while uniting together to advance the sport we love.
NFCA Core Values
Service to the membership above all else. Integrity in everything we do. Commitment to excellence, innovation and the sharing of information. Passion for our sport. Respect for a diverse fastpitch community.
We will be the premier “one-stop-shop” organization in the sport of fastpitch softball. Using state of the art technology, we will create a global presence and increase membership by providing quality products and unparalleled educational events while cultivating sponsorships and partnerships to grow the sport.