The NFCA National Convention is the largest gathering of softball coaches and exhibitors on earth. Although this year will look unique, the 2020 Virtual Convention (Dec. 9-11) will boast expert speakers, drills sessions, networking opportunities, social events, buisiness meetings, an exhibit show, and much more. The Convention features numerous ways to get better as a coach, whether you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran, and in 2020 it will all be available from the comfort of your home or office.
Future Convention Cities:
- Dec. 9-11, 2020 - Virtual
- Dec. 8-11, 2021 - Las Vegas, Nevada
- Dec. 7-10, 2022 - San Antonio, Texas
- Dec. 6-9, 2023 - Louisville, Ky.
- Dec. 4-7 2024 - Dallas, Texas
- Chicago I - Dec. 3-4, 2021
- Louisville - Jan. 7-8, 2022
- Nashville - Jan. 7-8, 2022
- Chicago II - Jan. 14-15, 2022
- Minneapolis - Jan. 14-15, 2022
- Charlotte - Jan. 21-22, 2022
- Portland - Jan. 21-22, 2022
- Kansas City - Jan. 28-29, 2022
The NFCA offers a series of coaching education classes, the National Fastpitch Coaches College, to help coaches continue to enhance their professional skills. Classes are taught by the top coaches in the sport and may be taken in any order. Coaches may work their way through the courses to become a Four-Star Master Coach. Additionally, coaches may earn their pitching or hitting endorsements.
The offerings include:
"Unlock Your Coaching Potential" (Course 401)
"Advanced Analysis of Pitching" (Course 402A)
"Advanced Analysis of Hitting & Short-Game Skills" (Course 402B)
"Position Play and Individual Defensive Skills" (Course 403)
"Explosive Team Offense & Strategy" (Course 405)
"Coaching Dynamic Team Practices" (Course 406)
"World Series Coaching & Game Observations" (Course 408)
"Seminar in Coaching" (Course 410)
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA)'s camps are the most organized and reputable way for high school athletes to improve their skills and showcase their talent to college coaches. In past years, the NFCA’s camps have attracted more than 5,400 athletes and coaches from more than 500 colleges and universities from around the nation. The NFCA now holds three different types of camps: Classic, Academic, and EXCEL Camps.
The NFCA Classic and Academic camps are your opportunity to take reps and get your player profile in front of hundreds of college coaches.
In the NFCA EXCEL camps, players are provided both hitting and defensive instruction by collegiate coaches from all divisions. Defensively, players will select the position of their choice during this intense and unique learning opportunity. The afternoon is filled with competition games and on-field live action.
NFCA Leadoff Classics
The NFCA's Leadoff Classics gather top collegiate and high school teams from around the country for highly competitive softball action at one site. The Division II* and III Leadoff Classics will alternate every other year at various locations around the country chosen by their respective division’s membership, while the NAIA and Junior College Leadoff Classics will be similarly paired and alternate each year at the South Commons Complex in Columbus, Ga.
The NFCA has partnered with Bryan High School head coach Enrique Luna for the NFCA Texas High School Leadoff Classic. Additionally, it has teamed with another longtime member, Immaculate Conception High head coach Joelle Della Volpe, for the NFCA New Jersey High School Leadoff. A third High School Leadoff was added in 2020, the Nor Cal High School Leadoff in Tracy, Calif.
* The 2021 NFCA Division II Leadoff Classic has been canceled due to the ongoing development of COVID-19.
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Texas High School - Bryan & College Station, Texas | Feb. 18-20
NJCAA - Columbus, Ga. | March 5-7
Nor Cal High School - Tracy, Calif. | April 8-10
New Jersey High School - Newark, N.J. | April 10-11