NFCA Leadoff Classics

Softball Tournaments

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. Additionally, we currently endorse high school tournaments in Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Nebraska.

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Tickets are on sale for the 2024 NFCA Division Leadoff Classic (Clearwater, Fla.). All ticket purchases must be made online. 


2024 NFCA Leadoff Classics

NCAA Division I Leadoff Classic

February 8-11 | Eddie C. Moore Complex | Clearwater, Fla.


NAIA Leadoff Classic

February 16-18 | South Commons Complex | Columbus, Ga.

Texas High School Leadoff Classic

February 17-19 | Bryan & College Station, Texas

NCAA Division III Leadoff Classic

March 1-3 | South Commons Complex | Columbus, Ga.

Nor Cal High School Leadoff Classic

April 4-6 | Tracy, Calif.


In 2025, the NFCA will host collegiate Leadoff Classics for NCAA Division II & Junior Colleges


Celebrating 40 years in 2003, the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded Leadoff Classic tournaments, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from webinars to awards, to in-person and virtual events, and a National Convention.

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