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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST EDUCATIONAL TOOL FEATURING MEMBER COACHES SHARING INSIGHT ON SOFTBALL-RELATED TOPICS
  • Designed to bring new educational content directly to you. Join fellow coaches, industry experts, and other innovative leaders to ensure you are becoming the best coach for your team.
  • New episodes will be available 4 - 6 times a year
  • New episodes, topics, and guests will be announced via the NFCA’s online newsletter and social media accounts
  • Past episodes will be available to view at any time by choosing the webinar link when logged in to your coach's box

“Education is one of our main NFCA pillars. Our goal is to provide fastpitch coaches the best education in the country and to do so in a variety of ways. We are thrilled to introduce our NFCA webinars. Coaches are people on the go and our newest initiative will provide the opportunity for coaches to learn from their office, the field, the bus, the plane or anywhere in the country.”
-- NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman


From Red to Black: Budgeting 101

Featuring: Jason Cappadoro (Business Operations, Fresno State), Renae Hartl (AD/Head Coach, Luther College), Jacquie Joseph (Head Coach, Michigan State)

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Coaching Conversations: Coaching Tree - Remembering Elaine Sortino (UMass)

Featuring: Bill Edwards (Hofstra), Kathryn Gleason (Northern Kentucky), Rachel Lawson (University of Kentucky), Kristi Stefanoni (UMass)

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Free Webinars

Free Webinars

Mental Health & Navigating Sudden Loss

Featuring: Emily Allard (NFCA/Former Pro Player), Linda Kalafatis (College of Charleston), Alex Martens (Kentucky), Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD (Professor of Psychology, Springfield College)

Together at a Distance

Featuring: Bo Hanson (Athlete Assessments)

Webinar PresentationWebinar Presentation (PDF)

Creating Team Engagement: In the Wake of COVID-19

Featuring: Melanie Rushing (Mental Sweet Spot)

Rapsodo: Pitch Design: The Art and Science of Spin

Featuring: Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon), Paige Parker

Coaching Conversations

Coaching Conversations

Coaching Tree: Remembering Elaine Sortino (UMass)

Featuring: Bill Edwards (Hofstra), Kathryn Gleason (Northern Kentucky), Rachel Lawson (University of Kentucky), Kristi Stefanoni (UMass)

Championship Panel

Featuring: Kelly Inouye-Perez (UCLA), Cheryl Milligan (Army), Scott Whitlock (NFCA Hall of Fame)

Assistant Coaches

Featuring: JT D'Amico (Washington), Taryne Mowatt-McKinney (Arizona), Kelsey Thompson (Augustana)

You're Hired! From Your Resume to Your First Day!

Featuring: Erika Barnes (Arizona), Grant Higgison (Parker Search), Mark Montgomery (Maryland), Brandi Stuart (UCF)

My Coaching Tree

Featuring: Patty Gasso (Oklahoma), Michelle Gascoigne (Northwestern), Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon), Samantha Ricketts (Mississippi State)

Featuring: Larissa Anderson (Missouri), Carol Bruggeman (NFCA Executive Director), Samantha Ekstrand (NFCA Legal Counsel), George Wares (Central College)
Assistant Coaches

Featuring: Robin Baker (Wisconsin-Eau Claire), Amanda Fazio (Tennessee), Lindsay Leftwich (LSU), Ben Sorden (Michigan State)

Featuring: Lonni Alameda (Florida State), Carol Bruggeman (NFCA Executive Director), Donny Dreher (Total Softball / Finesse 16U), Samantha Ekstrand (NFCA Legal Counsel), Kat Ihlenberg (Georgia Gwinnett College), Debbie Nelson (All American Sports Academy), Charlie Pikas (All American Sports Academy), Jody Sykes (University of Oregon Senior Assoc. AD/Chief Compliance Officer)
Featuring: Carol Hutchins (Michigan), Lonny Sargent (Western Oregon), Carol Bruggeman (NFCA Executive Director), Samantha Ekstrand (NFCA Legal Counsel)

Book Club Suggestions
    
    Book Club Suggestions (PDF)

Featuring: Mike Candrea (Arizona), Janae Shirley (East Texas Baptist University), Carol Bruggeman (NFCA Executive Director), Samantha Ekstrand (NFCA Legal Counsel)
Champions Tell All!

Featuring: Lonni Alameda (Florida State), Sue Kunkle (Southern Indiana), Darin Monroe (Rock Valley College)

Defense

Defense

High-Level Throwing®

Featuring: Austin Wasserman

Mental Health

Mental Health

Coaching Yourself Through Isolation

Featuring: Christian Conrad (Florida State), Amy Kvilhaug (Boston College), Alex Lagesse (Providence), Emily Klueh (Michigan, LMSW - Clinical)

Finding the Balance

Featuring: Cindy Ball Malone (UCF), Lindsay McCarthy (Misericordia), Darin Monroe (Rock Valley College), Jennifer Patrick-Swift (North Carolina State), Samantha Ekstrand (NFCA Legal Counsel)

OPEN TO ALL

Mental Health & Navigating Sudden Loss

Featuring: Emily Allard (NFCA/Former Pro Player), Linda Kalafatis (College of Charleston), Alex Martens (Kentucky), Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD (Professor of Psychology, Springfield College)

Pitching

Pitching

Sharing Our Secrets: Creating a More Explosive Pitcher

Featuring: Piper Ritter (Minnesota)

FREE

Rapsodo: Pitch Design: The Art and Science of Spin

Featuring: Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon), Paige Parker

Webinar PresentationWebinar Presentation (PDF)

Rapsodo Data Cheat SheetRapsodo Data Cheat Sheet (PDF)

Professional Development

Professional Development

From Red to Black: Budgeting 101

Featuring: Jason Cappadoro (Business Operations, Fresno State), Renae Hartl (AD/Head Coach, Luther College), Jacquie Joseph (Head Coach, Michigan State)

Office Tips & Tricks from the Pros

Featuring: Emily Allard (NFCA), Kevin Halley (St. Pius X HS [Mo.]), Michael Palmer (Illinois)

Financial Planning: Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Or Take It

Featuring: Kris Caldwell, Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Investing In You: Part One

Featuring: Kris Herman, Williams College

Investing In You: Part Two

Featuring: Kris Herman, Williams College

Investing In You: Part Three

Featuring: Kris Herman, Williams College

Strength & Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning

Extended Off Season: Creative Training Away from Facilities & Equipment

Featuring: Sharonda McDonald & Mike Kelley Campbell University

Performance Training for Softball: How, When and Where to Train Your Athletes

Featuring: Jen Williams, Dartmouth

Team Building

Team Building

FREE

Together at a Distance

Featuring: Bo Hanson (Athlete Assessments)

Webinar PresentationWebinar Presentation (PDF)

Understanding the Language of Your Staff

Featuring: Donna Martin (Northern Illinois)

Webinar PresentationWebinar Presentation (PDF)

Ex-Word Cluster AssessEx-Word Cluster Assess (PDF)

Word Cluster AssessWord Cluster Assess (PDF)

FREE

Creating Team Engagement: In the Wake of COVID-19

Featuring: Melanie Rushing (Mental Sweet Spot)

 

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