The NFCA's commitment to growth and education has never been stronger. Join your colleagues and rivals for unprecedented access to Virtual Coaches Clinics, webinars, video chats, podcasts, publications, and more!
May 28, 2020 | Virtual Mentoring Session #3
The Virtual Mentoring Sessions have been a homerun. You never know who you could end up in a breakout room with. Make sure you join us for the third session this Thursday. We will be randomly selecting three participants live to win the first three prizes in our "Building Champions: A Week of Giveaways" celebration! You won't want to miss out!
May 26, 2020 | Coaching Yourself Through Isolation
As coaches, we often put others before ourselves. Now is a time to put ourselves first, which can be difficult being away from the team, coworkers, and family. In this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo, these individuals share their perspective on the last few months. Listen to Christian Conrad (Florida State), Emily Klueh (Michigan), Amy Kvilhaug (Boston College), and Alex Lagesse (Providence) in "Coaching Yourself Through Isolation."
Did you miss out on our third Virtual Coaches Clinic? Wish you had access to the PowerPoint presentations? Now you can! The full recording and three presentations are available for purchase for just $25. Access the event for only $25. Want your entire staff to attend? You can sign up four coaches for the price of three with the group discount.
May 20, 2020 | Finding the Balance
This global pandemic looks different for everyone. Are you struggling to 'turn off' work at the end of the day? What about taking care of an older (or several younger) family member(s)? Did you turn into a teacher for a few months? Hear Cindy Ball Malone, Lindsay McCarthy, Darin Monroe, Jennifer Patrick-Swift, Samantha Ekstrand (and a few surprise guests from the audience!) share their perspectives on "Finding the Balance." This webinar is for members only.
In this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo, "Coaching Conversations" listen as assistant coaches as JT D'Amico (Washington), Taryne Mowatt-McKinney (Arizona), and Kelsey Thompson (Augustana) share their experiences. There's no better place to learn and grow than alongside your peers! This webinar is for members only.
In this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo, we navigate through the uncharted waters of a spring without softball and everyone is feeling the impact differently. Hear Linda Kalafatis (College of Charleston), Alex Martens (Kentucky), Emily Allard (NFCA/Former Pro Player), and Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD (Professor of Psychology) share their perspective and personal experiences on mental health and navigating sudden loss. This webinar episode is available for all.
If you have enjoyed our weekly unscripted Coaching Conversations, have we got a treat for you! In this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo, One of the GOATs in our sport, Patty Gasso, will be joined by members of her Coaching Tree. Hear from Michelle Gascoigne (Northwestern), Melyssa Lombardi (Oregon), and Samantha Ricketts (Mississippi State), who all gained their foundation in coaching as a Sooner under the mentorship of Coach Gasso.
In this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo, Hall of Fame member George Wares (Central College) and University of Missouri head coach Larissa Anderson were joined by industry leaders for an unscripted episode of Coaching Conversations. Watch as two of the most candid coaches around tackle tough topics during this hour-long collaborative event.
These rapid-fire presentations on infield, pitching, and offense from Kate Drohan (Northwestern), Jennifer Rocha (Oklahoma), and Craig Snider (Texas A&M) will help you hit the ground running once you are back on the field. Purchase the recording and following Q&A session for only $25.00.
Coaches are always looking for ways to be more efficient in the office. Watch this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo on how to integrate FREE technology to assist with recruiting, team management, organization, and branding. This trio of panelists will teach you exactly how they use a variety of resources to make their approach to every aspect of team management a little less stressful while making a big impression.
We're excited to unveil the NFCA's first-ever blog! Coming to you from the home office, "Beyond the Fence" will take you behind-the-scenes of the Association. Offering insight on the inner workings of the NFCA staff, topics will include day-to-day operations, what goes into organizing events (such as the upcoming National Convention in Dallas, Texas) and the history of the Association. Beyond the Fence will be available to the general public through social media and the "About NFCA" section on nfca.org, as well as through the members-only "Coach's Box" under "Publications."
For coaches who are trying to figure out the best way to plan for an extended off season with limited access to training facilities and teammates, this one is for you. Listen to Campbell head coach Sharonda McDonald and her husband, Strength & Conditioning coach Mike Kelley, for strategies on preparing your athletes for the future in this unprecedented time on this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo.
In this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo, listen to your fellow coaches and industry leaders for an unscripted episode of Coaching Conversations. This episode will include a segment specifically on travel ball and high school programs and what is in store for recruiting given the current collegiate landscape.
Education is more than X's, O's, and leadership. In this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo, listen to Edward Jones Financial Advisor Kris Caldwell for a look at managing money, understanding the market, and planning for retirement. No matter what stage of your career you're in, there is something for you. Watch this webinar, your future self will be glad you did!
Are you working on your 2021 or 2022 schedule? Looking for non-conference tournaments or mid-week games? Look no further than the NFCA's Scheduling Assistant. Submitting or looking for open dates is easy with this tool in your members-only "Coach's Box". We can't wait to see you back on the field in 2021. Click "Scheduling Assistant: Submit Open Dates" to fill out your division's form. Then click "Scheduling Assistant: View Open Dates" to see your response or any other open dates submitted. (For NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA, NJCAA D1, D2, D3, Cal JC, NWAC and HS)
We know that during periods of social distancing it can help to connect with fellow coaches. In this NFCA Webinar presented by Rapsodo, listen to coaches Carol Hutchins (Michigan), Lonny Sargent (Western Oregon), Samantha Ekstrand (NFCA Legal Counsel), and Carol Bruggeman for an unscripted episode of Coaching Conversations.
Several announcements have been made regarding the immediate future of softball at all levels of play. High school and travel programs, as well as community initiatives, have announced their plans to ensure player safety in the wake of COVID-19 while collegiate governing bodies have laid out plans for softball after the pandemic.
NFCA Members: All webinars are included in your membership. Head to your "Coach's Box" under the "education" tab to check them out.In these unprecedented times, we know that you have several questions on the best way to keep your team engaged. We also understand that this can be especially difficult when you are unable to meet in-person. We have you covered with several ideas and resources on how you can keep your team committed, even while "social distancing."
This webinar episode is available for everyone.
Over 1,500 hours of educational videos have been added to your "Coach's Box!" We are excited to announce the newest addition to your member benefits: the Digital Education Library. Located in your members-only "Coach's Box" you will find full seminars on a multitude of topics to help you excel in your coaching career. Want help planning a practice? Looking to develop your coaching strategy? Improve your staff/team culture? Find all of this information and MORE within the NEW Digital Education Library. Login to your members-only "Coach's Box" and head to the education tab to check it out!