Available via digital download or DVD, all Convention attendees will receive two complimentary videos, Arizona head coach Mike Candrea’s “What 41 Years of Coaching Has Taught Me” and a package of the three “Drills, Drills, Drills” presentations by Connecticut’s Jen McIntyre (Defense), Arizona’s Taryne Mowatt (Pitching) and Chris Malveaux (hitting).
Join us in Chicago for the 2018 NFCA National Convention, December 5-8. For more information, click HERE.
Future Convention Cities
- Dec. 4-7, 2019 - Atlantic City, N.J.
- Dec. 9-12, 2020 - Dallas, Texas
- Dec. 8-11, 2021 - Las Vegas, Nev.
With the recent aquisition of NSC's National Softball Coaches Clinics, the NFCA has added seven clinics to its program. Along with our annual Louisville clinic (January 5-6, 2018) at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino in Elizabeth, Ind., the NFCA will hold clinics in Chicago (2), Portland, Ore., Charlotte, Minneapolis, Nashville and Kansas City. These clinics will be a tremendous educational opportunity for coaches of all levels to learn from the best in the game. Over two days, participants will gain knowledge from world-class speakers and be able to mingle with exhibitors, who will be showcasing some of the newest innovations in the softball world.
2017-18 CLINIC SCHEDULE
- Chicago Advanced (Dec. 1-2, 2017)
- Louisville (Jan. 5-6, 2018)
- Chicago (Jan. 5-6, 2018)
- Portland, Ore. (Jan. 12-13, 2018)
- Charlotte (Jan. 12-13, 2018)
- Minneapolis (Jan. 19-20, 2018)
- Nashville (Jan. 19-20, 2018)
- Kansas City (Jan. 26-27, 2018)
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.
The offerings include:
"From Surviving to Thriving: 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)
"Solid Team Defense & Strategy" (Course 404)
"Explosive Team Offense & Strategy" (Course 405)
"Coaching Dynamic Team Practices" (Course 406)
"Winning Strategies for Game-Day Coaching" (Course 407)
"World Series Coaching & Game Observations" (Course 408)
Since their debut in 1993, the NFCA's camps have been one of the most popular ways for high school athletes to showcase their talent to college coaches. We offer three types of camps: Classic, Academic, and EXCEL Camps
The NFCA Classic and Academic camps are fully administered by the NFCA staff from the registration process to on-field direction. The Endorsed Classic camp will be run using strict NFCA standards and managed by an outside group in conjunction with the NFCA
In the NFCA EXCEL camps, players will be provided both hitting and defensive instruction. Defensively, players will select the position of choice for this intense, unique learning opportunity from college coaches. The afternoon will be filled with opportunities on the field, as players will compete in games. NFCA staff handles registration and collegiate coaches varied per camp will do On-Field instruction.
NFCA Leadoff Classics
Each year, the NFCA's Leadoff Classics gather top teams from around the country for three days of highly competitive softball action at one site. In 2017, the NFCA is shifting to a two-year model for its Classics. 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.
In 2018, the Division III Leadoff Classic is being held March 2-4 at Lincoln Park in Tuscon, Ariz., followed a week later by the NAIA Leadoff Classic which is held March 9-11 at the South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, Ga.
NCAA DII - Clearwater, Fla. | Feb.
NJCAA - Columbus, Ga. | March 8-10