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NFCA Continuing Education


Continuing Education Units

The NFCA is happy to provide attendance verification forms for any of our educational events. Please contact Joanna Lane (joanna@nfca.org) for more information.

If you are attending the Portland, OR coaches clinic, Washington State Clock Hours are available for that specific clinic. You may direct questions regarding clock hours to Joanna Lane (joanna@nfca.org).

  • Master Coach Program:

    After you complete two NFCC courses you will receive a one star award and be honored as a One Star Master Coach. The process continues with the completion of every two new courses until you have taken all eight of our NFCC courses. At that time you will receive a plaque being honored as a FOUR STAR MASTER COACH. Many coaches repeat courses for different perspectives on the content and some choose to not complete all eight courses, and that is just fine. However, we do want you to know that if you complete all NFCC courses the NFCA believes you deserve special recognition.

  • TWU Master’s Program:

    Master’s Degree Program in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Coaching.

    The Department of Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University in partnership with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association is offering a Master’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching. To accommodate the challenging schedule of the working coach, the entire program is taught online. The master’s program is a 36-hour, non-thesis option curriculum emphasizing the development of skills, techniques and concepts necessary to become a master coach.

    For additional information, contact: Dr. Mark Mann, Program Coordinator Department of Kinesiology, Texas Women’s University: 940-898-2578

  • Pitching & Hitting Endorsements:

    The NFCA is proud to announce an initiative to recognize those coaches who have a specific, vested interest in hitting and pitching education and who have committed to their personal and professional growth through NFCA sponsored education.

    An official NFCA coaching endorsement will be provided to coaches who attend three pitching or hitting specific courses in a four-year period.

    After the ‘initial’ endorsement is earned, endorsements must be "renewed" by taking at least one applicable NFCA educational course (NFCC course or Pre-Convention seminar) a minimum of once every three years. Every year will have at least one endorsement eligible course offered in both hitting and pitching.

    Other than 2020, NFCA Convention and/or NFCA Coaches Clinic attendance does not count towards NFCA endorsements.

    To learn more about our pitching & hitting endorsements please CLICK HERE. For a guide to pitching & hitting endorsement credits, please CLICK HERE.