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What does it cost to take an NFCC course?

Most NFCC Courses are $199.00 each for pre-registrations and $219 for on-site registrations.

Our 408 Course – World Series Coaching & Game Observation, is offered in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Women’s College World Series and includes access to closed practices of participating teams as well as a reserved game ticket for both Thursday and Friday game sessions. Due to premium ticket costs associated with the event (participants will sit in the lower level, behind home plate, an area reserved for long-standing season ticket holders), the pricing for the WCWS course is $349.

What are your cancellation and refund policies?

We understand that conflicts may arise and we do offer a refund (minus a $20 processing fee) when cancellation occurs at a minimum of 8 days prior to the event. Course materials will be sent out one week prior to the event and no refund will be offered after the course materials are sent.

Are there other discounts / scholarships available?

At this time we do not offer any additional discounts to attend an NFCC course. Scholarships are also not offered for NFCC

What should I bring with me to the course?

All participants should bring either a notebook or loose-leaf paper for taking notes. If you wish to follow along with the course manual you may choose to print it out prior or utilize a laptop/tablet. In an effort to Go Green, the NFCA has moved to a digital course manual, which will be sent out closer to the course date.

Does the NFCA provide meals during class day?

Attendees are on their own for meals during NFCC courses, unless otherwise stated. Meal breaks will be provided.

What is appropriate dress for the NFCC courses?

Participants should wear clothing comfortable for an indoor classroom setting. A lightweight jacket is recommended for your individual comfort. Most classes will also have sessions outdoors, so appropriate dress is recommended.

Do I have to pre-register or can I sign up on site?

Walk-ups will be accepted during the registration period the day of the course; however, pre-registration is highly recommended to secure your seat in the class.

*Note there are NO walk-ups permitted for course 408

What is the 4 Star Master Coach Program?

The 4 Star Master Coach Program is an elite group of softball coaches who have completed all 8 courses in the National Fastpitch Coaches College. One star is earned for every two classes completed.

Can I get CEU credits for attending a course?

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.

Do I need to take the courses in a certain order?

No, NFCC courses may be taken in ANY order.


Any coaches who have not taken 402 prior to 2016 WILL be required to take both 402A and 402B to achieve their 4 Star Master Coach recognition

Who do I contact with questions?

Joanna Lane (Joanna@nfca.org) is the primary contact for the NFCC program. If you have a specific question about the 408 / Women’s College World Series course you may also contact Michelle Vasquez (michelle@nfca.org) for more information. For registration questions or assistance you may contact Joni Schmidt (joni@nfca.org) or call the NFCA at 502.409.4600.


Yes, of course! Many of our members choose to re-take these courses on a regular basis as the information and delivery of content varies greatly when instructors change. There is no discount when re-taking an NFCC course.