2020-21 Calendar
NCHSAA Softball Page and Current Adjusted Rankings
Learn more about Max Preps Rankings
Learn more about the NCHSAA playoffs seeding process.
NCHSAA Sports Manual Modified for 2020-21 (Covid Guidlines)

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting scholarship applications has been extended until May 12, 2021.  Full details may be found in the “Awards” area on our “Scholarships” page.

2021 Post Season Awards

Post Season award nominations are now closed.  Thanks to all the coaches who advocate for their players by participating in the process.  Without your participation, it would not be possible to recognize our superior athletes.  Be on the lookout for further announcements that will be made in the very near future regarding selections.

2021 NCSCA Scholarships

NCSCA is pleased to announce our 2021 scholarship program.  This year’s offering will consist of $800 scholarships to be awarded to four North Carolina High School softball players graduating in 2021 and planning to continue their education at a college or university next year.  Full details may be found in the “Awards” area on our “Scholarships” page.

    2021 Bodyarmor State Games

North Carolina’s State Games softball showcase returns in June 2021 with its new sponsor Bodyarmor Sports Drinks.  Registration is now open.  Learn more here. 

Modifications for NC’s 2020-21 High School Athletics

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has created detailed guidelines that allow for athletic competition during the 2020-21 school year as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to run its course.  It is the duty of the NCHSAA to do all it can to guide our state’s high school athletics through these difficult times in a safe and sensible manner, following best procedures as determined by science.  How everyone associated with our state’s schools (teachers, administrators, students, coaches, and parents) react to and operate during the pandemic can have a large impact on how Covid impacts their local community and, in turn, this year’s sports competition.  Please remember that the pandemic continues to be a fluid situation and that the rules given to us by NCHSAA for this season can change as the conditions of the pandemic change.  The 2020-2021 NCHSAA Modified Sports Manual can be found here.

2020 Scholarship Winners

NCSCA is pleased to announce our 2020 scholarship winners.  Each year, NCSCA awards scholarships to four graduating seniors who have demonstrated consistent hard work and dedication both to their high school softball teams and as students in their schools.  While not necessarily performing in the limelight, these young ladies are the kind of student-athletes that bring with them a certain quality that no team can function successfully without and that every coach is proud to have as part of their team.  More information about our scholarship program can be found on our Scholarships page.  

This year’s four $800 scholarships have been awarded to the following student-athletes:


Elisabeth Collie              Southern Nash High School           Appalachian State University
Kelli Westerbeek            East Duplin High School                Campbell University


Ivy Ray                            Ledford High School                       Greensboro College
Karley Bailey                   Chase High School                         Western Carolina University

3/19/19     revised 2/2/21
Illegal Equipment

NCHSAA no longer requires umpires to check players’ equipment prior to each game.  This, in effect, puts more responsibility on you as coach to make sure your players’ equipment is both legal and game ready.  Catcher’s gear with failing straps, cracked helmets, broken face masks, loose or missing attachment screws, cracked and out-of-round bats, and illegal bats, are all your responsibility to check for and not allow to be used in a contest.  Remember, the penalty for using an altered bat or a bat that is NOT on the USA Softball legal bat list is:  batter is out, batter is ejected, and head coach is ejected!  The list of legal bats can be found here.

North Carolina High Schools… Need a Softball Game?

If you need to add games to your softball schedule, check out our new listing.  To add your team to the list, send your open dates and contact information to webmaster@ncfastpitch.org .

Advertise your Scrimmages, Tournaments, Camps and Clinics.

Send the information you want posted to webmaster@ncfastpitch.org and we will place it in our “Events” area.

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