NFHCA Campfire Mentoring Program
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NFHCA Campfire Mentoring Program

A campfire is a call to gather and share in community. It demands that we slow down and reflect on shared experiences and lessons learned. It pulls us toward it for reflection, warmth, and conversation. The NFHCA Campfire Mentoring Program brings coaches together to share experiences, foster fellowship, and promote growth.

Small groups of four to seven coach members will be assembled with a lead mentor to connect monthly from May through February. Join us in this inaugural Campfire Mentorship journey.

The application for 2022 is closed and Campfire Mentoring is underway. Check back in January 2023 for 2023 Campfire opportunities.

NFHCA Campfire Mentoring Program

Program Goals

  1. Promote growth and support of newer coaches and assistant coaches
  2. Introduce various perspectives for on- and off-the-field skills, knowledge, and coaching philosophies
  3. Encourage professional development for future generation of coaches
  4. Foster fellowship and engagement across regions and divisions

Additional Details


Mentor & Mentee Requirements

Mentors should have a minimum of seven or more years of head coaching experience or nine or more years of assistant coaching experience. Mentees can have any level of coaching experience.  All need to be current NFHCA members to be eligible.


Program Timeline

The NFHCA Campfire Mentorship Program will take place over 9-11 months, beginning in May.


Program Structure

Following mentor and mentee matching, all participants will attend a virtual orientation. Mentorship groups will then meet virtually on a monthly basis to cover pre-established topics. Mentorship groups will have the opportunity to meet in person at the 2023 NFHCA Annual Convention.