Forfeits

All forfeits must be approved by the National Office. To be approved:

Submit a Required Forfeit

The submission of a required forfeit are for cases when a forfeit has been required by a national committee (National Eligibility Committee, Competitive Experience Committee, or National Coordinating Committee). In such cases, it was determined that an institutional violation occurred in regards to the use of an ineligible athlete or other rules violations that require forfeits.

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The athletics director or faculty athletics representative of the institution must submit an NAIA Required Forfeit Form (LINK).
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A required forfeit must be submitted within 10 days of the notification that comes from a national committee. 
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A copy of the forfeit notification letter(s) that are distributed to opposing institutions must accompany this form. 
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Electronic submission of the official form is required.
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A link explaining the forfeit procedure for a particular sport can be found by each sport listed below. 

Request a Forfeit

The submission of a requested forfeit falls under the purview of NAC Policy XII, Article D.

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The athletics director or faculty athletics representative of the offended institution must submit an NAIA Forfeit Request Form (LINK).
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The request must be submitted within 10 days of the forfeit in question or prior to the start of postseason competition, whichever is earlier.
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A copy of the contract or bracket assignments for postseason play must accompany the written request for the forfeit.
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Electronic submission of the official form is required.
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A link explaining the forfeit procedure for a particular sport can be found by each sport listed below. 

Individual Team Forfeit Procedures

Men's Tennis                                                                                                   Forfeit Procedure

Women's Tennis                                                                                             Forfeit Procedure

Women's Volleyball                                                                                       Forfeit Procedure

Football                                                                                                           Forfeit Procedure

Men's Soccer                                                                                                   Forfeit Procedure 

Women's Soccer                                                                                             Forfeit Procedure

Men's Division I Basketball                                                                           Forfeit Procedure

Women's Division I Basketball                                                                       Forfeit Procedure

Men's Division II Basketball                                                                         Forfeit Procedure

Women's Division II Basketball                                                                     Forfeit Procedure

Softball                                                                                                           Forfeit Procedure

Baseball                                                                                                           Forfeit Procedure

Men's Golf                                                                                                       Forfeit Procedure

Women's Golf                                                                                                 Forfeit Procedure

Men's Cross Country                                                                                     Forfeit Procedure

Women's Cross Country                                                                                 Forfeit Procedure

Swimming and Diving                                                                                   Forfeit Procedure

Track and Field                                                                                             Forfeit Procedure

Wrestling                                                                                                       Forfeit Procedure

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