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2018 Summer Update

September 1, 2019

Baseball Motion: Restructure NAIA Baseball Postseason
Beginning in 2022, to change the postseason format from nine Opening Round sites of five teams with the winners advancing to the World Series, along with host Lewis-Clark State College, to a hybrid model with six Opening Round sites of five teams and four Opening Round sites of four teams, with all 10 winners advancing to the World Series. LC State would be guaranteed to host one of the 10 Opening Round sites, but must win their Opening Round site in order to advance to the World Series. APPROVED

Baseball Motion: Add NAIA-only Bo-Chip Rating and SOS to ARC Ratings Criteria
To add an NAIA-only Bo-Chip Rating and Strength of Schedule component to the secondary criteria of the ARC Ratings/Selection Committee process. APPROVED

Basebakk Motion: Align Ratings Criteria to Mirror ARC/Selection Committee Criteria
To change the current Ratings criteria in the Baseball Coaches’ Manual to mirror the ARC/Selection Committee criteria. APPROVED

Baseball Motion: Adopt NCAA Baseball Rules Regarding Trips to the Mound and 2018-19 NCAA Baseball Rules
To adopt the NCAA Baseball rule regarding trips to the mound (which was recently changed in the MLB), heading into the 2018-19 season. To adopt the changes in the NCAA Baseball rules for the 2018-19 season. APPROVED

COACHES RESOURCES

BASEBALL COACHES MANUAL

2018-19 Coaches Manual
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results & Statistics, NAIA-BCA Standing Committees, Ratings Manual, Leadership Responsibilities, NAIA-BCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-BCA Constitution

Appendix F - 2017-18 Rules Modifications
NAIA Misconduct Penalties

NAIA NATIONAL OFFICE CONTACTS
Baseball Sport ManagerKelli Briscoe
Baseball Ratings ContactBrad Cygan


NAIA BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
President: Kip McWilliams, Indiana Tech
1st Vice President: Tony Roepcke, Lyon College (Ark.)
2nd Vice President: Brad Stromdahl, Georgia Gwinnett College
Secretary: Robert Ruiz, Westmont College (Calif.)
Past President: Brian Wede, Northwestern College (Iowa)
NAC Liaison: Brett Simpson, Loyola University New Orleans


AMERICAN BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
ABCA Convention: January 3-6, 2019 (Dallas, Texas)
NAIA-BCA Business Meeting: January 3, 2019
2018 Baseball Coaches Meeting Minutes 


OPEN DATES
Open Dates is a free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete in the regular season.

IMPORTANT AWARDS DEADLINES
CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER
Individual Student Award - April 15, 2019

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 15, 2019
NAIA Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2019

OTHER AWARDS
All-Conference Teams - May 11, 2018
Gold Glove Teams - May 11, 2018
All-American Awards - May 11, 2018

FORMS PAGE
Includes a full list of all NAIA National Awards

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER INFO
Potential Qualifier Packet
Host an Opening Round
Opening Round Manual
2018-19 Qualification Plan


Lewiston Host Site Information
Host a National Championship


HELPFUL TOOLS
Baseball Playing Rules
Live Stats/Webcasting How-To Guide 
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards


POLLS/BO-CHIP POWER INDEX
Top-25 Polls
Bo-Chip Power Index