2015-16 NAIA Master Calendar

updated Aug. 6, 2015

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Consult Official Forms for the complete inventory of nomination forms.

 A U G U S T

July 31-Aug. 2 National Wrestling Coaches Association Convention, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug. 1 NAIA Wrestling Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug. 1 Deadline: Fall conference raters (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated) to be filled out by commissioners via NAIAHelp
Aug. 1 Membership takes effect for new member institutions approved in April.
Aug. 1 Deadline: submission of Social Media entries for NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications Contests
Aug. 15 Deadline: Athletic Directors update NAIAHelp (www.NAIAHelp.com) staff directories as membership cards will be printed using that information
Aug. 15 National award winners selected by appropriate committees and names sent to National Office (awards@naia.org)

 SEPTEMBER

Sept. 1 Deadline: Year-End Reports for previous year submitted in NAIAHelp.com
Sept. 1 Unpaid membership dues delinquent
Sept. 1 Deadline: Fall qualifying tournament plans (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated) to be filled out by commissioners via NAIAHelp
Sept. 15 National Awards Day web video announcement of all National Award winners for previous year
Sept. 21 NAIA Academy Registration Webinar (final version) conducted
Sept. 27-28 Conference Commissioners Association fall meeting, Kansas City, MO
Sept. 27-28 Athletic Director Association Board of Directors fall meeting, Kansas City, MO
Sept. 27-28 Council of Presidents fall meeting, Kansas City, MO

OCTOBER

Oct. 1 Deadline: Winter conference raters (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated) to be filled out by commissioners via NAIAHelp
Oct. 1 NAIA membership applications must be received in the NAIA National Office
Oct. 31 Deadline: Application for the NAIA-American Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Program

 NOVEMBER

Nov. 1 Deadline: Spring conference raters (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated) to be filled out by commissioners via NAIAHelp
Nov. 1 Deadline: Winter qualifying tournament plans (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated) to be sent by conference commissioners/A.I.I. to National Office
Nov. 1 Deadline: Submit bid to host Soccer and Volleyball National Championship Opening Round events
Nov. 1 Deadline: Nominations for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards for Soccer, Cross Country, Football and Volleyball
Nov. 1 Deadline: Nominations for Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character team awards in Soccer, Volleyball and Cross Country.
Nov. 7 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Men's & Women's Cross Country conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
Nov. 9 NAIA Champions of Character Luncheon, Kansas City, MO
Nov. 9 Release of qualifiers - Cross Country National Championships
Nov. 14 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Men's Soccer conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
Nov. 14 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Women's Soccer conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
Nov. 14 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Volleyball conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
Nov. 14 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Football conference/A.I.I. qualifying events
Nov. 15 Release of qualifiers & first round pairings - Football Championship Series
Nov. 15 Deadline: Nomination for Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character team award in Football.
Nov. 15 Release of qualifiers - Volleyball National Championship
Nov. 16 Release of bracket - Volleyball National Championship
Nov. 16 Release of qualifiers & bracket - Men's Soccer National Championship
Nov. 16 Release of qualifiers & bracket - Women's Soccer National Championship
Nov. 18 Deadline: Nomination for Volleyball, men’s and women’s Soccer All-America awards. All-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated teams and support materials are sent to NAIA National Office
Nov. 20 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
Nov. 21 Men's & Women's Soccer National Championship Opening Round (campus sites)
Nov. 21 Volleyball National Championship Opening Round (campus sites)
Nov. 21 Men’s & Women’s Cross Country National Championships, McAlpine Creek Park, Charlotte, N.C.
Nov. 21 Football Championship Series First Round (campus sites)
Nov. 24 Release of Men’s & Women’s Cross Country All-Americans
Nov. 25 Deadline: Football conference/independent Player of the Year forms to National Office
Nov. 28 Football Championship Series Quarterfinals (campus sites)
Nov. 30-Dec. 5 Men’s Soccer National Championship Final Site, Delray Beach, FL
Nov. 30-Dec. 5 Women’s Soccer National Championship Final Site, Orange Beach, AL

 DECEMBER

Dec. 1–5 Volleyball National Championship Final Site, Sioux City, IA
Dec. 2–5 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 3 NAIA-Softball Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 4 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s & Women’s Soccer and Volleyball
Dec. 5 Football Championship Series Semifinals (campus sites)
Dec. 8 Release of Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Volleyball All-Americans
Dec. 7-9 Men’s Golf Coaches Association of America Convention, Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 8 NAIA-Men’s Golf Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 15 Release of AFCA Football All-Americans
Dec. 15-18 US Track & Field and Cross Country Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
Dec. 16-20 American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention, Omaha, NE
Dec. 17 Release of Football National Player of the Year
Dec. 17 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes
Dec. 18 NAIA Football National Championship Game, Daytona Beach, FL
Dec. 18 NAIA-Volleyball Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Omaha, NE

 JANUARY

Jan. 7 NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Nashville, TN
Jan. 7-10 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention, Nashville, TN
Jan. 6 Release of Football National Coach of the Year
Jan. 10-13 American Football Coaches Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas
Jan. 11 NAIA-Football Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
Jan. 13-17 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention, Baltimore, MD
Jan. 15 NAIA-Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Baltimore, MD
Jan. 20 Deadline: submission of proposed amendments to the NAIA Constitution and Bylaws. Proposals will be voted upon at the April 2016 Convention
Jan. 22 Deadline: Web sync fall statistics through Daktronics, any changes after this date incur fee

 FEBRUARY

Feb. 1 Deadline: Spring qualifying tournament plans (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated) to be sent by commissioners to National Office
Feb. 15 Deadline: Nominations for Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character team awards in Swimming & Diving, Basketball, Wrestling and Indoor Track and Field
Feb. 15 Deadline: Nominations for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards for Swimming & Diving, Basketball and Wrestling (Indoor is due with Outdoor on April 20)
Feb. 19 Competitive Cheer & Dance Qualifying Competition South Group, Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 20 Competitive Cheer & Dance Qualifying Competition Midwest Group, Belleville, IL
Feb. 20 Wrestling National Qualifying Tournaments, six campus locations
Feb. 22 Deadline: Receipt of entries for the NAIA Indoor Track & Field and Wrestling National Championships
Feb. 22 Release of Multi-Event athletes - Indoor Track & Field National Championships
Feb. 23 Release qualifiers - Wrestling National Championships
Feb. 24 Deadline receipt of entries for the NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships
Feb. 26 Release preliminary bracket - Wrestling National Championships
Feb. 26 Release of all entries - Indoor Track & Field National Championships
Feb. 26 Competitive Cheer & Dance Qualifying Competition North Group, Fremont, NE
Feb. 27 Competitive Cheer & Dance Qualifying Competition East Group, Adrian, MI
Feb. 27 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Competitive Cheer & Dance conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events

 MARCH

March 1 Declaration of Intent to Participate Form, Emerging Sports Designation Form and Sunday Declaration Form available online in NAIAHelp.com
March 1 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Division II Men's & Women's Basketball conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
March 2 Release of qualifiers & bracket - Division II MBB & WBB National Championships
March 2 Deadline: Nominations for Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-America award. All-conference/independent teams to be submitted online.
March 2 NAIA-Swimming & Diving Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, TBD
March 2-5 Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championships, TBD
March 3 Release official bracket - Wrestling National Championships
March 3-5 Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Championships, TBD
March 4-5 Wrestling National Championships, Topeka, KS
March 4 Release of qualifiers and pysch sheets - Swimming & Diving National Championships
March 4 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Wrestling and Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving
March 8 Release of Wrestling, Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field and Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving All-Americans
March 8 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Division I Men's & Women's Basketball conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
March 9 Release of qualifiers & bracket - Division I MBB & WBB National Championships
March 9 Deadline: Nominations for Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-America award. All-conference/independent teams and support materials to submitted online.
March 9-15 Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO
March 9-15 State Farm – NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, Sioux City, IA
March 11 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Competitive Cheer & Dance
March 11-12 Competitive Cheer & Dance National Invitational, Davenport, IA
March 14 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball
March 15 Release of Compteitive Cheer & Dance All-Americans
March 16-22 Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship, Independence, MO
March 16-22 Buffalo Funds – NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, Kansas City, MO
March 17 Release of Division II Men’s & Women’s Basketball All-Americans
March 18 Proposed Constitution and Bylaws Amendments for the 2016 NAIA Convention are distributed to the membership
March 21 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball
March 24 Release of Division I Men’s & Women’s Basketball All-Americans.
March 31-April 4 National Association of Basketball Coaches Convention – Houston, Texas

 APRIL

April 1 Deadline: Submit bid to host Baseball National Championship Opening Round tournament
April 1 Deadline: Submit bid to host Softball National Championship Opening Round tournament
April 1 Deadline: Receipt of Declaration of Intent to Participate Form, Emerging Sports Designation Form, Sunday Declaration Forms in NAIAHelp.com
April 1 Deadline: Conference commissioners to submit Affiliated Conference Certification form and conference governing documents to the National Office
April 1 Deadline: Conference commissioners to submit Football Certification forms to the National Office
April 1 NAIA-NABC Men’s Basketball Coaches Annual Business Meeting, Houston, Texas
April 1-5 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Convention, Indianapolis, IN
April 4 NAIA-Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
April 12 Deadline: To receive voting delegate forms for NAIA National Convention
April 13 Release of the nine NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Rounds Hosts/Sites
April 13 Release of the 10 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Rounds Hosts/Sites
April 15 Deadline: Al Ortolani Undergraduate Scholarship submission to National Office
April 15 Deadline: submission of Walt McAlexander publications (3 total) for NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications Contests
April 15-19 74th Annual NAIA National Convention – Kansas City, MO
April 20 Deadline: Nominations for Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character team awards in Softball, Golf, Tennis, Baseball, and Outdoor Track & Field
April 20 Deadline: Nominations for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards for Softball, Golf, Tennis, Baseball and Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field
April 22 Deadline: Web sync winter statistics through Daktronics, any changes after this date incur fee
April 22-23 Men's Volleyball National Invitational, St. Louis, MO
April 25 Membership dues invoices sent from National Office to all NAIA presidents, all schools’ Accounts Payable departments, and all NAIA athletics directors

 MAY

May 1 Year-End Report forms available online in NAIAHelp.com
May 1 Deadline: Submission of Walt McAlexander Publications (1 total), Jack Bell Writing, Promotional Materials, website, video for NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications Contests
May 4 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Women's Golf conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
May 4-7 Men's & Women's Lacrosse National Invitational, location TBD
May 5 Release of qualifiers - Women's Golf National Championships
May 6 Release of pairings - Women's Golf National Championships
May 7 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Men's & Women's Tennis conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
May 8 Deadline: Online nomination for Baseball All-America awards
May 9 Release of qualifiers - Tennis National Championships
May 10 Release of bracket - Tennis National Championships
May 11 Deadline: Online nominations for Men's & Women's Tennis All-America awards
May 11 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Softball conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
May 11 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Men's Golf conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
May 12 Release of qualifiers and bracket - Softball National Championship Opening Round
May 12 Qualification Deadline: Completion of Baseball conference/A.I.I./group qualifying events
May 12 Deadline: Online nominations for Women’s Golf All-America awards
May 12 Release of qualifiers - Men's Golf National Championships
May 13 Release of pairings - Men's Golf National Championships
May 13 Release of qualifiers and bracket - Baseball National Championship Opening Round
May 16 Deadline: Receipt of entries for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
May 16 Release of Multi-Event athletes - Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
May 16 NAIA-Tennis Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Mobile, AL
May 16 NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Pooler, GA
May 16-18 Softball National Championship Opening Round Tournaments
May 17-20 Baseball National Championship Opening Round Tournaments
May 17-21 Men’s & Women’s Tennis National Championships, Mobile, AL
May 17-20 Women’s Golf National Championships, Savannah Quarters Country Club, Pooler, GA
May 19 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Women’s Golf
May 20 Release of all entries - Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
May 20 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s and Women’s Tennis
May 24 Release of Men’s & Women’s Tennis All-Americans
May 24 Release of Women's Golf All-Americans
May 24-27 Men’s Golf National Championships, TPC Deer Run, Moline, IL
May 26 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s Golf
May 26-28 Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, TBD
May 27-June 2 NAIA Softball World Series, Souix City, Iowa
May 27-June 3 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
May 27 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s & Women’s Track & Field
May 31 Release of Men’s Golf All-Americans
May 31 Release of Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field All-Americans

 JUNE

June 1 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Softball
June 2 Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Baseball
June 6-17 NAIA / American Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Program, Washington, D.C.
June 7 Release of Softball All-Americans
June 7 Release of Baseball All-Americans
June 9 Release of Baseball Coach of the Year
June 12-15 College Sports Information Directors of America Convention, Dallas, Texas
June 13 NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Annual Business Meeting, Dallas, Texas
June 13 Release NAIA-SIDA Publication Award Winners
June 13-16 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention, Dallas, Texas
June 15 Deadline: Nominations for National Awards submitted to conference offices for the following awards: A.O. Duer Scholarship Award for junior student-athletes; Emil S. Liston Award for junior basketball student-athletes; Dr. Leroy Walker Award Student-Athlete of Character; Coach of Character; Athletics Director of the Year; Charles Morris Administrator of the Year; Sports Information Director of the Year; Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year Award
June 15 Deadline: Champions of Character Scorecards for previous year submitted online to National Office
June 22 Release of Softball Coach of the Year
June 22-25 National Athletic Trainers Association Convention, Baltimore, MD
June 23 NAIA-Athletic Trainers Association Annual Business Meeting, Baltimore, MD
June 30 Deadline: Online nominations for Scholar Team award in all team sports and LATE scholar-athletes from 2015-16 academic year

 JULY

July 1 Deadline: Web sync spring statistics through Daktronics, any changes after this date incur fee
July 15 Deadline: Conference award winner selections forwarded to National Office via awards@naia.org for the following awards: A.O. Duer Scholarship Award for junior student-athletes; Emil S. Liston Award for junior basketball student-athletes; Dr. Leroy Walker Award Student-Athlete of Character; Coach of Character; Athletics Director of the Year; Charles Morris Administrator of the Year; Sports Information Director of the Year; Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year Award
July 15 Deadline: Nominations for awards that do not have a conference selection process sent to National Office via awards@naia.org: NAIA-CTSA “All That's Right in Sport” Award; NAIA Hall of Fame Athlete, Hall of Fame Coach, Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame Meritorious Service; Athletic Trainer of the Year; Larry Lady Officiating Award; Clarence "Ike" Pearson (Sports Information Directors of America)
July 15 Deadline: Conference commissioners to submit conference information (Personnel, committees, raters, and meeting schedules) in NAIAHelp.com
July 15 Deadline: Membership dues to be sent to National Office
July 15 Release of Scholar Team award in all team sports
July 15 Deadline: Institutions to submit catastrophic insurance fees
July 15 Deadline: Conference Evaluations submitted to National Office