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2017 SUMMER UPDATE

September 1, 2017

NAC Motion: Restructure NAIA Baseball Postseason
To restructure the NAIA Baseball postseason to consist of a field of 10 Opening Round sites with five teams qualifying per site. This change would begin in 2022 in conjunction with the new Championship host agreement. DENIED

NAC Motion: ARC Selection Committee Term Limits
To create term limits for the Area Ratings Committee Selection Committee members. APPROVED

NAC Motion: Add NAIA Pitcher of the Year
To add an NAIA Pitcher of the Year to the Baseball postseason awards. APPROVED

NAC Motion: First Weekly National Player/Pitcher of the Week Award Adjustments
Recommended that the first National Player/Pitcher of the Week should use cumulative statistics from the entire Fall season, not just the week prior. DENIED

COACHES RESOURCES 

BASEBALL COACHES MANUAL

2017 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 - 2016-17 Rules Modifications
NAIA Misconduct Penalties

NAIA NATIONAL OFFICE CONTACTS
Baseball Sport ManagerKelli Briscoe
Baseball Ratings ContactAlan Grosbach


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


AMERICAN BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
ABCA Convention: January 4-7, 2018 (Indianapolis, Ind.)
NAIA-BCA Business Meeting: January 5, 2018
2017 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
Team Award - April 15, 2018
Individual Student Award - April 15, 2018

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 15, 2018
NAIA Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2018

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
2017-18 Qualification Plan

Lewiston Host Site Information
Host a National Championship


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