Volleyball Coaches Corner


Summer Update 2015

Aug. 1, 2015

Legislation amended as follows: Drop the present Player of the Week selection; and Institute a three award weekly recognition model including: Attacker of the Week, Setter of the Week and Defender of the Week. APPROVED

Coaches Motion: Bring the tie in the conference ratings more visibility, both by rationale from the conference rater as to why a tie was included and through bolding of thetied teams in the software. DENIED

NAC Motion: When a conference submits a tie for any rating period in sports that allow ties, the rater is required to submit rationale pertaining to those ties. That rationale will be a programming requirement in SIDHelp. This would apply for all sprts that utilize SIDHelp as the ratings software. APPROVED

Coaches Motion: Allow ballots to be removed based on inconsistent ratings using the hig/low votes as determinants, If five or more votes (on one ballot) are thrown out for being the high or the low vote the rater's ballot will be removed. This would be considered a "first strike," after a second ballot removal the rater will be removed from heir position. The preseason rating will be exempt from this rule. DENIED 

Coaches Motion: Conference raters shall stay in office for a minimum of four years, unless that rater leaves the institution or is removed by either the conference or national ratings committee. DENIED

Coaches Motion: Add another rating two weeks after the preseason poll the preseason poll instead of three weeks after the preseason poll. DENIED

Coaches Motion: Certified line judges must be required for all NAIA volleyball matches during a season, including conference matches, non-conference matches and tournament play. DENIED

Coaches Motion: Format change to take 32 teams to the final site. APPROVED FOR 2016

Motion: NAIA Coaches Associations must have a quorum (at least 50% of eligible voters) in order for a sport motion to be heard by the National Administrative Council. All voting will be completed using an online process following the business meeting in order to ensure all head coaches have an opportunity to vote. Motions will still be presented and discussed at the Annual Business meeting. If desired, a “straw poll” can be taken by those present to determine if a motion will be opened for vote to the full coaches association. APPROVED



Declaration of Intent If a Varsity program will not fulfill the Declaration of Intent commitment, the deadline to undeclare is four weeks prior to the start of postseason competition. 

Postseason Team Rosters Postseason rosters will be filled out via the SIDHelp admin website. You must have an account in order to fill out a postseason roster. If you don't have an account, please sign up and create your won. Your access will be granted (usually) within 24 hours.

Reporting Statistics - All official game statistics must be submitted by each institution within 72 hours of completion of a contest via Dakstats Websync. Should a member institution fail to file statistical information on any athlete for two consecutive weeks or a total of four weeks during the national statistical reporting period; the institution shall be penalized in the following manner: The first violation will be a warning. A second violation (first penalty), will be a $500 fine. The third violation will be a $1,000 fine and a loss of postseason awards. the fourth violation will be a $1,000 fine and will be addressed at the discretion of the Council.

Reporting Results- In order for schools to be eligible for ratings, results from contestes must be reported to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of the completion of the contest.

Official Ball - Tachikara is the official championship ball of the NAIA (NAIA Red, White and Navy TACHIKARA SV-5W). Every instituion competing in the NAA Volleyball National Championship will be eligible to receive a $250 Travel Expense Reimbursement with the purchase of 6 Official NAIA Volleyballs from Tachikara. Contact Chris Morton


Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - November 1

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - November 1

All-Conference Teams - November 18

All-American Awards - November 18

Champions of Character Individual Award - November 14

Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2016

A full list of the NAIA National Awards can be found on the Forms Page


National Office Event Manager:  Jamie Adams


President: Trish Siedlik, Bellevue University
1st Vice President: Liz Mendiola, College of Idaho
2nd Vice President: Kristin Steele, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Secretary: Tina Carter, Grand View University
Past President: Aaron Seltzer, Biola University
NAC Liaison: Corey Westra, Great Plains Athletic Conference

AVCA Convention - December 16-20, 2015 - Omaha, Neb.
NAIA-VCA Business Meeting - December 18, 2015 - Omaha, Neb.


5-Year Calendar  |  National Awards & Forms | Qualification Plan

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results & Statistics, NAIA-VCA Standing Committees, Volleyball Rating Manual, Leadership Responsibilities, In-Game Statistics Worksheet, Statistics Summary, NAIA-VCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-VCA Constitution, National Championship Bracket



Weekly ratings will be posted online by 5:00pm (central) on Tuesdays. Ratings include games played Monday through Sunday.

The 2015 ratings dates are:

Preseason - Aug. 18
Rating #1 - Sept. 8
Rating #2 - Sept. 15
Rating #3 - Sept. 22
Rating #4 - Sept. 29
Rating #5 - Oct. 6
Rating #6 - Oct. 13
Rating #7 - Oct. 20
Rating #8 - Oct. 27
Rating #9 - Nov. 3
Rating #10 - Nov. 10
Final Rating - Nov. 16

Postseason - Dec. 9

National Player of the Week nominations are due on Tuesdays by noon (central). Nominations must be submitted by the conference/independenct SID/contact and filled out completely in SIDHelp 


Potential Qualifier Packet (General Info, Opening Round, Final Site.) Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.


Stat Training Videos
AVCA-NAIA Recognition
Live Stats/Webcasting How-To Guide
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards 

NAIA Volleyball Score Sheets/Tracking Sheets
  • Score Sheet
  • Deciding Game Score Sheet
  • Lineup Sheet
  • Libero Tracking Sheet

Libero FAQs
NCAA Volleyball Rules
Rules Modifications
Webcasting from the AVCA's Technical Journal Coaching Volleyball




Character-Driven Coaching Course — All new NAIA coaches must complete the course within the first 60 days from the effective date of employment.

Conduct in Competition Guide Procedures for all NAIA Contests  — This guide offers practical recommendations for home and visiting insititution review of their responsibilities before, during and after the game to meet the NAIA standards for behavior during all NAIA competition.

Open Dates — free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete their regular season.