Track & Field Coaches Corner


Summer Update 2015

Aug. 1, 2015

Motion: For a cross country team to fulfill the declaration of intent and to participate in the post season, a team must score and report in a minimum of four regular season meets.

Motion: Move annual business meeting to USTFCCCA convention – action items will be finalized by electronic vote. APPROVED

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.


Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - April 29

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 29

All-Conference Teams - November 15

Champions of Character Individual Award - April 27

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, Indoor: Hannah Harmon
National Office Event Manager, Outdoor: Hannah Harmon


President: Jerry Monner, Grandview University
1st Vice President: Mike McDowell, Olivet Nazarene University
2nd Vice President: Mike Holman, Marian University
Secretary:  Mike Collins, Lewis-Clark State College 
Past President: John Foss, Indiana Wesleyan University

Outdoor NAC Liaison: TBD  

USTFCCCA Convention - December 15-20, 2015 - San Antonio, TX
NAIA-TFCA Business Meetings
- December 17, 2015 - San Antonio, TX


5-Year Calendar  |  National Awards & Forms 

Qualification Plans Men's Indoor |  Women's Indoor 

Qualification Plans Men's OutdoorWomen's Outdoor  

Indoor & Outdoor Qualifying Standards 

Indoor Qualifying Standards

Outdoor Qualifying Standards 

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
Includes Important Dates, NAIA-TFCA Standing Committees, Indoor and Outdoor Standards, Multi-Event Entry Form-Indoor, Indoor Championships Event Schedule, Outdoor Championships Event Schedule, Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Criteria, Nomination Instructions, NAIA Scholar Team Official Criteria and Nomination Forms, NAIA-TFCA Constitution and Bylaws, NAIA-TFCA Annual Indoor Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-TFCA Annual Outdoor Business Meeting Minutes, Statement of Philosophy


Local Host Site Info - Indoor

Indoor Potential Qualifier Packet (General Info) Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.

Outdoor Potential Qualifier Packet (General Info) Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.


NCAA Rulebook

Altitude Conversion Tool

All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards


 U.S.A. Track and Field (USATF) has a mission to foster sustained competitive excellence, interest, and participation in the sports of track & field, long distance running, and race walking.



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.

Participation Certificate Template - Word document to help print student athletes' names on the NAIA Championship Participant Certificates.