Women's Basketball Coaches Corner


Summer Update 2015

Aug. 1, 2015

Motion: Disallow a host berth from being awarded if the recipient's record is below .500. (This applies for both divisions.) DENIED

Motion: Allow preseason and postseason individual/skill workouts (that fall outside of the 24 week season) with 4 or fewer players for 2 hours or fewer per week. THIS IS A BYLAWS ISSUE AND MUST BE HANDLED DIFFERENTLY

Motion: Any practice or games associated with postseason conference tournaments, regardless of what day the game starts, shall not count toward the 24 week rule. THIS IS A BYLAWS ISSUE AND MUST BE HANDLED DIFFERENTLY

Motion: To accept CalPac original appeal to receive an Automatic Qualification Berth, 1 for 5, for this year only in Division II Women's Basketball. 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.

Official Ball - Rawlings is the Official Ball Sponsor of DI Women's Basketball in the NAIA.



Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - February 15

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - February 15

Division II All-Conference Teams - March 2

Division II All-American Awards - March 2

Division I All-Conference Teams - March 9

Division I All-American Awards - March 9

Champions of Character Individual Award - February 17

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, Division I: Jamie Adams
National Office Event Manager, Division II: Justin Glenn


President:  Steve Brooks, Indiana Wesleyan
1st Vice President:  Chad Folsom, Benedictine University  
2nd Vice President:  Robyn Scherr-Wells, Davenport University
Secretary:  Andrea McCloskey, Georgetown College
Past President:  Aaron Christian, Concordia University

Division I NAC Liaison: Theresa Yetmar, Baker University
Division II NAC Liaison: Mike Moore, Maryville State  

WBCA Annual Convention - April 1-4, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN


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

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results and Statistics, National Championship Qualifying Procedures, Postseason Rosters, NAIA-WBCA Standing Committees, Leadership Responsibilities, Ratings Manuals, All-American Information Sheet, Division I National Championship Bracket, WBCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-WBCA Constitution



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

The 2015-2016 ratings dates for DI Women's Basketball are:

Preseason - Oct. 27
Rating #1 - Dec. 8
Rating #2 - Jan. 5
Rating #3 - Jan. 12
Rating #4 - Jan. 19
Rating #5 - Jan. 26
Rating #6 - Feb. 2
Rating #7 - Feb. 9
Rating #8 - Feb. 16
Rating #9 - Feb. 23
Rating #10 - Mar. 1
Final Rating - Mar. 9
Postseason - Mar. 30

The 2015-2016 ratings dates for DII Women's Basketball are:

Preseason - Oct. 27
Rating #1 - Dec. 1
Rating #2 - Dec. 8
Rating #3 - Jan. 5
Rating #4 - Jan. 12
Rating #5 - Jan. 19
Rating #6 - Jan. 26
Rating #7 - Feb. 2
Rating #8 - Feb. 9
Rating #9 - Feb. 16
Rating #10 - Feb. 23
Final Rating - Mar. 2
Postseason - Mar. 23

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.

DI Local Host Site Info
DII Local Host Site Info


Basketball Rules
Live Stats/Webcasting How-To Guide
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards


The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) was started to promote women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels.





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.