Forfeits

All forfeits must be approved by the National Office. To be approved:

Submit a Required Forfeit

The submission of a required forfeit are for cases when a forfeit has been required by a national committee (National Eligibility Committee, Competitive Experience Committee, or National Coordinating Committee). In such cases, it was determined that an institutional violation occurred in regards to the use of an ineligible athlete or other rules violations that require forfeits.

The athletics director or faculty athletics representative of the institution must submit an NAIA Required Forfeit Form (LINK).
A required forfeit must be submitted within 10 days of the notification that comes from a national committee.
A copy of the forfeit notification letter(s) that are distributed to opposing institutions must accompany this form.
Electronic submission of the official form is required.

A link explaining the forfeit procedure for a particular sport can be found by each sport listed below.

Request a Forfeit

The submission of a requested forfeit falls under the purview of NAC Policy XII, Article D.

The athletics director or faculty athletics representative of the offended institution must submit an NAIA Forfeit Request Form (LINK).
The request must be submitted within 10 days of the forfeit in question or prior to the start of postseason competition, whichever is earlier.
A copy of the contract or bracket assignments for postseason play must accompany the written request for the forfeit.
Electronic submission of the official form is required.
A link explaining the forfeit procedure for a particular sport can be found by each sport listed below.

Individual Team Forfeit Procedures

Men's Tennis

Forfeit Procedure

Women's Tennis

Forfeit Procedure

Women's Volleyball

Forfeit Procedure

Football

Forfeit Procedure

Men's Soccer

Forfeit Procedure

Women's Soccer

Forfeit Procedure

Men's Division I Basketball

Forfeit Procedure

Women's Division I Basketball

Forfeit Procedure

Men's Division II Basketball

Forfeit Procedure

Women's Division II Basketball

Forfeit Procedure

Softball

Forfeit Procedure

Baseball

Forfeit Procedure

Men's Golf

Forfeit Procedure

Women's Golf

Forfeit Procedure

Men's Cross Country

Forfeit Procedure

Women's Cross Country

Forfeit Procedure

Swimming and Diving

Forfeit Procedure

Track and Field

Forfeit Procedure

Wrestling

Forfeit Procedure

NAIA FAR Manual
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NAIA Year-End Report Guide
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ECP Manual
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