NAIA Calendar

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Consult Official Forms for the complete inventory of nomination forms.

 A U G U S T

Aug. 1

NAIA Wrestling Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Aug. 1

Membership takes effect for new member institutions approved in April.

Aug. 1-3

National Wrestling Coaches Association Convention, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Aug. 15

Deadline: Champions of Character Scorecards for previous year submitted online to National Office

Aug. 15

National award winners selected by appropriate committees and names sent to National Office awards@naia.org

 S E P T E M B E R

Sept. 1

Deadline: Year-End Reports for previous year submitted in NAIAHelp.com

Sept. 1

Unpaid membership dues delinquent

Sept. 1

Deadline: Fall qualifying tournament plans (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated) to be sent by commissioners to National Office

Sept. 15

National Awards Day web video announcement of all National Award winners for previous year

Sept. 27-28

Conference Commissioners Association fall meeting, Kansas City, MO

Sept. 28-29

Council of Presidents fall meeting, Kansas City, MO

 O C T O B E R
Oct. 1

NAIA membership applications must be received in the NAIA National Office

 N O V E M B E R

Nov. 1

Deadline: winter qualifying tournament plans (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated) to be sent by conference commissioners/A.I.I. to National Office

Nov. 1

Deadline: submit bid to host Soccer and Volleyball Opening Round events

Nov. 1

Deadline: Nominations for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards for Soccer, Cross Country, Football and Volleyball

Nov. 1

Deadline: Online nominations for Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character team awards in Soccer, Volleyball and Cross Country.

Nov. 15

Deadline: Online nomination for Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character team award in Football.

Nov. 19

Deadline: Nomination for Volleyball, men’s and women’s Soccer All-America awards. All-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated teams and support materials are sent to NAIA National Office

Nov. 21

NAIA-Cross Country Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Lawrence, KS

Nov. 21

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s & Women’s Cross Country

Nov. 22

Soccer and Volleyball National Championship Opening Rounds

Nov. 22

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country National Championships, Rim Rock Farm, Lawrence, KS

Nov. 22

Football Championship Series First Round, campus sites

Nov. 24

Release of Men’s & Women’s Cross Country All-Americans

Nov. 26

Deadline: Football conference/independent Player of the Year forms to National Office

Nov. 29

Football Championship Series Quarterfinals, campus sites

 D E C E M B E R

Dec. 1 – 6

Men’s Soccer National Championship Final Site, Delray Beach, FL

Dec. 1 – 6

Women’s Soccer National Championship Final Site, Orange Beach, AL

Dec. 2 – 6

Volleyball National Championship, Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, IA

Dec. 3 – 6

National Fastpitch Coaches Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV

Dec. 4

NAIA-Softball Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

Dec. 5

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s & Women’s Soccer and Volleyball

Dec. 6

Football Championship Series Semifinals, campus sites

Dec. 8

Release of NAIA All-Americans in Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Volleyball

Dec. 8-10

Men’s Golf Coaches Association of America Convention, TBD

Dec. 9

NAIA-Men’s Golf Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

Dec. 15-18

US Track & Field and Cross Country (USTFCCCA) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ

Dec. 17-21

American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention, Oklahoma City, OK

Dec. 19

NAIA-Volleyball Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK

Dec. 19

Release of Football National Player of the Year

Dec. 19

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes

Dec. 20

NAIA Football National Championship Game, Daytona Beach, FL

Dec. 22

Release of AFCA Football All-Americans

 J A N U A R Y

Jan. 2

NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Orlando, FL

Jan. 2-5

American Baseball Coaches Association Convention, Orlando, FL

Jan. 7

Release of Football National Coach of the Year

Jan. 10

Deadline: submission of basketball, football, soccer and volleyball brochures for NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications Contests

Jan. 11-14

American Football Coaches Association Convention, Louisville, KY

Jan. 12

NAIA-Football Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Louisville, KY

Jan. 13

Deadline: submission of proposed amendments to the NAIA Constitution and Bylaws. Proposals will be voted upon at the April 2015 Convention

Jan. 14-18

National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention, Philadelphia, PA

Jan. 16

NAIA-Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Jan. 20

Deadline: Web sync fall statistics through Daktronics

 F E B R U A R Y

Feb. 1

Deadline: Spring qualifying tournament plans (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated) to be sent by commissioners to National Office

Feb. 13

Deadline: Online nominations for Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character team awards in Swimming & Diving, Basketball, Wrestling and Indoor Track and Field

Feb. 13

Deadline: Nominations for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards for Swimming & Diving, Basketball and Wrestling

Feb. 23

Deadline: Receipt of entries for the NAIA Indoor Track & Field and Wrestling National Championships

 M A R C H

March 1

Declaration of Intent to Participate Forms, Emerging Sports Designation Form and Sunday Declaration Form available online in NAIAHelp.com

March 4

Deadline: Online nominations for Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-America award. All-conference/independent teams to be submitted online.

March 4

NAIA-Swimming & Diving Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK

March 4-7

Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championships, Oklahoma City, OK

March 5

NAIA-Track & Field Coaches Association Business Meeting, Geneva, OH

March 5-7

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Championships, Geneva, OH

March 6

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Wrestling and Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving

March 6-7

Wrestling National Championships, Topeka, KS

March 9

Release of Wrestling , Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field and Men’s & Women’s S&D All-Americans

March 11

Deadline: Online nominations for Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-America award. All-conference/independent teams and support materials to submitted online.

March 11-17

Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO

March 11-17

State Farm – NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, Sioux City, IA

March 16

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball

March 18

Release of Division II Men’s & Women’s Basketball All-Americans

March 18-24

Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship, Independence, MO

March 18-24

Buffalo Funds – NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, Kansas City, MO

March 19

Proposed Constitution and Bylaws Amendments for the 2014 NAIA Convention are distributed to the membership

March 23

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball

March 25

Release of Division I Men’s & Women’s Basketball All-Americans.

March 27

Deadline: Submission of baseball brochures, softball brochures, multi-sport brochures, individual sport brochures for NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications Contests

March 27

Deadline: Entries for NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Web Site and writing contest

 A P R I L

April 1

Deadline: Submit bid to host Baseball Opening Round tournament

April 1

Deadline: Submit bid to host Softball Opening Round tournament

April 1

Deadline: Receipt of Declaration of Intent to Participate Forms, Emerging Sports Designation Form, Sunday Declaration Forms in NAIAHelp.com

April 1

Deadline: Conference commissioners to submit Affiliated Conference Certification form and conference governing documents to the National Office

April 1

Deadline: Conference commissioners to submit Football Certification forms to the National Office

April 2-6

National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Convention – Indianapolis, IN

April 3

NAIA-NABC Men’s Basketball Coaches Annual Business Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

April 3-7

Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Convention, Tampa, FL

April 6

NAIA-Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Tampa, FL

April 8

Deadline: To receive voting delegate forms for NAIA National Convention

April 10-14

74th Annual NAIA National Convention – Charlotte, NC

April 14

Release of the nine NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Rounds Hosts/Sites

April 21

Release of the 10 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Rounds Hosts/Sites

April 24

Deadline: Online nominations for Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character team awards in Softball, Golf, Tennis, Baseball and Track & Field (includes Indoor and Outdoor season)

April 24

Deadline: Online nominations for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards for Softball, Golf, Tennis, Baseball and Outdoor Track and Field

April 24

Deadline: Web sync winter statistics through Daktronics

April 25

Membership dues invoices sent to all Accounts Payable and NAIA presidents with copies sent to athletics directors

 M A Y

May 1

Year-End Report forms available online in NAIAHelp.com

May 1

Deadline: Online nominations for Men’s Golf All-America awards.

May 6

Deadline: Online nominations for Softball and Men's & Women's Tennis All-America awards

May 7

Deadline: Online nominations for Women’s Golf All-America awards

May 8

Deadline: Online nomination for Baseball All-America awards

May 11-14

Baseball National Championship Opening Round Tournaments.

May 11

NAIA-Tennis Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Mobile, AL

May 11

Deadline: Receipt of entries for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships

May 11

NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting, Pooler, GA

May 11-13

Softball National Championship Opening Round Tournaments.

May 12-16

Men’s & Women’s Tennis National Championships, Mobile, AL

May 12-15

Women’s Golf National Championships, Savannah Quarters Country Club, Pooler, GA

May 14

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Women’s Golf

May 15

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s and Women’s Tennis

May 18

Release of Men’s & Women’s Tennis and Women's Golf All-Americans

May 21

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s Golf

May 19-22

Men’s Golf National Championships, LPGA International, Daytona Beach, FL

May 21

NAIA-Track & Field Coaches Association Business Meeting, Gulf Shores, AL

May 21-23

Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, Gulf Shores, AL

May 22-28

Softball National Championship Final Site, TBD

May 22-29

Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

May 22

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Men’s & Women’s Track & Field

May 25

Release of Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field All-Americans

May 25

Release of Men’s Golf All-Americans

May 27

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Softball

May 28

Release of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in Baseball

May 29

Release of Softball All-Americans

 J U N E

June 1

Deadline: Conference commissioners to send basketball referee ranking forms to the National Office

June 1

Release of Baseball All-Americans

June 15

Deadline: Nominations for National Awards submitted to conferences for the following awards: A.O. Duer Scholarship Award for junior student-athletes; Emil S. Liston Award for junior basketball student-athletes; Dr. Leroy Walker Award Student-Athlete of Character; Coach of Character; Athletics Director of the Year; Charles Morris Administrator of the Year; Sports Information Director of the Year; Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year Award

June 15-18

National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention, Orlando, FL

June 15-18

College Sports Information Directors of America Convention (COSIDA), Orlando, FL

June 17

NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Annual Business Meeting, Orlando, FL

June 18

Release NAIA-SIDA Publication Award Winners

June 23-26

National Athletic Trainers Association Convention, St. Louis, MO

June TBD

NAIA-Athletic Trainers Association Annual Business Meeting, St. Louis, MO

June 26

Release of Softball Coach of the Year

June 30

Deadline: Web sync spring statistics through Daktronics

June 30

Deadline: Online nominations for Scholar Team award in all team sports and LATE scholar-athletes from 2014-15 academic year

 J U L Y

July 15

Deadline: Conference award winner selections forwarded to National Office via awards@naia.org for the following awards: A.O. Duer Scholarship Award for junior student-athletes; Emil S. Liston Award for junior basketball student-athletes; Dr. Leroy Walker Award Student-Athlete of Character; Coach of Character; Athletics Director of the Year; Charles Morris Administrator of the Year; Sports Information Director of the Year; Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year Award

July 15

Deadline: Nominations for awards that do not have a conference selection process sent to National Office via awards@naia.org: NAIA-CTSA “All That's Right in Sport” Award; Athletic Trainers Association Al Ortolani Scholarship; NAIA Hall of Fame Athlete, Coach, Hall of Fame Meritorious Service; Athletic Trainer of the Year; Larry Lady Officiating Award; Clarence "Ike" Pearson (Sports Information Directors of America)

July 15

Deadline: Conference commissioners to submit conference information (Personnel, committees, raters, and meeting schedules) in NAIAHelp.com).

July 15

Deadline: Membership dues to be sent to National Office

July 15

Release of Scholar Team award in all team sports

July 15

Deadline: Institutions to submit catastrophic insurance fees

July 27

Release of Baseball Coach of the Year