Conference Commissioners Association

C O N F E R E N C E  C O M M I S S I O N E R S   A S S O C I A T I O N    C C A   N E W S
The Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) is a key group within the NAIA that works to strengthen interconference and conference-association relationships. 23 Conference Commissioners make up the CCA and represent each NAIA Conference, and 4 officers lead the twice-annual CCA business meetings.   


 2015 - 2016  C C A   O F F I C ER S
Mark Pope
Current Chair
The Sun Conference

Corey Westra
First VP
Great Plains Athletic Conference

Rob CashellRob Cashell
Second VP 
Cascade Collegiate 

Kent Paulson
Past Chair
Frontier Conference 

C C A   B U S I N E S S    C C A   R E S O U R C E S


Administrator Manual
• General Information
• Awards Deadlines & Form Links 
• Championship Factsheets
• Postseason Deadlines & Sport        Qualification Procedures
• Marketing Resources



Commissioners Directory | Liaisons  
CCA Google Group  
Calendar  | Championships Calendar  | Qualification Plans| Sport Qualification Deadlines

Business Meeting Dates:
Sept. 24-26, 2017
Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel, Kansas City, MO

Convention Dates: Apr. 8-12, 2017
The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA

Meeting Minutes/Recaps


•  Conference Review Committee Summary
•  Comprehensive Requirements
•  Conference Evaluation Data
•  NAIA Conference Evaluation Form 
•  White Paper on NAIA Conferences




Meetings and Workshops
Opening Rounds Best Practices
Structural, Legal, and Tax Issues for NAIA Conferences
Legislative Processes
Crisis Management 
April 2015 Minutes
September 2015 Minutes
Roundtable Summaries
Social Media Notes and Powerpoint
Conference Emerging/Invitational Sports Notes

Sample Conference Documents
Conference Constitution & Bylaws
Crisis Communications Policy
Job Descriptions for Commissioner, SID, Eligibility Chair 
New President Orientation

Eligibility Rules Education
Sample Agenda & Panel Discussion Topics 
Eligibility PowerPoint Presentation: ADs, FARs. Compliance Officers 
Eligibility PowerPoint: Coaches

 Champions of Character

Conference Character Committees
Conference Character Committee Resources 


NAIA Game Management & Conduct in Competition Guide

NAIA Conduct in Competition Suspension Rubric

Sportsmanship Policy, Protocol for Conference Contests, Event Management Policies and Procedures

Sports Summit — A discussion guide for evaluating conference ejection reports and identifying opportunities for improving conduct in competition issues.

Conference Game Officials Apparel Sizes & Prices 

The Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) decided in April 2013 to have game officials for select sports purchase an NAIA branded officiating jersey/shirt.  While conferences are not required to participate, the program will establish a standard NAIA-branded uniform to identify NAIA officials at NAIA events and to create additional revenue.

The NAIA selected Honig's Whistle Stop as the officials uniform supplier. The apparel company has launched its online portal to facilitate game officials apparel purchases at .  

To participate in the program and ensure royalties are accurately tracked, commissioners must inform Michael Brooks, NAIA Director of Strategic Partnerships, which sports the conference will be requiring game offiicals to purchase apparel for as soon as possible.


Membership Policies
Membership Applications