Men's Golf Coaches Corner
2017 Summer Update
August 28 1, 2017
MEN'S GOLF SPORT MOTIONS
Motion: To move the conference rankings and the national ballots back one (1) day. This would put the conference rankings on Wednesday and the national ballots on Thursday. DENIED
Motion: To align the NAIA Men’s Golf Hard Card with the Golf Coaches Association of American (GCAA) Hard Card. APPROVED.
Motion: To have the NAIA award “Women’s Golf Player of the Year” at the end of the season. Include a Men’s Player of the Year Award for 2018. APPROVED.
NAC Motion: Drug Testing
The NAC formally approved the policy manual for NAIA Drug Testing, which will begin in 2017-18. The Drug Education & Testing Committee has been working to develop the manual over the past several years. www.naia.org/wellness
Notable Motions for Women's Golf
Women's Golf Motion: Increase the Women’s Golf travel party to 9. APPROVED.
Women's Golf Motion: Move the cut for the National Tournament to 36 holes instead of current 54 holes. APPROVED.
Women's Golf Motion: Create one week of separation between the Men's and Women's Golf National Tournaments. TABLED.
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 27th, 2018
Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 27th, 2018
Champions of Character Individual Award - April 27th, 2018
Scholar Team Award - June 29, 2018
A full list of the NAIA National Awards can be found on the Forms Page
Open Dates is a free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete in the regular season
NAIA MEN'S GOLF COACHES ASSOCIATION
President: AJ Broderick, Johnson and Wales University
1st Vice President: Quincy Heard, Warner Pacific College
2nd Vice President: Brandon Miller, Keiser University
Past President: Tom Harp, Wayland Baptist University
NAC Liaison: Meg Schebler, Association of Independent Institutions
GCAA National Convention - December 11-14, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV
NAIA-GCA Business Meetings - December 13, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV
MEN'S GOLF COACHES MANUAL
Coaches Manual (August 2017)
Includes Important Dates, NAIA-MGCA Officers and Committees, Golf Hard Card, All-American Nomination Form and Results, NAIA-MGCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-MGCA Constitution and Bylaws, Ratings Manual
National Office Event Manager: Bryton Curtis
WEEKLY RATINGS DEADLINES
Weekly ratings will be posted online by 5:00pm (central) on Tuesdays. Ratings include games played Monday through Sunday.
The 2017-2018 ratings dates are:
Preseason - Aug. 25 (Friday)
Rating #1 - Sep. 29
Rating #2 - Nov. 3
Rating #3 - Mar. 9
Rating #4 - Mar. 23
Rating #5 - Apr. 6
Final Rating - May 3 (Thursday)
Postseason - May 25
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
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER INFO
Potential Qualifier Packet (General Info, Opening Round, Final Site.) Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the premier coaches association for collegiate Men's Golf.
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.