Men's Soccer Coaches Corner


Summer Update 2015

Aug. 1, 2015

Motion: To create a task force to investigate and research a year-round soccer calendar model. The task force would be made up of one member of each of the following groups: ADA, CCA, NAC, Men’s Soccer Executive Committee, Women’s Soccer Executive Committee, Men’s Soccer Head Coaches and Women’s Soccer Head Coaches.

Motion: To change the ratings calendar for men's soccer. First rating would take place four (4) weeks into the start of the season (last weekend of August). Ratings would follow every week until the completion of the season. The schedule would be set beginning with the last rating and working back towards the beginning of the will have a minimal effect on the MRPI.

Motion: In order to be eligible for NAIA postseason awards, a NAIA institution must be a member of the NSCAA College Services program.

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 - Select is the official Championship ball of NAIA Soccer.





Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - November 1

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - November 1

All-Conference Teams - November 18

All-American Awards - November 18

Champions of Character Individual Award - November 14

Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2016

A full list of the NAIA National Awards can be found on the Forms Page


National Office Sport Manager: Justin Glenn
National Office Ratings Contact: Chad Waller


President:  Kevin Wardlaw, Mid-America Nazarene University
1st Vice President:  Joe Zakowicz, Northwood University
2nd Vice President:  Pat Herbst, Briar Cliff University
Secretary:  Jamie Peterson, Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Past President:  Dan Birkey, Concordia University
NAC Liaison: Mark Pope, The Sun Conference

NSCAA Annual Convention - January 13-17, 2016 - Baltimore, MD
NAIA-MSCA Annual Business Meeting - January 14, 2016 - Baltimore, MD 
2016 Business Meeting Minutes


5-Year Calendar  |  National Awards & Forms  |  Qualification Plan  |  Roster Form

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Committee & Raters, Leadership Responsibilities, Ratings Manual, NAIA Modified RPI Information, Official Roser - Regular Season (DOC), National Championship Bracket, All-American Guidelines and Procedures, NSCAA/NAIA Region Information, NSCAA Membership Form, Men's Soccer Facility Form, NAIA-MSCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-MSCA Constitution & Bylaws



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

The 2015 ratings dates are:

Preseason - Aug. 18
Rating #1 - Sept. 22
Rating #2 - Sept. 29
MRPI #1Sept. 30
Rating #3 - Oct. 6
Rating #4 - Oct. 13
Rating #5 - Oct. 20
MRPI #2 - Oct. 21
Rating #6 - Oct. 27
Rating #7 - Nov. 3
Rating #8 - Nov. 10
Final Rating - Nov. 15
Final MRPI - Nov. 16
Postseason - Dec. 9

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.


MRPI Worksheet 

NISOA (National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association)

Facility Form

NCAA Rules

Protest Form (Needs to be filled out within 48 hours of the end of the game. You must also provide a copy of the Protest Form to the opposing coach and the referee. On the form under Division, select "Other").

Live Stats/Webcasting How-To Guide

All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards


 With more than 28,000 members at all levels of the sport, NSCAA is the largest coaches' organization in the U.S. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition and coaching education program.
NSCAA Liaison: David Bokhart, Indiana Tech 


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.