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2018 Summer Update

August 1, 2018

NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Motion to approve the current 2018-19 National Players of the Week calendar, with the addition of two dates for Football (Sept. 3 and Nov. 12). APPROVED

GAMES COMMITTEEMEN PROVIDED BY EACH CONFERENCE
Motion to require each NAIA Football conference to provide a minimum of one coach to be available to serve as a Games Committeeman throughout the NAIA Football Championship Series (to be assigned at the discrecion of the NAIA National Office). APPROVED

CONFERENCE AUTOMATIC QUALIFICATION EXCEPTION
Request for the Heart of America Conference to keep their two divisions (one with six teams and one with five teams), as they have dropped to 11 members in the sport of Football. Clarke University will be the 12th Football-playing member in 2019-20. APPROVED 

FOOTBALL POSTSEASON EXPENSES
The Council of Presidents (COP) approved a slate of recommendations put forth by the Study Group on Postseason Expenses for implementation beginning in the 2018-19 season. A summary of those approved recommendations can be found here - FCS Postseason Expenses

Fall Sports Webinar

Missed the live event? Watch the recording here.

Recorded 07/31/2018 | (51:13)

COACHES RESOURCES

FOOTBALL COACHES MANUAL

2018 Coaches Manual
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results & Statistics, NAIA-FCA Standing Committees, Ratings Manual, Leadership Responsibilities, In-Game Statistics Worksheet, Statistics Summary, NAIA-FCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-FCA Constitution

2018 Football Ratings Manual


NAIA NATIONAL OFFICE CONTACTS
Football Sport ManagerKelli Briscoe
Football Ratings Contact: Brad Cygan


NAIA FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
President: Todd Hafner, William Penn 
1st Vice President: Chris Oliver, Lindsey Wilson 
2nd Vice President: Dennis McCullough, Valley City State 
3rd Vice President: Mike Magistrelli, St. Ambrose
Past President: Paul Troth, Missouri Valley 
NAC Liaison: Jesse Godding, SAGU



AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
AFCA Convention: January 6-9, 2019 (San Antonio, Texas)
NAIA-AFCA Business Meeting: January 7, 2019 

IMPORTANT AWARDS DEADLINES
CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER
Individual Student Award - November 1, 2018

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - November 1, 2018
NAIA Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2019

OTHER AWARDS
All-American Awards - November 14, 2018
Conference/Independent Player of the Year - November 21, 2018

FORMS PAGE
Includes a full list of all NAIA National Awards

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER INFO
Daytona Beach Host Site Information
Host a National Championship
FCS Manual
FCS Postseason Expenses Supplement
FCS Questionnaire/Bid Form
Host Income & Expense Report
Traveling Team Expense Report


HELPFUL TOOLS
Football Playing Rules
2018 Approved Football Rules Changes
Uniform and Equipment Rules
Live Stats/Webcasting How-To Guide 
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards