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2017-18 INFORMATION

October 16, 2017

Opening Round Clarification:
Incorporate halted game protocol into NAIA World Series Opening Round tournaments. APPROVED

Opening Round Practice Time

During Opening Round tournaments all teams will be alloted 90 minutes of practice time. APPROVED

Opening Round Site Supervisor

The site supervisor will be a neutral person who is not employed by any school competing in that opening round. DENIED

Softball World Series Format

Forty teams at one site with Opening Round and Final Site play. DENIED

Bench Personnel

Allow for five coaches to be on the postseason roster rather than the three which are currently allowed. APPROVED

Opening Round Video Streaming

All Opening Round hosts must videostream all games. APPROVED (NAC)

COACHES RESOURCES

SOFTBALL COACHES MANUAL

2017-18 Coaches Manual
Includes Important Dates, Softball Standing Committee, Code of Conduct, Ratings Manual, Coaches Association Annual Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-SCA Constitution, Umpire Nomination Form, National Championship Bracket, Opening Round Tournament Bracket, NAIA All-American Information Sheet/Selection Procedures 

NAIA NATIONAL OFFICE CONTACTS
Softball Sport Manager: Jamie Adams
Softball Ratings Contact: Chad Waller


NAIA SOFTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
President: Mike Christner, William Penn University
1st Vice President: Tony Segovia, Friends University
2nd Vice President: Kat Ihlenburg, Georgia Gwinnett College
Secretary: Laura Klutsarits, Siena Heights University
Past President: Steve Babinski, Indiana Wesleyan University
NAC Liaison: Bill Popp, Reinhardt University


NATIONAL FASTPITCH COACHES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
NFCA Convention: December 6-9, 2017 (Las Vegas, Nev)
NAIA-SCA Business Meeting: December 7, 2017 (Las Vegas, Nev.)

 

IMPORTANT AWARDS DEADLINES
CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER
Team Award - April 15, 2018
Individual Student Award - April 15, 2018

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 15, 2018
NAIA Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2018

OTHER AWARDS
All-Conference Teams - May 9, 2018

FORMS PAGE
Includes a full list of all NAIA National Awards

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER INFO
Potential Qualifier Packet*
Local Host Site Information
*Available 4-6 weeks prior to Championship


HELPFUL TOOLS
NCAA Softball Rules
Live Stats/Webcasting How-To Guide
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards