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                    Champions of Character
                      Coaches Resources
                              This interactive, online coaches’ education course provides a
                              basic understanding of how to intentionally teach character
                              in an athletic setting. All new NAIA coaches are responsible
                              for taking the course by July 15, 2011.
                              FIND IT AT: www.ChampionsofCharacter.org/coaches




                              ChampionsofCharacter.org website is a central access
                              point for NAIA institutions for implementing and
                              enhancing the Champions of Character process.




                              ChampionsofCharacter.org features NAIA institution
                              resources including annual reports, award nomination
                              forms, certificates and tools for implementing
                              community outreach programs.




Champions of Character • 1200 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64106 • 816.595.8000 • www.ChampionsofCharacter.org
                                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                                                                                                   Page
GENERAL INFORMATION ..................................................................................................................5
I. IMPORTANT DATES ...................................................................................................................5
       A. 2010-2011 Sport Calendar ..................................................................................................................................... 5
       B. Five Year Championship Calendar......................................................................................................................... 6
II.    HISTORY ......................................................................................................................................6
       A.    NAIA........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
       B.    Women's Soccer Program...................................................................................................................................... 6
       C.    Past Champions...................................................................................................................................................... 7
       D.    Coaches of the Year ............................................................................................................................................... 7
       E.    Hall of Fame............................................................................................................................................................ 7
III.   COACHES ASSOCIATION ..........................................................................................................7
       A. NAIA-Women's Soccer Coaches Association ........................................................................................................ 7
       B. Past Presidents....................................................................................................................................................... 7
       C. National Soccer Coaches Association of America ................................................................................................. 8
IV.    WOMEN’S SOCCER AWARDS ...................................................................................................8
       A.    National Player of the Week ................................................................................................................................... 8
       B.    All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Grouping Teams ................................................................................................ 8
       C.    NAIA All-America Teams ........................................................................................................................................ 8
       D.    Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete ........................................................................................................................... 8
       E.    Scholar Team.......................................................................................................................................................... 9
       F.    Brine-NAIA National Player of the Year.................................................................................................................. 9
       G.    Brine-NAIA National Coach of the Year ................................................................................................................. 9
       H.    National Championship Awards ............................................................................................................................. 9
       I.    Ordering Awards ..................................................................................................................................................... 9
V. NAIA NATIONAL AWARDS (See NAIA Awards Forms at http://naia.cstv.com/member-
services/pubs).....................................................................................................................................9
       A.    Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award ............................................................................ 9
       B.    NAIA-CTSA “All That’s Right in Sport” Award ........................................................................................................ 9
       C.    Coach of Character Award ................................................................................................................................... 10
       D.    Dr. Leroy Walker Character Award....................................................................................................................... 10
       E.    A.O. Duer Scholarship Award............................................................................................................................... 10
       F.    Wally Schwartz Award .......................................................................................................................................... 10
       G.    Charles Morris Award ........................................................................................................................................... 10
       H.    Hall of Fame.......................................................................................................................................................... 10
       I.    Larry Lady Officiating Award................................................................................................................................. 11
VI.    RATINGS, REPORTING RESULTS AND STATISTICS ............................................................11
       A.    Ratings.................................................................................................................................................................. 11
       B.    Timeline ................................................................................................................................................................ 11
       C.    Reporting Results ................................................................................................................................................. 11
       D.    Statistics................................................................................................................................................................ 12
VII. NAIA POLICY HANDBOOK INFORMATION.............................................................................12
VIII. SUNDAY PLAY POLICY ............................................................................................................12
IX. PLAYING RULES AND REGULATIONS ...................................................................................12
       A.    Playing Rules ........................................................................................................................................................ 12
       B.    Jurisdiction of Game Officials ............................................................................................................................... 12
       C.    Season Records ................................................................................................................................................... 13
       D.    Official Ball ............................................................................................................................................................ 13
       E.    Code of Ethics....................................................................................................................................................... 13
POSTSEASON COMPETITION .........................................................................................................14
I. RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS ......................................................14
       A.    Official Party.......................................................................................................................................................... 14
       B.    Roster Changes .................................................................................................................................................... 14
       C.    Uniforms................................................................................................................................................................ 14
       D.    Expenses .............................................................................................................................................................. 14
          E. Insurance .............................................................................................................................................................. 14
          F. Coaches’ Responsibility........................................................................................................................................ 15
II.       CONFERENCE/INDEPENDENT/UNAFFILIATED TOURNAMENTS.........................................15
          A. Dates and Sites..................................................................................................................................................... 15
          B. Administration ....................................................................................................................................................... 15
          C. Finances ............................................................................................................................................................... 15
III.      NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.....................................................................................................15
          A.    Administration ....................................................................................................................................................... 15
          B.    Direct Qualification................................................................................................................................................ 15
          C.    Qualification of Teams .......................................................................................................................................... 16
          D.    Selection of At-Large Teams/Seeding of Tournament Field................................................................................... 16
          E.    Format................................................................................................................................................................... 16
          F.    Tournament Selection Process Appeals .............................................................................................................. 17
          G.    Housing................................................................................................................................................................. 17
          H.    Related Information .............................................................................................................................................. 18
NAIA COACHES CODE .....................................................................................................................19

APPENDICES
NAIA-WSCA Standing Committees................................................................................................................................................................... A
NAIA Women's Soccer Leadership Responsibilities ......................................................................................................................................... B
NAIA Women's Soccer Modified RPI Information ............................................................................................................................................. C
Qualification Plan - Women's Soccer................................................................................................................................................................. D
NAIA Women's Soccer Regular Season Roster................................................................................................................................................ E
NAIA Postseason Facility Form ......................................................................................................................................................................... F
NAIA Women's Soccer All-America Guidelines, Procedures, and Form .....................................................................................................G-I/II
NAIA Women's Soccer NSCAA Forms ............................................................................................................................................................. H
NAIA-Women's Soccer Coaches Association Constitution and Bylaws..............................................................................................................I
2010 NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches Association Minutes..............................................................................................................................J
NAIA Addendum to NSCAA Ethics Statement .................................................................................................................................................. K
Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Criteria/Checklist ...........................................................................................................................................L
NAIA Scholar Team Criteria and Form ..............................................................................................................................................................M
NAIA Women’s Soccer Ratings Manual ............................................................................................................................................................ N


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               The NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches Handbook is published annually by the National Association of
               Intercollegiate Athletics and edited by the NAIA Division of Championships.

                              For further information relative to NAIA women's soccer, contact:

                                                                        Kristin Gillette
                                                                     NAIA National Office
                                                                      1200 Grand Blvd.
                                                                    Kansas City, MO 64106
                                                                    Phone: (816) 595-8104
                                                                     FAX: (816) 595-8200

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               fully protected and are the exclusive property of the Association. Expressed, written approval by the NAIA
               President/CEO is required for the use of the NAIA initials, name or marks in connection with any items offered
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                                       GENERAL INFORMATION
I.   IMPORTANT DATES

        A. 2010-2011 Sport Calendar
           August 9             Rater’s Responsibilities Call 10am (CST)

           August 17            Preseason rating - available after 5 p.m. (CST) at www.naia.org.

           September 1          DEADLINE for the national office to receive affiliated conference, independent and unaffiliated
                                group playoff plans.

           September 6          First weekly nominations for NAIA Women’s Soccer Weekly National Honors. Nominations
                                from the conference/independent/unaffiliated information director or their designated
                                representative must be received by the NAIA Department of Sports Information by 5:00 p.m.
                                (CST) each Monday ending November 8. RELEASE player of the week after 3:00 p.m. (CST)
                                each Tuesday. The nomination process is done through the SIDHelp admin site, which is
                                located here (http://www.naiasports.org/admin/).

           September 7          Weekly ratings begin for women’s soccer - available after 5pm (CST) at www.naia.org, ending
                                November 14. (September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9)

           September 20         First conference call for raters. 11am-12:30pm (CST)

           November 1            DEADLINE for potential national championship opening round host institutions to submit site
                                questionnaire and bids to NAIA National Office.

           November 5           RECEIPT DEADLINE for submitting Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete nomination materials to
                                the National Office. Recommended that nominations be sent certified mail or overnight.

                                RECEIPT DEADLINE for submitting Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team
                                Award to NAIA National Office.

           November 8           Second conference call for raters. 11am-12:30pm (CST)

                                DEADLINE for submitting conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping tournament brackets with
                                participating teams to NAIA National Office.

                                DEADLINE for teams advancing to postseason play to submit official postseason roster form
                                to NAIA national office (via the SIDHelp admin website at www.naiasports.org/admin)

           November 13          DEADLINE for completing affiliated conference, A.I.I. and unaffiliated group tournaments.

                                DEADLINE for coaches to send All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Team ballots to
                                their respective sport chair.

           November 14          FINAL National Rating

                                RELEASE of at-large selection, sixteen (16) opening-round pairings and official bracket for the
                                27th Annual NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship.

           November 17          DEADLINE for Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Grouping Chairs to e-mail All-Conference/
                                A.I.I./Unaffiliated Grouping Teams to the NAIA national office – kgillette@naia.org.

           November 20          27th ANNUAL NAIA WOMEN’S SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Opening Rounds

           November 28          NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship Opening Banquet – Decatur, AL

           Nov. 29-Dec. 4       27th ANNUAL NAIA WOMEN’S SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Final Site.
                                Jack Allen Complex-Decatur, AL

           December 3           RELEASE of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete recipients - available after 3 p.m. (CST) at
                                www.naia.org.

           December 6           RELEASE of 2010 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-America Team and National Player of the Year.

                                National     Office   to   mail BRINE/National Coach of the Year and the NSCAA Regional
              NAIA National Office •   NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual / July-10 — Page 5 of 19 •   www.naia.org
                                Coach of the Year Award ballots to all coaches.

          December 13           DEADLINE for submitting national/NSCAA coach of the year ballots to the national office.

                                Agenda items due for NAIA-WSCA business meeting at NSCAA convention.                        Submit
                                proposals in writing to NAIA-WSCA President, Scott Oliver, Siena Heights University

          January 12-15, 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Annual Convention, Baltimore,
                            MD

          January 13            NAIA-WSCA Round Table, Baltimore, MD. 3-5pm

          January 14            NAIA Women’s Chairs, Raters, Past Presidents, and Hall of Fame Breakfast 8-10am

                                NAIA-WSCA Annual Business Meeting, Baltimore, MD 2-4pm

                                RELEASE of 2010 BRINE/NAIA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year.

          June 30               RECEIPT DEADLINE for Scholar Team nomination forms. Send to the NAIA National Office, Attn:
                                NAIA Scholar-Team Award.


       B. Five Year Championship Calendar
                                                        2010 (32-team, single-elimination)
                  November 13                           Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated qualifying deadline
                  November 20                           National Championship Opening Round (32 teams @16 host sites)
                  Nov. 29 – Dec. 4                      National Championship Final Site

                                                       2011 (32-team, single-elimination)
                  November 12                           Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated qualifying deadline
                  November 19                           National Championship Opening Round (32 teams @16 host sites)
                  Nov. 28 - Dec. 3                      National Championship Final Site

                                                       2012 (32-team, single-elimination)
                  November 10                           Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated qualifying deadline
                  November 17                           National Championship Opening Round (32 teams @16 host sites)
                  Nov. 26 - Dec. 1                      National Championship Final Site

                                                       2013 (32-team, single-elimination)
                  November 16                           Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated qualifying deadline
                  November 23                           National Championship Opening Round (32 teams @16 host sites)
                  December 2-7                          National Championship Final Site

                                                       2014 (32-team, single-elimination)
                  November 15                           Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated qualifying deadline
                  November 22                           National Championship Opening Round (32 teams @16 host sites)
                  December 1-6                          National Championship Final Site

II. HISTORY

       A. NAIA
              The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a completely autonomous association currently
              administering programs of intercollegiate athletics for approximately 289 fully accredited colleges and universities
              of moderate enrollment. The fundamental tenet of the NAIA is that intercollegiate athletics is an integral part of the
              total educational program of the institution. This belief is strongly reflected in the governing documents, activities
              and organizational structure of the Association.

              Established in 1940 as the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball (NAIB), the Association expanded to
              include other programs in 1952. The NAIA became the first intercollegiate sports governing body to provide
              championship opportunities for both men and women when the women's program was established on August 1,
              1980.

       B. Women's Soccer Program
              Women's soccer was added to the championship event program in 1984-85, as a four-team event, expanding to a
              six-team event in 1990-91. In 1994-95, the championship event involved nine teams. The women's soccer
              championship became a 12-team event in 1996-97 and a 16-team event in 2000-01. Beginning with the 2003

              NAIA National Office •   NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual / July-10 — Page 6 of 19 •   www.naia.org
            championship, the NAIA expanded to a 20-team, single elimination Women’s Soccer National Championship. In
            2008, the NAIA eliminated regions and the tournament was expanded to 31 teams (32 if there is no Host team at
            the final site) to include conference/independent and unaffiliated group qualifiers. The new format included
            opening round matches across the country with the winners advancing to a 16-team final site venue.

      C. Past Champions
            Year         Site                                    Champion                         Score              Runner-up
            1984         St. Louis, Missouri                     St. Mary's (Calif.)              4-0                Cardinal Newman (Mo.)
            1985         Tacoma, Washington *                    Westmont (Calif.)                4-2                Puget Sound (Wash.)
            1986         Wilmington, Ohio                        St. Mary's (Calif.)              3-0                Berry (Ga.)
            1987         Due West, South Carolina                Berry (Ga.)                      1-0                Erskine (S.C.)
            1988         Abilene, Texas                          Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)         2-0                Hardin-Simmons (Texas)
            1989         Due West, South Carolina                Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)         2-1 (ot)           Berry (Ga.)
            1990         Due West, South Carolina                Berry (Ga.)                      3-1 (ot)           Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)
            1991         Boca Raton, Florida                     Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)         4-0                Missouri Valley
            1992         Tacoma, Washington                      Lynn (Fla.)                      1-0                Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)
            1993         St. Charles, Missouri                   Berry (Ga.)                      1-0 (ot)           Lynn (Fla.)
            1994         Rome, Georgia                           Lynn (Fla.)                      3-1                Park (Mo.)
            1995         Rome, Georgia                           Lynn (Fla.)                      4-1                Lindenwood (Mo.)
            1996         San Antonio, Texas                      Simon Fraser (B.C.)              3-2 (5 ot)         Mobile (Ala.)
            1997         San Antonio, Texas                      Mobile (Ala.)                    2-1 (ot)           Simon Fraser (B.C.)
            1998         Mobile, Alabama                         Azusa Pacific (Calif.)           2-1                Simon Fraser (B.C.)
            1999         Miami, Florida                          Westmont (Calif.)                3-0                Transylvania (Ky.)
            2000         Miami, Florida                          Simon Fraser (B.C.)              1-0 (5 ot)         Lindenwood (Mo.)
            2001         St. Charles, Missouri                   Westmont (Calif.)                1-0                Oklahoma City
            2002         St. Charles, Missouri                   Westmont (Calif.)                2-1                Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
            2003         Santa Barbara, Calif.                   Westmont (Calif.)                2-1 (7 ot)         Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
            2004         Santa Barbara, Calif.                   Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)             2-0                Concordia (Or.)
            2005         Olathe, Kan.                            Martin Methodist (Tenn.)         1-0                Lee (Tenn.)
            2006         Olathe, Kan.                            Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)             2-1 (4 ot)         Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
            2007         Daytona, Beach, Fla.                    Martin Methodist (Tenn.)         2-1                Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
            2008         Daytona, Beach, Fla.                    Lee University (Tenn.)           3-0                Concordia (Or.)
            2009         Decatur, AL                             Lee University (Tenn.)           2-0                Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

            * Game played indoors seven-a-side due to inclement weather.


      D. Coaches of the Year
             1984     Randy Farris, St. Mary's (Calif.)           1993   Becky Burleigh, Berry (Ga.)                 2002   Mike Giuliano, Westmont (Calif.)
             1985     Michael Jennings, Puget Sound (Wash.)       1994   Jim Blankenship, Lynn University (Fla.)     2003   Mike Giuliano, Westmont (Calif.)
             1986     Randy Farris, St. Mary's (Calif.)           1995   Jim Blankenship, Lynn University (Fla.)     2004   Drew Burwash, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
             1987     Ray Leone, Berry (Ga.)                      1996   Shelley Howieson, Simon Fraser (B.C.)       2005   Gerry Cleary, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
             1988     Colleen Hacker, Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)    1997   Uwe Tittl, Mobile (Ala.)                    2006   Drew Burwash, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
             1989     Colleen Hacker, Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)    1998   Christian Johnson, Azusa Pacific (Calif.)   2007   Gerry Cleary, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
             1990     Becky Burleigh, Berry (Ga.)                 1999   Mike Giuliano, Westmont (Calif.)            2008   Matthew Yelton, Lee University (Tenn.)
             1991     Colleen Hacker, Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)    2000   Shelley Howieson, Simon Fraser (B.C.)       2009   Matthew Yelton, Lee University (Tenn.)
             1992     Jim Blankenship, Lynn University (Fla.)     2001   Mike Giuliano, Westmont (Calif.)



      E. Hall of Fame
            Coach Category
             2005 Colleen Hacker, Pacific Lutheran                2010 Shelley Howieson, Simon Fraser (B.C.)
             (Wash.)
             2009 Brian Harvey, Oklahoma City

III. COACHES ASSOCIATION

      A. NAIA-Women's Soccer Coaches Association
            The NAIA-Women's Soccer Coaches Association (NAIA-WSCA) is an organization of collegiate soccer coaches at
            NAIA institutions. NAIA-WSCA membership dues are paid by the institution as part of its NAIA membership dues
            for all people who receive all or part of their salary for responsibilities within the athletic department. The annual
            business meeting is held each January in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
            (NSCAA) Convention.

            The NAIA-WSCA elects officers who serve two-year terms and provide the leadership for the Association. The
            NAIA-WSCA studies and makes recommendations through legislation of all action affecting the organization and
            administration of the NAIA women's soccer program. The officers serve as the three-member games committee,
            which is in charge of the administration of the women's soccer national championship. (If an officer’s team
            qualifies for the national championships, he/she is replaced on the games committee.)

      B. Past Presidents

            1985-89     Mike Jennings, Puget Sound (Wash.)          1994-96   Joe Perri, Georgian Court (N.J.)         2002-04 Tom Pawlik, Tri-State (Ind.)
            1989-92 Colleen Hacker, Pacific Lutheran
                                                                    1996-98   Lorenzo Canalis, Berry (Ga.)             2004-06 Ken Nuber, St. Francis (Ind.)
             (Wash.)
            1992-93     David Mohr, Geneva (Pa.)                    1998-00   Uwe Tittl, Mobile (Ala.)                 2006-08 Mark Duble, Covenant (Ga.)




            NAIA National Office •         NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual / July-10 — Page 7 of 19 •                     www.naia.org
                                                            2000-02   Shelley Howieson, Simon Frasier
            1993-94   Becky Burleigh, Berry (Ga.)                                                       2008-10   Joe Thoma, John Brown (Ark.)
                                                            (B.C.)



      C. National Soccer Coaches Association of America
            The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) was founded in 1941 as a means of providing
            education, service, promotion and stimulation of interest in soccer. To obtain these goals, the NSCAA holds
            various types of coaching clinics, administers awards programs for coaches and athletes, and publishes the
            Soccer Journal on a bi-monthly basis. The standard membership fee for college coaches is $95 per year. The
            College Services fees for a single non-NCAA Division I program are $200; if a school wishes to enroll both
            men's and women's teams the cost for both is $350. Beginning in 2009, a school must be enrolled in the
            College Services program in order to nominate deserving players for All-America and Scholar All-America, plus
            Coach of the Year, Team Academic Award and Team Ethics Award. Prior to 2009, the coach needed just to be
            an individual NSCAA member. More information on the NSCAA and its programs may be obtained by contacting
            the NSCAA, 800 Ann Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101or log on to www.nscaa.com.

IV. WOMEN’S SOCCER AWARDS

      A. National Player of the Week
            All NAIA member institutions are permitted to nominate candidates for National Player of the Week for all sports in
            which they declare for NAIA postseason. National Players of the Week are selected from the pool of
            Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Grouping Players of the Week and are released on Tuesdays during the regular
            season.

      B. All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Grouping Teams
            These teams of fourteen players (two goalkeepers, four forwards, four midfielders, four backs) are selected by
            each conference, by the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.), and by the unaffiliated group(s). Teams
            are selected in each of the groups (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping) by a ballot of coaches in their
            conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping.

            All soccer coaches shall forward their All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated grouping nomination form (Appendix G-II)
            to their respective sport chair. Coaches vote for the top two goalkeepers, the top four forwards, the top four backs
            and the top four midfielders in their group only. These should be listed in order with number one being the best
            player at that position, then two, three, etc. A coach may vote for no more than three of his/her own players on the
            ballot.

            Upon receipt of the ballots, the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping soccer chair will tabulate the voting based
            upon the procedures indicated in Appendix G-I and will announce the 14-member All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated
            Grouping Team. After calculating the new ballots, the sport chair will send the completed All-Conference form to
            the NAIA Manager of Championship Sports.

            Coaches must submit the NSCAA All-America Nomination online at the NSCAA website for each player. Only
            NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year form (Appendix H) will be submitted to Scott Oliver, the NSCAA Women’s
            Soccer liaison at SOLIVER@sienaheights.edu.

      C. NAIA All-America Teams
            All-America awards are annually bestowed on the most outstanding athletes in the NAIA. Criteria for the awards
            and the procedures for selection and implementation are established by the Awards & Statistics subcommittee of
            the National Administrative Council (NAC). Please note some sports recognize All-America status by order of
            finish, and others require submission of materials and selection at the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping
            levels.

            Beginning 2009, the NAIA Women’s Soccer All-America teams are selected by a committee of 10 yearly elected
            members, three of which are the NAIA WSCA officers. In order to be eligible for this committee, potential
            members would have to serve as a conference chair or conference rater. An election occurs at the beginning of
            each season from the pool of potential members. The committee will have a conference call during the NAIA
            National Championship. Only “A-rated” players listed on their respective All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated
            Grouping Teams will be eligible for All-America (1st, 2nd or 3rd-Team) selection.

            The All-America Committee shall select a first, second and third team consisting of three forwards, three
            midfielders, three backs, one goalkeeper and one at-large position. The remainder of the A-rated players not
            selected to one of the three All-America teams along with B-rated players will be considered for selection to the
            honorable mention All-America team. It is suggested that Honorable Mention does not exceed 66 players (that is
            double the amount of players on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd teams). For additional information, refer to Appendix G-I.

      D. Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
            Student Athletes are eligible to receive the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete award each year based on
            NAIA National Office •        NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual / July-10 — Page 8 of 19 •     www.naia.org
              criteria set by the NAIA National Administrative Council. The NAIA national office will review the nomination forms
              for student-athletes to be honored as scholar-athletes. Please see Appendix L for specific criteria and nomination
              instructions.

       E. Scholar Team
              In recognition of academic achievement, the NAIA names a Scholar Team for all sports in which Scholar-Athletes
              are recognized. Based on a 3.0 annual GPA on a 4.0 scale (for the year of competition), all varsity members of
              the team who appear on the eligibility certificate will be included in the GPA compilation. Please refer to Appendix
              M for award criteria/information and the nomination form.

       F. Brine-NAIA National Player of the Year
              The Brine-NAIA Women’s Soccer Player of the Year will be selected by the NAIA-WSCA Executive Committee.
              The recipient must be a member of the All-America First Team.

       G. Brine-NAIA National Coach of the Year
              The BRINE-NAIA Women's Soccer National Coach of the Year is selected by a vote of the NAIA-WSCA
              membership from a ballot containing the names of the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping coaches of the year
              and those coaches participating in the national championship. Selection of conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping
              coaches of the year is coordinated by the respective soccer chairs. Ballots are emailed to all coaches in
              December for return a week later via Survey Monkey. The BRINE-NAIA Women's Soccer National Coach of the
              Year is announced in January during the annual business meeting of the NAIA-WSCA.

              Note: NAIA Coach of the Year recognition is selected independently of the NSCAA/Adidas Coaches of the Year.

       H. National Championship Awards
              The NAIA maintains a standardized awards program for the national championship. National championship
              awards are provided to the official parties of the top four teams. The participating coaches, in conjunction with the
              tournament games committee, select a 13-player all-tournament team, including a tournament Most Valuable
              Player. Also presented are the Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Player Awards.

       I.   Ordering Awards
              Appropriate conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping tournament awards are to be ordered by their respective
              commissioners and are the financial responsibility of the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping or postseason host
              institution.

              It is recommended that official NAIA awards are ordered from:

                                                                Midwest Trophy
                                                               Attn: Ricky Owens
                                                              3505 SE 29th Street
                                                           Oklahoma City, OK 73115
                                                            Phone: (800) 324-5997
                                                         NAIA Liaison – Mindy Pinkerton

V. NAIA NATIONAL AWARDS (See NAIA Awards Forms at http://naia.cstv.com/member-services/pubs)

       A. Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award
              The Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Award is an annual award given at the end of each sport
              season. Each sport awards the Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Award to one team on a
              yearly basis and all NAIA teams are eligible for the team award. Teams must be nominated by their
              institutions. Award winners will be selected based upon their documented display of exemplary character and
              sportsmanship on the field, on campus, and in the community. Specifically, fulfillment of the core character
              values of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship will be taken into
              consideration.

              For complete nomination information, please see NAIA National Awards.

       B. NAIA-CTSA “All That’s Right in Sport” Award
              The Citizenship through Sports Alliance (CTSA) and the NAIA have partnered to annually honor one NAIA
              institution, team or individual for actions that have clear connections to sportsmanship, and bring with them
              outstanding stories that motivate and inspire. All Buffalo Fund Five Star Champions of Character Team Award
              Winners, as well as institutional nominations, are eligible for this special recognition. The recipient (up to 2
              team/institutional representatives) will be provided round-trip transportation to the awards ceremony held in
              conjunction with the annual CTSA Awards Banquet.


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      For complete nomination information, please see NAIA National Awards.

C. Coach of Character Award
      The NAIA Coach of Character Award is an annual award given to a head coach of an NAIA institution. The
      nominee must be employed by the institution a minimum of five years and must be clearly outstanding in
      embracing the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative, methods of teaching character
      through sport, and community leadership through volunteering, service or other means.

      For complete nomination information, please see NAIA National Awards.

D. Dr. Leroy Walker Character Award
      This award was created to honor Dr. LeRoy Walker a former president of the NAIA and President emeritus of the
      United States Olympic Committee.

      The nominee must be a representative of an NAIA institution as a student-athlete. The nominee must be at least a
      junior academic status at the nominating institution at the time of nomination, and must be “outstanding” in
      academic achievement (3.0 G.P.A or higher), campus leadership, community leadership, embracing the five core
      character values of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative, athletic achievement and future ambition.

      The recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award to the institution scholarship fund of the recipient’s choice and a
      specially engraved plaque/revere bowl as a permanent memento of the award. The recipient will be provided
      round-trip transportation to the awards ceremony held in conjunction with the annual NAIA National Convention.

      For complete nomination information, please see NAIA National Awards.

E. A.O. Duer Scholarship Award
      Named in honor of the NAIA’s former executive secretary, who served the association for 26 years, this award has
      been annually presented since 1967 to a junior student-athlete in any sport who has excelled in scholarship,
      character and citizenship.

      To be eligible, a student-athlete must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) and be
      in her/his junior year academically.

      A $1,000 scholarship is presented to the recipient’s institution to be used for tuition and approved expenses, and
      an appropriate award is presented to the honoree.

      For complete nomination information, please see NAIA National Awards.

F. Wally Schwartz Award
      The Faculty Athletic Representative Association annually recognizes a National FAR of the Year in honor of past
      Vice-President of Legislative Services, Wally Schwartz. Honorees can be FARs in any phase of the FARA,
      whether on a college campus or serving the conference/independent administration.

      The recipient should exemplify the loyalty, enthusiasm, and honesty that Wally Schwartz had, and still has, shown
      on behalf of the NAIA. Each conference and the Association of Independent Institutions may nominate one
      individual for consideration. Registrars are not considered for this Award as they have their own association.

      For complete nomination information, please see NAIA National Awards.

G. Charles Morris Award
      The award was initiated in memory and honor of past Associate Executive Director Charles Morris and is
      presented annually to recognize a National Administrator of the Year. Each conference and the Association of
      Independent Institutions may nominate one individual for consideration.

      The recipient should exemplify the loyalty and enthusiasm Charles Morris had for the NAIA. Nominees must be
      active as an administrator at a member institution or in conference/independent committee organizations.

      For complete nomination information, please see NAIA National Awards.

H. Hall of Fame
      The NAIA Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor presented by the National Association of Intercollegiate
      Athletics. Nominees must be persons of outstanding quality, high moral character, fine leadership ability, and must
      be held in high esteem by their colleagues, former coaches and former athletics. The Hall of Fame program
      honors individuals in three categories: Meritorious Service, Coach and Athlete.

      For complete nomination information, please see NAIA National Awards.
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      I.   Larry Lady Officiating Award
             The Larry Lady Officiating Award is presented annually to an official of any sport recognized by the NAIA. It is
             named in honor of Larry Lady, current NAIA Supervisor of Officials for basketball, football and baseball, and long-
             time NAIA supporter and administrator.

             Nominees must be persons of outstanding quality, high moral character, fine officiating ability and be held in high
             esteem by their colleagues, administrators and athletes.

             The recipient will receive an award of $500 to be used by recipient, a member of the recipient’s family or family
             friend who attends an NAIA institution.

             For complete nomination information, please see NAIA National Awards.

VI. RATINGS, REPORTING RESULTS AND STATISTICS

      A. Ratings
             A weekly national rating will be conducted for women’s soccer beginning with the Top 25 poll on September 7.
             The 2010 preseason poll will be released on August 17. The ratings are compiled from ballots submitted by the
             national rating committee (see Appendix A). Two conference calls (before the third and tenth weeks) will be
             conducted during the ratings’ period for raters to exchange information. Please refer to Appendix N for NAIA
             Women’s Soccer rating policies and procedures.

             In order to be eligible for ratings and honors, all contest results must be reported to the NAIA scoreboard at
             http://www.naiasports.org/admin/ within 24 hours of completion. Institutions failing to report team and/or individual
             statistics and/or results for any 2 consecutive weeks, or a total of 4 weeks, during the reporting period will not
             be eligible for the national statistical reports or ratings for the remainder of the season. This policy was created
             and mandated by Council of Affiliated Conferences and Independents (CACI) before the 2006-07 season

             Campaigning for ratings votes for one’s own team or for votes for one’s own players for postseason awards
             shall be considered inappropriate and unethical. Campaigning shall be construed as using fax, mail, e-mail or
             telephone to contact a coach or group of coaches to solicit support for one’s team or players. Organized public
             relations campaigns dedicated to that same end shall also be deemed unethical.


             The final rating will take place AFTER the deadline for postseason qualifying tournaments. The National
             Administrative Council confirmed that the final rating taking place AFTER postseason qualifying tournaments
             will remain for three years (through 2012-13).

      B. Timeline
            1. Ratings week for all sports defined as 12:01 a.m. Monday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. All contests
               during the designated week are to be included in that week’s rating.
            2. Weekly conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping rating reports are due to NAIA office on Mondays by noon
               CST.
            3. National Rating Ballot due to NAIA office no later than 10 a.m. CST on Tuesdays.
            4. Oversight reviews National Ratings Grid from 10 a.m. to noon CST on Tuesdays.
            5. Raters are available from noon to 2 p.m. CST on Tuesdays for rationale requests.
            6. National Ratings released no later than 5 p.m. CST on Tuesdays.

      C. Reporting Results
             Mandated beginning in 2006, all contest results must be reported to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of
             completion in order to be eligible for team and/or individual weekly ratings and honors. Institutions failing to report
             statistics and/or results any 2 consecutive weeks, or a total of 4 weeks, during the reporting period will not be
             eligible for the national statistical reports or ratings for the remainder of the season. Scores must be reported via
             the DakStats Web-sync feature or through the NAIA Scoreboard. To enter through the NAIA Scoreboard, visit
             www.naiasports.org/admin and log in with your user name and password.

             Instructions for reporting results in SIDHelp: User should first go to their school website if they use SIDHelp; if not,
             go to the conference website. If they don’t use SIDHelp for their school or conference website, go to the NAIA
             SIDHelp admin site (www.naiasports.org/admin). All of our SIDHelp websites (school, conference, NAIA) admin
             sections use the domain name and then add “/admin/” to the end of it. For example, if you are a Mid-Central
             College Conference school and you log-in to the MCC conference website, you would go to http://www.mid-
             centralconf.org/admin/. If you don’t follow these instructions, you may potentially have to report to three different
             SIDHelp websites.




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         D. Statistics
                 An in-season, weekly national statistical report is produced utilizing DakStats for the sports of soccer, volleyball,
                 football, basketball, baseball and softball. Starting in 2007, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball use
                 DakStats in-season statistical reporting. To be eligible for the statistical report, a student-athlete must play in 75
                 percent of team games played. Only statistics from games against varsity teams from upper-level, degree-
                 granting institutions should be submitted. Categories will be determined on a sport-by-sport basis and by the NAIA
                 Sports Information Department.

                 It is strongly recommended that the host institution be responsible for both team's official statistics. The home team
                 must notify opposing team at least 72 hours prior to contest if official stats will not be provided. The opposing team
                 can file an appeal if they feel an error was made in the official stats up to 72 hours after the conclusion of the
                 contest. The appeal must be filed with the home team up to 72 hours after the contest and both teams must
                 change the stats.

                 With the weekly use of DakStats and the Web-sync feature, there is a $75 per sport fees for soccer, which
                 currently uses the system for weekly reporting. As with men’s and women’s basketball as well as baseball and
                 softball, a school with both men’s and women’s soccer will be assessed only one fee for the sport of soccer.

                 It is vital that sport records maintain a certain level of integrity and accuracy. The NAIA urges the official statistician
                 for every sport to become familiar and have a working knowledge of the statistical manual. For women's soccer,
                 please refer to www.ncaa.org, go to the women's soccer page and the statisticians manual link. The book can be
                 downloaded in PDF format and is free.

VII. NAIA POLICY HANDBOOK INFORMATION
          The NAIA POLICY HANDBOOK can be found at www.naia.org. Please refer directly to the NAIA policy handbook for the
          following:

          A.   Forfeits – National Administrative Council, Article XI
          B.   Declaration of Intent to Participate – Bylaws, Article I, Section L – updated in 2010
          C.   Eligibility Requirements – Bylaws, Article V, Section C
          D.   Frequency of Play and Scheduling - Bylaws, Article I, Section F – paragraph 5 -
          E.   Amateur Rules and Reinstatement – Bylaws, Article VII
          F.   Institutional Financial Aid Policy – Council of Presidents, Article IX
          G.   Reporting Results – National Administrative Council, Article XXIV, Section A– updated in 2009
          H.   Conduct in Competition Guidelines – National Administrative Council, Article IV
          I.   Ejection Policy – Bylaws, Article VI Section 7 – updated in 2010

VIII. SUNDAY PLAY POLICY

      As a matter of policy, NAIA national qualifying and national championship competition will not be scheduled on Sunday. See
      NAIA Policy Handbook for additional information.

IX.   PLAYING RULES AND REGULATIONS

         A. Playing Rules
                 NCAA Soccer Rules govern all NAIA regular season and postseason play. Rulebooks may be purchased by
                 contacting: NCAA Publishing, P.O Box 781046, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278-8046 or by visiting their website at
                 www.ncaapublications.com.

                 New NAC policy for 2010-11 for student-athletes/coaches/staff serving a suspension(s) due to an ejection.
                 A suspended person cannot be in the competitive venue the day of the contest or communicate with any team
                 personnel or game officials the day of the contest. Note: This policy supersedes any sport rule.

         B. Jurisdiction of Game Officials
                 The outcome of all games is under the jurisdiction of game officials and all disputes, protests, etc., must be settled
                 directly with the officials. Decisions of game officials are final and are NOT subject to appeal. If a game is
                 "terminated" prior to its completion (because of the elements or other causes), the game shall not count; unless it
                 has proceeded to the 70:00 minute mark or beyond. In that case, it would be considered a game. If the decision
                 is made to replay a game that did not progress beyond the 70:00 mark; it shall be replayed in its entirety.
                 Statistics from the first game shall not count; however, any ejections or cautions occurring in the first game shall be
                 subject to the procedures stated in Rules 5-5, 12-16, 12-17 and 12-18 of the NCAA Rulebook. Games which are
                 suspended by an official and resumed the same day after an "official delay" can be resumed and completed from
                 the point of suspension. A game official may also "terminate" play due to player/coach/team conduct, and declare
                 a forfeit winner at any time during a contest.

                 Officials for conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping national qualifying games shall be assigned by the

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      conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping or by policy established by the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated
      grouping executive committee. Compensation is the responsibility of the host institution. It is recommended that
      only NISOA officials be used in these national qualifying tournaments.

C. Season Records
      Won-loss-tied records for all member institutions participating in women's soccer shall include ONLY those games
      played against accredited upper-level, degree-granting institutions, and SHALL NOT include games against junior
      colleges, clubs, foreign (Canada and Mexico excluded), or military teams.

D. Official Ball
      The official ball for NAIA postseason competition is the BRINE NAIA Official Championship Ball. BRINE will
      provide the balls for national competition. The NAIA strongly recommends the use of the BRINE NAIA Official
      Championship Ball for regular season and affiliated conference play.

      To learn more about the BRINE/NAIA partnership and the NAIA Official Championship Ball visit the men’s and
      women’s soccer pages at www.naia.org. To learn more about the BRINE Ball Adoption Program call 1-800-227-
      2722.

E. Code of Ethics
      The NAIA-WSCA adopted the NSCAA Ethics Statement with NAIA modifications (Appendix H), to which the
      Association’s women’s soccer coaches are to adhere. This is in addition to the NAIA Coaches Code and Code of
      Ethics outlined on pages ii & iii in the NAIA Official Handbook.




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                               POSTSEASON COMPETITION

I.   RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS

       A. Official Party
             The official party for each team participating in postseason play is 30 for expense purposes and all official
             functions. However, teams may have up to 24 players in uniform.

             New for 2010-11 – Official Postseason Roster forms will now be filled out via the SIDHelp admin website at
             www.naiasports.org/admin and sent to the NAIA national office. If you do not have a log-in account, please go
             to the link and sign up. You must have an account in order to fill out the roster forms as the forms will no
             longer be available through coaches’ manuals. Once you log-in, please follow these instructions:
                      1. There will be a section titled “Forms and Rosters”. Click on the link “Official Postseason Rosters”.
                      2. Fill out the roster form.
                      3. After the roster form is completed for the entire team, you are required to print out the form(s) and
                      gather the appropriate signatures.
                      4. You may either scan the printed form (with signatures) and email as an attachment or fax the
                      printed form with signatures to the national office.
                      5. If you email, send to kgillette@naia.org. If you fax, use this number (816-595-8200) in c/o of the
                      Sport Manager.

             If you have trouble with the on-line nomination form, please contact the NAIA Sports Information Department at
             cwaller@naia.org. Any other general questions related to the official postseason rosters, please contact the
             Sport Manager.

             The list of up to 24 eligible players (official postseason roster and entry form is on SID-Help) MUST be submitted
             to the NAIA National Office by November 8th.

             A copy of this roster form MUST be hand-carried to the site of the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping and
             national tournaments, and presented to the tournament supervisor (respective women's soccer chair for
             conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping tournament and NAIA Site Supervisor/Tournament Committee for the
             national championship) prior to that institution's participation in the tournament.

             The deadline for certifying the official roster of 24 players is prior to the first game of any tournament
             (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping or national). Once the tournament begins, no player may play that is not on
             the official roster.

       B. Roster Changes
             A player may be replaced on the official roster between the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping
             tournaments and the national championship by any eligible player whose name is included on the NAIA Official
             Eligibility Form for women's soccer for the current season. Any change made to a roster must be reported to the
             NAIA. An updated roster should be faxed to the NAIA. The coach will need to hand-carry a copy of the eligibility
             form to each tournament if a roster change is necessary.

             For unaffiliated group qualifying tournaments that include preliminary conference/group qualifying contests in the
             qualification plan; roster changes cannot be made between “rounds.” Unaffiliated group tournaments will follow
             the same roster change policies used for affiliated conference/A.I.I. tournaments

             For the national championship, roster changes are permissible between the opening round and the start of the
             final site competition only in the event of injury, illness or family emergency. Replacements are permitted from
             among eligible athletes only.

       C. Uniforms
             Teams must have both light and dark colored uniforms available. Home teams generally wear light colored
             uniforms and visitors wear dark. Stockings must match dominant color of jerseys.

       D. Expenses
             Each participating team shall be responsible for its own expenses en route to, during, and from all postseason
             events.

       E. Insurance
             Each participating team shall provide its own medical, hospitalization, travel and accident insurance for all
             members of its official party.

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         F. Coaches’ Responsibility
                The coach or other designated person for each participating team must be in attendance and responsible for
                his/her team at all times while at the site of the tournament. This person shall accept the responsibility for the
                conduct of his/her student-athletes at the tournament site during the tournament and at all activities connected with
                the team's tournament participation. In case of property damage, the offending institution shall be held financially
                responsible.

II.    CONFERENCE/INDEPENDENT/UNAFFILIATED NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS

        The conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping national qualifying tournaments are planned and administered by their respective
        groups/committees under the leadership of the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping soccer chairs and subject to approval
        by the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping executive committee.

        Conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping national qualifying tournament plans must be submitted to the NAIA National Office
        no later than September 1 each year. Plans must include a weather contingency plan. The tournament deadline will not be
        extended for weather delays.

         A. Dates and Sites
                The dates and sites of the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping national qualifying tournaments shall be
                determined by their respective executive committees. The deadline for completion of the 2010 NAIA women’s
                soccer national qualifying tournaments is November 13th.

         B. Administration
                If available, the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping soccer chairs will serve as administrators for their respective
                national qualifying tournament in cooperation with the host site athletics director. When not available, the host
                athletics director, or a designated person, may serve in this capacity. All national qualifying tournament games
                must determine a winner. Games tied after regulation must utilize the tie breaker procedures outlined in the NCAA
                rules book.

         C. Finances
                The host site for all conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping national qualifying tournament games is responsible for
                the following:

                     1.   Compensation of game officials. . The NAIA, per contract with NISOA, requires a minimum fee
                          schedule of $130 for referee, $95 for assisting referees, and $65.00 for fourth/alternate official.
                     2.   Ordering conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping awards, if applicable (see General Information, Section IV.
                          I of this handbook for information on officially approved NAIA awards).
                     3.   Administrative expenses, including security, ticket personnel, and public address announcer, scorer,
                          timer, etc.
                     4.   Expenses of game administrator, if applicable.

III.   NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

         A. Administration
                The NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship is under the direct control and supervision of the NAIA Site
                Supervisors (opening rounds) and NAIA-WSCA National Tournament Games Committee (final site). The
                tournament committee is responsible for the management of tournament games and the general welfare of
                participating teams and coaches. NAIA Site Supervisors and the Tournament Committee conduct a tournament
                coaches’ meeting, work with the supervisor of officials, and coordinate both pre- and post-tournament ceremonies.
                The National Tournament Games Committee is made up of the officers of the NAIA-WSCA. Should a member of
                the games committee have a team qualify for the national tournament, the NAIA Sport Manager will appoint an
                alternate to serve on the committee.

                All national champions should be determined in competition, with national championships played to conclusion.
                Playability should be determined by the onsite games committee in consultation with the national office, making
                every effort to conclude on schedule. The committee should make every possible effort to finish in the timeliest
                fashion possible.

         B. Direct Qualification
               2010-11 marks the 3rd year for direct qualification. The national office will be seeking input and feedback
               on the 3 years of the new format for all sports. Information will be sent to all coaches throughout the
               academic year to solicit feedback. An evaluation will be presented to the Council of Presidents at the
               2011 NAIA convention. The National Administrative Council made note that implement for change will
               most likely not take place until 2012-13 at the earliest and consideration will be given to national
               championships contract cycles as well.
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C. Qualification of Teams
      The NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship is a 32-team single-elimination tournament consisting of
      sixteen national championship opening round matches.

      The thirty-two teams that will compete in the 2010 national championship opening round matches will be
      determined using the following qualification plan (approved by the NAC):

               •    25-26 automatic berths for conferences/independents (A.I.I.) (one berth per 6)
               •    6-7 at-large berths
               •    1 unaffiliated teams in one (1) grouping
                        o Dakota/Frontier/Midlands (11 teams)

      At-large berths will be adjusted if the unaffiliated group does not have a qualifying tournament or are without a
      rated team in the final top 25 rating. Conferences with less than 6 teams are considered unaffiliated and grouped
      geographically by the National Administrative Council. Each grouping may qualify for an automatic berth through a
      national qualifying tournament. If a tournament is not played, the top rated team is eligible for an automatic berth
      only if it is rated in the Top 25 in the final season national rating.

      If a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated drops below the threshold of 6 sponsored teams, leaving 5 teams remaining, the
      conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group must contest its postseason qualifying event as scheduled. The winning team
      must be rated in the top 25 on the national poll used for selection in order to receive the automatic berth. If the
      conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated drops to 4 or fewer sponsored teams, the remaining teams are only eligible for
      qualification to the national championship through the at-large selection process.

      There are no limits on the number of at-large berths an affiliated conference or the Association of Independent
      Institutions may receive.


D. Selection of At-Large Teams/Seeding of Tournament Field
      NAIA women’s soccer will use the final modified NAIA RPI rating (Nov. 14) to select the national
      championship at-large teams. The highest-rated teams that do not qualify automatically will receive at-
      large berths until all at-larges have been allotted.
      The 32-team field will be seeded based upon the final modified NAIA RPI rating (see Appendix C – NAIA
      Modified RPI Formula). Once the 32-team field is set, the tournament committee, the NAIA Sport Manager
      and the NAC liaison for Women’s Soccer Liaison will convene via conference call to approve the national
      championship opening-round matches and the national championship bracket.

E. Format
      The NAIA National Championship will include a field of 32 teams Thirty-two (32) teams compete in 16 National
      Championship Opening Round matchups played on campus sites nationwide. Winners advance to the final site
      where the remainder of the single elimination tournament will be played.

      Once the 32-team field is set, the tournament committee, NAIA Sport Manager and National Administrative
      Committee Soccer Liaison will convene via conference call to set the national championship opening-round
      matchups.

      At the final site, teams traveling from the east and central time zones should not play the last match of the day
      when having to change more than one time zone. Teams traveling from Mountain and Pacific Time zones should
      not be scheduled in the early morning session when changing more than one time zone. Once the bracket is
      determined, game times shall be assigned. Game times are tentative and subject to change by the games
      committee, tournament host and/or NAIA Sport Manager.

      All games shall be of regulation length and will utilize all NCAA postseason overtime procedures. Should games
      require overtime the NCAA tiebreaker procedures would be a maximum of two 10-minute sudden victory overtime
      periods then penalty kicks. Effective in 2007 the championship game will also follow NCAA postseason overtime
      procedures using penalty kicks to determine a winner.

      1. Opening Round

         Dates and Sites
         The 16 opening-round pairings will be played on Saturday, November 20 at NAIA campuses nationwide. All
         pairings for the opening round will be based upon the following prioritized criteria:

               1. Geographical location of teams
               2. Financial considerations
               3. Final modified NAIA RPI                                                 rating/seed
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       Every attempt will be made to not pair conference teams for opening round pairings; however, based upon
       the pairings and selection criteria above, this may be unavoidable.

       Opening round host sites will be announced on November 14 after the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping
       tournaments have been finished and review of all host bid applications. Top seeds (#1-#10) in the 32-team
       opening round format will receive a home game/host opportunity if they submit a bid packet and meet the
       minimum guarantee. Potential hosts MUST submit a national championship opening round bid to the NAIA
       National Office by November 1.

       Administration
       The national championship opening round is planned by the NAIA-WSCA assigned site supervisor and the
       host site coordinator at each of the sixteen opening round venues. Games tied after regulation must utilize
       the tie-breaker procedures outlined in the NCAA rule book to determine a winner.

       The host site is responsible for the following:
                    a. Minimum host guarantee of $4,000.00.
                    b. Transportation, housing, meal allowance and match fees for game officials. The NAIA, per
                         contract with NISOA, requires a minimum fee schedule of $130 for referee, $95 for assisting
                         referees, and $65.00 for fourth/alternate official. Only NISOA registered officials should be
                         assigned.
                    c. Administrative expenses, including security, ticket personnel, PA announcer, scorer, timer,
                         etc.

       Bid fees will be used to pay for travel costs for the neutral-site supervisor and assist with reimbursements to
       traveling teams in opening-round matches. Canadian schools are allowed to host only at U.S. sites, with
       the minimum guarantee requirements the same as other top seeded teams. Complete details for hosting
       a NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round match can be found in the Opening Round
       Site Survey/Bid Form and Handbook.

      2. Final Site
        The sixteen opening round winners will meet at the 16-team (single-elimination) final site round. The
        championship field will NOT be reseeded between the national championship opening round and the final site
        round of sixteen teams advancing to Decatur, Alabama.

       The 2010 final site dates will be November 29-December 4 with games played as follows:

                          Second-round games - Monday and Tuesday
                          Quarterfinals - Wednesday
                          Rest day - Thursday
                          Semifinals – Friday
                          Finals – Saturday

F. Tournament Selection Process Appeals
     If there is misapplication of NAIA policy and procedures regarding tournament selection, an institution may appeal
     to the national office of the NAIA.

     Criteria for filing an appeal
               a. A written appeal citing the specific NAIA policies and/or procedures that have been misapplied
                      must be submitted to the NAIA National Office - Department of Championships within 24 hours (or
                      noon (central time) of the next business day if the end of the 24 hour period falls on a non-
                      business day) from the time the tournament field has been released.
               b. Once an appeal has been submitted a response will be provided within 24 hours from receipt of
                      appeal.
               c. Appeals must be submitted and signed by the Athletics Director and President of the institution.

     NOTE: The National Administrative Council (NAC) sport liaison will be on the tournament conference call
     to listen to the discussion of tournament selection. The liaison will report any concerns to the National
     office immediately following the conclusion of the conference call. The ratings oversight committee will
     review ratings to prevent any ratings process violations or unethical use of the ratings process as it
     pertains to ratings and the modified NAIA RPI calculation.


G. Housing
     All participating teams MUST stay at the designated headquarters hotel or assigned property during the entire
     event. FAILURE to do so would make a team INELIGIBLE for the national event and any potential reimbursement

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      monies.

H. Related Information
      1.   Opening Round Gathering – Prior to the start of national championship competition, there will be a special
           opening round gathering at each campus site to recognize the participating teams. All teams are required to
           be in attendance at this function and in appropriate dress.

      2.   Final Site Banquet - There will be a pre-tournament banquet on Sunday evening prior to the start of the final
           site competition. All teams are required to be in attendance at this function. Each team may only have their
           official roster attend. Please note there will not be additional seating for fans or additional school staff that
           is not on the official roster.

      3.   Semi-Finalists Banquet - There will be a banquet on the Thursday prior to semi-finals, to recognize the semi-
           final teams. All semi-final teams are required to be in attendance at this function. Teams not in attendance
           are subject to forfeiture of any travel pro-ration monies. Please note there will not be additional seating for
           fans, family, or additional school staff that is not on the official roster.

      4.   Meetings – At all campus sites the NAIA Site Supervisors will conduct pre-game meetings with head coaches
           and officials. This meeting shall serve as an informational forum and will include a briefing by a representative
           of the match officials. Head coaches are required to attend. The Tournament Committee will hold a similar
           mandatory meeting for all head coaches advancing to the final site.

      5.   Opening Ceremonies - An opening ceremony will be conducted at all national championship tournament
           sites. At the final site, a Parade of Champions (including all teams, honorary coaches and tournament
           officials) may be held on the first day of competition to officially open the event. All teams are required to
           participate in this function in full uniform if held.

           * - Per NAC guidelines, teams failing to attend required meetings/functions (or failing to submit Champion of
           Character individual player nominations) are subject to a $1,500 fine.

      6.   Officials - The NAIA Division of Championships, in consultation with the NAIA-WSCA and NISOA, shall
           arrange for a sufficient number of game officials to work the tournament utilizing the three-person diagonal
           system. Only registered NISOA or recommended nationally-certified officials will be considered for
           assignment.

      7.   Radio, Television and Internet - The broadcast of any post season game/match is governed by NAIA
           broadcast policies as printed in the NAIA Policy Handbook. This includes audio broadcasts and video
           broadcasts through conventional outlets and new media avenues. Below are the 2009 soccer postseason
           tournament rights fees:
                                            RADIO                          TELEVISION        WEB BLOGGING
           Commercial                       $150 per game + $75 per*       $500/game/station (live)   $75
                                            $250/game/station (delayed)
           Non-Commercial                   $100 per game + $50 per*       $250/game/station (live or $50
                                                                           delayed)
           * Extra charge associated with any additional radio stations that pick up your school’s feed. This does not
           include if a team posts/advertises the internet broadcast of the opponent.
           Web-blogging is any form of live updates by typing on the computer in a public forum where anyone with
           internet has access to.

      All rights fees MUST be paid PRIOR to start of game/championship. In OPENING ROUNDS ONLY, checks
      need to be made out to the host institution and given to the on-site Media Coordinator. In the final site of the
      National Championships, checks need to be made out to the NAIA and given to on-site Media Coordinator.

                            For information relative to these policies, contact:
                     Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Sports Information & Media Services
                        1200 Grand Blvd.Kansas City, MO 64106 (816) 595-8000




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                                              NAIA COACHES CODE
I believe in the power of athletics as a program for the training of youth for a strong and efficient democracy.

I believe in athletics for the building of good character and personality.

I believe in athletics as a significant part of a sound educational program.

I believe in athletics as a constructive force in the lives of millions of sports followers throughout our nation. Therefore, I will
hold sportsmanship and fair play high above all other values to be gained through sports participation.

I consider the privilege of guiding youth through participation in sports as a sacred trust and not merely a means of livelihood.

I will always keep the best interests of each student-athlete as my aim. I shall never be guilty of enhancing my professional
progress by the use of a student's skill for my benefit.

I will ever keep before the students under my direction the high ideals, honesty, sincerity, and integrity which have made our
nation great. I will not encourage, or ever tolerate, any form of trickery or evasion of rules in order to gain an advantage over
an opponent.

I will do all in my power to instill in those under my direction a tolerance for all races and creeds, and I will stand out against
intolerance wherever it may occur.

I will strive to instill in every youth great purposes and aims in living and will use the desire to play not as an end, but as a
training ground for the student’s highest development.

I will strive to teach each student to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat, to be above bragging or using alibis, and
shall help develop inner strength and poise.

I will use only fair and honest means in my desire for personal achievement and shall count the goodwill of my peers far
above any achievement unfairly gained.

I will not sacrifice the values to be gained through a wholesome enjoyment of challenging sports activity for institutional pride
or commercial ends.

I will use only fair and honest means of securing talent for athletic teams and never stoop to trickery or insincere promises in
influencing students in the selection of their educational experience.

I will use every means at my command to protect the moral, mental and physical health of the students under my guidance
and will never be party to the use of athletics for the financial or political gain of any office or group.

I will encourage each student to avail himself/herself of the best experience to be gained in a well-rounded education and to
progress normally toward graduation. I will never encourage participation in athletics as an end in itself.

I will help each student under my guidance toward the development of honest habits of work and pride in work well done and
I shall not practice or allow evasion in any obligation surrounding the athletics program.

I will shoulder my total responsibility as a leader through athletics and will not allow that responsibility to be transferred to any
person or group outside the educational institution. I will not violate this sacred trust for financial support or political prestige.




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                                                                  Appendix A
                                    2010-2011 NAIA-WSCA STANDING COMMITTEES
                                                          OFFICERS (1st of a two-year term)
   President                   Scott Oliver                  (517) 264-7879      Siena Heights University, 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr.
                               soliver@sienaheights.edu                          Adrian, MI 49221
   Vice President              John Bratcher                 (765) 677-2321      Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 South Washington St.,
                               john.bratcher@indwes.edu                          Marion, IN 46953-9980.
   Secretary                   Kristen St. Clair             (765) 677-2321      California Baptist University, 8432 Magnolia
                               kastclair@calbaptist.edu                          Riverside, CA 92504
   Past President:             Joe Thoma                     (479) 238-8629      John Brown University, 2000 W. University St.
                               jthoma@jbu.edu                                    Siloam Springs, AR 72761
   NAC Liaison:                Joe Zimmerman                 (316) 295-5700      2100 W. University
                               zimmerman@friends.edu                             Wichita, KS 67213
   NAIA Staff Liaison:         Kristin Gillette              (816) 595-8104      NAIA, 1200 Grand Blvd.
                               kgillette@naia.org                                Kansas City, MO 64106
                                                   SPORT CHAIRS AND RATING COMMITTEE
Conference                                Chairs & Raters         School                    E-Mail                             Phone
American Mideast                          Jason Kubbins           Ursuline                  jkubbins@ursuline.edu              (440) 684-6095
                                                                  Hannibal-LaGrange
American Midwest                          C) Jason Nichols        (Mo.)                     jnichols@hlg.edu                   (573) 221-3675
                                          R) Tim Strange          McKendree (Ill.)          tstrange@mckendree.edu             (618) 537-6910
Appalachian Athletic                      C) Jason Lanham         Union (Ky.)               jason.lanham@unionky.edu           (606) 546-1797
                                          R) Naomi Clarke         Tenessee Wesleyan         nclarke@twcnet.edu                 (423) 453-5689
Independents (A.I.I.)                     Shelley Howieson        Simon Fraser (B.C.)       howieson@sfu.ca                    (778) 782-3931
California Pacific                        C) Collette Bowler      Mills (Calif.)            colette@mills.edu                  (510) 430-2395
                                          R) Jamie Howard         William Jessup (Calif.)   JHoward@jessup.edu                 (530) 401-1004
Cascade Collegiate                        C) Jon Clement          Southern Oregon           clementj@sou.edu                   (541) 552-6726
                                          R) Grant Landy          Concordia (OR)            glandy@cu-portland.edu             (503)280-8141
Chicagoland Collegiate                    C) Kurt Melcher         Robert Morris (Ill.)      kmelcher@robertmorris.edu          (312) 935-4522
                                          R) Patrick Gilliam      Trinity Int'l (IL)        pgilliam@tiu.edu                   (847) 317-7094
Golden State Athletic                     C) Kristen St. Clair    California Baptist        kastclair@calbaptist.edu           (951) 343-5020
                                          R) Jason Surrell        Azusa Pacific (Calif.)    jsurrell@apu.edu                   (626) 815-6000
Great Plains Athletic                     Ted Flogaites           Hastings (Neb.)           tflogaites@hastings.edu            (402) 461-7780
Heart of America                          C) Chris Clements       Avila (Mo.)               chris.clements@avila.edu           (816) 501-2475
                                          R) Lincoln Roblee       Benedictine (KS)          lincolnr@benedictine.edu           (913) 360-7549
Kansas Collegiate                         C) Doug Quint           McPherson (KS)            quintd@mcpherson.edu               (620) 242-0586
                                          R) Robert Talley        McPherson (KS)            talleyr@mcpherson.edu              (620) 242-2591
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic         Paul Nesselroade        Asbury College - KY       paul.nesselroade@asbury.edu        (859) 858.3511
                                                                  University of Saint
Mid-Central                               C) Christy Young        Francis - IN              cyoung@sf.edu                      (260) 399-7700
                                          R) Scott Stan           Taylor University - IN    jfstan@taylor.edu                  (765) 998-4596
Mid-South                                 Drew Burwash            Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)      burwashd@lindsey.edu               (270) 384-8182
Midwest Collegiate                        Jon Mannall             St. Ambrose (Iowa)        MannallJonE@sau.edu                (563) 333-5859
Red River Athletic                        Tyler Powell            Northwood (TX)            powellt@northwood.edu              (972) 293-4074
Sooner Athletic                           Randall Robison         Oklahoma Christian        randall.robison@oc.edu             (405) 425-5386
Southern States Athl.                     Matt Yelton             Lee (TN)                  myelton@leeuniversity.edu          (423) 614-8444
Sunrise                                   C) Bill Ashby           Maine-Fort Kent           bill.ashby@maine.edu               (207) 834-7571
                                          R) Toni Turini          Maine-Machias (MA)        aturini@maine.edu                  (207) 255-1348
The Sun                                   Andy Williamson         SCAD (GA)                 anwillia@scad.edu                  (912) 525-4777
TranSouth Athletic                        C) Glenn Hayes          Bethel (Tenn.)            hayes-glenn@bethel.edu             (731) 352-4206
                                          R) Gerry Cleary         Martin Methodist (TN)     gcleary@martinmethodist.edu        (931) 363-9884
Unaffiliated Group
#1(Dakota/Frontier/Midlands)              Dave Thorvilson         Carroll College (Mont.)   dthorvil@carroll.edu               (406) 447-5518
Wolverine-Hoosier                         C) Mark Fales           Aquinas (Mich.)           markfales@comcast.net              (616) 632-2474
                                          R) Scott Oliver         Siena Heights (Mich.)     soliver@sienaheights.edu           (517) 264-7879
   NATIONAL RATING OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: John Bratcher, Indiana Wesleyan, Richard Duffy, Rocky Mountain College (Mont.),
               Joe Zimmerman, Friends University -- NAC Rules & Ratings Sub Committee Liaison

   ALL-AMERICA SELECTION COMMITTEE: John Bratcher, Indiana Wesleyan – Chair (Vice-President), NAIA-WSCA Officers,
                                7 additional people highlighted above

   SCHOLAR-ATHLETE COORDINATOR: NAIA NATIONAL OFFICE (INTERN)

   NSCAA LIAISON: Scott Oliver, Siena Heights University


                             NAIA National Office •   NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual-App. A / July-09   •   www.naia.org
                                    Appendix B
               NAIA WOMEN'S SOCCER LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Affiliated Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated Grouping(s) Soccer Chairs
1. Serve as soccer liaison between conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping soccer coaches and the national office and the NAIA-
      WSCA.
2. Serve as chief administrator of the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping soccer committee in the coordination of the soccer
      playoff plan and tournament.
3. Establish (along with soccer committee) schedule for hosting conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping’s postseason national
      championship qualifying tournament.
4. Serve as, or work with respective committee to identify, national soccer ratings committee member.
5. Coordinate selection of the Conference/Independent Coach of the Year and notify national office of winner by the deadline.
6. Coordinate All-America balloting in respective conference/A.I.I/unaffiliated grouping and send to national office by the deadline.

National Raters
1. Selection. Each conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping is represented by one rater on the national rating committee, selected
    using their own criteria. Commissioners are responsible for notifying the national office who will be the rater each year.
2. Submit weekly Top Teams Report for the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping and vote on the weekly national top 25 ratings
    throughout the season.
3. Participate in two conference calls during the season before the third and tenth ratings to discuss teams.
4. Monitor conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping’s score reporting.
5. Be consistent with ratings and maintain that consistency throughout the rating process. Develop a rating philosophy and follow
    that philosophy week to week.
6. Be mindful of fluctuation. Gradual movements (up or down) are much more appropriate than huge jumps or plummets.
7. Do some homework and research. Utilize the internet to find scores and record of teams and opponents. Read game
    summaries on teams/school/conference websites.
8. Maintain open dialogue with coaches in conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping and with other national raters.
9. Be precise and provide complete information on teams in the rating.
10. Refer to own ratings week to week. Anticipate how fluctuations/changes will be perceived by other raters.
11. Be objective. Avoid personal feelings or bias when compiling weekly reports and national ballot.
12. Apply the same principles/philosophy in the final rating that is used during the season. Resist the temptation to bump a team
    into or out of the national rating for no justifiable reason.
13. Be cognizant of not being self serving for own team and teams within the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping.
14. Maintain an understanding of overall conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping strength.
15. Not all top teams in conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping have to be rated in the top 25.
16. Attend the national championship (strongly encouraged).
17. Attend raters meeting held during NSCAA Annual Convention.
18. Evaluate rating process and present recommendations at annual rating committee meeting.
19. REVIEW WOMEN’S SOCCER RATINGS MANUAL IN APPENDIX N OF THIS MANUAL FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION
    OF DUTIES.

National Ratings Oversight Committee (non-raters appointed by the NAIA event administrator)
1. Oversee weekly ratings and rating committees throughout the season.
2. Evaluate ratings committee at year-end.
3. Authorize rater removal policy (refer to Appendix N - raters manual).
4. Facilitate continued education of raters.
5. Evaluate rating process and present recommendations at annual ratings committee meetings.
6. Attend raters meeting held during NSCAA Annual Convention.
7. REVIEW WOMEN’S SOCCER RATINGS MANUAL IN APPENDIX N OF THIS MANUAL FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION
    OF DUTIES.

National Tournament Opening Round Site Supervisor and/or Final Site Games Committee
1. Oversee onsite administration of national championship competition. Prepare informational material, help coordinate practice
    sessions as needed, conduct pre-tournament coaches' meeting.
2. Work with onsite NISOA supervisor to coordinate officials’ game assignments, functions, special interpretations and evaluations
    (final site).
3. Supervise match(es) from the sideline between benches. Inspect fields prior to the day’s competition. Assist with preparation
    of sidelines, pre-game lineups and other items related to game administration.
4. Helps coordinate Opening Round Gathering/Opening Ceremony as needed.
5. Arbitrate and determine decisions involving player/coach conduct and matters beyond the jurisdiction of game officials.
6. Coordinate voting for tournament awards and assist with awards ceremony on the final days (final site).
7. Coordinate team check-out procedures as needed.
8. Assist NAIA sport manager/host-site coordinator on other matters related to the tournament.
9. Should a possible violation of the NAIA Coaches Code and/or Code of Ethics occur involving one or more institutions
    participating in the national championship during the course of competition, the Tournament Committee shall be authorized to
    review the case and, if a violation is found to have occurred, may place an institutional team, participant(s), and/or staff
    members on suspension for one or more contests. Sanctions shall be limited to the duration of the applicable national
    championship. All pertinent information and decisions by the tournament committee shall be forwarded to the Conduct and
    Ethics Committee for further review.



                    NAIA National Office •   NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual-App. B / July-09   •   www.naia.org
                                                   Appendix C
                                        THE MODIFIED NAIA RPI RATING

The Modified NAIA RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) was created by a joint NAIA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Committee in
2010 as a result of a directive by the NAIA National Administrative Council in 2008 to have a standardized system in place
for selecting at-large national qualifying teams and seeding the national tournament field.

The NAIA RPI is modeled after the RPI used by the NCAA since 1981 to seed/select teams for it Division I National
Basketball Championship. There are three major differences (modifications) between the NAIA RPI and the NCAA RPI.
Those modifications are as follows:

             1. In the NCAA RPI, the third variable in the equation is the winning percentage of the opponents of a team’s
                opponents (OOWP). The NAIA RPI replaces OOWP with actual ratings points (specific ratings formula is
                explained below).
             2. The NAIA RPI modifies the value of home/away/neutral results (w/l/t) and adds more points/RPI value for
                games against ranked opponents.
             3. As a result of modifications in #1 and #2 above, the weighted percentages for each of the three variables
                [WP – winning percentage; OWP – opponents’ winning percentage; RP – ratings points] in the modified
                NAIA RPI are as follows:
                      •    WP (winning percentage) = 44%
                      •    OWP (opponents’ winning percentage) = 26%
                      •    RP (ratings’ points) = 30%

The modified NAIA formula
NAIA RPI = (WP * 0.3) + (OWP * 0.5) + (RP * 0.7)
Win % = Modified Winning Percentage
OWP = Opponent’s Winning Percentage
RP = Rating Points

Variable #1 – Calculating your Modified Winning Percentage (WP)
MWP (modified winning percentage) = (Wins + (Ties * 0.5))/(Wins + Losses + Ties) Use the values for Points/Game.

The following chart gives the modified win/loss/tie values based on playing home/away/neutral site matches (and added
values for playing ranked opponents). NOTE – “Ranked” opponents will adjust using the most current NAIA Top 25 poll.

                                                                 *EXAMPLE:
      Points/Game         Win    Loss   Tie                                      Wins           Loss          Tie
      Home                .75    1.25   1.25                      W-Home                 0.75
      Away                1.25   .75    .75                       W-HomeT25                 1
      Neutral             1      1      1                         L-Neutral                               1
      Home vs Top 25      1      1      1                         L-Away                               0.75
      Away vs Top 25      1.5    .5     .5                        W-Away                 1.25
      Neutral vs Top 25   1.25   .75    .75                       W-Away                 1.25
                                                                  W-Home T25                1
                                                                  T-Neutral                                         1
*Example – Team A has an overall record of 15-3-1.                W-Neutral                 1
Three wins are versus a Top 25 at home. The remaining             W-Home T25                1
games are either non-NAIA opponents and/or unranked               W-Neutral                 1
NAIA teams.                                                       W-Neutral                 1
                                                                  W-Away                 1.25
                                                                  W-Home                 0.75
Team A’s MWP = 14.25 (wins) + .5 (ties) / 18.25.                  W-Home                 0.75
Team A’s modified winning percentage (WP) = .8082.                W-Neutral                 1
                                                                  W-Away                 1.25
                                                                  L-Home                               1.25
                                                                  Total Points          14.25             3         1
                                                                  MWP=           (14.25 + (.5*1))/(14.25+3.1) = .8082




             NAIA National Office • NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual App C / July 2010           • www.naia.org
Variable #2 – Calculating your Opponent’s Winning Percentage (OWP)

OWP is calculated by using the same formula as variable #1 (Wins + Ties * 0.5)/(Wins + Losses + Ties) with the following
exception:
Remove your own team’s results (w/l/t) from your overall opponents’ results before doing the OWP calculation.
Example – Team A has an overall record of 15-3-1. Team A’s opponents have compiled an overall record of 176-141-31.
Team A’s adjusted opponents record prior to OWP calculation (when removing Team A’s results) is now 173-126-30.
Team A’s OWP = 188 (173 wins + 15) / 329 (total games). Team A’s OWP = .5714.

Variable #3 – Calculating Ratings Points (RP)

Beginning with the second weekly rating (Sept. 14) and ending with the final rating (Nov. 14) teams listed in the weekly
NAIA soccer ratings will receive ratings points in the RPI. Weekly ratings points are awarded on a sliding scale (#1-rated
team receives 30 points, #2-rated team receives 29 points…#30 rated team receives 1 point.
After adding up all ratings points for a team, a RP average is calculated by dividing the total ratings points by the number
of weekly ratings. In 2010, there will be ten ratings between week #2 and the final rating.
Once a ratings average is determined, divide that number by 100 to arrive at the RP (Rating Points) variable.
Example – Team A has received 128 ratings points between week #2 and the final rating. Team A’s weekly rating
average is 12.8 (128/10).
Team A’s RP = 0.128 (12.8/100).

Calculating the final modified NAIA RPI
Let’s continue to use Team A as our example. Here are the calculated variables/values for Team A:
MWP (modified winning percentage) – .8082
OWP (opponents’ winning percentage) - .5714
RP (ratings points) = .128

If we plug those values into the modified NAIA RPI formula, Team A’s RPI looks like this:

Modified NAIA RPI = (.8082 * .3) + (.5714 * .5) + (.128 * .7)
Team A’s modified NAIA RPI = .6178

                                        SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING THE MODIFIED NAIA RPI

       1.      When calculating modified NAIA RPI (and its variables), go to the 6th decimal point.

       2.      A neutral site is defined as a location where both schools share responsibility as hosts and agree it is a neutral site or
               where both teams play away at a tournament.

       3.      The 2010 dates for publishing the modified NAIA RPI ratings are September 29, October 27 and November 14. The
               published NAIA RPI reports will include separate columns listing all three variables (WP/OWP/RP) as well as the RPI
               score/rating for all NAIA teams. The November 14 modified RPI will include all games (regular and postseason) played
               through Saturday, November 13. The final modified RPI on Nov. 14 will also include ratings points from the final rating.

       4.      There are currently no guidelines in place for lower-ranked (RPI) teams to “jump” over higher-ranked teams if they have
               beaten the higher-ranked opponent during the season.

       5.      All games (including forfeits) must be counted in the modified NAIA RPI calculation process. Forfeits must go through
               the appropriate procedures and must be granted by the NAIA.

       6.      All teams/institutions must update results within 24 hours of each contest. Results must be reported through the NAIA
               Scoreboard by going to www.naiasports.org/admin.

       7.      The NAC Rules & Ratings Committee has mandated that a committee of five people (coaches/SIDs) be put in place in
               both men’s and women’s soccer to assist the NAIA national office in verifying the correct overall records for NAIA teams
               and their opponents prior to the release of each modified NAIA RPI rating.

       8.      The final modified NAIA RPI will be used to select the at-large qualifiers for the national championship tournament and to
               seed the tournament field. Note – based on other seeding/bracketing guidelines, the final bracket/seeds may not exactly
               mirror the final modified NAIA RPI rating.


            NAIA National Office • NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual App C / July 2010                        • www.naia.org
                                                   Appendix D


                                           2010 Women’s Soccer
                                           QUALIFICATION PLAN


This information changes periodically. Please check on the most up-to-date form by
checking this web address.

http://graphics.fansonly.com/schools/naia/member-services/championships/Qualifcation_Plans/qual_plans_pdf/qual_WSO.pdf
                                                            Appendix E
                        NAIA WOMEN'S SOCCER OFFICIAL ROSTER (REGULAR SEASON)
                                                           In accordance with Rule 3-2 from the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Men’s and Women’s
Team                                                       Soccer Rules, a completed roster form including names and numbers of all
Opponent                                                   players, coaches and other bench personnel, must be submitted to the referee,
                                                           officials scorekeeper and opposing coach no later than 15 minutes before game
Date                                                       time. The game roster submitted to the official scorekeeper and opposing team
                                                           coach must include each player’s total number of cautions, ejections and
Field                                                      suspensions in the columns beside the players’ names; however, the copy
                                                           submitted to the referee should not include each player’s total number of cautions
                                                           and ejections. Suspended players and coaches are not permitted in the
                                                           coaching and team area.
                     Ineligible for                                                     Total            Total           Date(s)
        Jersey No.   this contest      PLAYER                                           Cautions         Ejections       Served




                     Ineligible for                                                     Total            Total           Date(s)
        Duties       this contest      Bench Personnel                                  Cautions         Ejections       Served




         Coach’s Name                                                   Coach’s Signature


         Phone                                                          E-mail


                      NAIA National Office •   NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual-App. E / July-10   •   www.naia.org
                                                           Appendix F

                 2010 NAIA WOMEN'S SOCCER FACILITY CONFIRMATION FORM

All teams with the potential of hosting postseason affiliated games/tournaments
(conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping qualifying tournament matches) MUST complete this form prior
to participation. Forms must be faxed to each of the persons listed below:


Conference/A.I.I/Unaff Grouping                                       Soccer Chair
Commissioner                                                         (See Appendix A)


Failure to submit this form by September 1 shall result in your team forfeiting its game, if played, as
stated in the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Rulebook under Rule 1.


   1. Name of submitting institution:

   2. Name of Field/Complex:

   3. The width of the playing field shall not be more
      than 80 yards nor less than 65 yards and the
      length shall not be more than 120 yards nor
      less than 110 yards. What are the dimensions
      of the above named field?

   4. Does the facility have lights for night games?

   5. Will any games be played at night?

   6. Name of Alternate Field/Complex

   7. The width of the playing field shall not be more
      than 80 yards nor less than 65 yards and the
      length shall not be more than 120 yards nor
      less than 110 yards. What are the dimensions
      of the above ALTERNATE named field?

   8. Does the facility have lights for night games?




________________________________                                   _________________________________
Head Coach (Signature)                                                       Athletic Director (Signature)



Head Coach (Print name)                                                     Athletic Director (Print name)



                      NAIA National Office •   NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual-App. F / July-10   •   www.naia.org
                                                           Appendix G-I

           NAIA WOMEN’S SOCCER ALL-AMERICAN GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES
Appendix G-II is a copy of the NAIA Women’s Soccer All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated grouping team nomination form/ballot. This
form should be submitted by each member institution to their respective conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping chair in order to be
considered in the vote tabulation. The following procedures must be followed:

1.   All soccer coaches forward the All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated group ballot to their soccer chair no later than November 16.

2.   Upon receipt of the ballots, the soccer chair will tabulate the voting based on the procedures indicated below, and will
     announce the 14-member all-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping team consisting of two goalkeepers, four forwards, four
     backs and four midfielders. Conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping groups also have the option of having a meeting during their
     respective national qualifying tournament and selecting their team; however, coaches who are not in attendance must have
     their submitted ballots counted in this process. The Player of the Year must be the top vote getter and listed in ranking order.
     The Conference may only submit ONE Player and Coach of the Year.

3.   The conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping chair will tabulate all of the returned (ranked) ballots from his/her
     conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping and e-mail a completed copy of the official All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated grouping
     Team form to the NAIA National Office by November 17. The official form will be sent by the NAIA to all Conference
     Commissioners and to the Association of Independents Institutions contact. Conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping chairs are
     encouraged to include updated statistics and other pertinent information for any players deemed worthy of NAIA All-America
     consideration (A-rated players on the form).

4.   The NAIA Women’s Soccer Sport Manager will compile all completed All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Grouping Teams and
     forward them to the chair of the NAIA All-American Team Selection Committee. The NAIA-WSCA Vice-President will serve as
     chair of the selection committee; and the remainder of the NAIA-WSCA Executive Committee, 3 officers and 7 raters/chairs will
     serve as members of the All-American selection committee.

5.   The All-America list shall consist of a first, second and third team of 11 members per team (one goalkeeper, three forwards,
     three backs, three midfielders and one utility/at-large player). The remainder of the A-rated players will be placed into a pool of
     candidates for honorable mention NAIA All-American honors.

6.   The NAIA Department of Sports Information shall release the NAIA Women's Soccer All-America teams on Monday,
     December 6th.

                                                   Completing the Nomination Form

Coaches nominate the top two goalkeepers, the top four forwards, the top four backs and the top four midfielders in their
conference, independent or unaffiliated group. These should be listed in order, with number one being the best player at that
position, then number two, three, etc. A coach may nominate no more than three of his own players on the ballot.

On the second half of the form, the coach then rates the players on his ballot (regardless of position) from #1 to #14 with #1 being
the best player on his ballot.

                                                          All-America Selection

The All-America team is selected by the NAIA-WSCA All-American Selection Committee during the NAIA National Championship
based on the following criteria:

1.   Rank of players within their conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping
2.   Impact on their team’s success in their conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping
3.   Impact outside the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping
4.   Strength of team in affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping and at national level
5.   Any other pertinent information (statistics, awards, etc.)

                                                 National Player of the Year Selection

The All-American Selection Committee will select a National Player of the Year after selecting the All-America Teams (1st, 2nd, 3rd-
Teams & Honorable Mention Team). The following criteria will be relevant:

1.   Rank of players within their conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping teams
2.   Coaches’ recommendations and observations
3.   Strength of schedule
4.   Impact on team’s success at the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping AND national levels
5.   Statistics
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                                                        Appendix G – II
    2010 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Grouping Team
                      NOMINATION and RATING FORM
Coach                                Institution                                Conference                                Group
Office Phone                               Cell Phone                                 Fax

               2010 NAIA ALL-CONFERENCE/INDEPENDENT or UNAFFILIATED GROUP TEAM - BY RANK

Rank   Name                                      School                                 Class             Pos.        Stats, Honor or Notes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14


          2010 NAIA ALL-CONFERENCE/A.I.I. or UNAFFILIATED GROUPING TEAM - BY POSTION RANK
Rank    Name                                        School                                      Statistics, Honors, Notes
                                                            Goalkeepers
1
2
                                                              Forwards
1
2
3
4
                                                             Midfielders
1
2
3
4
                                                                Backs
1
2
3
4
                                                         Other Information
Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Grouping
Player-of-the-Year Vote (Name & School):
Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Grouping
Coach-of-the-Year Vote (Name & School):



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                                                     Appendix H
                                                         NSCAA




Dear Coach:

Registration is now open for the College Services Program for the 2010 season. And in that this is my first year as CEO /
Executive Director, I wanted to write to express my passion for the college game, and to assure you that our association is
fully committed to college soccer, most recently demonstrated in the formation of the NSCAA College Programs
Department, and assigning Pat Madden, who is moving from our Communications Department, to become the College
Programs Coordinator, a position from which he will serve as your advocate and representative.

When we started the College Services Program in 2005, I had no idea of how important this initiative was for college
soccer, but it was truly one that I believed in, due to the value I knew the college experience offered so many. However,
over the years, and particularly since beginning as the NSCAA’s CEO / Executive Director last August, the importance has
become much more clear, as I have worked very closely with our College Programs Director, Rob Kehoe, as well as with
our whole staff, who each play significant roles in supporting the college game.

The extent of the College Services Program is broad, and includes NCAA Legislative Services; NCAA Championship,
Rules, and NISOA representation; Marketing and Promotion; and Scoreboard, Rankings and Awards programs. Also,
membership in the College Services Program ensures that teams, players, and coaches are eligible for:

         NSCAA Rankings (regional and national).
         Player selection for NSCAA All-America and Scholar All-America teams.
         Coach recognition for Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year awards.
         Team reception of NSCAA College Team Academic and Team Ethics awards.
         Receiving a copy of the NCAA Soccer Rules and Interpretations book.
         Listing in the online College Soccer Almanac.

At college meetings at the NSCAA Convention in January, a theme was introduced for the new decade, 2010-2020, with
the title being, “Decade of Determination – To Grow the Quality, Visibility, and Popularity of College Soccer”. The
NSCAA is committed to this vision, as we believe that college soccer has played, and will continue to play, a vital role in
the growth of the game in our country, and serves as a critical link between the youth, professional, and international levels
of soccer. Our means of demonstrating our commitment to college soccer is through the College Services Program, which
to fulfill, requires participation of all college programs through both registration as well as involvement in the many areas
that College Services encompasses.

For the 2010 season, enclosed is a registration form, which includes information for your listing in the College Soccer
Almanac. Membership fees are again $200 for a single program, and $350 for combined programs (men’s and women’s
teams at same institution). In addition, for the purpose of convenience, you can also complete your annual individual
NSCAA membership on the same form. Registration is now open, and the deadline for submitting membership application
for the 2010 season is September 1.
If you would prefer to submit your registration electronically, you can download an editable PDF form at NSCAA.com. To
access the PDF, simply go Membership (black panel), click the College Services link, scroll to Related Downloads, and
select the link for the downloadable PDF College Services registration form. Once the form is complete, you can e-mail it
as an attachment to pmadden@nscaa.com.
It is with excitement that we begin the “Decade of Determination – To Grow the Quality, Visibility, and Popularity of
College Soccer”, and it is my pleasure to have announced the new College Services arrangement, with Pat Madden
becoming your representative. It is a time of unique challenge and opportunity, and I look forward to the NSCAA working
together with the college soccer community for the “good of our game”.
Sincerely,


Joe Cummings
Enclosure: College Services Program Application Form
Regional Information

East - Sunrise Conference, The Sun Conference, Appalachian Athletic Conference

Mideast - America Mideast Conference, Wolverine Hoosier Athletic, Mid-Central Collegiate, Kentucky
Intercollegiate

Midwest - Chicagoland, America Midwest, Midwest Collegiate

Plains - Great Plains Athletic, Heart of America, Kansas Collegiate

South - Mid-South, Trans-South, Southern States, Gulf Coast

Southwest - Red River, Sooner,

West - California Pacific, Golden State Athletic, Cascade Collegiate,

Independent – A.I.I., Midlands Collegiate, Frontier, Dakota

2010 NSCAA Awards Dates to Remember
September 1 – Deadline for submitting College Services fees to NSCAA National Office.

October 1 – Deadline for submitting nominations for Team Academic Award to NSCAA National Office.

Mid-October (date TBA) – Deadline for institutions who have paid 2010 College Services fees to submit nominations for
All-Region and Scholar All-Region teams.

November 1 – Deadline for submitting nominations for Bill Jeffrey Award for outstanding service to or achievement in
intercollegiate soccer.

November 15 – Deadline for submitting nominations for NSCAA Assistant Coach of the Year award.

January 1 – Deadline for submitting nominations for Team Ethics Award.

NSCAA COLLEGE SOCCER SCOREBOARD
http://nscaa.com/scoreboard.php

Regional Player Awards
Nominate players in your NSCAA region for Regional Player of the Year. The nomination form is
on-line only at: http://nscaa.com/subpages/200909181056061099.php. Remember you must be a
NSCAA College Service’s member to vote.

Regional Coach Awards
Nominate a coach in your NSCAA region for Regional Coach of the Year. The eight Regional
Coaches will be nominated for NSCAA Coach of the Year. Only nominate a coach from your Region.
Send your ballot to: Scott Oliver, Siena Heights University: soliver@sienaheights.edu.

YOUR NAME                                        INSTITUTION

NSCAA REGION                                           NAIA CONFERENCE

NOMINAEE’S NAME

INSTITUTION                                                                    STATE
                                                        Appendix I

                       NAIA WOMEN'S SOCCER COACHES ASSOCIATION
                             CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
                                                      ARTICLE I - NAME

Section I    The name of the Association shall be the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women’s
             Soccer Coaches Association.

                                               ARTICLE II – ORGANIZATION

Section I    The NAIA-WSCA is an allied association of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The
             NAIA-WSCA is charged with the responsibility of carrying on programs beneficial to the sport of women’s
             soccer and the member coaches of the sport. The activities of this Association shall be in accordance
             with the aims and objectives of the NAIA and under the guidance of the NAIA National Administrative
             Council (NAC).

Section II   The NAIA-WSCA shall submit to the NAC statements governing the NAIA-WSCA, plans and practices for
             approval and in every way cooperate with the NAIA in furthering the stated aims and objectives of this
             parent organization.


                                       ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Section I    Active membership in the NAIA-WSCA will be open to any coach of a women’s soccer program at an
             institution holding current membership with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Section II   There will not be any membership dues charged to members of the NAIA-WSCA. The NAIA National
             Office will issue an official membership card to all women’s soccer coaches listed on the membership
             information roster submitted at the beginning of the academic year.


                                           ARTICLE IV - AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Section I    The NAIA-WSCA shall supervise and conduct programs which will foster and promote intercollegiate
             soccer. The NAIA-WSCA shall establish policies and procedures for the conduct of the NAIA Women’s
             Soccer National Championship, which will include conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping as well as national
             play. These policies shall include appropriate recognition for teams, competitors and coaches.


                                                    ARTICLE V -BUDGET

Section I    The NAIA-WSCA shall be provided an annual budget from the NAIA National Office. A portion of the
             NAIA institutional membership dues shall be assigned to the NAIA-WSCA to conduct their business.


                                                  ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS

Section I    The annual business meeting of the NAIA-WSCA will be held in conjunction with the annual National
             Soccer Coaches Association Convention during the month of January. An interim meeting will be held in
             conjunction with the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship during the fall of each year.

Section II   Usual order of business at the annual business meeting shall be as follows:
             1. Call to Order
             2. Introductions
             3. Announcements
             4. Committee Reports
             5. Old Business Reports
             6. New Business
             7. Adjournment


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Section III   Voting on all official business shall be by voice or hand, unless members request a secret ballot on any
              specific item or items. Motions approved by coaches’ body in attendance at the annual business meeting
              will be sent to the total membership for voting purposes.

                                                  ARTICLE VII - OFFICERS

Section I     The officers of the NAIA-WSCA shall consist of President, Vice President, and Secretary. The officers
              shall be elected from the acting membership of the Association at the annual business meeting and must
              represent NAIA member institutions in good standing.

Section II    Terms of office for the President, Vice President, and Secretary shall be for two years. The term of office
              shall begin on at the conclusion of the annual business meeting.

Section III   The President, Vice President, Secretary and Immediate Past President shall make up the NAIA-WSCA
              Executive Committee.

Section IV    The progression in office shall be from Secretary to Vice President to President. Each office is to be held
              for two years from February 1 to January 31. In the event a vacancy occurs, the normal progression from
              Secretary to President shall be accelerated to fill the vacant office. The NAIA-WSCA Executive
              Committee is empowered to appoint officers from the membership at large to fill a vacant position. Such
              an appointee shall remain in office until the next annual business meeting when a duly elected officer can
              be elected by the membership to fill the rest of the existing term or a new two-year term if elections are in
              order.


                                       ARTICLE VIII - DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

Section I     The duties of the President are to provide leadership and guidance for NAIA-WSCA and represent the
              Association at all official functions. The President shall plan the agenda and preside over all official
              business meetings of the NAIA-WSCA.

Section II    The duties of the Vice President are to assume the leadership of the Association at all meetings and
              functions when the President is not in attendance.

Section III   The duties of the Secretary are to take minutes at all meetings of the NAIA-WSCA, submit the minutes to
              the NAIA National Office for circulation to the membership maintain records and perform other duties as
              assigned by the President.

Section IV    The Past President shall serve on the Executive Committee of the NAIA-WSCA and act as a consultant
              to the President.

                                                ARTICLE IX - COMMITTEES

Section I     The President of the NAIA-WSCA is empowered to appoint committees, which will assist in the
              administration and recognition of the interests of the Association.

Section II    Ad-hoc committees shall be appointed by the President.

Section III   The NAIA-WSCA shall have one standing committee as follows:

              All-America: This committee is comprised of the NAIA-WSCA Officers and seven raters and/or chairs
              that are elected each year by the WSCA. The duty of the selection committee is to select the NAIA-
              WSCA All-America team according to the prescribed selection procedures established by the NAIA-NAC.

                            ARTICLE X - NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP/OFFICIAL RULES

Section I     The NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship is a function of the NAIA-WSCA and is subject to all
              approved policies and guidelines as adopted by the Association.




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Section II         Members of the NAIA-WSCA Executive Committee and/or a Past President shall comprise the games
                   committee of the national championship. If their team(s) qualifies for the national championship, the
                   NAIA sport manager shall appoint a replacement.

Section III        The rules that govern conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping and national play are the official NCAA soccer
                   rules with any approved NAIA modifications.


                                              ARTICLE XI - CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

Section I          Proposed amendments to the Constitution of the NAIA-WSCA must be presented in writing to the
                   President before the fall interim meeting of the NAIA-WSCA at the national championship. The President
                   must see that the proposal is presented to the membership at the next annual business meeting. The
                   amendment must have a two-thirds vote of approval by current members of the NAIA-WSCA. Approved
                   amendments then must be submitted to the National Administrative Council (NAC) for appropriate action.


                                                                  BY-LAWS

By-Law I           The procedure to place an item of business on the agenda for the NAIA-WSCA annual business meeting
                   in January at the NSCAA Convention is as follows:
                   1. A letter from the President will be sent in August when the NAIA Soccer Coaches Handbook is
                       emailed to all members. This letter will spell out the proper procedure for submitting agenda items.
                   2. All agenda items must be submitted to the President by mid-November in advance of the interim
                       business meeting at the national championship. Exceptions to this bylaw are reports from standing
                       committees.
                   3. Additional items may be proposed at the interim business meeting in November.
                   4. The Executive Committee will review all agenda items and a final agenda will be formulated with the
                       representative of the NAIA National Office.
                   5. The NAIA National Office shall mail the final agenda with all motions to all members in December.


Rev:   Fall 2006
       Fall 2008 (for direct qualification)
       Fall 2009 (All-American committee)




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                              Appendix J
              NAIA WOMEN'S SOCCER COACHES ASSOCIATION
                   ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES
                              January 15, 2010 – Philadelphia, PA
                                   4:00-6:00pm (CC - 202B)

I. CALL TO ORDER                                              Joe Thoma, WSCA President
     a. Invocation                                                          John Bratcher
     b. Welcome                                                                Joe Thoma
     c. In attendance: Matt Yelton (Lee), Christy Young (St. Francis), Kristen St. Clair (CalBap),
        Marine Cano (SOKA), Shad Beam (Dana), Shelley Howieson (Simon Fraser), Rob Griesbrecht
        (Concordia-NE), Tom Maxon (Morningside), Paul Nesselroade (Asbury), Michael Voss (Grace),
        Tom Price (Southern Wesleyan), Jerry Malone (NCCAA), Bill Bahr (Olivet Nazarene), Lucas
        Levesque (Maine-Fort Kent), Danny Owens (William Carey), Drew Burwash (Lindsey Wilson),
        Lucien Roden (Dakota Wesleyan), Curtis Lewis (The Master’s), Patrick Gilliam (Trinity Int’l),
        Kurt Melcher & Tom Crop (Robert Morris), Zach Bice (Mid-America Christian), Julie Duncan
        & Evan Dresel (Souther Nazarene), Jason Lanham (Union-KY), Ricky Zambrano & Eric
        Dobizzanski (Thomas), Scott McClure (NAIA), Dave Morris (Culver-Stockton), Joe Thoma
        (John Brown), Scott Oliver (Siena Heights), John Bratcher (Indian Wesleyan)

II. PRESENTATIONS
     a. NAIA Hall of Fame Induction (Brian Harvey, OCU)
     b. Brine Awards
          i. 2009 Brine-NAIA Coach of the Year (Matt Yelton from Lee University) / Player of the Year
             Awards (Christiane Christensen from Lee University)
         ii. 2009 Buffalo Funds 5 Star Champions of Character Team (The Masters College)
        iii. Brine scholarship (Amanda Rowand from Point Loma Nazarene University)
     c. NSCAA Region & National Coach of the Year – These presentations were made at separate
         meetings at the convention.

III. REVIEW/APPROVAL OF MINUTES January 2009               John Bratcher, WSCA Secretary

IV. REPORTS
     a. NSCAA/NAIA All-America Selection                       Scott Oliver, Committee Chair
          i. Continue to follow the All-conference order with highest rank (AAA, BB, CCC…)
         ii. Look for an online submission process with the NSCAA awards for fall 2010.
     b. Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete John Bratcher, Indiana Wesleyan University
          i. 379 approved, 13 rejected due to a low GPA; 14 missing data, 10 later approved 4 no
             signatures- rejected
         ii. Have until June 1st to submit late SA to the national office.
     c. NAIA National Office Report                           Kristin Gillette, NAIA Manager
          i. National Office Staff update – We added three new staff members and one new full-time
             position at the NAIA this year…and we’ll be adding several new staff members in the
             coming months when the NAIA Eligibility Center is launched.
         ii. Career Symposium will be Saturday and Sunday (April 10-11) during the NAIA convention
             for athletes and others interested in pursuing a career in sports.
        iii. We are working closely with the national officials associations to continue to promote
             character-driven sports. A new piece has been circulated to all officials associations called
             “Make The Call” which more clearly defines the role officials play and our expectations of
                    them in NAIA competition.
              iv.   New Ejection Policies FAQs: http://naia.cstv.com/member-
                    services/membership/NAIA_EjectionsandSuspensionsFAQs.pdf
              v.    New Eligibility Center FAQs: http://naia.cstv.com/member-
                    services/about/NAIA_EligibilityCenterFAQs.pdf
              vi.   New NAIA Honors Website: http://www.naiahonors.com/
             vii.   Character Driven Coaching: http://coaches.championsofcharacter.org/ must be completed by
                    July 15, 2010.

   V. OLD BUSINESS
           a. Rating System Committee                           Chris Kranjc, Kristen St. Clair,
                                                    Shelley Howieson, Matt Yelton, Peter Fuller
           To use the modified RPI system with a 30% ratings component to select the at-large teams and seed
           the national tournament field in both men’s and women’s soccer. This will be presented by the joint
           NAIA-WSCA & NAIA-MSCA ratings task force and supported by the officers of both coaches’
           associations.

           The task force and officers of the coaches’ associations have concluded that this system represents a
           balance between a purely objective (RPI) system and a purely subjective system (national ratings).
           Both groups also conclude that a modified RPI is preferable to using the final rating to select at-large
           teams and a seeding rating to seed the tournament fields. The task force is also requesting the
           opportunity to review the modified RPI after a two-year implementation period.

   VI. NEW BUSINESS
                            2009-2010 NAIA-WSCA SPORT MOTIONS
         a. Motions-
________________________________________________________________________________
            MOTION: If a final rating system stays intact for at-large selection, the final rating should take
            place immediately after the conclusion of regular season games and before any post-season
            games.

              COACHES RATIONALE: Last year's system failed because you had some conferences
              playing tournament games prior to the final poll and some conferences playing games after the
              final poll. If a final rating will determine selection, to be equitable across the country the final
              rating should reflect the regular season only, and let the conference tournaments be responsible
              for automatic qualifiers.

              Coaches Association Vote: 89-0-1

              No vote on this motion due to prior action. Refer to item 12b, Ratings Final Timeline.
              MOTION (Sanders/Abbott): Solicit Feedback from each sport’s coaches association to make a
              recommendation to the NAC regarding the preferred timeline for the final rating in that sport.

              NAC VOTE: 30-0 approved

            ACTION ITEM: A poll of the national raters in each sport will be part of the review process.
________________________________________________________________________________
            MOTION: All NAIA schools finishing in the Top 12 modified RPI should have a chance to
            host an opening round national tournament game.
              COACHES RATIONALE: There are 16 opening round matches so the top 12 in any given
              year should be given the opportunity to host, not just the top 10.

              Coaches Association Vote: 82-2-6

              NAC VOTE: 15-16 denied

            Rationale: The increased number of guaranteed hosts would limit the flexibility the selection
            committee has to be able to reduce flights and mitigate travel costs associated with national
            championship participation.
________________________________________________________________________________
            MOTION: All NAIA schools either in or outside the continental US should be notified prior to
            the season starting that they will not be able to host an opening round national tournament game.

              COACHES RATIONALE: The NAIA should not be making decisions of this magnitude a
              week before opening round games are about to begin. Simon Fraser was notified a week prior
              to their opening round game this past year that they would not be able to host the game. This is
              irresponsible. That determination should be made prior to the season starting so all teams have
              the ability to plan a post-season site.

              Coaches Association Vote: 86-2-2

              NAIA NAC Vote: No action taken on this motion. This issue was handled in NAC-CC item
              iii.a with the language specifying where national championship opening rounds can be hosted.

              NAC-CC MOTION: Allow Canadian schools to host only at U.S. sites, with the minimum
              guarantee requirements the same as other top seeded teams.

              NAC-CC VOTE: 8-0 in favor
              NAC VOTE: 30-0 approved

            RATIONALE: Canadian schools are full, dues-paying NAIA members and should have an
            opportunity to host opening rounds in a manner as equitable as travel restrictions can allow.
________________________________________________________________________________
            MOTION: To use the modified RPI system with a 30% ratings component to select the at-large
            teams and seed the national tournament field in both men’s and women’s soccer.

              Presented by the joint NAIA-WSCA & NAIA-MSCA ratings task force and supported by the
              officers of both coaches’ associations.

              COACHES RATIONALE: The task force and officers of the coaches’ associations have
              concluded that this system represents a balance between a purely objective (RPI) system and a
              purely subjective system (national ratings). Both groups also conclude that a modified RPI is
              preferable to using the final rating to select at-large teams and a seeding rating to seed the
              tournament fields. The task force is also requesting the opportunity to review the modified RPI
              after a two-year implementation period.

              Women’s Coaches Association Vote: 83-2-4
              Men’s Coaches Association Vote: 28-2-0
              *= The men only count the vote of those in attendance whereas, the women send the vote to the
              entire body.
             NAIA Convention April 2010
             NAC-RR RECOMMENDATION: Use the modified RPI system with a 30% ratings
             component to 1) select the at-large teams, and 2) seed the national tournament field for both
             men’s and women’s soccer.

             NAC-RR VOTE: 5-0 in favor                               NAC VOTE: 29-0 approved
             The NAC-RR included a policy to calculate the modified RPI twice (around Oct. 1/Nov. 1)
             during the regular season, to use it as a tool for the national raters, and to release RPI data to the
             public. Both coaches associations have reviewed and agreed on this system.

             NACDA June 2010
             NAC-RR MOTION: Release modified RPI calculations on September 29, October 27 and
             November 14 (and corresponding weeks in future years thereafter).

             NAIA-RR Recommendation: 6-0 in favor                   NAC VOTE: 30-0 approved
             RATIONALE: These dates incorporate postseason results and the final rating into the modified
             RPI calculations; while still allowing for two earlier calculations that will serve as ratings tool.

             NAC-RR MOTION: Release the modified RPI along with the final coaches’ rating on Nov. 14.

             NAIA-RR Recommendation: 5-0-1 in favor              NAC VOTE: 30-0 approved
             RATIONALE: Releasing final rating maintains a consistent ratings process; and releasing the
             modified RPI (which is the at-large selection/seeding mechanism) should also be transparent.

             NAC-RR MOTION: Establish a five-person task force to verify winning percentages used in
             modified RPI calculations. Modified RPI information will be released in a three-column format
             with 1) winning percentage, 2) opponents’ winning percentage and 3) ratings component.

            NAIA-RR Recommendation: 6-0 in favor              NAC VOTE: 30-0 approved
            RATIONALE: Verifying the actual win-loss records for ALL teams may be a difficult and
            time-consuming process. The process must be as transparent and manageable as possible.
________________________________________________________________________________
            MOTION: To reseed the national tournament field after the opening round.

             COACHES RATIONALE: In the current direct qualification system, seeding is the #3 criteria
             (out of three) when creating opening round pairings in the 32-team championship bracket. This
             change would make the teams’ original/true seed the #1 criterion for the teams that advance to
             the final site. Geography (#1 criterion) and finances (#2 criterion) are key factors in the opening
             round; but they’re not relevant to the final site and seeding (or getting back to the true seeds)
             should be the primary goal.

             Women’s Coaches Association Vote: 64-20-6
             Men’s Coaches Association Vote:
             *= The men only count the vote of those in attendance whereas; the women send out a email
             ballot to the entire body of women’s coaches
             NAC-CC Recommendation: 0-8 against
             NAC VOTE: 0-30 denied
            Rationale: First, there is no consensus among the coaches associations for both genders.
            Second, reseeding does not support the integrity of the single elimination bracket format.
________________________________________________________________________________

              MOTION: To allow the national oversight committee to request conference rating rationale.

              COACHES RATIONALE: In the current system national oversight cannot question the
              rationale regarding conference specifics. Some raters do not report to a conference oversight and
              so don’t have to answer to any questions specific to their conference rating. Since raters have to
              vote in order of the conference they want the national oversight to be able to question raters
              specifically regarding the conference.

              Women’s Coaches Association Vote: 87-0-2
              Men’s Coaches Association Vote: 24-1-0 *
              *= The men only count the vote of those in attendance whereas; the women send out a email
              ballot to the entire body of women’s coaches. .

              NAC-RR Recommendation: 0-6 against
              NAC VOTE: 0-30 denied

            Rationale: The council does not support national oversight questioning conference rating; that
            needs to be done by conference oversight committee.
________________________________________________________________________________
            MOTION: To move the final rating back one more week. (For 2010, Nov. 2nd)

              COACHES RATIONALE: To help eliminate most conference tournament games being
              included in the final rating. In 2009, some conferences were finished or at least half way
              finished with their conference tournament once the final rating was due. The current date caused
              some confusion as to what games to “count” in the rating and potentially created an inequitable
              final rating.

              Women’s Coaches Association Vote: 85-4-1
              Men’s Coaches Association Vote: 24-0-3*
              *= The men only count the vote of those in attendance whereas; the women send out a email
              ballot to the entire body of women’s coaches.

              No vote on this motion due to prior action. Refer to item 12b, Ratings Final Timeline,
              above. MOTION (Sanders/Abbott): Solicit Feedback from each sport’s coaches association
              to make a recommendation to the NAC regarding the preferred timeline for the final rating in
              that sport.

              NAC VOTE: 30-0 approved

            ACTION ITEM: A poll of the national raters in each sport will be part of the review process.
________________________________________________________________________________
         b. Elect a new Secretary – This will be sent out to membership via Survey Monkey for a vote.
             i. Jason Crist- Spring Arbor
            ii. Kristen St. Clair Cal Baptist was selected as the new secretary.
         c. WSCA President Recognition (Joe Thoma)

   VII.   ADJOURNMENT
                                                     Appendix K
                            ADDENDUM TO NSCAA ETHICS STATEMENT
                             FOR NAIA WOMEN’S SOCCER COACHES
                      Coaches’ Responsibilities for Polls and Awards Voting

1.   Coaches involved in voting for the weekly conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping and NAIA national polls
     commit themselves to ranking teams as objectively as possible, based on the overall strength of each
     team in question. Coaches who agree to serve as raters commit themselves to learning as much as
     possible about the strength of schedule of all teams under consideration for ranking and the results of
     those teams’ games against common opponents.

2.   When voting for teams in conference and national NAIA rankings, raters shall not penalize a team
     because of any disagreement with, or dislike for, the coach of the team. If a rater has a concern about
     another coach’s conduct, that concern should be pursued through appropriate channels (of the NAIA
     and NSCAA) for judging possible ethics violations.

3.   Raters are responsible for ranking teams according to their performance in the current season, not on
     reputations built in previous seasons. Coaches within a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping bear the
     obligation of helping raters stay current on teams’ performances by submitting in their scores in
     accordance with NAIA policy.

4.   In voting for postseason awards, such as All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated grouping and All-American
     teams, coaches may be advocates for their own players insofar as the rules allow. Coaches have a
     responsibility, however, to vote for the best players for any such awards, regardless of team affiliation.
     In no case is it acceptable to vote for players other than the best eligible for any given award, as when
     voting for players of lesser ability would make it more likely that one’s own players would be selected.
     All coaches are responsible for nominating and voting for players for postseason awards, even if their
     own players do not appear likely to be chosen for such awards.

5.   When voting for players for postseason awards, the ability and accomplishments of those players must
     be of paramount concern. Grievances against other coaches must not be held against the players of
     those coaches in postseason voting, but rather should be pursued through appropriate NAIA and/or
     NSCAA channels.

6.   It shall be deemed unethical for groups of coaches voting for postseason awards to engage in block
     voting for such awards. That is, it is considered unethical for groups of coaches to consult with one
     another prior to voting for postseason awards for the purpose of casting identical, or similar, ballots that
     would enhance the prospects of their own players winning such awards.

7.   Campaigning for ratings votes for one’s own team or for votes for one’s own players for postseason
     awards shall be considered inappropriate and unethical. Campaigning shall be construed as using fax,
     mail, or telephone to contact groups of coaches to solicit support for one’s team or players. Organized
     public relations campaigns dedicated to that same end shall also be deemed unethical.




                 NAIA National Office •   NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Manual-App. K / July-10 •   www.naia.org
                                                   Appendix L

                          DAKTRONICS-NAIA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
                         CRITERIA AND NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

Criteria:

This form is for the coaches use to determine if all the necessary information, documentation and
signatures are complete before mailing the form to the national office.

    •   Nominee is junior or above in academic standing.
    •   Nominee has been in attendance at the nominating institution two full academic years as a non-
        transfer student or a minimum of one full academic year as a transfer student.
    •   Nominee has a minimum grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of the nomination
        deadline.
    •   Nominee has been certified as eligible and is listed on the eligibility certificate submitted to
        conference eligibility chair.
    •   Nomination form is complete with required signatures.
    •   All the above information is to be received by November 5, 2010 to be eligible for national press
        release/website, certificate and honors database. All criteria must be met by this date.
    •   NOTE: There are no statistical/playing requirements needed to receive this award.

How to Nominate Scholar-Athletes:

New for 2010-11 - Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete nomination forms will now be filled out via the SIDHelp
admin website at www.naiasports.org/admin and sent to the NAIA national office. If you do not have a log-in
account, please go to the link and sign up. You must have an account in order to fill out nomination
forms as the forms will no longer be available through coaches’ manuals. Once you log-in, please
follow these instructions:

    1. There will be a section titled “Forms and Rosters”. Click on the link “Scholar-Athlete Nomination
       Forms”.
    2. Fill out the nomination form.
    3. After the form is completed for each student-athlete, you are required to print out the form(s) and
       gather the appropriate signatures.
    4. Once form is complete with all signatures, either mail the original to the NAIA National Office OR
       scan and return via email. Send form to:

                                   NAIA Scholar-Athlete Nomination Forms
                                   1200 Grand Blvd
                                   Kansas City, MO 64106
                                       OR
                                   email: scholarawards@naia.org

    5. FAXED FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

If you have trouble with the on-line nomination form, please contact the NAIA Sports Information
Department at CWaller@NAIA.org. Any other general questions related to Daktronics-NAIA scholar-
athletes, please contact Jamie Adams at JAdams@NAIA.org .

To be eligible for listing on website, certificate and honors database, forms must be received by
NOVEMBER 5. The NAIA strongly recommends that the Scholar-Athlete nomination form be sent via
overnight, registered, or certified mail. Late nominations will be accepted through June 30th of each year.
Note: Late student-athletes will not be listed on the website, placed on official certificate and in the NAIA
honors database.




              NAIA National Office •   NAIA WmSoc Coaches Manual / July-10 - Appendix L •   www.NAIA.org
                                                        Appendix M
                           2010-2011 NAIA SCHOLAR TEAM
                       OFFICIAL CRITERIA & NOMINATION FORM
1.     Team GPA must be a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the nominating
       institution.
2.     The Team GPA must include every varsity athlete certified as eligible in this sport and listed on any eligibility
       certificate submitted to conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated grouping eligibility chairs during this academic year.
3.     Fall and spring grades from the current year are to be used when calculating the team GPA.
4.     The team GPA will be calculated using the institution’s normal GPA rules regarding repeated courses,
       transfer credit, etc. Sum the total quality points/GPA points earned by all team members and divide by the
       sum of the total GPA hours earned by the team members.
5.     The nomination form must be signed by the institutional registrar, athletics director, and coach.

 SPORT:                                                         Men’s       Women’s

 # of ATHLETES ON VARSITY ROSTER

 INSTITUTION:                                                                      STATE:

 COACH:

 ADDRESS:

 CITY:                                         STATE:                                 ZIP:

 SCHOOL PHONE:                                                 CELL PHONE:

 FAX:                                       E-MAIL:


                                                         Team GPA points      Team GPA hours      TEAM GPA

         TEAM TOTAL (Varsity Only)
         For current academic year only

 I hereby certify the academic data are accurate and was obtained from each student's official record.

 Registrar                                                                 Date

 I hereby certify the included student-athletes have been certified properly with the eligibility chair and all eligible
 student-athletes are included.

 Athletics Director                                                        Date

 Coach                                                                     Date

                                  Forms MUST be received by June 30, 2011.
       Once form is complete with all signatures, either mail the original to the NAIA National Office OR scan
       and return via email. Send form to:

                                          NAIA Scholar-Athlete Nomination Forms
                                                     1200 Grand Blvd
                                                 Kansas City, MO 64106
                                                           OR
                                             email: scholarawards@naia.org

                                             FAXES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

     The NAIA strongly recommends Scholar Team nomination form be sent via overnight mail, registered
      or certified mail. The NAIA will NOT be responsible for nomination packets that are lost in the mail
                               when not sent by one of the above listed methods.
                                                      APPENDIX N
                                             NAIA Women’s Soccer Ratings Manual
                                                       2010 Season

I.   General Information
     A. Frequency of Ratings: The NAIA conducts a preseason poll to be released on August 17. NAIA women’s soccer polls are
        conducted on a weekly basis beginning the first week in September. The 2010 women’s soccer rating dates are September 7,
        14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, and 14. The November 14th poll will be used to determine the Final
        modified RPI calculations. The modified RPI is used for the at-large selection and seeding of the national tournament.
     B. Total Number of Raters: The rating committee is comprised of 23 raters. Each affiliated conference has one rater. There
        is one rater for the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) and one rater representing one unaffiliated group.
     C. Rating Procedure: Each rater submits their conference/A.I.I. or unaffiliated group rating from which national raters use to
        compile a Top 30 ballot to produce a top 25 national rating and a list of other teams receiving votes.
        Conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated raters must send their weekly conference rating to their commissioner and conference oversight
        committee for review before submitting it to the NAIA national office (via SID Help). Raters can rate any team (and any
        number of teams) that merit top 25 national rating consideration from their respective group.
     D. Ongoing Weekly Ratings Deadlines || Weekly Rating Schedule:
             • By Monday, Noon (CST) – Submit Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated Rankings using SIDHelp
                  (www.naiasports.org/admin)
             • Starting on Monday, Noon (CST) – SIDHelp (www.naiasports.org/admin) site opens for viewing of all
                  Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated Rankings; Raters must access SIDHelp and click "View/Submit National
                  Ballots" to see all the Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated ratings. Emails on Conference ratings will not be sent
                  out like in the past.
             • By Tuesday, 10 a.m. (CST) – Submit Top 30 National Ballots using SIDHelp
             • Starting on Tuesday, 10a.m. - Noon (CST) – Oversight reviews grid
             • Tuesday, Noon - 2 p.m. (CST) – Raters available for rationale requests - raters should have access to their email
                  during this time.
             • Tuesday, by 5 p.m. (CST) – Release of national rating on-line at www.naia.org.
     E. Reporting Period: All games played Monday through Sunday of the previous week.

II. Expectations of Raters
    A. The NAIA expects every rater to have an unbiased opinion as to conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group status. Each rater is
       expected to rate the top 30 teams in the nation, regardless of affiliation (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group).
    B. The NAIA expects every rater to submit requested information by the designated deadlines.
    C. Raters will monitor teams in their weekly conference/independent/unaffiliated rating to make sure they are posting results
       and updating their win/loss records after each scheduled contest. If the rater finds that a team is NOT reporting
       scores/updating their record, they will must the institution (Head Coach and Athletic Director) in writing and copy the
       Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Commissioner and the NAIA Sport Manager.
    D. If a rater is unable to fulfill this commitment, the NAIA Sport Manager must be notified immediately.

III. Reporting Scores/Cards
     A. Mandate for reporting scores: In order for schools to be eligible for the national ratings, results from games must be
        reported to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of completion of contest. It is the responsibility of each school to report
        its scores. Institutions failing to report statistics and/or results any two consecutive weeks or a total of four during the
        reporting period will not be eligible for the national statistical reports or ratings for the remainder of the season.
     B. Avenues for reporting: Scores can manually be entered at www.naiasports.org/admin or scores can be Web-synced via the
        DakStats Web-Sync feature.
        1. To register for the NAIA Scoreboard, visit www.naiasports.org/admin and click on “Don’t have a password? Click here
             to register now.”
        2. Complete the information and enter a school-based e-mail and a password of your choice.
        3. All registrations must be approved prior to access being granted, so please allow ample time for approval.
     C. Yellow/Red Card reporting: Daktronics soccer statistical software includes yellow/red card accumulation reports in its
        cumulative statistics (as well as in the in-game statistical software). Failure to update card accumulations following each
        game will result in your team being ineligible for national ratings.

IV. Rating Procedures
    A. Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Ratings
        1. Both the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group and national ballots will be submitted in SIDHelp
            (http://www.naiasports.org/admin/) for all ratings. Word document ballots WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
            Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group ratings are to be submitted via the NAIA online system no later than noon
             (Central) on Mondays during the rating season. Raters will have access to all top conference/independent/unaffiliated
             group ratings after noon on Mondays. The following information must be included for every team:
                  • Team’s overall win/loss/tie record
                  • Result of each match for the rating period – win/loss/tie and the score
                  • Site and opponent
                  • Opponent affiliation, if not an NAIA member institution (NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NCCAA, Other)
                  • Team’s rating in the previous week’s national poll (the NAIA’s and other affiliations)
        2.   Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group ratings received after the deadline will not be included in the weekly report and
             affected teams will not be eligible for national ratings that week.
        3.   Raters are allowed one tie at any position in their conference/A.I.I. ballot. Ties are limited to two teams only. There
             are no limits to the number of teams a rater can rate in their conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group weekly rating. Raters
             must use tie-breaking criteria listed below (see VIII. C below) to determine the order when listing tied teams in their
             weekly report. Rater has one opportunity to correct conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating if more than one tie (or
             more than two teams are tied) occurs in the report. If not corrected, the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating will
             be removed.
        4.   For all other errors in the rating, raters have one opportunity to make corrections (prior to the deadline) in their rating. If
             not corrected, the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating will be removed from the report for that rating period.
        5.    Raters MUST send their weekly conference/group rating to their designated three-person conference/group oversight
             committee for review and approval PRIOR to submitting their weekly rating to the NAIA.

    B. Top 30 Ballots
       Top 30 national rating ballots are due to the national office (submitted on the SIDHelp system) each Tuesday by 10 a.m.
       (Central). Please keep the following in mind when submitting ballots:
               • Raters must vote in rank order specified by each conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rater (i.e. the #2 team in a
                    conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group cannot be ranked higher than the #1 team on any national ballot).
               • No ties are allowed.
               • ONLY on-line ballots will be accepted. Ballots received after the 10 a.m. Tuesday deadline will not be
                    included in the rating.
               • Prior to tabulating each rating, the highest and lowest rating (a non-rating is a low rating) for each rated team
                    (including those receiving votes) will be removed and the rating will be recalculated with an additional rating
                    point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ratings) they appear on in the weekly tabulation.
                    Non-submitted ballots and/or removed ballots are NOT factored into the above tabulations (i.e. a non-submitted
                    ballot cannot serve as a low rating).
               • A rating will not be conducted if 50% of the raters do not submit a ballot. Ratings that fail to reach the 50%
                    participation standard cannot be delayed or postponed.

    C. Corrections to Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Ratings or National Ratings
       1. For incorrect information regarding win-loss record or scores in conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group reports, contact the
          respective rater.
       2. For incorrect information regarding overall win-loss record in national rating, contact both the respective rater and NAIA
          Sport Manager.
       3. For concerns regarding the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating, contact respective rater and the
          conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group oversight committee.
       4. For concerns regarding the national rating, contact your respective rater, a National Oversight Committee member and/or
          the NAIA Sport Manager.

    D. Recommended Ratings Criteria from the NAC Rules & Ratings Committee
       If a sport-specific ratings committee does not have established group and national ratings criteria that has been approved by
       the NAC Rules & Ratings Committee, then the NAC Rules & Ratings Committee recommends that each sport ratings
       committee use the following (non-weighted) criteria when compiling both conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group and national
       polls:
             •    Overall win-loss record
             •    Head-to-head results (with most recent result taking precedence)
             •    Win-loss record vs. common opponents
             •    Win-loss record vs. nationally-rated teams
             •    *Strength of schedule

             *For 2010-11, each coaches’ association must present sport-specific ratings criteria and a strength of schedule
             component to the NAC Rules & Ratings Committee for approval.

V. National Oversight Committee
   A. National Oversight Committee to consist of three (3) members:
         1.   A member of the NAC Rules & Ratings Committee
         2.   Two coaches from appropriate sport with the following criteria:
                    a. One coach must have prior rating experience and can be an active or former coach still involved in the NAIA.
                    b. One coach must be current officer in coaches’ association
         The respective NAIA Sport Manager will work with officers to recruit/appoint National Oversight Committee members.
    B.   The NAC Rules & Ratings Committee liaison is an active member of each National Oversight Committee.
    C.   Each conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group must designate a three-person oversight committee to monitor their weekly ratings.
         The conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group commissioner will provide names and contact information for their respective
         oversight committee members to the national office. If a group does not have a designated oversight committee in place, they
         will not be able to submit their weekly conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group and national top 30 polls.
    D.   National Oversight Committee will review each rating grid prior to releasing national rating.
         1. Approval forms are submitted by each National Oversight Committee member via e-mail.
         2. If a concern is expressed, oversight will contact NAIA Sport Manager immediately.
         3. If concern is expressed by oversight regarding a rating ballot, rater in question will have until 2 p.m. (Central) on
              Tuesdays to respond to oversight committee concerns and provide written rationale for rating.
              If a rater does not provide written rationale prior to the 2 p.m. Tuesday deadline–
                                      • 1st case – written warning (ballot is still figured into rating for that week)
                                      • 2nd case w/no written rationale from rater – ballot is removed for that week
                                      • NAIA Sport Manager copies all parties (rater, national oversight,
                                           conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated commissioner) in each instance
         4. No completed oversight form from a National Oversight Committee member for two-week period constitutes NAIA
              National Office contact. National Oversight Committee members are held to the same requirements/guidelines as NAIA
              national raters in terms of completing their weekly responsibilities in the ratings process.
    E.   National Oversight Committee has authority to remove a rater’s ballot if the ballot is deemed to jeopardize the integrity of the
         rating. Removal of ballot must be approved by at least two National Oversight Committee members.
         1. In the event of the removal of a ballot, the rater, Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Commissioners, NAIA Director of Sports
              Information and Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Oversight Committee will be notified
    F.   Removal of a rater is authorized when any combination of the following three incidents occur three (3) times during a ratings
         calendar year:
         1.   Failure to submit a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group OR national poll.
         2.   Failure to represent conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group on a ratings conference call.
         3.   Removal of a rating ballot.
       Any appeals (and final decision to remove a rater) are handled by the national ratings oversight committee.
    G. Standard policies when removing a rater:

         1. Warning letter (e-mail correspondence) sent to rater after first offense/incident (See section F above). Respective
         conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group commissioners and national oversight committee copied on all correspondence.
         2. Warning letter to rater after second offense/incident and the rater is informed that they will lose their national rating
         privileges following a third offense/incident. The NAIA Sport Manager contacts conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group
         commissioners for procedures in submitting conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group ratings if the affected group loses their
         rating privileges.
         3. Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group rater loses national rating privileges after third documented offense. Respective
         conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group commissioners and national oversight committee copied on all correspondence.
         NOTE: If a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group has its rater removed, that conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group loses its rater
         voting privileges for the remainder of the current ratings season. However, the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group must still
         submit a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating so that teams in the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group can receive
         ratings votes from all other national raters.

VI. Ratings Grievance Procedure
    A. Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Oversight Committee is responsible for monitoring its weekly rating.
    B. Rater-to-Rater grievances to be facilitated through NAIA Sport Manager with Oversight Committee serving as a resource.
        1. Appeals to be processed through NAC Ratings Subcommittee.

VII. Selection/Identification of Raters
     A. Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group raters are selected by their respective conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group. Each group
         is required to send both rater and oversight committee contact information to the national office.
         Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated groups determine their appropriate selection criteria and guidelines.

VIII.   Final Rating Information
    A. Results of every contest (including postseason) up to submission of final Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group rating are to
       be included in the final poll.
    B. The final national rating will be conducted and released AFTER the deadline for conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group
       national qualifying tournaments. The final rating is used to determine the national tournament at-large qualifying teams in
       all sports (with the exception of NAIA soccer which uses a modified RPI rating). The NAC (based on a recommendation
       from the NAC Rules & Ratings Committee in June 2010) has mandated all sports to follow the established final rating
       calendar through the end of the 2012-13 academic year.
    C. Tie-Breaking Procedures/Criteria – The following criteria will be used to break ties in the final ratings for all sports:
                 1.) Head to head result between tied teams. If still tied (one win/one loss) go to #2 and so on until tie is broken.
                 2.) Win/loss percentage vs. common opponents
                 3.) Accumulated ratings points in last four ratings grids
                 4.) Calculate differential between highest/lowest rating after displacement (removing high/low rating) for both
                     teams. Team with smaller differential is rated above team with greater differential.
                 5.) Vote of National Oversight Committee.
        Notes – Tie-breaking criteria stops at any time the tie is broken. This criteria should be used by all
        conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group raters to determine what order to list tied teams in their weekly rating.

IX. Other Information
    A. Conference calls: There are two conference calls during the season and an informational/educational call prior to the
       preseason rating. The two in-season conference calls are scheduled for September 20 and November 8 and will start at
       11:00 a.m. (Central). Information concerning these calls will be sent to each rater by the NAIA Sport Manager prior to the
       calls.
        For the preseason (educational) conference call, each rater must have computer access during the call. The national office
        will conduct a training session and review SIDHelp during this call and computer access is mandatory. Instructions will be
        sent to all raters at least one week prior to the call.
        If the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rater cannot participate on a scheduled ratings conference call they must:
                  1. Provide a written group report to the NAIA Sport Manager prior to the conference call or
                  2. Find a replacement from their conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group oversight committee to represent the
        group on the call.
        If neither occurs, then no teams in the group are eligible for ratings that week and the rater is penalized for not
        participating on the conference call.

    B. National ratings grid sent to all raters – The weekly ratings grid (a spreadsheet which shows the top 30 rating from each
       national rater) will be sent to all national raters after the weekly rating is posted on-line and released to the media. The
       information included on this grid is CONFIDENTIAL and raters must not share this grid or any part of it with anyone.
    C. Contact from Coaches: Coaches are permitted to send information to their respective conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group
       rater only. If, as a rater, you are receiving correspondence from coaches outside your group, contact the NAIA Sport
       Manager.
    D. Questions regarding rating procedures: Any questions regarding ratings procedures (SID Help, log-in access, etc.) should
       be directed to the NAIA Director of Sports Information.

								
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