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2004 NCAA Division III - Varsity Sport Championship Handbook 2004 NCAA Division III - Varsity Sport Championship Handbook Document Transcript

  • 2004DIVISION IIIMEN’S SOCCERCHAMPIONSHIPSHANDBOOKUpdated 8/24/2004 1
  • Table of Contents Publicity and Promotion ........................................................................................27 Radio .............................................................................................................................28 Rules..............................................................................................................................29Introduction ............................................................................................................5 Schedule of Events - Championship Weekend ...............................................29General Administration ................................................................................7 Scouting (Live)...........................................................................................................292004 Dates and Sites...................................................................................................7 Start Times ..................................................................................................................29Start Times ....................................................................................................................7 Squad Size ...................................................................................................................30Site Selection.................................................................................................................7 Suspended Games ....................................................................................................30Sports Committees .....................................................................................................9 Television .....................................................................................................................30Annual Forms ............................................................................................................ 11 Tickets ...........................................................................................................................30Determination of Competing Institutions ....................................13 Uniforms ......................................................................................................................30Division III Philosophy ...........................................................................................13 Videotapes, Films and Still Photographs ..........................................................31Championship Format ............................................................................................13 Web site ........................................................................................................................31Championship Selection ........................................................................................13 Appendix A ...........................................................................................................32Regional Alignments ...............................................................................................18 Appendix B ...........................................................................................................33Certification of Eligibility/Availability .............................................................18 Appendix C ...........................................................................................................34Religious/Commencement Conflicts Policies ................................................19 Appendix D ..........................................................................................................41Instructions to Participants .......................................................................20Audio Coverage (Radio and Internet) ...............................................................20 Appendix E............................................................................................................44Awards .........................................................................................................................20 Appendix F ............................................................................................................45Ball .................................................................................................................................20Banquet ........................................................................................................................20Bench Area/Assignments ......................................................................................20Cheerleaders, Mascots, Bands and Banners ....................................................21Conference Calls .......................................................................................................21Drug Testing ...............................................................................................................22Lodging ........................................................................................................................22Media Arrangements ...............................................................................................22Meetings ......................................................................................................................23National Anthem ......................................................................................................24News, Media, Press Conferences and Satellite Feeds ...................................24Official Traveling Party ...........................................................................................24Officials ........................................................................................................................24Online Score Reporting Form ...............................................................................25Player Introductions ................................................................................................26Practice .........................................................................................................................26Pregame Schedule ....................................................................................................26Postgame Media Responsibilities........................................................................26Programs .....................................................................................................................26
  • Introduction During the 2004-05 academic year, the Association will sponsor 88 national Championships Information championships, of which 41 are for men, 44 are for women, and three are for both men and women. Among the men’s championships, three are National Collegiate Championships, 13 are Division I championships, 12 are Division II championships and 13 are Division III championships. Among the women’s championships, five are National Collegiate Championships, 12 are Division I championships, 13 are Division II championships and 14 are Division III championships. The combined men’s and women’s championships are National Collegiate Championships. A championships handbook is produced for each NCAA championship and posted on the NCAA Online Web site (www.ncaa.org). How to Use This Publication. The handbook is divided into four sections: (1) General Administration; (2) Determination of Competing Institutions; (3) Instructions to Participants; and (4) General Championship Information. The first three sections pertain only to the respective sport, while the fourth deals with NCAA policies applicable to all 88 championships. [Note: Some policies listed in the general section have been revised by individual sports committees. The revision(s) will appear in the sport-specific section of the handbook.] THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Each topic included in the handbook is referenced to other applicable areas P.O. Box 6222 in the handbook or in the NCAA Manuals, where appropriate. For example, if Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222 you wish to know about regional advisory committees, the basic information 317/917-6222 for that particular sport would be included in an appendix. However, as www.ncaa.org referenced under the heading “Regional Advisory Committees,” more September 2004 information concerning general NCAA policy governing regional advisory Edited By: Mark A. Bockelman, Assistant Director of Championships. committees can be found later in the handbook and in the NCAA Manuals.NCAA, NCAA logo and NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION areregistered marks of the Association and use in any manner is prohibited unlessprior approval is obtained from the Association. 4 5
  • Division III Men’s Soccer General Administration Championships Information 2004 Dates and Sites Championships Information [Reference: Bylaw 31.1.3 in the NCAA Division III Manual.] Important Dates Wednesday, November 10 - Twelve first-round matches Saturday, November 13 - Sixteen second-round matchesTuesday, August 24—Memo sent to Athletics Directors/coaches outlining hosting Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday, November 19-20 or 20-21 - opportunities and procedures. SectionalsMonday, September 13—Deadline for team schedules to be submitted through online Friday-Saturday, November 26-27 - Semifinals and Finals - score-reporting process. Macpherson Stadium at Bryan Park, Greensboro, North Carolina;Monday, September 20—Deadline for updating online score-reporting form, noon local Greensboro College and the City of Greensboro, hosts. time. The regional advisory committee chair, in consultation with the directors ofMonday, September 27—Deadline for updating online score-reporting form, noon local athletics of the competing institutions, shall recommend the specific start times time. of the first- and second-round and sectional games. Those recommendationsMonday, October 4—Deadline for updating online score-reporting form, noon local time. shall be subject to approval by the national committee.Monday, October 11—Deadline for updating online score-reporting form, noon local time.Wednesday, October 13—First regional poll released. First- and second-round and sectional rounds of the championship will beMonday, October 18—Deadline for updating online score-reporting form, noon local time. conducted on the campus of one of the participating institutions. The men’sWednesday, October 20 —Second regional poll released. and women’s semifinals and finals will be conducted at Macpherson StadiumMonday, October 25—Deadline for updating online score-reporting form, noon local time. at Bryan Park, Greensboro, North Carolina. A third-place game will not beWednesday, October 27—Third regional poll released. conducted.Friday, October 29—Deadline for submitting proposed budgets for first-, second- and sectional rounds of the championship, noon Eastern time. Start TimesMonday, November 1—Deadline for updating online score-reporting form, noon local time. All single-game sessions shall start at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m., if lights are available.Wednesday, November 3—Fourth and final regional poll released. All doubleheader sessions shall start at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m., if lights are available.Sunday, November 7—Deadline for updating online score-reporting form, noon local time. Selection and notification of teams participating in the championship. First and second There shall be a 30-minute break between games of a doubleheader. If the round sites announced. visiting team and host site cannot agree on a start time, the men’s soccerWednesday, November 10—Twelve first-round games completed. committee will make the final decision. After the start times have beenSaturday, November 13—Sixteen second-round games completed. established, the highest-seeded team at the sectional matches will have theSunday, November 14—Four sectional sites announced. opportunity to select which start time it prefers.Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday, November 19-20 or 20-21—Sectional contests at A host institution desiring to deviate from these times shall indicate its four sites. requested start time(s) on the facility evaluation form and notify its regionalFriday-Saturday, November 26-27—NCAA Division III men’s and women’s soccer semifinals advisory committee chair before site selections. and final, Macpherson Stadium at Bryan Park, Greensboro, North Carolina; Greensboro College and the City of Greensboro, hosts. Site Selection Future Championship Dates The Championships Committee has prioritized the following site-selection (Subject to change) criteria for all championships: 1. Quality and availability of the facility and other necessary accommodations; First 2nd Sectionals Semifinals and Final 2. Geographical location (which may include such factors as rotation of sites, weather, Round Round (Fri.-Sat. or Sat.-Sun.) (Fri-Sat.) accessibility and transportation costs);2005 Nov. 9 Nov. 12 Nov. 18-19 or 19-20 Nov. 25-26 3. Seeding; and2006 Nov. 8 Nov. 11 Nov. 17-18 or 18-19 Nov. 24-25 4. Attendance history and revenue potential, which shall be considered necessary to2007 Nov. 7 Nov. 10 Nov. 16-17 or 17-18 Nov. 23-24 assure fiscal responsibility. 6 7
  • In addition, the men’s soccer committee includes the following during site- follow these hosting guidelines:selection deliberations: • Hosts for all rounds of the championship must have the ability to charge admission First Round Second Round Sectionals Championships Information • Preference is given to grass/grass-like surfaces. Even Years Women host Men host Women host • Preference is given to playing surfaces 70 yards x 115 yards or larger. The minimum Odd Years Men host Women host Men host field size is 65 yards x 110 yards. • Hosts must be able to establish a barrier to separate the spectators from the field of If conflicts prevent another institution from hosting while following these play. guidelines, the combined men’s and women’s committees will determine which team will play first at the same site. • The potential host must have played the majority of their home games on the field they are submitting for consideration. The men’s and women’s committees are concerned with conflicts created when institutions attempt to host both men’s and women’s championship A competing institution that cannot charge admission at its home facility events, and the impact those conflicts have on the committees during siteand/or cannot establish a barrier to separate the spectators from the field of selection, and on the institution during the administration of the events. Theplay and/or does not have a field that meets minimum-size requirements (65 committees prefer that institutions not host both men’s and women’s events inyards x 110 yards) may not serve as host. the same round of the championships. An evaluation will be made of institutional facilities to determine if they are The committees also recognize that some institutions with both teams inacceptable for championship play. Selection of host sites will be based partly the championships, while recognizing their limitations in hosting both events,upon the quality of the playing facility. A facility evaluation form must be may face administrative pressure having to choose to host one championshipcompleted online with a deadline of October 29. Instructions on accessing event over another. The committees believe these guidelines can alleviateand completing the online facility evaluation will be mailed to the directors of this administrative pressure. The committees’ primary concerns include theathletics of all eligible Division III institutions sponsoring men’s soccer. The following:facility evaluation is one of the tools used in determining site selection. • The potential for one championship event to “overshadow” the other;Waiver of site-selection criteria. Institutions that play the majority of homegames with inadequate playing surfaces (e.g., carpet-like, synthetic surface, • The potential for field conditions to deteriorate, particularly in the second games;minimum dimensions, etc.) may request a waiver of the policy giving • The institutional administrative pressure to host both championship events and/or topreference to grass/grass-like surfaces and field sizes of 70 yards x 115 yards choose between which championship event it will host if it cannot host both events;and larger. Institutions with carpet-like, synthetic turf that are requesting awaiver should submit two proposed budgets for each round of competition in • The magnification of weather issues if an institution attempts to host both championship events; andwhich it is interested in hosting: one for its carpet-like, synthetic-turf site andone for an alternate site with a grass/grass-like surface, in case the scenario • The condition and availability of practice facilitiesdevelops that it may be paired with another institution that has carpet-like,synthetic turf. If the opponent has no objection, the game could be played on Sports Committeescarpet-like, synthetic turf. It is the responsibility of the regional chair to speak [Reference: Administration and Management in the Division III General Section, andwith both institutions regarding this situation (if it presents itself) before the Bylaws 31.1.1 and 31.1.2 in the NCAA Division III Manual.]committee’s conference call to select subsequent-round sites. The Division III The NCAA soccer championship is under the control, direction andMen’s Soccer Committee has the final decision on all waiver requests. supervision of the NCAA soccer committee. Current members of the committeeJoint Hosting Information. The NCAA Division III Championships Committee are:has approved a recommendation from the NCAA Division III Men’s andWomen’s Soccer Committees to establish hosting guidelines for institutions Division III Men’s Soccer Committeewhose men’s and women’s teams earn berths in the respective championships. Adam Hertz, committee chairThe committees established these guidelines to eliminate potential conflicts Director of Athleticscreated by hosting both championship events, to assist institutions in preparing Swarthmore Collegefor hosting opportunities and to ensure the opportunity of providing a quality 500 College Ave.championship experience for all teams involved in both championships. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081-1397 Phone: 610/328-8325 Institutions with both men’s and women’s teams in the championships will e-mail: ahertz1@swarthmore.edu 8 9
  • Roy Anderson Phone: 413/662-5354 Director of Athletics e-mail: rshewcra@mcla.mass.edu Medgar Evers College For additional information about the NCAA soccer championship, contact: 1150 Carroll Street Championships Information Brooklyn, NY 11225 Mark Bockelman Adam Hertz Phone: 718/270-6071 Assistant Director of Championships Director of Athletics e-mail: roy@mec.cuny.edu NCAA Swarthmore CollegeBarb Bolich P.O. Box 6222 500 College Ave. Director of Athletics Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222 Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081-1397 Dominican University (Illinois) Phone: 317/917-6222 Phone: 610/328-8325 790 West Division Street Fax: 317/917-6826 Fax: 610/328-7798 River Forest, IL 60305 E-mail: mbockelman@ncaa.org E-mail: ahertz1@swarthmore.edu Phone: 708/524-6556 e-mail: bbolich@dom.edu Annual FormsGerry DiBartolo Menʼs Soccer Coach Bid Proposal Forms. Institutions interested in hosting first-, second- and/or Salisbury University sectional round(s) of championship competition should complete the proposed 1101 Camden Avenue budget, key contacts and facility evaluation forms and forward them to Mark Salisbury, MD 21801 Bockelman (e-mail: mbockelman@ncaa.org; fax: 317/917-6826), assistant Phone: 410/548-5338 director of championships at the NCAA national office, by noon Friday, e-mail: grdibartolo@salisbury.edu October 29. Prospective hosts need to submit a separate proposed budgetMichael Mooney for each round in which they are interested in hosting. These forms can be Associate Athletics Director/Menʼs Soccer Coach accessed on the NCAA Web site in the championships administration section State University College at Geneseo (www.ncaa.org/champadmin). 1 College Circle Failure to follow the prescribed procedures and meet the proposed budgets Geneseo, New York 14454-1401 deadline could eliminate your institution from consideration as host. Phone: 585/245-5343 [Reference: Budgets in the Division III General Section.] e-mail: mooney@geneseo.edu Expense Reimbursement Form. Each institution selected to the Division IIIVernon Mummert Men’s Soccer Championships must submit an expense reimbursement form Director of Athletics after the conclusion of its championship experience in order to receive the Wabash College per diem and any applicable transportation costs from the NCAA. The form P.O. Box 352 and instructions are available on the NCAA Web site in the championships Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0352 administration section (www.ncaa.org/champadmin). Any questions Phone: 765/361-6233 concerning the reimbursement process should be directed to the NCAA travel e-mail: mummertv@wabash.edu department (Phone: 317/917-6757; e-mail: travel@ncaa.org.)Horst Richardson [Reference: Official Traveling Party, Transportation, Expense Forms and Per Diem in the Menʼs Soccer Coach Division III General Section, and Bylaw 31.4.6 in the NCAA Division III Manual.] Colorado College Financial Report Form. The host for each championship round must complete 14 East Cache La Poudre Street a financial report form, part of the proposed budget form and located on the Colorado Springs, CO 80903 NCAA Web site (www.ncaa.org/champadmin). A separate financial report Phone: 719/389-6517 form must be submitted for each round of competition. Each form must be e-mail: hrichardson@coloradocollege.edu submitted to the NCAA not later than 60 days after the conclusion of theRon Shewcraft competition. Failure to submit the report within 60 days will result in financial Menʼs Soccer Coach penalties. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts [Reference: Bylaw 31.4 in the NCAA Division III Manual.] 375 Church Street North Adams, Massachusetts 01247 Online Score Reporting Form. In an effort to streamline the score-reporting 10 11
  • process for the 2004 Division III men’s and women’s soccer season, thechampionships committee has implemented an online score-reporting Determination of Competingprocess for all institutions sponsoring Division III soccer. Hard copies ofthe score-reporting forms no longer will be disseminated or accepted by the Institutions Championships Informationcommittees. Your institution is required to enter your team’s schedule on your initialonline score-reporting form by September 13. It will be your institution’s Division III Philosophyresponsibility to enter all game results, starting with your first match. Updated The Division III championships philosophy is to field the most competitivescore-reporting forms with the latest results are due by noon on the following teams possible while minimizing missed class time; to emphasize regionaldates: competition in regular-season scheduling; and to provide representation in September 20 October 18 NCAA championship competition by allocating berths to eligible conferences, independent institutions and a limited number of at-large teams, realizing that September 27 October 25 this may be done at the expense of leaving out some championship-caliber October 4 November 1 teams. October 11 November 7 (for selections) Championship Format A memo outlining the steps to access the online score-reporting form, alongwith your institution’s username and password, has been sent to the director The Division III Men’s Soccer Championship provides for a maximum field ofof athletics of each institution sponsoring men’s soccer. 44 teams in a single-elimination tournament. Twelve first-round matches will be played to determine the teams that advance to the second round. Sixteen second-round games will be played to determine the teams that advance to the four four-team sectionals. Four teams will advance from the sectionals to the semifinals. In addition, 36 conferences have been grated automatic qualification for the 2004 championship. First-round games will be played on the Wednesday before second- round games on the campus of the higher-seeded institution, depending on geographic proximity and review of the host bid and facility evaluation. Second-round and sectional competition will be conducted on the campuses of the participating institutions. The semifinals and finals will be conducted at Macpherson Stadium at Bryan Park, Greensboro, North Carolina. First- and second-round sites will be announced by the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Committee immediately after team selections on Sunday, November 7. Sectional sites will be announced on Sunday, November 14. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, it becomes impossible to play a match(es) during the championship, the committee is authorized to determine which team or teams advance in the bracket. A championship bracket can be found in Appendix B. A summary of the automatic-qualifying conferences and their members, along with the Pool B candidates, is listed in Appendix C. Championship Selection [Reference: Bylaws 31.01.2, 31.01.3 and 31.3 in the NCAA Division III Manual.] Teams shall be selected for the championship by the eight-member NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Committee. Each member of the committee serves as the chair of the advisory committee in his respective region. Regional advisory committees (RACs) assist the national committee by evaluating teams, sites 12 13
  • and officials within their regions through a series of conference calls. Based on the sponsorship data, the following allocations will be implemented Conference calls will be conducted by the national committee to make the for the 2004 championship:final determination of the participating teams. If possible, all selections will be Pool A 36 teamsmade by November 7. Championships Information Pool B 5 teams # Pool B teams/Access ratio In order that the chairs of the RACs have complete information on each teamin their region, it is imperative that each institution submit the scores from Pool C 3 teams Field size - Pool A - Pool Beach match with the NCAA’s online score-reporting service (www.ncaa.org/champadmin). Automatic Qualifiers Allocation of Berths - Pools A, B and C The 36 conferences granted automatic qualification for the 2004 championship 1. Pool A will be composed of the conference champions from each conference from Pool A are: that meets the requirements for automatic qualification (NCAA Bylaw Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 31.3.4). Conferences that meet automatic-qualification requirements are American Southwest Conference guaranteed only one Pool A berth. After the determination of the automatic Capital Athletic Conference (Pool A) berths, the committee will determine the Pool B selections followed Centennial Conference by the Pool C selections. City University of New York Athletic Conference 2. Pool B will be composed of independent institutions and institutions that College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic Commonwealth Conference qualification. Commonwealth Coast Conference Empire 8 3. Pool C will be reserved for institutions from automatic-qualifying Freedom Conference conferences that are not their conference champion and the remaining teams in Pool B. Great Northeast Athletic Conference Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 4. Berths from Pools B and C will be selected on a national basis, using Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regional selection criteria. There will be no predetermined regional allocations Lake Michigan Conference for Pools B and C. Liberty League 5. There will be no maximum or minimum number of berths from one Little East Conference region. Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference The Championships Committee has clarified Bylaw 31.3.4 to reflect that Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Associationinstitutions participating in conferences that meet the automatic-qualification Midwest Conferencerequirements and are eligible to be selected to a championship via Pool A and/ Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conferenceor Pool C, may not elect instead to be selected via Pool B as an independent New England Small College Athletic Conferenceinstitution. New England Womenʼs and Menʼs Athletic Conference 2004 Division III Men’s Soccer Sponsorship Data New Jersey Athletic Conference North Atlantic Conference Division III institutions sponsoring men’s soccer: 381 North Coast Athletic Conference Provisional institutions (not eligible for the championship): 10 Northwest Conference Declared NAIA (not eligible for the NCAA championship): 3 Ohio Athletic Conference Old Dominion Athletic Conference Institution reclassifying to Division II (not eligible for Division III Pennsylvania Athletic Conferencechampionship): 1 Skyline Conference Institutions eligible for NCAA championship: 367 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Conferences meeting automatic qualifying requirements: 36 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Eligible teams in automatic-qualifying conferences: 321 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference State University of New York Athletic Conference Pool B teams: 46 University Athletic Association Access ratio (eligible teams in AQ conferences/# of AQ conferences: 1:8.91 USA South Athletic Conference 14 15
  • Countable Games • The strength-of-schedule index is calculated for ratings at the time of the ranking calls Only games listed on the institution’s originally submitted schedule will be and using final results for selection purposes.considered for tournament-selection purposes. Postseason games decided bythe penalty-kick tiebreaker procedure shall be considered as ties for selection • In-region head-to-head competition. Championships Informationpurposes. The addition of games not listed on the institution’s published • In-region results vs. common regional opponents.schedule as an aid for selection shall not be considered. • In-region results vs. regionally ranked teams Selection Criteria – for ranking and selection • Opponents are considered ranked once they appear one time in the official rankings. The Division III Championship Committee has established the followingselection criteria for all Division III team sports. • Conference postseason contest(s) is included. Sport committees will select teams based on regional competition. The If the evaluation of the primary criteria does not result in a decision by thefollowing primary criteria (not in priority order) will be reviewed: committee, the following secondary criteria (for ranking and selections) will be evaluated:• Win-loss percentage against regional opponents • Out-of-region head-to-head competition.• Strength-of-schedule index – only contests versus regional competition • Overall Division III won-loss percentage. Win on the road versus a team at or above .667 15 points • Results versus common non-Division III opponents. Win at home versus a team at or above .667 14 points • Results versus Division III teams ranked in other regions. Win on the road versus a team at or above .500, but below .667 13 points • Overall win-loss percentage. Win at home versus a team at or above .500, but below .667 12 points • Results versus common out-of-region opponents. Win on the road versus a team at or above .333, but below .500 11 points • Overall Division III Strength of Schedule. Win at home versus a team at or above .333, but below .500 10 points Pairings and Site Selection Win on the road versus a team below .333 9 points Once automatic qualifiers are identified and the Pools B and C teams are Win at home versus a team below .333 8 points selected, the following guidelines should be followed: Loss on the road versus a team at or above .667 7 points • Teams will be grouped in clusters according to natural geographic proximity. Teams Loss at home versus a team at or above .667 6 points will then be paired according to geographic proximity. A team may be moved to numerically balance the bracket if geographic proximity is maintained. Teams should Loss on the road versus a team at or above .500, but below .667 5 points be paired and eligible sites should be selected according to geographic proximity Loss at home versus a team at or above .500, but below .667 4 points (within 500 miles). Loss on the road versus a team at or above .333, but below .500 3 points • Teams may be seeded on a regional basis using the regional selection criteria. However, geographic proximity takes precedence over seeding. Loss at home versus a team at or above .333, but below .500 2 points • Teams from the same conference do not have to play one another in the first round as Loss on the road versus a team below .333 1 point long as geographic proximity is maintained. Loss at home versus a team below .333 0 points • The highest-seeded team that meets all selection criteria (and after a review of the submitted host materials) will be selected as the host institution, provided geographic• Points for tied contests are calculated by taking the points which would have been proximity is maintained. awarded with a win, adding the points which would have been awarded with a loss and dividing by two. • It is the intent of the committee to create competition brackets with a maximum of eight teams competing in each bracket. Flights will be kept to a minimum.• The strength-of-schedule index is calculated by adding the total number of points and dividing by the number of games. The higher-seeded team at the sectional sites will have the opportunity to select which game time it prefers.• A neutral game is defined as being in neither team’s locale and, as such, is awarded as if it were an away game. The higher-seeded team will be listed at the top of the competition bracket. The top team on the bracket is the designated home team and will wear the 16 17
  • light (white) colored jersey. The higher-seeded team will sit on the bench to the Religious/Commencement Conflicts Policiesright of the scorer’s table when facing the field. The NCAA Division III Presidents Council has approved the followingNote: Media and/or coaches polls are not factors in the selection process. policies for the 2004-05 championships: Championships Information Religious Reasons. If a participating institution has a written policy againstRegional Alignments competition on a particular day for religious reasons, it shall inform the NCAA Each Division III men’s soccer team is assigned to one of eight geographic championship staff liaison in writing, not later than one week before the“evaluation” regions. The primary criteria used for ranking and selection is selection date for it or one of its student-athletes to be excused from competingbased on how a team performs against other Division III “in-region” teams. on that day. The championship schedule shall be adjusted to accommodateIn addition, results versus Division III opponents within 200 miles or less of a that institution.team’s campus, but outside its assigned geographic region, will be considered Commencement Reasons. If an institution’s commencement conflicts with“in-region” and part of the primary selection/ranking criteria. The NCAA participation in the championships, the institution shall inform the NCAAuses Microsoft® Streets and Trips 2004 as the software program to confirm any championships staff liaison in writing not later than one week before themileage issues. selection date for the governing sports committee to accommodate a request to For men’s soccer, all conference members are aligned in the same geographic alter the championship schedule.“evaluation” region, with the exception of the University Athletic Association,the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the Allegheny MountainAthletic Conference.Regional rankings. The men’s soccer committee will release regional rankingsbeginning Wednesday, October 15 for four consecutive weeks before thechampionships selection Sunday. The committee will rank the top 15 percentof teams in each region (or a minimum of four teams, whichever is greater),by applying the championships selection criteria. Based on 2004 sponsorshipreports, the following number of teams will be ranked in each region: Central Region—10 Great Lakes Region—5 Metro Region—4 Mid-Atlantic Region—7 New England Region—10 Northeast Region—4 South Region—4 West Region—6Certification of Eligibility/Availability[Reference: Certification of Eligibility/Availability in the Division III General Section andBylaws 3.2.4, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 in the NCAA Division III Manual.] Only student-athletes eligible under Bylaws 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 maycompete in NCAA championships. In accordance with Bylaw 3.2.4, memberinstitutions are required to certify the eligibility of their student-athletes beforethe beginning of each academic year and to withhold ineligible student-athletesfrom all intercollegiate competition. Member institutions are reminded tonotify NCAA liaison Mark Bockelman before the November 7 selection date ofany student-athlete who may have participated in regular-season competitionbut subsequently is determined to be ineligible or unavailable for the 2004championship. 18 19
  • Instructions to Participants of this regulation and does not promptly conform to it automatically shall forfeit the competition. There shall be no inordinate delay of the competition to allow the institution to conform to the rule. The event manager may provide additional chairs for the tournament doctor and a security representative, whoAudio Coverage (Radio and Internet) Championships Information shall not be included in the bench limitation. The top team on the bracket is Please refer to the NCAA Broadcast Manual policies and guidelines that can the designated home team and will wear the light-colored (white) jerseys. Thebe found at www.ncaasports.com/broadcast. home team or higher-seeded team (if at a neutral site) shall occupy the bench to the right of the scorer’s table (when facing the field).Awards[Reference: Awards in the Division III General Section and Bylaw 31.1.10 in the NCAA Cheerleaders, Mascots, Bands and BannersDivision III Manual.] Cheerleaders and/or spirit team members, not to exceed 12 in number, plus Official NCAA trophies and individual awards will be presented to the the mascot shall be admitted, if in uniform, via the gate list furnished to theofficial traveling party for each of the final four teams in the championship. host institution by the competing institution’s director of athletics; all otherNon-advancing semifinalists will receive a semifinalist team trophy and 27 institutional representatives will be admitted only upon presentation of a ticket.individual plaques. The runner-up team will receive a second-place trophy A maximum of 12 cheerleaders and/or spirit team members shall be allowedand 27 individual plaques. The champion team will receive the championship on the field during the progress of the game. The cheerleaders shall be seatedtrophy and 27 watches. on the apron of the playing area designated by the tournament manager. Participation certificates will be presented to a maximum of 22 student- Band members, not to exceed 25 in number, who are in uniform andathletes for each team competing or in uniform at the championship. These performing at the championship will not be charged admission to thecertificates will be sent to the institution’s director of athletics after the competition. Bands, or any component thereof, are allowed to play duringconclusion of the competition. Teams advancing to the finals site receive timeouts, between games, and before and after the competition.individual plaques and will not receive the participation certificates. All cheerleading squads must conform to the guidelines set by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors (AACCA). Neither theBall NCAA nor the host institution shall be responsible for supervising or monitoring The Brine NCAA championship soccer ball will be used in all NCAA routines performed by cheerleaders at championship events. Except as notedtournament games. These balls will be sent by the manufacturer to the in this section, supervision of cheerleading squads, their activities, yells andtournament manager at the host institution for each round of competition. stunts is solely the participating institution’s responsibility. The participatingThe host institution is responsible for “breaking in” the game balls before each institution shall ensure that the squad has sufficient training, supervisiontournament game. and equipment for any and all routines its squad may choose to perform. Tournament managers must inform participating institutions if the host The game balls may be distributed after the games by giving one to each of facility has more stringent requirements. If so, the director of athletics at eachthe participating schools. After each participating team receives at least one institution must apprise his or her cheerleading squad of such requirementsball, any remaining balls can be used as promotional giveaways during the and ensure compliance.game or as donations to a local youth group. It is also a common practice insoccer circles to present the center official with a game ball. The use of trampolines, stunts more than two persons high, “basket tosses” and cheerleader flips is not permitted. Tournament managers must informBanquet participants if the host facility has more stringent restrictions, which shall be applied. If necessary, the director of athletics at each institution shall be A championship banquet for a minimum of 300 people will be arranged at asked to apprise the appropriate individuals of this policy and ensure theirthe championship finals site by the host institution for the night before the cooperation.semifinals. It is recommended that men wear a coat and tie. Preliminary-roundbanquets are not permitted. The display of banners is subject to the approval of the games committee.Bench Area/Assignments Conference Calls Teams shall include a maximum of 22 student-athletes in uniform and a First- and Second-Round Hostsmaximum of 28 persons in the team bench area from the start of the pregame A conference call will be conducted at 11 a.m. Eastern time Monday,warm-up through the entire game. An institution that is advised it is in violation November 8, to review administration for the first and second rounds. All first- 20 21
  • and second-round hosts are required to participate in the call. for each of its championships. Subject to limitations of space, media credentials shall be assigned in accordance with the following priorities: (1) campus media Sectional Hosts certified by the director of athletics and/or sports information director of each A conference call will be conducted at 11 a.m. Eastern time, Monday, participating and host institution, (2) certified media from the immediate locale Championships InformationNovember 15, to review administration for the sectional contests. All sectional of the championship or the immediate locale of the competing teams, and (3)hosts are required to participate in the call. other certified media. Semifinal Teams Credentials will not be issued to representatives of any organization that A conference call will be conducted at 11 a.m. Eastern time Monday, November regularly publishes, broadcasts or otherwise promotes the advertising of22, to review the administration of the semifinals and final. The head coach and “tout sheets” or “tip sheets” or other advertising designed to encourageadministrator from each of the four semifinal teams, the tournament director gambling on college sports events. In addition, credentials will not be issuedand additional staff, along with the men’s soccer committee and NCAA liaison to representatives of telephone reporting services and professional sportswill participate in the call. organizations. Other conditions for obtaining media credentials may be implemented,Drug Testing based on the circumstances at the championship site. These conditions must be[Reference: Drug Testing in the General Section, and Bylaws 18.4.1.5 and 31.2.3 in the approved before the competition by the respective national office staff liaison.NCAA Division III Manual.] Microphones. The placement of microphones on a team coach or in team Student-athletes who compete in this championship may be subjected to huddles and bench areas is prohibited at all NCAA championships.drug tests in accordance with NCAA Bylaws 18.4.1.5 and 31.2.3, and may be Post competition Interviews. Immediately after a 10-minute cooling-off perioddetermined to be ineligible as a result thereof. Only student-athletes who have (e.g., 10 minutes after a competing team enters its dressing room), an interviewconsented in writing to such testing are initially eligible for this championship; area will open to all certified members of the news media; any coach andand thereafter, student-athletes who are tested shall remain eligible only if they student-athletes requested by the media will be available for interviews. Iftest negative. a team or individual is participating in an awards ceremony, the cooling-off period will begin immediately after the presentation.Lodging Regardless of regular-season radio or television contract(s), the coach is The host institution shall make reservations for the competing teams in all obligated to the entire covering media during the championship and mustrounds of competition and advise them of the arrangements. The selection of report to the interview room immediately after the 10-minute cooling-offa host institution may be dependent on availability and quality of rooms for period. The coach cannot delay a post competition interview with the coveringparticipating institutions. media to conduct a program for a single newspaper, radio or television reporter An institution is not obligated to stay at the designated property; however, unless requested to remain for a short interview (not to exceed four minutes)it is responsible for confirming or canceling its reservations and then securing by the television entity that has been granted television rights by the NCAA.its own accommodations. If an institution prefers to stay in another hotel, it Coaches cannot make themselves available to selected media representativesmust: before the conclusion of the 10-minute cooling-off period. They may, however, 1. Obtain a release for the rooms from the hotel manager; or open their dressing rooms and/or report to the interview area before 2. Use the rooms for persons accompanying the official traveling party the cooling-off period ends, and make themselves available to all media representatives staffing the championship. Should a coach permit one media The competing institution is responsible for the first night’s room charges agency to enter the dressing room before the 10-minute cooling-off period haseven if it fails to utilize those rooms. If an institution fails to make satisfactory ended, the dressing room shall be opened to all other media representativesarrangements for use of rooms with the hotel, full charges for the rooms will desiring access to the area. The NCAA championships have an “open lockerbe billed to the institution. room policy,” which is administered by the media coordinator on site. The director of athletics of the host institution is to be advised of the plans ofeach institution sufficiently before the competition. Meetings [Reference: Misconduct in the Division III General Section, and Bylaw 31.1.8 in the NCAAMedia Arrangements Division III Manual.][Reference: Publicity and Program Material in the Division III General Section.] A mandatory meeting of the head coaches of the competing teams, officialsMedia Credentials. The NCAA shall control the issuance of media credentials and games committee shall be held before each tournament session to review 22 23
  • playing rules, pregame meeting agenda and any other administrative matters designated representatives of the soccer committee and the tournamentthat may be necessary. The chair of the games committee shall conduct a director will be permitted in the officials’ dressing room before, during or afterpregame meeting to acquaint the head coaches of the competing teams with a game.the provisions of Bylaw 31.1.8, which prescribes conditions under which a Fees. Fees shall be as follows per game: referee—$140, assistant referees—$100; Championships Informationstudent-athlete or representative of an institution may be disqualified from alternate officials—$50.further participation in the competition for reasons of misconduct. Transportation. All officials (including the alternate official) in first-, second- See Appendix D for an agenda of the coaches meeting. and sectional-round games shall receive ground transportation expenses based on 36 cents per mile.National Anthem Officials in the first-, second- and sectional rounds must drive to the The United States of America national anthem (“Star Spangled Banner”) competition site. Only the officials for semifinals and championship finalshall be played before each first- and second-round game, and before the first games may be reimbursed for air travel, not to exceed jet coach air fare. If angame of each round at sectionals. At the championships site, the anthem will official must fly, travel arrangements must be made through the NCAA travelbe played before the first semifinal game and before the championship game. service at Short’s Travel Management, 866/655-9215.The national anthem will be played before player introductions. Lodging. Hotel expenses (excluding incidentals) for officials required to stayNews, Media, Press Conferences and Satellite Feeds overnight at the championship site shall be paid by the host institution and later reimbursed by the NCAA. The alternate official should be from the area Please refer to the NCAA Broadcast Manual policies and guidelines that can and should not have to stay in a hotel.be found at www.ncaasports.com/broadcast. Per Diem. All officials will receive $30 per diem for meals and incidentals onOfficial Traveling Party each day of the championships, beginning with the day of arrival and ending with the day of departure. Officials not required to remain overnight at the site[Reference: Per Diem and Transportation in the General Section.] also shall receive $30 per diem. Transportation and per diem expenses will be provided for an official Policies. A sports committee or games committee may not require membershiptraveling party. The per diem is $65. The maximum number in the official in any specific officials association as a prerequisite for selection to officiate intraveling party is 27. an NCAA tournament. Officials shall be selected and assigned by the sportsOfficials committee or games committee, which shall ensure that officials adhere to the Association’s policies relating to gambling activities and drug and alcoholSelection of Officials. Officials for preliminary-round games shall be appointed use. Furthermore, officials must conduct themselves in a manner befittingby the regional advisory committee chair for the area in which the game is intercollegiate athletics. Failure to do so may result in termination of theconducted. Officials for preliminary rounds must be within driving distance of officiating assignment.the host site. Officials for all semifinal and championship final games shall beappointed by the national committee. Online Score Reporting FormAlternate Official. For preliminary-round games, the regional advisory In an effort to streamline the score-reporting process for the 2004 Divisioncommittee chairs shall be responsible for obtaining an alternate official from III men’s and women’s soccer season, the championships committee hasthe local area to assist at the scorer’s table, facilitate player substitution and, implemented an online score-reporting process for all institutions sponsoringat the discretion of the referee (in accordance with the NCAA Men’s and Division III soccer. Hard copies of the score-reporting forms no longer will beWomen’s Soccer Rules), replace a field official in the event of injury. For the disseminated or accepted by the committees.semifinals and championship final, alternate officials will be selected by the Your institution is required to enter your team’s schedule on your initialnational committee. online score-reporting form by September 13. It will be your institution’sSystem. The diagonal system of control (three officials) will be used to officiate responsibility to enter all game results, starting with your first match. Updatedall tournament games. Officials are to dress alike and should wear shirts of score-reporting forms with the latest results are due by noon on the followingwhich the color is in contrast to the colors worn by the competing teams. dates:Uniform Patch. Game officials shall wear an NCAA patch on their uniforms or September 20 October 18jackets while officiating in NCAA tournament play. No other patches will be September 27 October 25permitted. October 4 November 1Dressing Room. Only the game officials assigned to a tournament contest, 24 25
  • October 11 November 7 (for selections) Host Communications, Inc. will be responsible for all program production A memo outlining the steps to access the online score-reporting form, along including layout and design, advertising, printing, vending and distributionwith your institution’s username and password, has been sent to the director to the championship sites. All items will be reviewed and approved by theof athletics of each institution sponsoring men’s soccer. NCAA. The championship host does not need to include expenses or revenues Championships Information for programs in the proposed championship budget.Player Introductions Host Communications will work with the championship host to determine It is recommended that the following format be used in NCAA tournament if a local advertising representative should be hired to sell ads for the specificgames: program. Some programs will not include local ads. In addition, Host Communications will: • The four officials proceed to the middle of the field before the start of the introduction procedures; these individuals are the first to be identified. • Send NCAA advertising guidelines as needed. • The announcer introduces the visiting team’s reserves, followed by the starters. • Contact the appropriate sports information director to obtain the required team information. • The announcer introduces the home team’s reserves, followed by the starters. • Handle vending and distribution of programs. A representative of Host Communications As each player’s name is announced, the player should proceed to the middle will contact the championship host with additional information.of the field and face the crowd. The teams normally go to the side of the fieldon which their bench is located. Players, coaches and officials are expected to As soon as a team is selected for the championship, the sports informationstand at attention during the playing of the national anthem. After both teams director of that institution should rush appropriate information to Brad Johnson,have been introduced and the national anthem has been played, the players Host Communications, Inc., 904 North Broadway, Lexington, Kentucky 40505should shake hands and return to the sideline. As the players are returning to (phone: 859/226-4536; e-mail: brad.johnson@hostcommunications.com).their respective benches, the head coaches may be introduced. Appropriate information would include: media guides, roster (including name, position, uniform numbers, class, hometown, etc.), season recordPractice (including game scores in order played), statistics, a team picture and a brief The opposing teams shall be allowed at least a one-hour practice on the summary of the team’s season.day before the game on the field on which their game will be played (weather Questions regarding championship programs should be directed to Stacypermitting). The NCAA regional chair, in consultation with host institution, Preston, manager of special events at the NCAA national office (phone: 317/917-has final approval over the practice schedule. 6578, e-mail: spreston@ncaa.org), or Mr. Johnson at Host Communications. NCAA souvenir programs are divided into three categories: individualPregame Schedule programs, preliminary programs and program guides. Regional competition Host institutions should follow the pregame schedule listed in Appendix A. and the national championship site shall receive program guides. Teams shall warm up with a maximum of 22 players. Nonparticipating Program Guides. Program guides include specific team information and NCAAplayers (those above the maximum) shall not participate in the pregame informational pages. Predetermined final championship sites will receive onewarm-up. complimentary editorial page on the host’s choice of the following topics: host institution, host city and host facility.Postgame Media Responsibilities The program guide may include NCAA corporate champion and/or partner All coaches and student-athletes must be made available for poscompetition ads. For predetermined sites, Host Communications will work with the hostinterviews following the “cooling off” period. This not only applies to formal institution to determine if a local advertising representative should be hired topress conferences, but also to any interview requests made to coaches and/ sell ads for a specific program. NCAA advertising guidelines will be sent byor student-athletes not involved in the press conference. Failure to do so Host Communications as needed.may result in possible misconduct, as determined by the respective sport All program pages are subject to NCAA approval. Guidelines are subject tocommittee. NCAA changes.Programs Publicity and Promotion[Reference: Advertising in the Division III General Section, and Bylaws 31.1.12.1 and Championship Publicity. The Division III Men’s Soccer Committee strongly31.6.3 in the NCAA Division III Manual.] emphasizes the necessity for competing institutions to cooperate fully in 26 27
  • sending publicity and promotional materials to tournament managers as soon Rulesas possible after the selection announcement or the team’s victory. [Reference: Bylaw 31.1.6 in the NCAA Division III Manual.] As soon as a team is selected, the sports information director of that institution Per NCAA Bylaw 17.32, member institutions shall conduct all of theirshall rush (including overnight delivery) appropriate information to the sports intercollegiate competition in accordance with the playing rules of the Championships Informationinformation director of the host institution. Association in all sports for which the NCAA develops playing rules. For “Appropriate information” referred to in the preceding paragraph includes those sports in which the Association follows rules that are developed by otherthe following: brochures; rosters (including first and last names, position, jersey governing bodies and modified by the governing sports committee, the adoptednumbers on both sets of uniforms [if different], height, weight, class in school, playing rules shall be used. The governing sports committee will not considernumber of varsity letters won and hometown); season record, including scores any results for selection purposes that are not played in accordance with theof all games in the order in which they were played; up-to-date regular-season NCAA rules books, or those rules adopted by an outside organization.statistics on each player and team totals; an assortment of head and posed The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules shall be followed to the letter.actions shots of individual players; and a 200-word summary of the team’sseason. Schedule of Events - Championship Weekend Teams winning second-round matches shall forward to Bob Lowe, sports The following is a tentative schedule of activities to be held in conjunctioninformation director at Greensboro College (see contact information below), with the championship: (Game times subject to change)the following information on Sunday, November 14: general information onthe college, team and coaching staff; roster; and preliminary media list that Thursday, November 25includes radio stations likely to need phone lines at the championship site. Team Practice Sessions - Beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time Sectional winners must forward to Mr. Lowe as soon as possible after their Championship Banquet - 6:00 p.m.victory and no later than 6 p.m. local time Sunday, November 21, updated Coaches Meeting - Following banquetroster information, updated statistics, box scores from NCAA tournament Friday, November 26play, notes of media interest and preliminary travel information. Women’s Semifinal No. 1 11 a.m. Sports information directors of teams advancing to the championship siteshall poll members of their local media to determine who will accompany the Women’s Semifinal No. 2 1:30 p.m.teams to the finals and shall provide a list of those individuals to Mr. Lowe by Men’s Semifinal No. 1 5 p.m.6 p.m. local time on Sunday, November 21. Men’s Semifinal No. 2 7:30 p.m. Championship site media coordinator: Saturday, November 27 Mr. Bob Lowe Sports Information Director Women’s Championship 1 p.m. Greensboro College Men’s Championship 5 p.m. 815 W. Market St. Awards Ceremony - immediately following each match Greensboro, NC 27401-1875 e-mail: blowe@gborocollege.edu Scouting (Live) Phone: 336-272-7102 ext. 279 Fax: 336-217-7237 Live scouting of potential opponents is not permissible during any round of the championship, except for those teams competing at the same site as theReporting of Scores. The sports information director of the host institution, or scouting institutions (e.g., sections and semifinals.)an appointed representative, is responsible for reporting all tournament resultspromptly to the press wire services, www.ncaasports.com and regional news Start Timesoutlets. A standardized box score form for soccer will be sent in advance to theinstitutions serving as hosts to these games. All single-game sessions shall start at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m., if lights are available. All doubleheader sessions shall start at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m., if lights are available.Radio There shall be a 30-minute break between games of a doubleheader. If the visiting team and host site cannot agree on a date and game time, the men’s[Reference: Advertising in the Division III General Section.] soccer committee will make the final decision. The highest-seeded team at Please refer to the NCAA Broadcast Manual policies and guidelines that can the sectional matches will have the opportunity to select which game time itbe found at www.ncaasports.com/broadcast. prefers. 28 29
  • A host institution desiring to deviate from these times shall indicate its Competing teams shall have both light- and dark-colored jerseys, and light-requested starting time on the facility evaluation form and notify its regional and dark-colored stockings available. In preliminary competition, the homeadvisory committee chair before site selections. team must wear a uniform white in color and in clear contrast with the visiting team. A team’s stockings must be the same color as the jersey. For the semifinals Championships InformationSquad Size and final, the games committee will determine the home teams.[Reference: Bylaw 31.1.5 in the NCAA Division III Manual.] Student-athletes competing in the championship shall wear the official Squad size for each team shall include a maximum of 22 student-athletes in uniform of their institution in competition and related ceremonies. This appliesuniform. A maximum of 28 persons may be within the team bench area from to both warm-ups and competitive uniforms.the start of the pregame warm-up through the entire game. Logos. An institution’s official uniform and all other items of apparel (e.g., socks, headbands, T-shirts, wristbands, visors or hats, and towels) that areSuspended Games worn by student-athletes in competition may bear a single manufacturer’s or In the case of inclement weather or other factors leading the referee to distributor’s normal trademark, not to exceed 2¼ square inches, including anysuspend a game, the officials, games committee and coaches shall refer to the additional material (e.g., patch) surrounding the normal trademark or logo.NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules. The logo or trademark must be contained within a four-sided geometrical If a game is suspended or postponed, it will be the decision of the games figure (i.e., rectangle, square or parallelogram).committee and the referee to determine if the game can be continued that In addition, an institution’s official uniform cannot bear a design elementday. If conditions dictate that the game cannot be completed, the NCAA similar to the manufacturer’s that is in addition to another logo or that isrepresentative and tournament manager shall contact Mark Bockelman (office: contrary to the size restriction.317/917-6513; cellular: 317/966-6446). Only after contacting Mr. Bockelman A student-athlete representing an institution in intercollegiate competition ismay a game be suspended until the following day. limited to wearing apparel items that include only the logo (not to exceed 2¼ square inches) of an apparel manufacturer or distributor. The student-athleteTelevision may not wear any apparel that identifies another entity other than the student-[Reference: Advertising in the Division III General Section.] athlete’s institution. Please refer to the NCAA Broadcast Manual policies and guidelines that can These restrictions apply to all apparel worn by student-athletes during thebe found at www.ncaasports.com/broadcast. conduct of competition, which includes any pregame or postgame activities.Tickets This bylaw will be strictly enforced at all NCAA championships and the names of individuals and institutions that are not in compliance with this [Reference: Tickets in the Division III General Section, and Bylaw 31.1.11 in the NCAA bylaw shall be forwarded to the NCAA enforcement staff.Division III Manual.] Ticket prices for first-, second- and sectional-round play will be determined Videotapes, Films and Still Photographsby the tournament director in consultation with the Division III Men’s Soccer [Reference: Bylaw 31.6.4.3 in the NCAA Division III Manual.]Committee or its representative. The videotaping or filming of an opponent’s game is not permitted without prior approval of the participating teams. If in-person scouting occurs, the First, Second and Semifinals and Finals scout(s) shall pay the regular admission price. Sectional Rounds Ticket Prices Institutions are permitted to videotape championship competition by their Minimum Ticket Prices teams or their individual student-athletes for archival, coaching or instructional $6 General admission $10 purposes. Each institution is permitted to use one camera and may videotape only $3 Students and senior $5 that portion of the competition in which it participates. The videotapes may not citizens be used for any commercial purposes. An institutional representative shall contact the event coordinator at the host site to arrange for camera space at that site. The $2 Children ages three to 12 $3 host institution shall provide a comparable location for both competing teams. Children ages two and under shall be admitted at no charge. Web siteUniforms Please refer to the NCAA Broadcast Manual policies and guidelines that can[Reference: Bylaw 12.5.3 in the NCAA Division III Manual.] be found at www.ncaasports.com/broadcast. 30 31
  • Appendix A Appendix B Pregame Schedule First Round November 10 The following schedule should be used for all sessions during thechampionships.Game Clock60:00 Teams may begin warm-up. Second Round November 1320:00 Captains and officials meet.10:00 Teams clear field. Introduction of officials and players. November 19 - 20 or 20 - 21 1. Officials. Sectionals 2. “Visiting team” nonstarters followed by starters and head coach. 3. “Home team” nonstarters followed by starters and head coach. SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP National anthem. November 26 Semifinals Teams shake hands.0:00 Game begins. CHAMPION NATIONAL Second Game of Session (if applicable) November 27 2004 NCAA Division III Men’s Teams for second game may begin warm-up. If first game goes into overtime, Finalteams will be guaranteed a 30-minute warm-up on the game field.18:00 Captains and officials meet.8:00 Teams clear field. November 26 Semifinals7:00 Introduction of officials and players. 1. Officials. November 19 - 20 or 20-21 2. “Visiting team” nonstarters followed by starters and head coach. Sectionals 3. “Home team” nonstarters followed by starters and head coach. Appendixes2:00 Teams shake hands.0:00 Game begins. 2nd Rounds November 13 * Host institution First Round November 10 32 33
  • Appendix C Becker College Casleston State College Elms College Johnson State College Lasell College Mount Ida College Automatic-Qualifying Conferences Maine Maritime Academy Thomas College and Pool B Institutions University of Maine-Farmington (denotes number of eligible teams) New England Evaluation Region (68) University Athletic Association (8) Brandeis University Commonwealth Coast Conference (12)Anna Maria College University of New England Pool B Institutions (3)Colby-Sawyer College New England College Husson College Newbury CollegeCurry College Nichols College *University of Maine at Presque Isle St. Joseph’s College (Maine)Eastern Nazarene College Roger Williams University *Mitchell CollegeEndicott College Salve Regina UniversityGordon College Wentworth Institute of Technology Northeast Evaluation Region (31) Allegheny Mountain Athletic Conference (9) Great Northeast Athletic Conference (10)Albertus Magnus College Norwich University Hilbert College Medaille CollegeDaniel Webster College Rivier College Empire 8 (7)Emerson College Southern Vermont College Alfred University Rochester Institute of TechnologyEmmanuel College (Massachusetts) Suffolk University Elmira College St. John Fisher CollegeJohnson and Wales University Western New England College Ithaca College Utica College (Rhode Island) Nazareth College Liberty League (8) Little East Athletic Conference (8) Clarkson University St. Lawrence UniversityEastern Connecticut State University Plymouth State College Hamilton College Skidmore CollegeKeene State College Rhode Island College Hobart & William Smith Colleges Union College (New Yortk)University of Massachusetts, Boston University of Southern Maine Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Vasser CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Western Connecticut State University State University of New York Athletic Conference (10) Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (8) State University College at Brockport State University College at OswegoBridgewater State College Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buffalo State College Plattsburgh State University of New YorkFitchburg State College Salem State College State University College at Cortland State University College at PotsdamFramingham State College Westfield State College State University College at Fredonia State University of New York Institute ofMassachusetts College of Liberal Arts Worcester State College State University College at Geneseo Technology at Utica/Rome State University College at New Paltz New England Small College Athletic Conference (10)Amherst College Middlebury College Appendixes University Athletic Association (8)Bates College Trinity College (Connecticut) University of RochesterBowdoin College Tufts UniversityColby College Wesleyan University (Connecticut) Pool B Institutions (3)Connecticut College Williams College Cazenovia College Keuka College D’Youville College New England Women’s and Men’s Athletics Conference (7)Babson College U.S. Coast Guard Academy Metro Evaluation Region (33)Clark University (Massachusetts) Wheaton College (Massachusetts)Massachusetts Institute of Technology Worcester Polytechnic Institute City University of New York Athletic Conference (9)Springfield College Bernard M. Baruch College Medgar Evers College Brooklyn College New York City College of Technology North Atlantic Conference (9) City College of New York College of Staten Island 34 35
  • Hunter College York College (New York) Drew University University of ScrantonJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Wilkes University New Jersey Athletic Conference (9) Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (9)Kean University Rutgers, The State University of Alvernia College Marywood UniversityMontclair State University New Jersey, Camden Arcadia University College MisericordiaThe College of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of Cabrini College Neumann CollegeRamapo College New Jersey, Newark Eastern University Wesley CollegeRichard Stockton College of New Jersey William Paterson University Gwynedd-Mercy CollegeRowan University of New Jersey University Athletic Association (8) Skyline Conference (11) Carnegie Mellon UniversityCentenary College (New Jersey) State University College atManhattanville College Old Westbury Pool B Institutions (9)State University of New York, St. Joseph’s College (Long Island) Baptist Bible College (Pennsylvania) *Pennsylvania Sate University Berks, Maritime College Stevens Institute of Technology Lehigh Valley CollegeMount St. Mary College (New York) U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Bethany College (West Virginia) Philadelphia Biblical UniversityCollege of Mount St. Vincent Yeshiva University Grove City College Thiel CollegeState University of New York at Farmingdale *Keystone College Washington and Jefferson College Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) Waynesburg College University Athletic Association (8) *Mount Aloysius College Westminster College (Pennsylvania)New York University Pool B Institutions (3) South Evaluation Region (32)Bard College New Jersey City UniversityPolytechnic University (New York) Capital Athletic Conference (8) Catholic University Marymount University (Virginia) Mid-Atlantic Evaluation Region (52) Gallaudet University Salisbury University Goucher College St. Mary’s College of Maryland Allegheny Mountain Athletic Conference (9) Mary Washington College York College (Pennsylvania)Frostburg State University Pennsylvania State University Erie, the Behrend College Old Dominion Athletic Conference (10)La Roche College University of Pittsburgh, Bradford Bridgewater College (Virginia) Lynchburg CollegeLake Erie College University of Pittsburg, Greensburg Eastern Mennonite University Randolph-Macon CollegePennsylvania State University, Altoona Emory and Henry College Roanoke College Guilford College Virginia Wesleyan College Centennial Conference (10) Hampden-Sydney College Washington and Lee UniversityDickinson College McDaniel CollegeFranklin & Marshall College Muhlenberg College USA South Athletic Conference (7) AppendixesGettysburg College Swarthmore College Averett University Methodist CollegeHaverford College Ursinus College Christopher Newport University North Carolina Wesleyan CollegeJohns Hopkins University Washington College (Maryland) Ferrum College Shenandoah University Greensboro College Commonwealth Conference (8)Albright College Messiah College University Athletic Association (8)Elizabethtown College Moravian College Emory UniversityJuniata College Susquehanna UniversityLebanon Valley College Widener University Pool B Institutions (6) Fisk University Maryville College (Tennessee) Freedom Conference (8) Huntingdon College Piedmont CollegeDelaware Valley College King’s College (Pennsylvania) La Grange College Villa Julie CollegeDeSales University Lycoming College 36 37
  • Great Lakes Evaluation Region (38) Illinois Wesleyan University Wheaton College (Illinois) Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (7) Lake Michigan Conference (8)Anderson University (Indiana) Hanover College Concordia University (Wisconsin) Maranatha Baptist Bible CollegeBluffton College Manchester College Dominican University (Illinois) Marian College (Wisconsin)Defiance College Transylvania University Edgewood College Milwaukee School of EngineeringFranklin College Lakeland College Wisconsin Lutheran College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (7) Midwest Conference (10)Adrian College Hope College Beloit College Lake Forest CollegeAlbion College Kalamazoo College Carroll College (Wisconsin) Lawrence UniversityAlma College Olivet College Grinnell College Monmouth College (Illinois)Calvin College Illinois College Ripon College Knox College St. Norbert College North Coast Athletic Conference (10)Allegheny College Oberlin College St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (8)Denison University Ohio Wesleyan University Blackburn College Maryville University of Saint LouisEarlham College Wabash College Fontbonne College Principia CollegeHiram College Wittenberg University Greenville College Webster UniversityKenyon College College of Wooster MacMurray College Westminster College (Missouri) Ohio Athletic Conference (10) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (10)Baldwin-Wallace College Mount Union College Centre College Rhodes CollegeCapital University Muskingum College Hendrix College University of the SouthHeidelberg College Ohio Northern University Millsaps College Southwestern University (Texas)John Carroll University Otterbein College Oglethorpe University Trinity University (Texas)Marietta College Wilmington College (Ohio) University Athletic Association (8) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (10) University of Chicago Washington University (in St. Louis)DePauw University Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Pool B Institutions (11) Aurora University Rust College University Athletic Association (8) Benedictine University (Illinois) *University of Texas at TylerCase Western Reserve University Clarke College University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Pool B Institutions (1) Concordia University (Illinois) University of Wisconsin, Platteville*Finlandia University Thomas More College University of Dallas University of Wisconsin, Superior #Northland College University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Central Evaluation Region (68) Rockford College Appendixes American Southwest Conference (13) West Evaluation Region (42)Austin College McMurry UniversityConcordia University at Austin Mississippi College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (9)East Texas Baptist University University of the Ozarks (Arkansas) Buena Vista University Loras CollegeHardin-Simmons University Schreiner College Central College (Iowa) Luther CollegeLeTourneau University University of Texas at Dallas Coe College Simpson CollegeLouisiana College Texas Lutheran University Cornell College %Upper Iowa UniversityUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor University of Dubuque Wartburg College College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (8) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (11)Augustana College (Illinois) Millikin University Augsburg College Macalester CollegeCarthage College North Central College (Illinois) Bethel College (Minnesota) St. John’s University (Minnesota)Elmhurst College North Park University Carleton College St. Mary’s University of Minnesota 38 39
  • Concordia College, MoorheadGustavus Adolphus College St. Olaf College University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Appendix DHamline University Northwest Conference (8) Pregame Coaches Meeting AgendaGeorge Fox University University of Puget SoundLinfield College Whitman College The chair of the games committee will conduct a meeting at least twoPacific Lutheran University Whitworth College hours before the coin toss involving the respective directors of athletics,Pacific University (Oregon) Willamette University sports information directors, competing head coaches, game officials and announcers. Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (8) After introductions have been made, the chair of the games committee orCalifornia Institute of Technology Occidental College host director of athletics may have remarks. Be sure all items listed below areCalifornia Lutheran University Pomona-Pitzer CollegesClaremont McKenna-Harvey University of Redlands reviewed. Mudd-Scripps Colleges Whittier CollegeUniversity of La Verne 1. Identify the games committee, which generally includes members of the NCAA men’s soccer committee in attendance and/or representatives of the participating Pool B Institutions (6) institutions. The games committee is responsible for the supervision and conductUniversity of California, Santa Cruz Martin Luther College of the event and will ensure that the event is conducted in accordance with NCAACalifornia State University, Hayward #Menlo College policies and procedures.Chapman University Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityColorado College *Presentation College 2. The games committee chair shall review the provisions of NCAA Bylaws 31.1.1.2 and*Crown College (Minnesota) #College of St. Scholastica 31.1.10, which prescribe conditions under which a student-athlete or representative of an institution may be disqualified from further participation in the competition due to misconduct. Refer to the Division III General Section.*Provisional institution (not eligible for championship) As representatives of the NCAA, teams selected for championship play are expected%Reclassifying to DII (not eligible for championship) to conduct themselves appropriately. The referees will follow NCAA Men’s and#Declared NAIA championship (not eligible for NCAA championship) Women’s Soccer Rules to the letter. It is the duty of the referees to control the game, and coaches and players are expected to accept the referees’ judgment decisions. 3. Security personnel should: a. Provide protection for equipment and warm-ups before and after the game, and at halftime, shall be provided. b. Prevention of alcohol use on the field and in the stands shall be assured. 4. Television timeouts (when applicable). Teams should be brought to the touch line. The referee and the fourth official should be positioned at the touch line at midfield. The assistant referees should hold their respective positions. The timeout is 90 seconds in duration. With 15 seconds left, the horn should be sounded to get the players back Appendixes into position. Television timeouts will occur at the first opportunity following the 23rd minute of each half. 5. Exchange four signed team roster forms, including correct jersey numbers. Bench personnel must be indicated in accordance with the following provisions (See NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rule 3-2): a. List the head coach, assistant coach(es), team trainer(s), manager(s) and others. b. Extra players not in uniform should not be permitted on the bench unless they are counted in the team bench limit. c. The team doctor is not included in the bench personnel limit. 40 41
  • 6. Confirm team uniform colors and designate home team (determine in advance 13. Determine how teams will enter the field, line up and be presented during pregame whenever possible). ceremonies. Refer to procedures outlined in this handbook and review with the public-address announcer. a. Review team uniform colors (home team designee in white). 14. Determine halftime arrangements with regard to the length of the interval. For b. Check jersey numbers of all players. televised games, the length shall be 15 minutes. Also, determine if teams will go to c. Be sure team uniform colors contrast with each other and with referee uniforms. the locker rooms or another location. Also, be sure multicolored uniforms do not conflict with referees’ uniforms. 15. Postgame. d. Adherence to the NCAA team uniform policy (see Logos, page 29) will be in a. Remind coaches that, according to NCAA interview policies, they must make effect. themselves and their team members available to the media 10 minutes after 7. Balls. the game. a. The Brine NCAA championship ball will be used during the championships. b. Secure bench area during awards ceremony, if applicable. b. Each team will receive one game ball after the competition. c. If applicable, explain awards ceremony format and responsibilities (including c. At the semifinals and final, the middle referee for each game will receive a appropriate attire). game ball. d. If applicable, each school must submit names of those receiving awards. 8. Ball persons. It is recommended that at least six ball persons (minimum of four) be e. Review awards script. provided by the host institution and that these ball persons be at least 10 years of f. Postgame apparel. age. Refer to Rule 6-5 of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules. 9. Scorers and timers. 16. The following items should be reviewed with the game officials during the pregame meeting: a. One scorer from each team is to be at the timer’s table during the game. a. Inspection of equipment and facilities (field, goal areas, coaching boxes, etc.). b. Rosters are to be obtained by the scorers in the locker room before the game. b. Determine official timer (scoreboard or referee). c. Rosters are to be given to press box personnel and the announcer as early as c. Yellow and red card system. possible but not later than 15 minutes before the game. d. Substitutes are to report to the scorers’ table and remain there until permission d. Scorers are to keep a record of the number of players who participate in the is received from the referee to enter the field of play. game (22 maximum from each team). e. Assistant referees must notify teams three minutes before the end of the e. A back-up time piece will be available. halftime interval. f. Official NCAA box score forms and roster forms will be used. f. NCAA patches are to be worn over the left breast on the uniform. No other g. A horn shall be used to designate substitutions. patches will be permitted.10. Injuries. g. Handling of rules interpretations requested by head coaches (e.g., a. Only the trainer(s) and/or coach of an injured player may enter the field when encroachment). Appendixes summoned by the referee. There shall be no coaching by the coach while he h. Refer to NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules 7-1-b and 7-1-c regarding or she is on the field. overtime procedures. Referees are to take photocopies of this procedure with b. An injured player shall be removed from the field safely but as quickly as them to the games. possible (see NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rule 3-5-b). i. Fourth official’s duties. c. Review medical procedures.11. Define when and where the warm-up will occur. Warm-up is not to be taken behind goals if another game is in progress.12. Review pregame schedule. 42 43
  • Appendix E Appendix F Conference-Call Checklist Regional Advisory Committees This is a checklist for the precompetition conference call between the competing [References: Regional Advisory Committees in the General Section, and Bylaws 21.3.1.4,teams’ directors of athletics, coaches and sports information directors, and the 21.8.1.1 in the NCAA Division III Manual.]NCAA soccer committee or NCAA national office representatives, to review Sports committees shall appoint an advisory committee in each of theirthe following: respective regions to assist in the evaluation of teams throughout the season. 1. Welcome. Members of the 2004 regional advisory committees are: Central 2. Institutional introductions. Barb Bolich, Dominican University (Illinois), chair 3. Establish games committee. Mike Alderson, Texas Lutheran College 4. Dates and times. Toby Bares, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Marc Colwell, Lakeland College 5. Official traveling party. Don Gregory, Southwestern University (Texas) 6. Lodging. Brian McMahan, Greenville College Tim Schmieachen, Beloit College 7. Transportation plans. 8. Local transportation. Great Lakes 9. Expense forms (per diem and transportation). Vernon Mummert, Wabash College, chair Reid Ayers, Baldwin-Wallace College 10. Practice schedules. Tim Grove, Alma College 11. Special activities for teams (banquet format and hospitality for finals site only). Brian Kelley, Defiance College 12. Site, day and time (two hours prior to start of competition) of prechampionship Angelo Panzetta, Allegheny College meeting (team rosters). Metro 13. Locker rooms. Roy Anderson, Medgar Evers College, chair 14. Uniforms (squad size) , Montclair State University Greg Cohen, City University of New York Athletic Conference 15. Dimensions of field. , U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 16. Filming/videotaping. 17. Scouting. Mid-Atlantic Adam Hertz, Swarthmore College, chair 18. Bands. Chuck Edkins, College Misericordia 19. Press box and local media. Jim Findlay, Susquehanna University Appendixes 20. Medical services. Steve Klingman, University of Scranton , Grove City College 21. Ticket policies (travel party). 22. VIPs. New England Ron Shewcraft, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, chair 23. Band/cheerleaders. Ray Cabral, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 24. Radio. Keith Cory, Salve Regina University 25. Merchandise—pre-event. Steve DʼArcy, Mount Ida College Dave Kulik, Clark University (Massachusetts) Erin Sullivan, Western New England College Geoff Wheeler, Wesleyan College 44 45
  • Marc Whitehouse, Gordon CollegeNortheastMichael Mooney, State University College at Geneseo, chairChris Apple, University of RochesterP.J. Goudeck, Fredonia State UnversityPerri Nizzi, Hamilton CollegeMatt Tantello, Elmira CollegeSouthGerry Di Bartolo, Salisbury University, chair, Hampden-Sydney CollegeMike Rubesch, Emory University, Christoper Newport UnviersityWestHorst Richardson, Colorado College, chairKurt Anderson, St. Olaf College, Central College (Iowa)Matt Klosterman, Buena Vista CollegeBill Swartz, Pomona-Pitzer CollegesManfied Tschan, George Fox University 46