Conduct in Competition

NAIA Hospitality & Game Management

Conduct in Competition Guide: Procedures for NAIA contests

Consult the guide for NAIA hospitality and game management standards and best practices including crowd control, pre and postgame responsibilities.

Official Handbook Event Management Policy
Resources for Conference Character Committees

Officials' Role in NAIA Competition

Officials are the ultimate on-court / on-field sportsmanship models. Officials can ensure that ethics and fair play remain important factors during competition by making the call for better sportsmanship.

The NAIA has standards for behavior during all NAIA competition. Officials read about the expectations for this season.

EJECTION REPORTING - A report must be completed by both the NAIA game official who ejected the player or coach and athletics director of the institution that the ejected student-athlete or coach represents. The report must be submitted to the NAIA within 48 hours after the completion of the contest.

Ejections & Suspensions

In April 2009, NAIA membership approved new standards for member institutions, affiliated conferences, and various constituent groups. At the NAIA Convention in April 2010, clarifications were made to the ejections and suspensions policies.

Teachable Moment Form

  • Submit the Teachable Moment form to document your teachable moment and offset ONE EJECTION PER YEAR FOR FIGHTING, PROFANITY OR DISSENT ONLY (worth 10 scorecard points).
  • This ejection must appear on your Champions of Character Scorecard as a reported ejection for fighting, profanity or dissent and 10 points must have been deducted for this ejection.
  • The deadline for submission is June 15th annually. However, we suggest submitting this form within 30 days of the ejection.
  • Once submitted, NAIA staff will review your teachable moment and, if acceptable, award 10 Scorecard points.