2013 NJCAA II ALL-AMERICAN SELECTION PROCEDURES
Only National Fastpitch Coaches Association member head coaches in good standing with the NFCA can vote for the All-Region Teams. One vote per coach/school may be cast. If there is a school with co-head coaches, only one vote will be allowed. Coaches may nominate but may not vote for their own players. A coach, who nominates but does not submit a ballot, renders her/his players ineligible for selection to the all-region and hence, all-America team. The nomination form and ballot will only be counted if submitted by the deadline. Please complete all statistical information in order for your nomination to be considered valid.
Each region will have one First Team All-Region Team comprised of 5 Battery (pitchers & catchers, any combination), 6 Infielders not selected by position, 4 Outfielders and 1 DP. All-region selections receive a certificate.
To nominate, go to the NFCA Web site at http://www.nfca.org and put in your NFCA username (your email) and your NFCA password. There is a link to click for those who have forgotten your password. (This password is not available to the NFCA staff so you must get it by clicking on the “Forgot your password” link. Once logged in, click on “MY COACHES BOX.” Then, click on all-region/all-American and follow the prompts from there.
A player must be named to the NFCA all-region team in order to be eligible for the all-America team. Postseason statistics are not required. The deadline to submit online nominations is May 7, 2013. The ballot will be available on May 13 and the last day to vote for the all-region team is May 21. When all-region voting results in a tie between two players, both players will receive the award.
A coach may not exceed five (5) nominations from his/her own team. If a player plays more than one position, the player is limited to a nomination for only one position. For example, if a pitcher also plays first base, she is only eligible for either pitcher or first base.
In order for a designated player to be considered for all-region recognition at the designated player, the player must have played in the designated player position in half or 50% of all games played by her team. For a pitcher to be considered for all-region nomination, she must pitch in at least 40% of the games played by her team. A defensive player must participate in 60% of games at the specified position to be considered for all-region recognition.
The selection committee will consider each region’s first team all-region selections in determining the first and second team all-Americans, each team composed of 16 players. The first team receives a trophy and the second team receives certificates.
2013 Timeline for NJCAA DII Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region Voting and All-America Selections
Tuesday, April 16 Regional Reps mail procedure letters to coaches in their region.
Wednesday, April 24 Nomination forms available online at NFCA.org.
Tuesday, May 7 Nominations closed at 5 pm Central Time.
Monday, May 13 Voting begins online.
May 16-18 National Tournament
Tuesday, May 21 Voting closed at 5 pm Central Time.
Monday, May 27 Announcement of All-Region Teams.
Tuesday, May 28 All-American Conference Call
Friday, June 7 Announce All-Americans