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Hi Everyone -
We held off on sending out any updates the first week of school. Hopefully, everyone has made it out in one piece. Here are some updates and reminders I wanted to pass along...
1.) Each school needs to do 2 things in order to register to play this Fall. First, we need you to go to our website and submit your team registration (if you haven’t done so yet) at https://www.ncsaasports.com/register.html You may make adjustments to this registration until Friday, August 30th at 6pm. If you need to make a change, simply re-submit the form. The earlier the better. Second, we need you to setup your teams in National Sports ID.
2.) National Sports ID is required for ALL student-athletes -- regardless of the age or sport. Everyone must be fully approved by September 11. Physicals are required for ALL student-athletes (K-8). They have an incredibly helpful chat for support in the bottom left of every page. If you run into an issue please use their chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I prefer you go through them as they're the experts on the software. There is a duplicate roster feature that makes life easy once you setup your first team. Please remember to include your school's full name, division, and sport in the name. For instance "Pinecrest Cadence JV Girl's Volleyball" as opposed to "Cougars Athletics" or "PCC"
As a quick review, here are the things parents will need in order to complete the National Sports ID:
4.) Flag Football - Once you register your teams through http://www.ncsaasports.com/register I will bring you 14 brand new triple threat flags (per team) for you to keep. Flag Playoff Dates will be: November 12-15 (at various sites under the lights) with our Championships being on November 16th at Pinecrest Sloan Canyon. The top 8 teams from each competitive division will make the playoffs. Playoff Brackets & Flag Football Rules are now online at https://www.ncsaasports.com/flag.html
5.) Volleyball - Rules are available on our website. Volleyball Playoffs will be: 1st Round Nov. 4-6 (various sites), Semi-finals Nov. 7-8 at Vegas Aces Volleyball Club Facility in Henderson, Championships on Saturday, November 9th (Location TBD - will be same location as Cheerleading Competition). Brackets & Rules can be found at https://www.ncsaasports.com/girlsvolleyball.html
6.) Playoff Seeding Tiebreakers for Flag Football & Volleyball:
1) Head to Head
2) Points/Sets Against (PA in Standings)
3) Schedule Strength (Opponents W/L)
4) Coin Toss
6.) Our Google Calendar was showing up for some as "free/busy" but didn't display the information to all. That has been fixed. Now it’s easier than ever to sync our NCSAA Calendar to your Google Calendar. This includes all of our deadlines for NCSAA for the entire 2019 – 2020 School Year and gets updated in real time by us. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=sports%40ncsaasports.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles You can also sync our calendar to your iCal: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/sports%40ncsaasports.com/public/basic.ics Lastly, all of our deadlines and important dates are available in the Events Section of our @NCSAASports Facebook Page.
7.) Cross Country
Meet Locations Finalized:
Event #1 - Monday Night, September 9th - Cornerstone Park
Event #2 - Monday Night, September 16th - Craig Ranch Park
Event #3 - Monday Night, September 23rd - Sunset Park
Event #4 - Monday Night, September 30th - Kellogg Zaher Park
Event #5 - Monday Night, October 7th - Exploration Peak Park
Championships/Event #6 - Monday Night, October 21 - Desert Breeze Park
*There are no qualifiers for Championships. Everyone will be eligible to compete.
We need Parent Volunteers to help mark the course during each meet. If you could have a few parents that are willing to wear a vest for us and stand on the course to help guide runners we would appreciate it.
VERY IMPORTANT: Due to the way Athletic.net is setup... if you're trying to register an Elementary Team... Register them as Middle School... then put them on their own separate team ... select their grades correctly. That will put them on a team together and we'll pull them as an elementary school team.
8.) Fall AD Meeting on Monday Night, August 26th from 6-8pm at Mater Bonanza (4760 E Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89110). You may bring as many coaches as you’d like to the meeting. Guests that will be present:
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A couple things we wanted to pass along before school starts.
1.) We are making a small scheduling adjustment for all of our competitive divisions. We will now schedule 8 games for everyone. Those who make the playoffs will continue to play. Those who don’t make the playoffs will end their season after the 8th game. This will allow for teams to be able to plan better for their games.
2.) We have flags for you! Once you have officially registered at https://www.ncsaasports.com/register.htmlwe will bring you 14 brand new Triple Threat Flags to use for games and practices (per registered team).
3.) REMINDER: If your school has a balance, we will not allow your teams to play this Fall. We have a few schools that still need to pay their bill from last school year. We need to try to get those paid right away.
4.) We emailed all of our school a step-by-step guide to setting up your teams in National Sports ID. It also shows you how to directly invite parents to register directly for your team. If you still need this guide, it's available for download below or you can email us. We’d be happy to send to you. You should have all of your teams setup in our system by the end of this week.
a. Remember to use your school’s full name and division when setting up each team. Instead of making it “Wildcat Football” it should be something like “Somerset Lone Mountain Elem Comp Flag”
b. Don’t forget to add in your Assistant Coaches.
c. If you need help with the National Sports ID process at any point in the bottom left of the NSID page is a Live Chat feature. They are there to help you. You may also email then at email@example.com
d. Remember the deadline to have all of your student-athletes approved in National Sports ID is Wednesday, September 11.
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Hi Everyone –
Out of respect for your Summer Break we’ve held off on sending updates. Now, a lot of schools are starting to plan their Fall Season so we wanted to push out some updates.
If you missed the May AD meeting here is a video recap of all that was discussed: https://youtu.be/Q3u2zTthD1U
This email has a ton of important information that should be completely read through and not just scanned.
As always if you have any questions please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 702-600-4445. We will send out another update around August 1.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
August 26 – 6pm Fall AD Meeting at Mater Bonanza
August 30 – 6pm NCSAA Final Day to Add/Drop Teams for Fall Season
September 7 – 6pm NCSAA Fall Game Schedules Released
September 11 – All Fall Participants must be fully approved by National Sports ID
September 14 – First Game of NCSAA Fall Season
Now it’s easier than ever to sync our NCSAA Calendar to your Google Calendar. This includes all NCSAA deadlines for the entire 2019 – 2020 School Year that we handed out and discussed at the May AD Meeting:
You can also sync our calendar to your iCal:
Lastly, all of our deadlines and important dates are available in the Events Section of our @NCSAASports Facebook Page and our calendar is on our webpage located at: https://www.ncsaasports.com/ncsaacalendar.html
HOW TO SIGN YOUR TEAM UP FOR NCSAA’s FALL SEASON
NATIONAL SPORTS ID
Say goodbye to bringing your team’s photo roster each week to NCSAA game sites! We’ve heard your roster complaints and understand how frustrating the process was last season. Now, every NCSAA student-athlete is required to certify on National Sports ID and complete all the steps before being eligible to play. Once they have certified they’re clear for the next 365 days.
There is a link on our website or you can send them to: https://www.nationalsportsid.com/ncsaa-fall-sports-age-verification/
National Sports ID makes it easy for you to create a coach account, for parents or you to submit the documents and for NSID to view and verify them. Once approved players will receive a verified Sports ID stating their age and grade, which can be viewed on any device.
Please take a few minutes and create a coach account, create your team and invite your players to get verified Sports ID’s. You can also view a sample verified team ID, a players verified sports ID or some frequently asked questions by clicking any of the buttons below.
National Sports ID Requirements to be completed and approved by September 11th at 6pm:
FALL GAME RULES, RULE CHANGES, and POINTS OF EMPHASIS
All of our Fall Game Rules have been updated on our website at ncsaasports.com Rules for Winter & Spring Sports are still under review and will be updated by August 1. NCSAA reviewed all of your suggestions emailed to us for our Fall Sports. We are no longer taking suggestions for rule changes in the 2019-2020 School Year. There were no major changes made. However, here are a few minor changes we’ve put into place:
4. NCSAA will provide flags for each team.
NCSAA Staff are in the office Tuesday – Friday 10AM – 5PM and on location at game sites on Saturdays. The office is closed Sundays & Mondays. If you send an email or leave a message while the office is closed, we may not return that message until Tuesday morning. You may reach us at email@example.com or you may text/call 702-600-4445 during office hours.
WANT TO MEET WITH NCSAA STAFF?
NCSAA Staff is available to meet with you or your coaches prior to school starting to help answer any questions you may have. We are almost fully booked once school begins. Please set an appointment now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org We’re happy to come to your campus.
NCSAA CROSS COUNTRY
Cross Country Events
Event #1 - Monday, September 9
Athletic.net Registration Deadline – Saturday, September 7 at 6PM
Event#2 – Monday, September 16
Athletic.net Registration Deadline – Saturday, September 14 at 6PM
Event#3 – Monday, September 23
Athletic.net Registration Deadline – Saturday, September 21 at 6PM
Event #4 – Monday, September 30
Athletic.net Registration Deadline – Saturday, September 28 at 6PM
Event #5 – Monday, October 7
Athletic.net Registration Deadline – Saturday, October 5 at 6PM
Event #6 – Monday, October 21 @ Desert Breeze Park
Athletic.net Registration Deadline – Saturday, October 19 at 6PM
CHEERLEADING & DANCE UPDATES
We will have 2 clinics to start our Fall Season, then an event with UNLV Football & Cheerleading before we get into our competitions.
Saturday, September 14 - Dance clinic with world-renowned All-Star Cheer & Hip Hop Choreographer Mo Vasquez (Times & Location TBD. More info to come on Aug. 1) $15 per participant. [limited spots, this will sellout]
Thursday Night, September 26 - Cheerleading clinic with the National Champion UNLV Cheerleading & Dance Team. The event will take place at UNLV's South MPE Building Parking is in front of building. They can access the building off of Harmon. https://www.unlv.edu/maps/campus/MPE
WHAT TO WEAR? Practice attire or uniforms
QUESTIONS? Email email@example.com
Cheer coaches are welcome to attend with the cheerleaders. Parents are asked to stay outside the room to allow plenty of room for the girls to practice. They can return at 7:30PM to see the performance. One wavier must be turned in per participant.
Saturday, October 26 - UNLV Cheer & Dance Extravaganza
Includes: 2 Hour Clinic with UNLV Cheerleading, Free T-Shirt, Tickets to the UNLV vs. San Diego State Football Game at 7:30PM. All You Can Eat hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, and soda. Take part in the on-field halftime performance at the game.
Register online at http://UNLVcheer.com
Questions? Email Savanna Sibley at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have finalized details for our Winter Bowling Program.
Event #1: Monday, January 13 5:30PM - 7:30PM @ Red Rock Lanes
Event #2: Saturday, January 25 10AM – 12:30PM @Wildfire Casino & Lanes
Event #3: Monday, January 27 5:30PM – 7:30PM @Sam’s Town
Event #4: Monday, February 3 5:30PM – 7:30PM @Orlean’s Bowling Center
Event #5: Monday, February 10 5:30PM – 7:30PM @Red Rock Lanes
Event #6/Winter Bowling Championship: Monday, February 24th 5:30PM – 8:00PM @ Santa Fe Bowling Center
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISIONS
ELEMENTARY COED COMPETITIVE BOWLING Grades 3-5*
*Younger Grades welcome to play
MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS
MIDDLE SCHOOL COED COMPETITIVE BOWLING Grades 6-8
**Players may ALWAYS play up a division, but can NEVER play down for any reason
Includes: 1 Lane for 5 participants, Shoe Rentals, Bowling Ball, Score Sheets
Note: Teams are responsible for their own uniform(not required) & practices