December 14, 2011
Division II Head Coaches Committee Conference Call Minutes
Division II HCC Meeting
AVCA Convention - San Antonio, Texas
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center Room 214A
I Welcome and thank you for coming.
III Chair Report (Cody)
- A. Board report from BOD meeting on Tuesday
-Financially in good shape, there have been good investments.
-Convention is doing very well, but are we too dependent on it? What if there is a bad convention?
-Overall attendance up in the DI Tournament 23,000 fans.
-New rules coming in from Two-Year Colleges. Players now need a 2.5 GPA to transfer to a four-year school.
B. HCC assistance with exhibitors
-Please take a few moments to talk to them. There attendance is an important part of the success of the convention.
C. Recruiting legislation
-Not talked about at board meeting
- Deregulation of number of in-person contacts, eliminate electronic media distinctions, and establish first contact of June 15 prior to junior year.
D. Season Extension - please track what's going on.
E. Moving Volleyball to Spring
-The conversation is happening. John Kosty was not in favor of it.
-It's mostly a DI issue
-Electronic or print preferred? Mixed results in hand-raising poll.
-More mobile-friendly desired.
G. Combined Championship with DI - Positive reception.
-Is it a better student-athlete experience?
- A plus to extend competition for more games, but will they take matches off the front end?The format of play would change a ton.
- Cody: It would change a ton of regionalization with a possibility of influencing TYC coaches.
-Concerns about potentially missing significant class time.
-Cost more money to play in a larger facility?
-Lack of desire to give up fall festival.
H. Top-25 Poll.
-Change matrix to include teams receiving votes.
-Use HCC to find poll voters for better regional representation.
I. White Paper on regionalization circulating.
-Love the mid-season crossover tournament.
-Should be a requirement to play in-region non-conference.