Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Roll Call: Absent: Big 12, Independent, Southwestern, West Coast
The meeting was called to order at 11:35 a.m. (EST) by Todd Hamilton. Todd noted that Chair Mark Rosen would be on the call shortly. He welcomed everyone and thanked them for being on the call.
· * AVCA Update
Todd reminded everyone to check their membership profile at www.avca.org to ensure that their contact information is still correct. He also noted that the AVCA will be hosting a Men's Volleyball Championship Weekend. The weekend will include a coach's clinic, networking events, a boy's talent showcase and more. For more information on the weekend members can go here.
· * Recruiting Task Force
Pete Waite and TJ Meagher thanked the coaches for submitting their preliminary votes. They reported that the matriculation and restrictions on camps and clinics had passed with a majority vote. The other two issues, the recruiting calendar and June, July & August Restrictions, had not passed. The complete voting results can be found here (just click the "voting results" button after each issue).
Todd noted that a new voting sheet will be distributed in the next few days for the final vote. These votes will be due in the AVCA Office by March 28. The legislative issue forms for each of the issues will also be sent with the voting sheets.
· * NCAA Rule Changes
Mark joined the call and noted that the NCAA Volleyball Rules Committee had passed a number of major rule changes for the next season. The official release about the rules can be found here. The committee forwarded the suggestions on to the Playing Rules Oversight Panel which upheld the new rules. These rules will be in effect for the upcoming season. It was noted that in the NCAA Division I Coaches Rules Survey that the results were fairly evenly divided among the coaches. Several members of the committee expressed that they would like to have been more engaged in the committee's process and decision making.
· * NCAA Committee Meeting Update
Mark reported that he, Kathy DeBoer and Mary Wise met with the NCAA Volleyball Championship Committee recently in Indianapolis. A recap of the meeting has been distributed to the committee. Kathy thanked Mark and Mary for participating in the meeting. Mark noted that it is important to think of the committee in a much broader sense of elevation our sport instead of just tournament selection.
The meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m. (EST)
The April Conference Call will be held on April 2, 2008 at 11:30 a.m.