NCDA/SAVAGE Partnership

SAVAGE_Logo_WordmarkCircle-500It is with great pleasure and excitement that on behalf of the NCDA Executive Board, we are pleased to announce the official partnership between the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association and SAVAGE Apparel.

This marks the first corporate partnership between the NCDA and an outside vendor. NCDA Member Teams will receive excellent deals on handsome jerseys and Event gear from SAVAGE. SAVAGE is also the official apparel sponsor for Nationals 2017, hosted by University of Kentucky, and Nationals 2018, host TBD.

Team leaders will receive informational packets for ordering through SAVAGE in the very near future.

Please check out SAVAGE’s landing page for the NCDA at http://savageultimate.com/pages/ncda which includes the rates given to NCDA Member Teams.

Any questions or concerns for this partnership can be directed at the NCDA Executive Board by sending an email to ncdadodgeball@gmail.com.

 

2017 Proposals Ballot Results

CHICAGO – Office of the Director of Officiating.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Below are the results of the preferential election for the 2016/2017 NCDA Rulebook and select Policies. The Rulebook is scheduled to be released prior to the start of the 2017 Season. Extra special thanks to the 22 Member Teams that submitted ballots, with only one Member Team missing.

Rule Proposals

R.4) Early Overtime – If a point is scored with less than 4 minutes remaining in the second half, and the resulting Score is tied, should Overtime go into effect?
A. Yes, add a condition to call Early Overtime. [NEW]

R.5) Blocking – If a ball deflects off the blocking ball, can the ricochet cause an out?
[Final Decision] B. A block must be clean for the blocking player. If a ricochet still hits the blocking player, the blocking player is out. [NEW]

R.6) LAZ – Should the Legitimate Attempt Zone (LAZ) be a tighter zone?
A. The LAZ should be the Target’s full body reach in any of the 3 dimensions. For a 6 foot tall player, this is about 7 feet from left to right. [NEW]

R.7) Attack Line – How far should the Attack Line be?
C. 30 feet from the baseline. [Current]

R.8) Rosters – Should rosters have fewer players?
C. Roster size is 10-20. Active players are 10-15. [Current]

R.11) What happens when the Score becomes a 4 point differential?
A. The lower scoring team must consent to call the Match. If no consent, gameplay continues and all future points count. If the match is called, the Score is final but teams may play out the remaining time on a running clock, unbound by the rules. [NEW]

R.13) Burden Throw – Should a team relieve a Burden to reset the Shot Clock?
B. No, just one Legitimate Attempt Throw resets the Shot Clock for the Throwing team.. Each team has a Shot Clock. [Current]

Policy Proposals

P.1) Should there be a required break between multiple matches?
A. For safety precautions, a team must take a minimum 30 minute break after playing 3 consecutive matches. [NEW]

P.2) Limits on Captains’ Meeting proposals
B. The deadline to submit proposals is one week prior to Nationals. There are no limits to the amount of proposals. [Current]
Note: This initial result was a tie. The Executive Board votes to break the tie. Vote Result: 4 of 5 voted to keep the current policy, no limits (P2B). However, the one week prior to Nationals deadline will be enforced this year.

P.3) Lowering the required number of matches on Saturday for scheduling flexibility.
B. Participants will play a minimum of 3 matches on Saturday, but will be scheduled for more if time allows. [Current]

P.5) Should the League purchase two trophies?
B. No, not at this time.

P.7) Should the Executive Board be given a vote whenever Member Teams vote?
B. No, only Member Teams. [Current]

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Board Meets to Amend Bylaws

The NCDA Executive Board met on August 10, 2016, called by the President, to discuss change in the NCDA. This change consideration is allowed by Article 10.1.1 of the NCDA Bylaws. In accordance to Article 10.18.1 of the NCDA Bylaws, all five voting members of the Board agreed to consider change to be made prior to the three year provisions timeline outlined in article 10.18 of the NCDA Bylaws.

During this meeting, a BILL to amend the Organization’s voting process on preseason (e.g. this July vote) rulebook/policy was proposed:

Section 1. To provide the Board the ability to overturn any measure affirmed by the Member Teams in the preseason election, but only through a supermajority of three fourths of the elected Board.

Section 2. To provide the Member Teams the ability to veto the Board’s passed override measure, but only through a supermajority of three fourths of the casted ballots after achieving quorum.

– Reference NCDA Bylaws, §6 and 6.5 Proposal Voting, 7.7 Member Team Obligation to vote. This does not apply to elections for Board positions, which is a separate clause.

Vote Result: 4 of 5 Board members vote to change. Non-voting member Director of Nationals dissents. The measure succeeds in accordance to Article 10.1.1 of the NCDA Bylaws.

tl/dr: The Board can overturn the initial voting results with a 3/4 agreement of the Board, Member Teams can veto the Board’s decision with a 3/4 vote.

2016 NCDA Treasury Report

Greetings All,

 

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we would like to invite all of our organizational members to look over the fiscal year 2016 finance to see where the money that you all have donated or paid to us is going.

The NCDA started the year off with a cash balance of $1,420.41 in the bank.

Over the course of the 2015/2016 dodgeball season, our total income was $8,404.67.

  • $2,275 from annual membership dues.
  • $5,400 from Nationals 2016 registration fees.
  • $364 from additional pizza revenue for Nationals 2016.
  • $365.67 form various other sources.

Over the course of the 2015/2016 dodgeball season, our total expenses were $6,271.66.

  • Total Nationals 2016 Expense was $6,141.73
    • $1,697.10 for referees.
    • $3,344.80 for apparel.
    • $792.00 for pizza.
    • $307.83 other costs related to Nationals 2016.
  • $129.93 in General & Administrative Expenses (postage, web hosting costs, bank fees, etc.)

As of year end, June 30, 2016, the NCDA has a total of $3,553.42 in cash assets, with no significant upcoming expenses as of August 10, 2016.

 

As of the date of this posting, August 10, 2016, the NCDA has a total of $$3,473.92 in cash assets. The next NCDA Treasury Report will be dated September 30, 2016.

 

If you have any questions, comments, concerns about the financial position of the NCDA, or how our funds will be used going forward, please reach out to Mike McNicholas, NCDA Treasurer, at ncdadodgeball@gmail.com, or contact any other member of the Executive Board.

 

Thank you,

Mike McNicholas
NCDA Treasurer
ncdadodgeball@gmail.com

Top 5 Uniforms in the NCDA

This list will without a doubt spark some controversy, and I’m totally okay with that.  As we continue our top 5 series, I bring you today the top 5 uniforms in college dodgeball.  Feel free to comment if you disagree with my list.  I’m sure there are varying opinions out there.

(Next List Up: Top 5 Overall Players for 2016-17… coming July 24th)

1. DePaul

I mean really, you can’t beat DePaul in this category.  These uniforms are unique, detailed, and classic.  The triple threat.  I really had no trouble determining who got #1 on this list because it is a clear choice.  The assortment of DePaul Dodgeball uniforms is rivaled by no one in college dodgeball.

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Top 5 Breakout Stars for 2016-17

Continuing our top 5 lists is this one on the top 5 breakout stars for the upcoming season.  These are not the top 5 overall players in the league, they are just my pick for the five players that will breakout in 2016-17 and truly make a name for themselves in this league.  Feel free to comment if you have any other choices that you think deserved to make this list!

(Next List Up: Top 5 Uniforms in the NCDA… coming July 19th)

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Top 5 Matchups for 2016-17

As we inch closer to yet another season of collegiate dodgeball, I thought it would be good to start a series of top 5 lists for you all.  So, for the remainder of the off-season we will be shelling out a new top 5 list once every 5 days!  Today’s top five is on the most anticipated matchups for the upcoming season.  Stay tuned because we have a number of great lists coming your way in the future.  Next week’s list: Top 5 Breakout Stars for 2016-17.  Anyway, enjoy the first of many top 5 lists to come:

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My Dodgeball Story: Felix Perrone

As an organization, we will be starting a new series of articles titled “My Dodgeball Story”. In short, this will be reminiscent to what The Players’ Tribune is all about.

Basically the intention is to give any current or former NCDA player the chance to have his/her voice heard.  This will be an opportunity for our content to become more diverse in that we will be featuring first-person stories from a variety of players around the league.  Everyone has a unique dodgeball story.  Whether it be a specific experience, or just how the sport changed your life as a whole, this is your opportunity to share your story with the world.

gr 2So, before we can move on to the first edition of this series of articles, I want to invite any and all of you to submit your own “dodgeball story” to a member of the content team.  The goal here is to increase the amount of content on this website and grow the sport as a whole.  So get writing, we would love to hear from all of you!

It is only fitting that we start this series with Felix Perrone’s “dodgeball story”.  Felix, as most of you know, is the current President of the NCDA.  Felix’s impact on the league goes beyond everything he does right now as the main face of the organization.  During his playing days Felix was considered one of the top players in the league (and I consider him a top 10 player ever), and a great leader for the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky.

While I could talk about this man all day, it might be better if we heard his story in his words.  Enjoy: Continue reading

How can we take advantage of social media for Nationals?

Word of mouth has expanded our League in the biggest way, more than any other form. As much as we’ve focused on recruiting, nothing’s as strong as getting a friend at another school to form a dodgeball team so you can school them on the court in an NCDA match. Social media has put this whole thing online, but we’re not doing nearly enough to take advantage of some free publicity.

Hashtags? How do they work? I sat down with former DePaul Dodgeball Societeer Klaire Randall to find out. Continue reading

2017 Executive Board

CINCINNATI – Office of Director of Officiating (and Records):

With 100% of the 23 Member Team submitting a valid ballot, plus the Alumni estate ballot, 24 valid ballots and zero invalid ballots determined the winner of two open Executive Board positions. As there were only two candidates and no None of the Above votes, only one round of counting was needed to obtain a majority. Following NCDA policy, these results were confirmed by the Director of Nationals (Tyrell Smith). The winning candidates have accepted their positions and the defeated candidates have been notified of the results prior to this posting.

Director of Relations / Expansion
Jacob Leski (15)
Dylan Fettig (9)

Chief of Content
Kevin Bailey (16)
Jonathan Shaw (8) Continue reading

2015-16 NCDA All-Rookie Team

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The wait is finally over! Listed below is your 2015-16 National Collegiate Dodgeball Association All-Rookie Team.  Congrats to each of the 15 players who earned this distinction (through a league-wide vote).  It’s safe to say that the future is bright for collegiate dodgeball with these talented players emerging as stars in our league.  Here’s the list of the top 15 rookies in the nation from this past season: Continue reading

BOTM: 2016 June

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Jacob Leski – Central Michigan

The Baller of the Month for June goes to a recent graduate from Central Michigan University: Jacob Leski.  Jake was a top performer on a CMU team that finished as national runner-up for the second straight season.

Jake finished up his career at CMU with a stellar performance at Nationals (the championship game in particular).  Without a doubt he leaves behind a legacy as one of the most impactful catchers in the NCDA.

I had the pleasure to interview Jake on a number of topics, including his on-court strategy, favorite dodgeball memories, and his future plans.  Take a look at our interview below:

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