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DePaul Dodgeball #68 & NCDA President

GVSU wins 2014 National Championship

COLUMBUS – RPAC, Court 4: “the Show”: GVSU def SVSU 3-2 in the 2014 Championship Match of Nationals 2014.

Grand Valley State University Dodgeball Club takes home the Championship Trophy and earns collegiate dodgeball’s National Championship title for the sixth time in their club history.

On behalf of the League, congratulations to the team and a special shout out to its graduating members.

DePaul Lady Dodgeballers:

Hello Fellow Dodgeballers and Debaucher-ers!

DePaul lady dodgeballers here.

We’ve recently been made aware of a NCDA-related twitter account called “Dodgestitutes” with the description as follows, “Dodging balls and stalking players since 2013.” We are sure that some of you are already familiar with this account as it has been active for around a month now (we’re a little slow on the draw here, okay?). While this account claims to be all in good fun, unfortunately it is not fun for everyone who is associated with the account, whether they ask to be or not. It’s our personal impression that by labelling the ladies of the NCDA as groupies, stalkers, hoes, and most prominently prostitutes, this account belittles our impact and role as athletes and equal players in the NCDA.  Continue reading

Nationals 2014 Schedule

Saturday
9:00: GVSU UMD
9:00: UK BGSU
9:00: Kent UWP
9:00: MSU Miami
10:15: C2 SVSU OSU
10:15: JMU CMU
10:15: TU DePaul
11:30: C2 Group Picture
11:35: C2 ASG
12:15: JMU WKU
12:15: UWP MSU
12:15: GVSU UK
12:15: UMD BGSU
1:45: SVSU DePaul
1:45: C2 OSU TU
1:45: CMU WKU
3:30: Kent Miami
3:30: C2 OSU DePaul
3:30: UMD UK
3:30: GVSU BGSU
4:45: SVSU TU
4:45: Kent MSU
4:45: UWP Miami
6:00: C#1 #13TBD
6:00: C#2 #14TBD
6:00: C#3 #15TBD
7:00: Captains’ Meeting
Sunday Ladies’ Match
Staff All Stars

Nationals 2014 Pool Voting

In the following sections, Teams participating at Nationals 2014 may find six pool options on which they may vote.

This is a preferential voting system. Please rank the options in order of preference.

*Please do not submit one option, as this is not a winner-take-all system.

Please email your votes to the League email by 11:59pm Thurs, April 10th. One submission per team. *The vote must have eight Nationals Participants in order to be considered valid: that is a majority and therefore a Quorum of Member Teams. Continue reading

AJP #35: Nationals 2014 Preview #1

A two part podcast for nationals. This first episode, #35, will be from an administrative perspective. Join Zigmas and Sean Smith as be completely off topic and discuss March Madness. Then they launch into who’s coming, how the Rulebook discussion might go, a little about the All Star Game as well as the available hours for Nationals. Next AJP should be a release party for the Nationals 2014 Schedule!

Play

2014 All Star Selection!

Captains, please get your All Stars together. Please submit 4 players by April 1st.

Please choose 4 players that best represent your team. (I’d recommend having your club perform a preferential vote)

True All Stars are welcome, these are the male AND female dodgeballers that are the best representatives of your team, in whatever way you want to represent that (competitive, great attitude, leadership, trick shot master, etc).

The NCDA is a coed League: do not skip out on the Lady Dodgeballers just because they also have their own Ladies game. If they deserve it they would be in both games. In that same light, do not leave out a player because you don’t want them to get hurt, or too tired from an extra 30 minutes of play. This is not in the Spirit of the Game! This is fun! Continue reading

Staff and Officials for Nationals 2014

Good People,

Nationals 2014 is April 11-13 at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

I’d like to announce that the Staff of the NCDA is looking for Staff to help at Nationals! Your first step is signing it up in this quick form. We’ll take care of the organizing.

If you need any further incentive to help out, here’s a little lowdown on what we are planning for this year:  Continue reading

Custom Photographic Settings for Capturing Dodgeball Magic

The following is a little writeup/tutorial from Nicki Bailey [CMU #5] detailing some fancy photo settings that should help you get the most out of your dodgeball pictures. Just like the variety of our sport, the best settings will also be complemented to adjustments based on available lighting, your crazy speed of the dodgeballers you are photographing, and whether or not you need a flash. (personally, as an Official, I say no flash!) Take a read and try it out for yourself! Let us know how it works. Continue reading

Nationals 2014: Hotels

Good People,

Jude DuPart, Nationals 2014 Coordinator, has secured a contract at a hotel for Nationals. The Red Roof Inn will be our official hotel for the event. We chose it based on price, proximity to things, and availability for the Nationals weekend. ($55 per night)

Red Roof Inn Columbus East – Reynoldsburg
2449 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Email: i0033@redroof.com
Phone: (614) 864.3683
Fax: (614) 864.4296

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Job Titles in the NCDA

My day job beyond the NCDA involves being a designer for a human resources application. They specialize in job titles, and I also have a giant list of things to do for the NCDA. The following is a rough list of all the job positions of the League. This isn’t so much of declaration that we need additions to our small staff. (I don’t think that’s a big secret.) I do however think it’s useful to see the wide range of Jobs the current administrative backbone of the NCDA fulfills. We all wear many hats, and there’s always room for more help.

Normally I’d make this a static page. But I wasn’t feeling like being too rigorous about this, and this is mostly for the perusal of the unwashed masses. Continue reading