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
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)
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
GVSU Captain Kevin Bailey, along with teammates Aaron Terenzi and Austin Morley, recap the matches that have taken place after the New Year, and gear up for Nationals 2014 in April at OSU. Also: Kyle Peltier [GVSU #19] describes the Officials’ App.
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Hello Good People!
The National Collegiate Dodgeball Association is busy. Let’s just start with that. We had a smash opening Autumn to the 2014 Season, with 90 matches played and 17 events hosted. We saw the Inducting Matches of three teams: St Ambrose of Iowa, Davenport U and Siena Heights of Michigan.
With the efforts of Interim Treasurer Felix Perrone [WKU], we’ve even registered as a non-profit in the State of Kentucky, bringing us on a road to official IRS tax exempt status. On the administrative side we are writing the Constitution, Bylaws, Policy needed to maintain a national organization. Continue reading
Andy Lieblich [MSU-20]
Andy is a student at Michigan State, a longtime member of MSU Dodgeball, and for the past few months he’s been a regular staff member of the NCDA. Starting his work with a short Python script for one of his class projects, Andy has since expanded his talents. He’s part of the development team working on the Ratings Percentage Index application for the League. One of the formulas we use in the RPI, similar to the NCAA Basketball formula, carries his namesake. Continue reading
Jude, Zigmas, Shadeed, and Sean host a short Info session for Nationals 2014. Have any questions? Post a comment!
Matt Gonzalez [UNL-46]
Matt of Nebraska-Lincoln Dodgeball is one great guy with a positive attitude, and known for a mighty beard. Some say the pure black of the full beard, when coupled with the Nebraska red, combines to create a sight to intimidate even the most seasoned opponent. His performance on the court, hospitality, and awesome demeanor led his fellow Nebraska Invite captains to nominate him for 2013 November Baller of the Month. I sat down to interview him over the internets.
Officials! Good People! The NCDA is establishing a directory of Dodgeball Officials so that all of the dodgeball world might have quality Officials for their competitive events. If you ever officiated a Dodgeball game, NCDA or not, please take five minutes and fill our this form!
Natchitoches: NSU def UNT 7-0 Continue reading
Club Dodgeball: Finishing up fall semester strong, recruiting for winter
Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 by: Chris Oliver in the Valley Vanguard
Despite only fielding 11 players against teams of 15 during the weekend, the dodgeball club posted a 2-2 record in its road trip to Miami, OH.
Team captain Max Siler said despite having no depth and having to play four games, his team competed well, and he thinks the results would be better if circumstances played out differently. Continue reading
UNL def DePaul 4-3
UWP def UNT 7-0
UNT def UNL 5-2
UWP def DePaul 4-0
UWP def UNL 5-0
DePaul def UNT 4-3 OT
UWP goes 3-0, UNL goes 1-2, DePaul 1-2 and UNT 1-2 w/ 1OTL in the Nebraska Invite.
UNT = North Texas, UWP = Wisc-Platteville, UNL = Nebraska Lincoln, in case anyone needs an acronym check.
CHICAGO-Ray Meyer: Last Monday we started an experiment at DePaul Dodgeball. We’re recording the breaking in of new PG8.5 dodgeballs, the new Preferred Dodgeball of the NCDA. Check out the previous article for details on the experiment.
Night 01, Monday, 04-Nov-2013:
Balls inflated at dodgeball and introduced into play. They have not been broken in by any particular method, they are straight out of the shipping plastic. Their feel is the standard slipperiness of the final outer coating from the manufacturer. Many complaints and whining about not being able to hold a grip due to this slipperiness, of those that use the grip as their primary method of throwing. Continue reading