About Zigmister

DePaul Dodgeball #68 & NCDA President

Contact List Summer Update!

Captains and Officers!

Please fill out this form.

Fill it out as soon as possible so we can get going on votes and other summer administrative fun.

Delegate if you must, it isn’t too complicated. 
It will take a little bit, but this is a much more efficient way to update the contact list and the bio pages. It will especially save time for our Content team. If you have any questions please let me know.

Call for more Staff!

Good People, I’d like to ask a favor of you. If you have any developer skills, or are a graphic designer, or know of a fellow designer/developer, please let them know the League needs their help!

We are always looking for more hands to be part of our staff. There are plenty of avenues where one could help. Whether you are a current player looking for resume padding or an alumni looking to give back, we have a place for you.

At the moment, it is volunteer work. But it is real honest work that you can credit on your resumes and portfolios. This registered non-profit can write you official Letters of Recommendation and we also include you on the Staff page.

Please, especially if you are graphic designer or a programmer, please consider contacting ncdadodgeball@gmail.com with your resume. Great things arrive faster with talented and driven people working together.

BOTM: 2014 April

Kevin Bailey [GVSU-4-C]

In regards to Baller of the Month, this player’s name has been floated around multiple times per season. There were many instances where he would have received the reward, but another player qualified just a bit more. Our selection process isn’t very scientific; it’s just a way to showcase a player or a team in the League.

But age old tradition from the Raymer days dictates that April BOTM be the Nationals MVP and National Champion Team Captain. For these reasons, and many more over the course of the season, I’m proud to interview fellow staff member Kevin Bailey… he’s certainly earned it more than once.  Continue reading

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