My Take on Nationals 2014

nationals-2014-shirt-finalNCDA Nationals 2014 took place this past weekend, and as expected, it was one of the best weekends of the year for everyone involved.  I had the privilege to play and spectate so many awesome collegiate dodgeball games this weekend, and it made me more than excited for the future of this league.  Here are some of my reactions to what took place this weekend.  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

Captains’ Poll Results

1 Grand Valley State
2 Saginaw Valley State
3 Kent State
4 James Madison
5 Michigan State
6 Ohio State
7 Central Michigan
8 Kentucky
9 Wisconsin Platteville
10 Maryland
11 Western Kentucky
12 Towson
13 Bowling Green State
14 Penn State
15 Miami (Oh)
16 DePaul
17 Siena Heights
18 Northwestern State
19 Nebraska
20 North Texas
21 Virginia Commonwealth
22 St. Ambrose
23 Davenport

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!

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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

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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AJP Special: Alumni Podcast Nationals 2013

The Aluminati host another edition of Average Joes’ Podcast!

The NCDA alumni sign off for the season with a full recap of Nationals 2013: favorite moments, big surprises, overachieving teams, injuries and breaking down the All-Nationals teams. The alumni will be back over the summer with an episode focused on recruiting and fundraising. Thanks for listening!

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