Following the NCDA’s voting policy, the vote will be preferential. Teams will submit their ballot by ranking each candidate in order of their preference and email this ballot to the League (email@example.com). The most preferred candidate in each position will be offered the respective position on the Executive Board.
Director of Relations / Expansion
1. Vibius Minucius Pius
2. Quintus Laelius Lucanus
Chief of Content
1. Decimus Iuventius Paetus
2. Marcus Hostilius Regulus
In accordance with our Constitution, Voting will run from 2016-06-15 until 2016-06-25. The new board will be announced no later than 2016-07-01, with the start of the NCDA fiscal year.
Director of Relations / Expansion
– Dylan Fettig
– Jacob Leski
Chief of Content
– Kevin Bailey
– Jonathan Shaw
Candidate CAMPAIGN Paragraphs
The following contains paragraphs from each candidate seeking a position on the Executive Board. If you have any questions for the candidates, let them know or post them here!
Director of Relations / Expansion
Note: The Director of (Alumni and Community) Relations and the Director of League Expansion are being combined into one Director position which includes both responsibilities. When the Constitution is redone in early September we’ll have a new name for this position.
Dylan Fettig (GVSU Alumni) – I am running for the position of Director of Relations for the NCDA, this would be my second term as part of the executive board. During my first two years as the Director of League Expansion we saw several new teams join the league already, plus a few more that are looking to start up next season. I was the primary contact for the leaders of these teams while they were creating and developing their clubs. I made it a point to respond to any questions they had as soon as possible and also gave them plenty of information about how to go about starting a student organization at their school. I graduated with a master’s degree in Public Administration (focusing on running public and nonprofit organizations) which is great for our league since we recently became a nonprofit organization. I have shown that I will stay involved with the league after graduation by serving on the executive board and by coaching at GVSU this year. I believe I was successful in my role as the Director of League Expansion and would like to continue helping the league progress for the next two years as Director of Relations.
Jacob Leski (CMU Alumni) – Gentleman, many of you throughout the league know who I am because of three reasons. First, I have a tendency to be very loud on the opposing side of the court. Secondly, I was a passionate writer for the NCDA over the last three seasons writing about a variety of topics that spanned from Saginaw’s glory days to Baller’s of the Month. And thirdly, through my constant interactions with most if not all clubs in our respectable league, talking with the leaders of those teams on a number of areas that help the league, support their club, and genuinely wanting to know what makes them passionate about the sport of dodgeball and them as individuals. Because of those interactions, many of you have seen my passion for this wonderful sport so many of us love, and pour countless hours into and the desire I have to see this league grow. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that if i am given the reins of this position that our league will grow exponentially for many years to come. I have had the opportunity to talk with many of you about what I plan to do as Director of Expansion and Alumni Affairs, but for those that I haven’t here is a brief rundown of what I plan to do:
Director of Expansion: I plan to implement the Ambassador Program, this a program that is merely sitting in our constitution going unused. This program will allow me to recruit respectable members of the league from a wide variety of programs all over the country to go to schools that are interested in starting dodgeball programs at their school. I have already spoken to Felix and have secured funds that would allow me to “help” ambassadors with travel expenses. I strongly believe that we have gotten lucky with the addition of our recent new member teams. Many of them started their programs because the individual who started their team transferred from a different school and only knew about Dodgeball because they played at their previous school, respectively. If we truly want to see our league grow, new “potential” schools need to see a face in front of them showing them how to get things started, teach them the rules of our league and how to actively compete without having to get blown out every time they play. A hard truth that many of us know is that while our league is growing, it is not growing fast enough! Odds are that the Average Joe doesn’t have the slightest idea that there is a competitive college dodgeball league in the United State of America. It won’t happen overnight, but I believe that with the right people in charge, we can head this organization in the right direction. Help me be one of those people.
Alumni Affairs: As a brand-new member of our alumni group, I am excited to get more involved with some of the greatest players I have ever competed against and with the many individuals who continue to support their clubs on and off the court. Even with the great alumni support we currently have, it is not enough. If my memory serves me correctly, the last two National’s have struggled immensely to find alumni to ref each game. This past year, we had to use other teams captains to ref entire games because we simply did not have enough staff to fill those needs. This is why one of my goals is to increase our alumni presence not just at National’s, but at tournaments and matches all throughout the season. The alumni bring a special spark to their team and to the league itself. Without the alumni’s presence, the league as a whole loses its credibility. My aim is to get alumni more involved with their programs to help their respective squads grow, which in turn helps our league grow. For those that took the time to read through all of my speech, I thank you. I hope you can see the passion and desire I have for this league and the great goals I can achieve in this position. If you have anymore questions about what it is I plan to do, please do not be afraid to ask. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing many of you at different tournaments throughout this upcoming season and hope I get to work with many of you as the Director of Expansion and Alumni Affairs.
Chief of Content
The Chief of Content is a longstanding position in the League going back to 2010-11. The Chief is responsible with keeping the website, media, and presence of the NCDA in top form, as well as leading the Content and Development Teams.
Kevin Bailey (GVSU Alumni)
I will once again be running for Chief of Content. I have held this position since 2013, and over the course of my tenure the league has significantly improved its online presence both through the ncdadodgeball.com website or through social media. While I will no longer be a player on the court in the NCDA, I still plan to be involved with the league. I have a number ideas that could continue the progress that we are making as an organization from a media standpoint. Dodgeball is a huge passion of mine, so I hope to remain the Chief of Content so I can help this sport and this league grow.
Jonathan Shaw (Towson)
Hello my name is Jonathan shaw and I will be running for chief of content for the upcoming season. I decided to outline 5 main reasons as to why I should receive your vote for this position.
1. I have written for the NCDA in previous seasons
2. I am a former and current captain of Towson University, with extended knowledge of the NCDA.
3. The topics I focus on writing about are: players, teams, and tournaments.
4. My main goal for the upcoming season is to do an AJP (Average Joes Podcast) every week, with special guests from schools around the NCDA.
5. Exposure of the NCDA needs to be a priority. If elected I plan to create a LIVESTREAM pool of current and former members from the NCDA, with every school having at least one representative. I believe we can get at least 75% of matches recorded from the whole season, and then converted into YOUTUBE videos. This assures the videos will never be lost, and able to be watched at any time.
The NCDA means a lot to me, and many people from around the league I consider to be family. If elected I plan to take the position very seriously, with hope to only further expose the great sport of dodgeball.
Thanks for your time.
About the Executive Board
There are only two open seats and each of these two holds voting power on the Executive Board. The Exec Board is flat entity, so votes hold the same weight between all directors. Everyone is required to help out and contribute. However, each director has an area of responsibility which the League can rely on to carry out its needed activities. Need to file taxes? Boom, Treasurer is responsible to make it so.
MEMBER PLAYER REPRESENTATION
Member Teams are left to their own devices to determine their preferences. However, some teams in the past like to run their own mini-preferential election within the team. Some may have each officer submit a preferential ballot. Some have their entire club membership vote. Let me me know if you would like this. I can count those in our voting program and deliver your team’s preferential ballot through that process.
Alumni Member REPRESENTATION
Starting with the 2015 Executive Board, the NCDA has determined that the special relationship with Alumni in our League warrants representation. To this effect, the Director of Relations was established for the Executive Board, and Alumni may cast ballots for the election of the Executive Board. These ballots will be collected, counted and then a single ballot submitted as the same status as a Member Team.
It’s my hope that this rewards, in a way, the contributions of this group to the NCDA, and that it promotes future contributions, voices, and working hands to help guide the NCDA.
Alumni may vote using this form: http://goo.gl/forms/xu5fb1RykPTL6lm63