About Zigmister

DePaul Dodgeball #68 & NCDA President

Signed Approval of our Constitution

Good people,

We’ve come a long, long way. We now have a set of bylaws under our Constitution, which was indeed a long time coming. I have great pride in how our organization functions, fond memories of past fun, and I’m excited for the future. Check out the Constitution as well as the rest of our Policies.

Signed and Approved September 2nd, 2015:

2015-2016 Executive Board – Felix Perrone, Mike McNicholas, Tyrell Smith, Chris Hess, Kevin Bailey, Zigmas Maloni, Dylan Fettig

Founding Member Teams – DePaul Dodgeball Society, Kent State Dodgeball Family, The Ohio State Dodgeball Syndicate, Michigan State Dodgeball Club

Member Teams – PSU, SVSU, VCU, UWP, BW, UMD, SU, JMU, RIT, BGSU, CMU, UNL, UK, GVSU

 

Rulebook Vote Results

CHICAGO – August 10th, 2015. Office of the Director of Officiating.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Below are the results of the preferential election for the 2015/2016 NCDA Rulebook. The Rulebook will be published soon, prior to the Opening Match of the 2016 Season. Extra special thanks to the 17 Member Teams that submitted ballots.

1. How is our roster size and active players on the court?
C. Roster size is 10-20. Active players are up 10-15. 10 balls. [Current]

2. Should there be a limit on the number of seasons a player can participate?
D. No, as long as they are an active student enrolled in classes pursuing a degree they should be allowed to play. [Current]

3. Should we change the scoring mechanic?
C. No, it should be kept as it is now. [Current]

4. Should we change the Early Halftime rule? 
C. No, keep the Early Halftime at 4 minutes. [Current]

5. Substitutions can only be made during a timeout. Should Team A be allowed to substitute during Team B’s timeout?
A. Yes, a substitution should be allowed when a timeout is called by either your team, the opponent’s, or the officials.

6. Should we limit the number of substitutions to occur per timeout?
E. No, a team should be allowed to substitute all 5 bench members if they choose. [Current]

7. Once a player is substituted off the court, they cannot be substituted back on the court during that same point.
A. Agreed, a player should not be allowed back on the court if substituted off during that same point.

8. Should there be a constant 10 second shotclock?
B. No, the clock should be 15 seconds until there are 5 or less active players on the court to which point it is lowered to 10. [Current]

9. What should be the parameters of the Legitimate Attempt Zone for resetting the shotclock?
A. Keep it as is, the LAZ is a 3-D bubble around a player that is within a step and a lunge of the player’s current position. [Current]

10. Should a direct catch reset the shotclock when a team has five or fewer players and has a shotclock of 10?
A. Yes.

11. Should multiple shotclock violations in the same point result in a penalty?
B. No, balls over is a sufficient penalty. [Current]

12. What should happen to the teams’ shotclocks during an Officials’ Timeout?
A. Both teams are reset to zero.

13. Should Trapping be redefined?
B. No. [Current]

14. What should be considered a block?
A. If a ball comes in contact with another ball or any part of the environment prior to touching an active player, the ball is ruled dead. [Current]

See a more extensive report after the jump.

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2016 Executive Board

CHICAGO – July 9th, 2015. Office of the President.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE DODGEBALL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD OF 2016. THESE Seven HAVE VOTING RIGHTS.

Felix Perrone [WKU Alum], President
Mike McNicholas [DePaul Alum], Treasurer
Kevin Bailey [GVSU Current], Chief of Content
Dylan Fettig [GVSU Alum], Director of League Expansion
Tyrell Smith [BGSU Current], Director of Nationals
Chris Hess [JMU Alum], Director of Relations
Zigmas Maloni [DePaul Alum], Director of Officiating

OTHER APPOINTED POSITIONS THAT ARE WORTH MENTIONING AT THIS MOMENT:

Josh Raymer [WKU Alum], Big Giant Head of Alumni Relations
Vanswa Garbutt [DePaul Alum], Lead Developer

For the full results, check out the spreadsheet. If you are lazy, you many see the breakdown after the jump.  Continue reading

2015 Fireside Chat #01

THROUGH THE POWER of technology, we’re going to start a process where invite the PUBLIC GENERAL to converse about the proposed rules and policy that can be found on the forum. It will be about an hour long recorded event. The purpose is to start a conversation, touch base with what we are as an organization, and what we need to be in the future.

This episode’s topics:

  • Roster increases
  • the Shot Clock and Mechanics
  • Forfeits
  • the ASG
  • The format of Nationals.
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Nationals 2015 – Presidential Reflection

Now, before I start this off, you must know that in all my “Presidential” monikers (and in our many “Intern” allusions), I’m having fun. This is how I was raised by DePaul Dodgeball, but I’ve always considered titles arbitrary to the reason I need to do my duty. But in the end, I like calling my lowly Nationals hotel room the Presidential Suite. It sounds magnificent.

Let’s begin. Nationals 2015! WKU! Nick Johnson! My favorite Nationals shirt ever has been the Nationals 2011 shirt, from the first time WKU hosted Nationals. In fact, that was the first time the event was hosted outside Ohio or Michigan, and really, it was one of the very, very few times Nationals was hosted outside the state of Michigan. Coming up to the event, I was concerned if we would ever live up to that event held so long ago. But the League is in so much better straights nowadays. Everyone. Do NOT underestimate the family that consists of the League in the present day.  Continue reading

Nationals 2016 Hosting Bids

For Nationals 2016, there are three schools placing a bid to host: U of Maryland, DePaul U, and Bowling Green State U. I asked each to write out a little bit concerning their bid:

Following the NCDA’s voting policy, the vote will be preferential. Teams will submit their ballot by ranking each school in order of their preference. The most preferred school will host Nationals 2016.

Voting will run from today, April 20th to April 26th, or until each Member Team casts a ballot.

Example Ballot:

1. Delta
2. Miami
3. Oakland

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Nationals 2015 Schedule

Original Google Sheet

SATURDAY

8:00 AM Doors Open Preston Center
8:00 AM Teams Check-In Front Lobby
8:45 AM Officials Meeting Meeting Room
8:45 AM Teams Cued for Pics Court 4
9:00 AM League Picture Court 4
9:15 AM ASG Pictures/Intro Court 4
9:30 AM All Star Game Begins Court 4
10:00 AM 1st Round of Games
Court 2 PSU vs DePaul
Court 3 UK vs VCU
Court 4 UMD vs OSU
Court 6 GVSU vs UWP
11:15 AM 2nd Round of Games
Court 2 CMU vs Kent
Court 3 JMU vs BGSU
Court 4 SVSU vs WKU
Court 6 MSU vs TU
1:00 PM 3rd Round of Games
Court 2 OSU vs DePaul
Court 3 UWP vs PSU
Court 4 Lunch Break
Court 6 Lunch Break
1:40 PM 4th Round of Games
Court 2 Lunch Break
Court 3 Lunch Break
Court 4 WKU vs VCU
Court 6 GVSU vs UK
3:00 PM 5th Round of Games
Court 2 TU vs BGSU
Court 3 JMU vs SVSU
Court 4 CMU vs UMD
Court 6 MSU vs Kent
4:45 PM 6th Round of Games
Court 2 GVSU vs PSU
Court 3 UWP vs BGSU
Court 4 JMU vs OSU
Court 6 WKU vs DePaul
6:00 PM 7th Round of Games
Court 2 CMU vs VCU
Court 3 SVSU vs TU
Court 4 MSU vs UK
Court 6 UMD vs Kent
7:30 PM Captains’ Meeting Meeting Room
8:30 PM End Meeting Meeting Room
8:45 PM Exec Board Meets Meeting Room
9:15 PM Leave Gym Preston Center

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2015 Ohio Dodgeball Cup

Status

AKRON, OH – In the 2015 Ohio Dodgeball Cup, Akron, BGSU, and Kent welcome Baldwin Wallace Dodgeball into the NCDA as our 37th Member Team!

BGSU def Kent 3-1
Akron def BW 4-1
BGSU def BW 3-1
Kent def Akron 5-0
Kent def BW 4-1
BGSU def Akron 4-0

How I Would Beat a Michigan Team

From Aleks Bomis [MSU Alum]

A team from Michigan has claimed the title of NCDA National Champion eight years in a row.  That is an impressive and undeniable fact.  Unfortunately, my treasured Spartans have no bearing on that; I, at 29 years of age, was on the squad that achieved Michigan State’s sole Michigan Dodgeball Cup victory, a game played against a community college in a church recreation room.  I can still hear the dodgeballs carom off the radiators to the dismay of the building’s staff.  Delta College was kind enough to have purchased the MDC Trophy, and in (I think) 2023 an additional base will be attached to the Trophy.  The MDC is now regarded as a preview of the NCDA Final Four, much to the dismay of the rest of the league.

I am not so arrogant as to call Michigan the heartland of college dodgeball; teams existed in Illinois and Ohio long before anyone of the Great Lakes State showed up to play, and their names are etched in the NCDA Trophy, as is mine. [Ed: The Nationals Trophy -zm] Still, Michigan’s historic performance is remarkable.  Having said that, it’s time someone beat these guys and took home the hardware.  If I were captaining a dodgeball team 10 years younger, here’s how I would go about busting up the established order:  Continue reading