The National Collegiate Dodgeball Association is not yet to the point where participating schools can be categorized into “conferences” like what the NCAA has done with college athletics. For now, every team can identify with a certain region, instead of claiming membership to a “division” or “conference”. As it stands in the NCDA right now, there are five regions: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, and East Coast. Here is my power rankings of the NCDA’s five regions: Continue reading “Ranking the Regions”
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Parks holds an annual dodgeball tournament titled the “Ultimate Dodgeball Championship”. Sky Zone parks around the country hold “Local Qualifier” tournaments over the summer, with the winning team from each qualifier becoming eligible to compete in the “Championship Tournament” held in Las Vegas in mid-August. Continue reading “Ultimate Dodgeball: Local Qualifier Results”
The National Collegiate Dodgeball Association’s June Baller of the Month is James Madison’s Brent Gromer. Brent had a strong performance at Nationals 2014 in April, after recovering from an injury to his ACL and medial meniscus that kept him on the sidelines for most of the season. In his three seasons in this league, Brent has transitioned from an unknown player, to one of the best all-around dodgeball players in the NCDA. His strong performance at the end of last season earned him 1st-Team All-NCDA honors (Brent was the #6 player on the list, and the top selection from the East Coast Region). Brent Gromer is very deserving of the honor of “Baller of the Month”. Here is my interview with the star player from James Madison: Continue reading “BOTM: 2014 June”
The 2014-15 College Dodgeball season is still many months away, but if you are like me, you are already looking forward to the coming season. Much like espn.com makes annual “Way-Too-Early Top 25” lists for college football and basketball; I will be giving my list of the top 20 teams in the NCDA for next year.
After writing an article recently that highlighted the most anticipated matchups for next year, I decided to give my list of the best rivalries in the NCDA. I divided this list into two sections: Tradition Rivalries and Emerging/New Rivalries. Which NCDA rivalry is your favorite? Let me know what you all think in the comment section! Continue reading “Best Rivalries in College Dodgeball”
The 2014-15 NCDA season is still several months away, but with the scheduling process in full swing, I am beginning to think about the many exciting matchups that will occur next year. Here is my list (in no particular order) of the top 10 matchups that I hope to witness next season: Continue reading “Most Anticipated (Possible) Matchups of 2014-15”
A few weeks ago we lost a member of the NCDA Dodgeball family. Derrick Ammons was a member of Saginaw Valley State’s dodgeball team, and a great friend to many of their players. I never had the privilege of meeting Derrick, but many members of SVSU’s team knew him well. Here are a few brief comments by Saginaw Valley players remembering Derrick Ammons: Continue reading “Remembering Derrick Ammons”
The Illinois Region has not historically been home to the NCDA’s best teams. In fact, this season no Illinois Region team made it past the first round of Nationals. Despite that statistic, it was not that bad of a year for this region. Continue reading “Season Recap “Illinois Region””