Final Power Rankings for the 2016-17 Season

Disclaimer: These rankings have zero impact on seeding for the National Tournament or actual ranking. They provide insight into where teams are currently performing during a given part of the season.

Here it is. The final power rankings of the season. Hope you all enjoy it on your ride down to Lexington and get a kick out of it as much as I did writing it. I tried to insert as many “Dodgeball” quotes as I could, comment how many you think you found. First to guess it correctly gets “Two expired movie passes and a free body massage from Peter LaFleur.” But for real, see how many you can find.

For those easily offended, please do not read any further…

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Rule Proposal: Shot Clock Officials

Rule Proposal by Ben Tubergen

Rule proposal: Shot clock officials are responsible for distinguishing a legitimate throw vs. a non legitimate throw.

My reasoning for this is that there have been multiple occasions this year where the shot clock official stops his/her count thinking it was a legitimate throw, then realizes the head ref thought it wasn’t, and then begins to pick up their count again causing confusion for the throwing team. Typically resulting in balls over.

I hope that wasn’t too wordy. But this is the scenario. Team A’s shot clock is at 12, team A makes a throw attempt that the shot clock counter deems legitimate, he/she stops counting. Team A continues play as if their shot clock has been reset. However the shot clock official then realizes the head ref deemed the throw illegitimate. The shot clock official then begins to either pick up their count from the time of Team A’s throw (at 13) or skips ahead to compensate for the time that elapsed (14 or 15). Leaving little to no time for Team A to react. In numerous occasions this scenario causes confusion for team A resulting in a balls over, because they’re listening to the count not watching the head refs signaling.

MDC Preview: What Each Team Can Gain and Lose

To say this weekend is big is an understatement. There is no weekend other than Nationals that Michigan teams look forward to more than the Michigan Dodgeball Cup (MDC). Hearts are broken, dreams are made. This is a weekend full of yelling, regrets and obviously, dodging. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Continue reading “MDC Preview: What Each Team Can Gain and Lose”

Power Rankings Poll: Groundhog’s Day Edition

Disclaimer: These rankings have zero impact on seeding for the National Tournament or actual ranking. They provide insight into where teams are currently performing during a given part of the season.

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Director of League Expansion and Retention: Winter Update

The first half of the 2016-17 season is complete. We started the season with 23 active teams in the NCDA and now have 29 with plenty more waiting to get some action in the second half of the season. A total of 119 games were played last semester. That set a new record for the amount of matches played in the first half of the season. One can only predict that this record will continue to be broken for many years to come. This is thanks to the hard work of not just the Executive Board, but the active members of this league who have done an extraordinary job of getting the word out about this great sport. Below is an update on how the newly established member teams are doing this season and how close other prospective teams are to playing in the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association this season.
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Director of League Expansion and Retention: Fall Update

ncda_logo-215x90Much has happened since the start of the season. Many teams are not what they were last season, and newer teams have come into the spotlight of the league for the first time. However, since then, a lot has happened behind the scenes. Here is what your Executive Board and I have been up to when it comes to recruiting new teams for the NCDA. Continue reading “Director of League Expansion and Retention: Fall Update”

Pre-Season Power Rankings (9/15)

First insight to where teams stand going into the 2016-2017 Collegiate Dodgeball Season.

Disclaimer: These rankings have zero impact on seeding for the National Tournament or actual ranking. They provide insight into where teams are currently performing during a given part of the season.

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Director of League Expansion & Retention Vision for the 2016-2017 Season

ncda_logo-215x90First off, I would like to thank all of the teams that voted for me in the recent election. I truly appreciate your vote of confidence and will give my all to help this league grow. For those that did not, I hope I can show you why I was the right choice for this position.

Due to my implementation of the Ambassador Program, the Executive Board decided to appropriately rename my position to Chief Ambassador. Which in a nutshell means I am the head recruiter for the NCDA and in charge of our fabulous alumni. Continue reading “Director of League Expansion & Retention Vision for the 2016-2017 Season”

Central Michigan University Pre-National’s Podcast

 

cmu-logoMembers of Central Michigan’s Club Dodgeball team, Mike Riley, Kris Kohler, Ian Ryan, Shane Willette and Zach Bachner get together to give their two-cents on the season as a whole. They discuss matches they would like to see at Nationals, their top-five best throwers and catchers in the league, who they would take with them into OT and a farewell to players who are about to play in their last Nationals.

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BOTM: 2016 February

ncda_logoFebruary’s baller of the month goes out to not one, but two players!! This months honor goes to Josh Hicks and Josh Wynn of Western Kentucky University. These two fine athletes earned the honor after leading their squad to a 3-1 record at the UK Invitational. Some may say going 3-1 is no big deal, but this squad was previously 0-4 and defeated in-state rival Kentucky at home. Here is the conversation I had with the two:  Continue reading “BOTM: 2016 February”