Cornhusker Recap

cornhusker-clash-2016-09-24-allIt was a great day for a tournament for Nebraska, DePaul, and Platteville. The games were competitive and everyone had a great time. The day first started out with Platteville and a few of DePaul’s first years playing against Nebraska’s first years. It was a good experience for all as it got everyone warmed up and ready to go. The order of the games went: Platteville vs. DePaul, Platteville vs. Nebraska, and DePaul vs. Nebraska.

Here is the breakdown of how these games went.  Continue reading “Cornhusker Recap”

Recap: Towson Throwdown

Towson University hosted the first East Coast tournament of the season at Burdick Hall which featured Towson, Maryland, Stevenson, and VCU.  For the very first tournament for every team, there were a lot of positives to take away, but also a lot of things to improve on for each team.  I will be analyzing each team and highlighting some of the key takeaways from the tournament.  Continue reading “Recap: Towson Throwdown”

Towson Throwdown

The East Coast region will finally see its first set of games this weekend on Sunday at Towson University.  All of the teams participating are from Maryland and Virginia, which includes Towson, Maryland, Virginia Commonwealth, and Stevenson.  This tournament should prove to be tightly contested, and great opener for the East Coast.

Rank Team Gonzalez Rating
7 Towson 43.841+3
12 VCU 39.833
13 UMD 39.285
20 Stevenson 37.626

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Cornhusker Clash

Cornhusker Clash (841 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508)

This week kicks off the first tournament of the year for teams of Nebraska, DePaul, and Platteville. The Cornhusker Clash should be a blast and should provide some quality games for the teams participating. The last time that Nebraska held a tournament was two years ago and Platteville and DePaul attended. These teams all have experience which makes this a much different tournament than two years ago.

Let’s take a look at the teams at the Cornhusker Clash.  Continue reading “Cornhusker Clash”

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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Dodgeball 101: Finding Sponsors

As the saying goes, “money makes the world go ’round” and when trying to run your dodgeball empire this is no exception.  One of the things that hinders teams year-in and year-out is having the finances to properly run the team.  This can range from having problems with buying uniforms, being able to travel to tournaments, and even being able to buy dodgeballs for the season.  So what are some solutions if your team doesn’t get the proper funding it needs?  Fundraising? Raising dues? Make the rich kid on the team pay for everything?

All of those are legitimate options, but they can require a lot of time and effort, and generally aren’t fun to do.  So what’s another option? Sponsorships.  Almost every kid grows up dreaming of being in commercials and getting endorsements from big name companies, but now you can actually make that a reality (aside from the commercial part, probably).  Here are some of my top tips for how you can get your team sponsors for the year, and ultimately ease the financial burden that comes with dodgeball. Continue reading “Dodgeball 101: Finding Sponsors”

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”

NCDA/SAVAGE Partnership

SAVAGE_Logo_WordmarkCircle-500It is with great pleasure and excitement that on behalf of the NCDA Executive Board, we are pleased to announce the official partnership between the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association and SAVAGE Apparel.

This marks the first corporate partnership between the NCDA and an outside vendor. NCDA Member Teams will receive excellent deals on handsome jerseys and Event gear from SAVAGE. SAVAGE is also the official apparel sponsor for Nationals 2017, hosted by University of Kentucky, and Nationals 2018, host TBD.

Team leaders will receive informational packets for ordering through SAVAGE in the very near future.

Please check out SAVAGE’s landing page for the NCDA at http://savageultimate.com/pages/ncda which includes the rates given to NCDA Member Teams.

Any questions or concerns for this partnership can be directed at the NCDA Executive Board by sending an email to ncdadodgeball@gmail.com.

 

2016 NCDA Treasury Report

Greetings All,

 

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we would like to invite all of our organizational members to look over the fiscal year 2016 finance to see where the money that you all have donated or paid to us is going.

The NCDA started the year off with a cash balance of $1,420.41 in the bank.

Over the course of the 2015/2016 dodgeball season, our total income was $8,404.67.

  • $2,275 from annual membership dues.
  • $5,400 from Nationals 2016 registration fees.
  • $364 from additional pizza revenue for Nationals 2016.
  • $365.67 form various other sources.

Over the course of the 2015/2016 dodgeball season, our total expenses were $6,271.66.

  • Total Nationals 2016 Expense was $6,141.73
    • $1,697.10 for referees.
    • $3,344.80 for apparel.
    • $792.00 for pizza.
    • $307.83 other costs related to Nationals 2016.
  • $129.93 in General & Administrative Expenses (postage, web hosting costs, bank fees, etc.)

As of year end, June 30, 2016, the NCDA has a total of $3,553.42 in cash assets, with no significant upcoming expenses as of August 10, 2016.

 

As of the date of this posting, August 10, 2016, the NCDA has a total of $$3,473.92 in cash assets. The next NCDA Treasury Report will be dated September 30, 2016.

 

If you have any questions, comments, concerns about the financial position of the NCDA, or how our funds will be used going forward, please reach out to Mike McNicholas, NCDA Treasurer, at ncdadodgeball@gmail.com, or contact any other member of the Executive Board.

 

Thank you,

Mike McNicholas
NCDA Treasurer
ncdadodgeball@gmail.com

Top 5 Most Underrated Players in the NCDA (2016-17)

Here is my top 5 list of the most underrated players in the league.  Please note, player #1 isn’t necessarily better than player #2, and player #2 better than player #3, etc.  This list is ordered by who is I think is underrated to the highest degree.  I hope you all enjoy:

 

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Top 5 Current Players in the NCDA (2016-17)

This is another list that is going to initiate some debate.  No explanation necessary, this is my list of the top 5 overall players in the country for the 2016-17 season.

(Next List Up: Top 5 Most Underrated Players… coming July 29th)

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Top 5 Uniforms in the NCDA

This list will without a doubt spark some controversy, and I’m totally okay with that.  As we continue our top 5 series, I bring you today the top 5 uniforms in college dodgeball.  Feel free to comment if you disagree with my list.  I’m sure there are varying opinions out there.

(Next List Up: Top 5 Overall Players for 2016-17… coming July 24th)

1. DePaul

I mean really, you can’t beat DePaul in this category.  These uniforms are unique, detailed, and classic.  The triple threat.  I really had no trouble determining who got #1 on this list because it is a clear choice.  The assortment of DePaul Dodgeball uniforms is rivaled by no one in college dodgeball.

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Top 5 Breakout Stars for 2016-17

Continuing our top 5 lists is this one on the top 5 breakout stars for the upcoming season.  These are not the top 5 overall players in the league, they are just my pick for the five players that will breakout in 2016-17 and truly make a name for themselves in this league.  Feel free to comment if you have any other choices that you think deserved to make this list!

(Next List Up: Top 5 Uniforms in the NCDA… coming July 19th)

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Top 5 Matchups for 2016-17

As we inch closer to yet another season of collegiate dodgeball, I thought it would be good to start a series of top 5 lists for you all.  So, for the remainder of the off-season we will be shelling out a new top 5 list once every 5 days!  Today’s top five is on the most anticipated matchups for the upcoming season.  Stay tuned because we have a number of great lists coming your way in the future.  Next week’s list: Top 5 Breakout Stars for 2016-17.  Anyway, enjoy the first of many top 5 lists to come:

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