School is out, and it’s warm outside so you know that means voting for the host school of the NCDA Nationals 2019 is coming soon. As a board, we would like to send out some suggestions for you to take into consideration when making your decision. Continue reading “Nationals Host Considerations”
Voting will run from May 29th to June 5th, 2018 11:59PM Pacific, or will end early if each Member Team casts a ballot via Google Forms. Each Member Team has one ballot. The NCDA uses a preferential voting system. If you do not wish to vote on a specific rule or option, just leave it blank.
Each option on the form is accompanied by a link to the original proposal that was voted into consideration at the 2018 Captains’ Meeting. Below are the campaign paragraphs for each bid to host Nationals 2019. Continue reading “Summer 2018 Off Season Voting”
Listed below is your Nationals 2018 All-Tournament Team
It’s been several days since teams returned home from NCDA Nationals 2018. The season’s final tournament did not disappoint this year, with a record number of teams in attendance and plenty of unforgettable games. The Content Team has plenty in store for you over the next few weeks, but to start, here are my initial thoughts from this past weekend’s tournament: Continue reading “Nationals 2018 Reaction”
RICHMOND – Siegel Center, E.J. Wade Arena, at Nationals 2018:
GVSU def CMU 6-1 in the 2018 Championship match.
Grand Valley State University Club Dodgeball is the National Champion for the 2018 college dodgeball season. At the conclusion of the 59 match event, the Director of Nationals, Hunter Ford [VCU, #4-C], along with the rest of the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association Executive Board, presented the Championship trophy to Brandon Meisel, GV Captain on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “2018 National Champions – GVSU”
RICHMOND – Siegel Center: In the first day of Nationals 2018,
VCU def UWP 5-0
Kent def SVSU 2-1
UCF def NSU 8-1
CSU def GSU 4-1
UK def DePaul 4-1
UVA def UNG 2-1
CMU def JMU 2-1
Akron def UMD 2-1
GVSU def OSU 5-1
BGSU def PSU 4-3 OT
Miami def UNL 4-1
Towson def MSU 3-2
UK def Miami 3-2
VCU def SVSU 3-2 OT
Kent def UCF 5-1
UMD def NSU 7-0
CMU def CSU 4-0
UVA def GSU 3-1
GVSU def Towson 3-0
BGSU def JMU 2-1
Akron def UNG 2-1
OSU def UWP 2-1
DePaul def UCF 4-3 OT
Kent def UK 2-1
MSU def PSU 3-2 OT
OSU def UNL 3-1
GVSU def Akron 1-0
CSU def NSU 7-0
SVSU def UVA 4-0
CMU def GSU 5-1
Miami def PSU 3-2
VCU def DePaul 4-0
Towson def UWP 4-0
JMU def UNG 5-0
MSU def UNL 5-1
BGSU def UMD 2-1
This piece was written by: Adam Pfeifer (Akron)
UWP v VCU- VCU will dominate this game and control the pace. They will win the match by working together. VCU 4-0. Yellow Card Potential
SVSU v Kent- This will be a back and forth game but I think Kent will win with their catching and talent from 9-12 beating SVSU’s bottom of the roster. Kent with the win over SVSU 3-2. (If Tyler doesn’t get hurt this time around) Yellow Card Probable, Red Card Potential
UCF v NSU- I think this will be a very high scoring game, with both being newer teams. UCF will win with the roster advantage but NSU will score in this game due to a few players having more game experience. The score will probably end up being 4-2 UCF with their first win. Continue reading “Nationals 2018 Saturday Schedule and Predictions”
Rule Proposal submitted by Colin O’Brien
Amendment to rule 3.7.3 Yellow Cards
If a player receives a Yellow Card while not currently a Live Player, a Live Player must be removed from the court and enter the Jail. The player removed is at the choosing of the team of the offending player. The player receiving the Yellow Card is ineligible to reenter the point at any point, regardless of the number of catches. The Live Player removed from the court is eligible to return to the court if the necessary amount of catches occur.
Amendment to rule 3.7.4 Red Cards
If a player receives a Red Card while not currently a Live Player, a Live Player must be removed from the court and enter the Jail. The player removed is at the choosing of the team of the offending player. The player receiving the Red Card is ineligible to reenter the game at any point, and their team must play at a man disadvantage the rest of the game. The Live Player removed from the court is eligible to return to the court if the necessary amount of catches occur. If the offending player was not a Live Player at any point during the current point, the Live Player removed from the court would be ineligible to return to the court until a new point begins, in which the offending team would continue to play at a man disadvantage.
Rationale: Currently, if a player receives a Yellow Card while already eliminated, the only penalty the team suffers is that player is ineligible to return to the point. As most players receive yellow cards in this situation, there really is no penalty to the team in practice. This change would ensure that acts warranting Yellow Cards would indeed be penalties to the offending team, no matter if the offending player is currently a Live Player or not.
Officiating Assignments may be viewed on the G-Sheet. Saturday and Sunday schedules are presented below.
|Nationals 2018: Saturday|
|7:30 AM||Doors Open, Siegel Center|
|8:00 AM||Teams Check-In|
|8:55 AM||Ladies’ Match|
|9:25 AM||All Star Game|
|9:55 AM||League Picture|
|10:15 AM Queue 1|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||UWP||VCU|
|District 5 Court (2)||SVSU||Kent|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||UCF||NSU|
|11:25 AM Queue 2|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||CMU||JMU|
|District 5 Court (2)||UMD||Akron|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||GVSU||OSU|
|12:40 PM Queue 3|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||UK||Miami|
|District 5 Court (2)||SVSU||VCU|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||Kent||UCF|
|1:50 PM Queue 4|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||GVSU||Towson|
|District 5 Court (2)||JMU||BGSU|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||UNG||Akron|
|3:05 PM Queue 5|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||MSU||PSU|
|District 5 Court (2)||OSU||UNL|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||GVSU||Akron|
|4:15 PM Queue 6|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||Miami||PSU|
|District 5 Court (2)||VCU||DePaul|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||Towson||UWP|
|5:45 PM||Capt Meeting Begins|
|6:45 PM||Capt Meeting Ends|
|7:00 PM||eBoard Meeting Begin|
|7:30 PM||eBoard Meeting Ends|
|7:45 PM||Leave Siegel Center|
Live Saturday Updates on the Records Tab.
2018 Wes Hopkins Fastest Arm Contest, sponsored by District 5 and presented by the DePaul Dodgeball Society, may be a floating event during the first queues of Saturday. We may be gathering results from players before the start of their games, and during halftimes during Queues 1, 2 and 3. Any players that would like to be clocked in should find Zig.
|Nationals 2018: Sunday|
|8:00 AM||Doors Open||Siegel Center|
|8:45 AM||Sedenary Play-In Round|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||Game P||16v17|
|District 5 Court (2)||Game T||15v18|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||Game R||13v21|
|Court 4||Game V||14v19|
|Court 5||Aleks Bomis Alumni/Staff Game|
|10:00 AM||Sedenary Play-In & Octonary Round|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||Game S||12v21|
|District 5 Court (2)||Game W||11v22|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||Game U||10v23|
|Court 4||Game Q||9v24|
|Court 5||Game H||1vP|
|Court 6||Game L||2vT|
|11:45 AM||Octonary Round|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||Game O||6vW|
|District 5 Court (2)||Game N||3vV|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||Game M||7vU|
|Court 4||Game K||5vS|
|Court 5||Game J||4vR|
|Court 6||Game I||8vQ|
|1:00 PM||Quaternary Finals|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||Game G||NvO|
|District 5 Court (2)||Game F||LvM|
|Richmond Region Tourism (3)||Game E||JvK|
|Court 6||Game D||HvI|
|2:45 PM||Binary Finals|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||Game C||FvG|
|District 5 Court (2)||Game B||DvE|
|4:00 PM||The Ship|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)||Game A||BvC|
|Savage Apparel Co Court (1)|
Live Sunday Bracket Updates on the Tournament Schedule tab.
Rule Proposal submitted by Dylan Greer
If two balls thrown from the SAME team collide in mid-air, both balls stay live until ruled dead.
Currently these balls would be considered dead. I feel like this rule is often forgotten and ignored as its near impossible to see from a ref’s perspective on team throws. Changing this rule hopefully makes reffing easier and clarifies the “Two for the Show” rule.
Policy Proposal submitted by Adam Pfeifer
This rule pertains to the current forfeit rule. In the event a team cancels less than 10 days before a tournament and no replacement can be found the team will be assessed a forfeit for each match they were scheduled to play unless the reason for the team backing out is justified. This will count as a loss for them and a win for the team they were set to play. Currently if the board votes the reason for a teams inability to travel to a tournament was justified, the team is not given a forfeit. If all teams in attendance play three matches they are also not granted a forfeit. Teams that back out are still able to recieve a forfeit if they back out last minute and the board votes they to give them the forfeit. They are assigned a forfeit loss over a ghost team with a rank of 40.0.
In the event a team backs out less than 10 days prior, and the board rules their reason is justified, and the team they were set to play only has two games, a forfeit will be awarded. The team in question that backed out will not be assigned a loss, but the team not playing three game will be awarded a win over a ghost team with rank of 40.0.
In addition to this rule I vote that the rule on forfeits is the rule. Travel time should not be a factor on if a team is assigned a forfeit or not. If a team was guaranteed to play three matches, and because of a team backing out results in them only playing two, the team should be awarded a forfeit.
Rules proposed by Zachary Parise
Rule 1: There should automatically be a running clock in the second half if a team is down by at least 5 points. (I looked to see if this was already a rule and couldn’t find it in the manual)
Rule 2: If a team is down 7-8 points at any time in the second half, the game is called.
Standings are aimed to be released by the end of every Tuesday.
In the 2018 Season, we have 57 technical upsets in 237 ranked matches (75.95% success rate) across 36 events.
The Gonzalez System is a computer ranking model similar to Elo and is a rating exchange system based on research performed by World Rugby. It has been adapted by the NCDA to the demands of College Dodgeball, but can be tuned and customized endlessly to incorporate accurate data. It has been used to help determine seeds for the Nationals bracket since Nationals 2014, and was used exclusively for the Nationals 2017 and Nationals 2018 bracket.
Rule proposal submitted by Colin Sporer
Rule Proposal: Rosters can be altered between days during 2-day tournaments
Rationale: Promotes depth for teams and gives players who are lower on the totem pole an opportunity to step up in the case of arm soreness or injury. I believe it is better to tell someone that they are an alternate rather than saying they are not going to play.
Policy Proposal submitted by Mario Romanelli
Rule Proposal: People can sumbit rule proposals at any time.
Rationale: New idea for rules can occur whenever. If player A thinks of an idea that can improve gameplay, that rule should be discussed; regardless if the idea was proposed after April 13th