NCDA Executive Board Members in attendance: Zigmas Maloni, Felix Perrone, Nick Johnson
Notes on the Meeting:
- Went over the Nationals Budget.
- Added a few items we missed, updated the list of entry fees which included extra shirts and pizza ordered from JMU.
- Addressed the Officiating payments.
- Generally, pay will start at Minimum Wage (about 7.25 / game) with Head Referee getting more pay for each game.
- Went over some of the Alumni and Ladies registrations.
- Discussed potential income from business for sponsors.
- Some discussion had in the current state of the four ranking systems, and the seeding needs for the Sunday Tournament bracket with 15 teams.
- Standard 16 team bracket with 1 seed getting a bye.
- Set a hard deadline for a Nationals Saturday scheduled pool release on April 9th.
- May try to be earlier, depends on schedule.
Meeting Duration: 1:45
The 2015 National Tournament is still a long ways off, but it’s never too early to look forward to the best weekend of the season. As mentioned in Nationals 2015 Preview #1, I have had the opportunity to discuss Nationals plans with Director of Nationals: Nick Johnson of Western Kentucky. Listed below are a few interesting facts on this year’s All Start Match.
The National Collegiate Dodgeball Association’s biggest event every season is the National Tournament. This year’s Nationals will be held at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Nationals may still be three months away, but I have had the opportunity to talk with Nick Johnson, the Director of Nationals, and he has given some insight to what he expects to be the best Nationals in the NCDA history.
I’ll be working with Nick to present some preview post periodically the next few months, giving some interesting information about this year’s Nationals in each post. So here is the “Nationals 2015 Preview #1″: Continue reading
For outstanding play at this year’s Nationals in Ohio State, here is the 2014 All Nationals Team:
- Kevin Bailey: MVP
- Camden Fullmer
- Eric Paul
- Felix Perrone
- Dylan Fettig
- Brent Gromer
- Max Siler
- Mike Van Ermen
- Myles Shephard
- Colin O’Brien
- Dan Shackelford
- Joe Tobin
- Mark Trippiedi
- Joey Cardella
- Trevor Nordberg
CHICAGO – Office of the President: Twenty three member teams have voted and the votes are in. WKU Dodgeball Club will host Nationals 2015 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They last hosted the event in 2011, a basis for many of the event’s traditions were established as precedent for the first time.
NCDA Nationals 2014 took place this past weekend, and as expected, it was one of the best weekends of the year for everyone involved. I had the privilege to play and spectate so many awesome collegiate dodgeball games this weekend, and it made me more than excited for the future of this league. Here are some of my reactions to what took place this weekend. Continue reading
In the following sections, Teams participating at Nationals 2014 may find six pool options on which they may vote.
This is a preferential voting system. Please rank the options in order of preference.
*Please do not submit one option, as this is not a winner-take-all system.
Please email your votes to the League email by 11:59pm Thurs, April 10th. One submission per team. *The vote must have eight Nationals Participants in order to be considered valid: that is a majority and therefore a Quorum of Member Teams. Continue reading
1 Grand Valley State
2 Saginaw Valley State
3 Kent State
4 James Madison
5 Michigan State
6 Ohio State
7 Central Michigan
9 Wisconsin Platteville
11 Western Kentucky
13 Bowling Green State
14 Penn State
15 Miami (Oh)
17 Siena Heights
18 Northwestern State
20 North Texas
21 Virginia Commonwealth
22 St. Ambrose
A two part podcast for nationals. This first episode, #35, will be from an administrative perspective. Join Zigmas and Sean Smith as be completely off topic and discuss March Madness. Then they launch into who’s coming, how the Rulebook discussion might go, a little about the All Star Game as well as the available hours for Nationals. Next AJP should be a release party for the Nationals 2014 Schedule!
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Captains, please get your All Stars together. Please submit 4 players by April 1st.
Please choose 4 players that best represent your team. (I’d recommend having your club perform a preferential vote)
True All Stars are welcome, these are the male AND female dodgeballers that are the best representatives of your team, in whatever way you want to represent that (competitive, great attitude, leadership, trick shot master, etc).
The NCDA is a coed League: do not skip out on the Lady Dodgeballers just because they also have their own Ladies game. If they deserve it they would be in both games. In that same light, do not leave out a player because you don’t want them to get hurt, or too tired from an extra 30 minutes of play. This is not in the Spirit of the Game! This is fun! Continue reading
Nationals 2014 is April 11-13 at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
I’d like to announce that the Staff of the NCDA is looking for Staff to help at Nationals! Your first step is signing it up in this quick form. We’ll take care of the organizing.
If you need any further incentive to help out, here’s a little lowdown on what we are planning for this year: Continue reading
Jude DuPart, Nationals 2014 Coordinator, has secured a contract at a hotel for Nationals. The Red Roof Inn will be our official hotel for the event. We chose it based on price, proximity to things, and availability for the Nationals weekend. ($55 per night)
Red Roof Inn Columbus East – Reynoldsburg
2449 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 864.3683
Fax: (614) 864.4296
The Aluminati host another edition of Average Joes’ Podcast!
The NCDA alumni sign off for the season with a full recap of Nationals 2013: favorite moments, big surprises, overachieving teams, injuries and breaking down the All-Nationals teams. The alumni will be back over the summer with an episode focused on recruiting and fundraising. Thanks for listening!
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