See original google doc for full minutes. Abbreviated provided here:
Nationals 2016: April 16-17, 2016
Hosted by Bowling Green State University Dodgeball Club
Captains’ Meeting Minutes
Present Member Teams: Akron, BGSU, BW, CMU, DePaul, GVSU, JMU, Kent, MSU, Ohio, OSU, PSU, SVSU, Towson, UK, UWP, VCU, WKU
- Saturday Results, Sunday’s Seeding and Schedule – TS & ZM
- Host Bids for Nationals 2017 – TS
- Summer Events – DePaul & Kent
- Admin Announcements
- League Growth
- Nominations for NCDA Officer Positions
- Rankings/Standings Changes
- Presidential Suggestions for the Future of the Organization
- Executive Board reductions
- New Divisions (6v6 program, SkyZone partnerships)
- 2017 Proposed Changes for NCDA Rulebook
Proposals approved for consideration in pre-season vote
R.1. Shot Clock reset for receiving team – DC
R.4. Early Overtime – ZM
R.5. Clean Blocking / Fettig and Peters Proposals
DF: Clean Blocking: Thrown balls are live off of an opponent’s blocking ball.
WP: NOTE: This is a proposition to change the same rule that Dylan Fettig has proposed above, only slightly different.
R.6. Legitimate Attempt Zone redefinition – ZB
Change the definition of the Legitimate Attempt Zone (LAZ).
R.7. Move the Attack Line – KB
Attack line decrease from 30 ft. to 25 ft.
R.8. Roster Size redefintion – JS
Roster size down from 20 to 13, teams from 15v15 to 10v10. Legitimate JV league.
R.11. Calling a game at four point differential – CA
R.13. Burden Throw – The game is played with 9 balls – DF
Proposals that failed to achieve majority vote for consideration in pre-season vote
2017 Proposed Policies for NCDA Constitution
All proposals approved for consideration in pre-season vote, no proposals failed.
P.1. Consecutive Match Limit – MR
P.2. Rule/Policy Change Suggestions – JL
P.3. 2 Games on Saturday – ZM
Nationals is two things: the National Tournament (Section 18.104.22.168) and the extra-strength Non-Bracket Matches (Section 22.214.171.124). I propose a less stringent definition of Saturday’s required games, a minimum of two.
P.4. Changing Sunday’s Bracket Format:
P.4.1 [Link] AH: I would like to propose that championship Sunday be broken into two different tourneys. One tourney for the higher seeded teams and one for the lower seeded teams. I do believe this would bring out the best competition in all teams on Sunday instead of waiting till the second or third round before competition heats up.
P.4.2 [Link] JS: Top 8 teams compete for the cup at nationals, the other teams would play round robin games on Sunday.
P.4.3 [Link] DF: Similarly to Jeff’s proposal I suggest that Sunday of nationals should be two separate brackets. However I think we should do it like world cup groupings for soccer.
P.5. Trophies for #1 in regular season and for most games played – DF
P.6. Ranking System
Editors Note: Ranking is defined by the Executive Board rather than Membership vote. However, input is encouraged and concerns are always addressed.
P.6.1 Gonzalez system exclusively – ZM
Move to exclusively using the Gonzalez system to rank teams, but adjust the season to season carry-over, involving reverting to the mean.
P.6.2 Reset Gonzalez Rankings – HF
Reset all Gonzalez rankings at the beginning of the year to the baseline average of 40.000