Which Region is Most Likely to Take Down Michigan?

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People are getting pretty sick of seeing this… but who are the most likely teams to take down the state of Michigan?

A new season of College Dodgeball is only a few short months away.  As we gear up for another year of the best sport known to man, I want to take a quick look at where each region stands when it comes to their chances to take down the Michigan Region.

We all know Michigan is the dominant state in Collegiate Dodgeball.  11 consecutive National Titles is hard to ignore.  With that said, the streak must come to an end at some point.  Some out of state team will eventually steal it from the Michigan Region.  Let’s take a quick dive into that discussion today.  Which region is most likely to achieve that feat, and what team might it be?  Here are the three most likely regions in my eyes… one region at a time:


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President’s Thoughts on Recent Rule/Policy Changes

I’ve received several inquiries for my thoughts on the rule changes for the 2017/2018 season. Rather than answering everyone individually, I thought this may be a better option. If you have any questions about my responses, please comment below! I’ll be happy to delve into this deeper.

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Results of the 2018 Pre-Season Proposals

CHICAGO – Office of the Director of Officiating:

Below are the results of the preferential election for the 2017/2018 NCDA Rulebook and select Policies. The Rulebook is scheduled to be released prior to the start of the 2018 Season. Extra special thanks to the 30 Member Teams that submitted ballots, with only two Member Teams missing.  Continue reading “Results of the 2018 Pre-Season Proposals”

Ballot for Proposals affecting the 2018 Season

Good People,

2018 Proposal Ballot Form: http://goo.gl/forms/a6o5p1AnPaktsUMy1

Ballots must be submitted through the form no later than August 1, 2017 11:59PM Pacific. Each Member Team has one ballot to submit. The NCDA uses a preferential voting system. If you do not wish to vote on a specific rule or option, just leave it blank.

It is important every Member Team voices their opinions on the changes that relate to this organization. Please relay this information to your Team as well, to see what the inheriting generation’s preferences are.

If you would like to hold your own preferential election within your Team to determine your end ballot, talk to us.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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AJP 2017-07-25: Pre Season Vote Discussion

As we enter the voting season that defines our rulebook, policy, and bylaws for the upcoming season, Hunter and Zig took some time to discuss a couple of the proposals that made it onto the ballot.

Make sure your team has voted!

*I’m sorry for all the plosive explosions (the least interesting explosion there is in all of media). Couldn’t fix all of them in post.

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2018 Executive Board

WASHINGTON Office of the Director of Officiating (and Records): 27 of the 32 Member Teams have submitted valid ballots for the Election of the 2018 Executive Board.  Additionally, non-voting ballots were submitted by upcoming member teams Gonzaga and the University of Central Florida, we thank them for their contribution.  A number of alumni voted, however did not reach the required number of votes (14) to be included as an Alumni Ballot.

The open positions on this year’s ballot included: President, Treasurer, and three Directorships under the recent Board expansion. These three directors will be titled as one of their first actions of business. The positions of President and Treasurer were unopposed, so only one round of voting was required for each.  There were four eligible candidates for the three Directorships, and required three rounds of voting under our preferential Single Transferable Vote system.

Member Team ballots were confirmed and preferential election counted by the upcoming Director of Nationals (Hunter Ford).  The winning candidates have accepted their positions and the defeated candidates have been notified of the results prior to this posting.

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2018 Executive Board Election

There are five positions on the eight Director Executive Board that need filling.

Following the NCDA’s voting policy, the vote will be preferential. Teams will submit their ballot by ranking each candidate in order of their preference and email this ballot to the League (ncdadodgeball@gmail.com). The most preferred candidate in each position will be offered the respective position on the Executive Board.

EXAMPLE BALLOT

President
1. Vibius Minucius Pius

Treasurer
1. Decimus Iuventius Paetus

Open Directorships (three available positions)
1. Quintus Laelius Lucanus
2. Marcus Hostilius Regulus
3. Galerius Floridius Burrus
4. Paullus Marius Lucullus

In accordance with our Constitution, Voting will run from 2017-06-15 until 2017-06-25. The new board will be announced no later than 2017-07-01, with the start of the NCDA fiscal year.


Candidates

President
– Felix Perrone

Treasurer
– Mike McNicholas

Open Directorships (three available positions)
– Dylan Fettig
– Zigmas Maloni
– Colin O’Brien
– Wes Peters

Candidate CAMPAIGN Paragraphs

The following contains paragraphs from each candidate seeking a position on the Executive Board. If you have any questions for the candidates, let them know or post them here!  Continue reading “2018 Executive Board Election”

Executive Board to Expand to Eight Directors

A constitutional proposal to alter the process of electing members to the Executive Board has been passed 5 of 5. This is a build off the proposal to expand the number of Directors serving on the board that was proposed by Fettig, which was passed for consideration in the 2017 Captains’ Meeting.

1. The NCDA will move to seven voting members on the Executive Board; an additional non-voting Director of Nationals makes the Board a total of eight people.
2. Two positions, President and Treasurer, are directly elected. Qualified Candidates explicitly run for the position of President and Treasurer.
3. The remaining 5 positions are “open” positions. Candidates run for the Board as a general directorship.

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Nationals 2018 Updates: Hotels

As we continue to count down the days until the 2017-18 season, I wanted to take the time to provide updates on the progress made towards Nationals 2018.  As Director of Nationals for next season I will put forth the best effort in ensuring we have an event that runs well and continues to improve what is the staple event of the NCDA.

One of the first things I wanted to accomplish was securing group rates at some of the hotels in the area for players, alumni, and fans.  This will help guarantee high quality rooms for the NCDA at affordable prices.  Below are the details for hotels where we currently have.  This list will continue to be updated as more deals are finished.  Continue reading “Nationals 2018 Updates: Hotels”

2017 All-East Coast Team

The long awaited All-East Coast list has finally arrived.  Member teams of the East Coast include JMU, PSU, Stevenson, Towson, UMD, UVA, and VCU.  Representatives from each team submitted one ballot each in order to help pick this team.  There was at least one representative per team on this list, and it certainly highlights the special leaders and players from this past season.  While heavy on upperclassmen, plenty of these players will also be returning for the 2017-18 season as well.

Here are your 2016-17 All-East Coast selections:

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A Closer Look at the Region

A Closer Look at the Region- (Midway Conference)

Next year should be a great for our region of the league. Just two years ago there were only three teams: DePaul, Platteville, and Nebraska.  Now we have eight teams in our area (UW- Eau Claire, UW-Whitewater, UW-Platteville, DePaul, Northern Illinois, North Park, Nebraska, and Minnesota) and it won’t take long for these teams to be competitive.   I interviewed each team and here is what they had to say. Continue reading “A Closer Look at the Region”

Next Season Goals: East Coast

While everyone is preparing for Summer internships and finishing finals, it’s never too early to start thinking about the next season.  The biggest key to improving from one season to the next is understanding weaknesses from the past year.  For many teams, how they handle the offseason is a key indicator of what to expect from them in the following season.  Here, I will highlight some of the biggest things that I feel each team needs to accomplish either during Summer or early portions of next season.  While some teams will need to center their focus around recruiting, for others there are very specific goals in mind.

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2017 All-Ohio Team


 

 

 

 

 

This year we will be revealing the first All-Ohio Team EVER. This is a pretty big deal for the Ohio region, and it is well deserved, as the region begins to strengthen and grow with every season. Now, not all Ohio teams are represented on the list, as some haven’t gotten as much exposure in the league as others, this will change next year as the Ohio region continues to expand.

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