A President’s Final Thoughts from the Last Four Years

As some of you may or may not be aware, the 2020 fiscal year officially begins today. With this comes a change in leadership for the NCDA. Keeping consistent with the expectations set forth for nonprofit organizations in the US, our Member Teams have voted in new board members as others will be making their way out. For me, my second two-year term as President of the NCDA came to a close last night at midnight. Though I would have loved to stay in the position for many more years, the bylaws of the NCDA state a president cannot hold the position for more than two consecutive terms. When I authored the bylaws, policies, and constitution in 2015, I specifically put this clause in place to make sure the NCDA doesn’t get stale. With new leadership comes new ideas, methodologies, and opportunities. Selfishly, I would love to keep the title, but in the best interest of the organization I’ve been so intimately involved with since 2008 I know this is the correct thing to do. I have full confidence in Hunter Ford who will be a great president and continue to lead the NCDA into new and exciting ventures. Over the next two years Hunter will become frustrated, overworked, and underappreciated, but if his experience as president was anything like mine, getting to see the joy, friendships, and game highlights that college dodgeball brings will all be worth it.

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The NCDA Teams Up With Campus Causes


The NCDA + Campus Causes

October 4, 2018 – To kick off the 2018-2019 season, the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association (NCDA), the official governing body for competitive collegiate dodgeball in the United States, is launching a partnership with Campus Causes to help their 38 active member teams raise more money to assist with their travel, equipment, and gym expenses. Students, coaching staff, friends, family, and alumni can now donate and “shop-to-raise” hundreds of brands with a portion of each purchase going back to their favorite team.

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World Dodgeball Federation Preview

Written by Kenny Mize

THE NCDA TAKES ON THE WORLD!! October 21st-22nd

The World Dodgeball Championships are this weekend, and the NCDA was privileged to receive an invitation to play in this event from Duane Wysynski, President of Dodgeball Canada.

The NCDA will be fielding two teams during this event, USA Blue and USA Red. The two teams are led by two of most experienced dodgeball players in the NCDA. Kenneth Mize (Saginaw Valley) will be leading the USA Blue team, while Jeff Starr (Ohio State) will be leading the USA Red squad. Selecting the teams were hard, we had some long and fierce deliberation between Jeff and Myself. The teams were hard to pick but after a few days we finally figured out our teams. Here I will now go into the depth about the teams and the strengths of each team, also I will include who was our number 1 pick and why for each team. Continue reading “World Dodgeball Federation Preview”

NCDA Partners with Save The Children

Thanks to a new partnership with The National Collegiate Dodgeball Association (NCDA) and Save the Children, a day of friendly competition can help change the world.

This new collaboration will bring together fun and fundraising to help support Save the Children, which gives children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm both in the United States and around the word.

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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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Policy Proposal – Reformatting the Bracket for Nationals

This policy proposal was authored in two parts by Felix Perrone and Adam Hynes. Both parties wish to see change to the single-elimination bracket portion of Nationals, but they wish to see things change a bit differently.

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Rulebook Updated to Version 1.1.

On 2017-03-30, the NCDA Executive Board has voted 5-0 in favor of changing the following rule effective immediately.

Pre-today: Airborne Balls – All Balls immediately become dead. No Direct Catches or Direct Hits may be made with a Direct Throw that was airborne before the whistle was blown. Exception: If a Target is hit, then a Timeout Stoppage of Play is called before the ball is ruled Dead, the Target and his teammates still have the opportunity to complete a Direct Catch or Team Catch. Failure to make a catch will result in the Target being considered out.

New, effective immediately: Airborne Balls – All Balls are live until they become Dead [2.1.5]. Referee Discretion – If a referee is unable to determine whether a thrown ball was released before the stoppage of play was called, the ball will return to the throwing team. If a thrown ball was released after the stoppage of play, that ball will be returned to the throwing team.

Basically, if a timeout is called, all airborne balls are live until they are dead. If the final whistle blows and balls are in the air, they are still live until they hit the ground/wall/ceiling/whatever.

The 2017 Rulebook has been updated to version 1.1.