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2016 Nationals Update – Hotels, ID Cards, Deadlines, and More!

First Entry Deadline is Today- Friday, March 25!

Sign up for the NCPA National Championships now!

The first entry fee deadline for the 2016 National Championships is 11:59 PM today, March 25, 2016. Sign your team up and pay now to save! Join over 50 teams to compete for the National Championship!

New! Personalized ID Cards for All Players! Upload your Photo!

This year, each player will receive a personalized ID card with your name, your school’s name, and logos! Accordingly, all players are REQUIRED to submit a profile photo for approval ahead of the event. Ensure that each player on your team follows the directions listed on the Nationals website: http://ncpapaintball.com/nationals/pricing.

Entry Fee Waivers

As in past years, Class AA teams earn a $100 entry waiver by having their team and player profiles *completely* filled out, plus an additional waiver for having matching team jerseys meeting NCPA jersey requirements and another for having an article about the team or league published in your school newspaper.

Class AA Finals on the Webcast!

You’ve asked for it, and we’re finally able to deliver – Class AA will have their Finals matches (championship and consolation) shown LIVE on our FREE webcast!

Player Eligibility Waiver Requests

With limited exceptions, all students must be full-time students at the same school at the time of the tournament to be eligible to compete. A player who is not a full time student at the time of the tournament who wishes to compete and meets one of the limited exception requirements MUST RECEIVE ADVANCE WRITTEN APPROVAL from the NCPA prior to competing. The deadline for applying for such an eligibility waiver is April 4.
TEAMS COMPETING WITH INELIGIBLE PLAYERS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND MAY FACE FURTHER SANCTIONS FROM THE LEAGUE AND/OR YOUR SCHOOL.

If you have any question regarding player eligibility, or if you need to apply for an eligibility waiver, please visit our Player Eligibility Information Page.

Nationals Field Layout – NXL Dallas Open

For Nationals, we will be using the 2016 NXL “W” bunker kit with the NXL Dallas Open layout which will be released to the public on Wednesday, April 13.

Don’t miss out on any of the action this year – Sign up for the NCPA National Championships now!

National Championships Media Registration

Are you a photographer / videographer planning on attending the 2016 National Championships? We’d love to have you there! Any interested parties may register for a press pass on the National Championships website: http://ncpapaintball.com/nationals/media.

Upcoming College Events – Play Now!

South Central #4- Fun on the Run Paintball, Fort Worth, TX – March 26 – Schedules and Scores
Midwest North #4- Siege Paintball, Mukwonago, WI – April 2 – Sign Up Now!
Northeast #4- Matts Outback, Coventry, CT – April 2 – Sign Up Now!
NCPA College National Championships- Kissimmee, FL – April 15-17 – Sign Up Now!

Player Eligibility Reminder

A friendly reminder to all players and teams that, in order to play a college event, you must be a full-time, enrolled, degree seeking student at your university, or have a received an eligibility waiver from the NCPA President or CEO. Additionally, each team must only consist of players attending the same university (satellite campuses and statewide systems count as separate schools). Each player, as well as your team captain and president, should verify with each player that they meet the eligibility requirements as set forward in our rules.

If you have any question regarding player eligibility, or if you need to apply for an eligibility waiver, please visit the collegiate eligibility page on our website:
http://ncpapaintball.com/college/eligibility/

Hotel and Rental Car Discounts

The 2016 NCPA National Championships are coming to a NEW venue, the Austin-Tindall Regional Park, just 10 minutes directly south of the Orlando International Airport, in conjunction with the co-ed College D1 Ultimate Frisbee Championships.

As we get closer to the event, details will be updated weekly.

Hotel Discounts:

Teams are welcome to use any accommodations they desire, but the NCPA has also arranged some discount rates:

Holiday Inn Orlando SW Celebration Area
25 Minutes to Field
5711 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL
Two Queen Beds or One Queen and Bunk Beds
$89 + 13% tax
Click to Book Online
Holiday Inn and Suites Lake Buena Vista South
25 Minutes to Field
3484 Polynesian Isle Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
Two Queen Beds
Breakfast Included
$89 + 13% tax
Click to Book Online
Clarion Suites Maingate
34 Minutes to Field
7888 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL
Suite with Two Queen beds and one Sofabed
Breakfast Included
$69 + $10 resort fee + 13% tax per night.
Call hotel after March 15 to book. (Code available 3/15 on the NCPA Nationals Travel and Hotel Page)
Dream Orlando Vacation Rentals
Various Kissimmee Locations
3 Bedroom Condo – $79/night + $80 cleaning fee for stays less than 6 days
3 Bedroom Pool Home – $99/night + $80 cleaning fee for stays less than 6 days
4 Bedroom Pool Home – $109/night + $90 cleaning fee for stays less than 6 days
Email dreamorlandovacationrentals@gmail.com to book.

Rental Car Discounts:

Advantage Rent A Car – Save 10%, Use Code CD034C6848
Budget Rental Car – Use Code Z051156

Don’t miss out on any of the action this year – Sign up for the NCPA National Championships now!

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2016 National Championships Update – Spectacular New Venue in Kissimmee, FL!

2016 NCPA National Championships Update – Spectacular New Venue in Kissimmee, FL!

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The 2016 NCPA National Championships are coming to a NEW venue, the Austin-Tindall Regional Park, just 10 minutes directly south of the Orlando International Airport, in conjunction with the co-ed College D1 Ultimate Frisbee Championships.

The event will be held on April 15-17, 2016! Mark your calendars now!

The facility is a premiere sports park designed to host national-level athletic competitions, featuring level grass playing fields, ample parking, permanent rest rooms, and on-site concessions.

Players and teams will have access to tons of affordable lodging across Osceola county, and enjoy close proximity to one of the nation’s most-connected airports and all of Central Florida’s tourist hot spots.

We will be announcing partner hotels and rates shortly.  Feel free to book your airfare into Orlando International Airport.  More details to follow in the next week.

Sign up for the NCPA National Championships now!

Upcoming College Events – Play Now!

Midwest Great Lakes #3- CRU Paintball, Flint, MI – February 20 –  Schedules and Scores
South Central #3- XFactor Paintball, San Antonio, TX – February 20 – Schedules and Scores
Midwest North #3- O’Hare Paintball, Palatine, IL – February 20 –

Schedules and Scores

Mid-South #3- Nitro Paintball, Canton, GA – February 27 – Sign Up Now!
South Central #4- Fun on the Run Paintball, Fort Worth, TX – March 26 – Sign Up Now!
Mid-South #4- Location TBA – April 2
Northeast #4- Location TBA, April 2
Midwest North #4- Location TBA, April 2
Midwest Great Lakes #4- Location TBA, April 2
NCPA College National Championships- Kissimmee, FL – April 15-17 – Sign Up Now!

Player Eligibility Reminder

A friendly reminder to all players and teams that, in order to play a college event, you must be a full-time, enrolled, degree seeking student at your university, or have a received an eligibility waiver from the NCPA President or CEO.  Additionally, each team must only consist of players attending the same university (satellite campuses and statewide systems count as separate schools).  Each player, as well as your team captain and president, should verify with each player that they meet the eligibility requirements as set forward in our rules.

If you have any question regarding player eligibility, or if you need to apply for an eligibility waiver, please visit the collegiate eligibility page on our website:
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2016 NCPA Season Has Begun!

Upcoming College Events – Play Now!

Midwest North #1 – Vintage Paintball, September 27Sign Up Now!
Mid-South #1 – Liberty University Paintball, October 3Sign Up Now!
Northeast #1 – Top Gun Paintball, October 3Sign Up Now!
Great Lakes #1 – Paintball Plex, October 3Sign Up Now!
Collegiate World Cup – October 17/18Sign Up Now!
South Central #2 – Legends Paintball, October 24Sign Up Now!
Northeast #2 – Lainway Sports, October 24Sign Up Now!
Midwest #2 – Location TBA (Chicago area), October 24

Play College World Cup! New LOW Entry Fee!

NCPA will once again be offering a Class A, full format event at World Cup onOctober 17-18!  We’ve also reduced the entry fee for this season – only $1350!
Play Collegiate World Cup – October 17/18 – Sign Up Now!

SCCC Season Kickoff – Congrats to our Winners!

The NCPA kicked off the season last weekend with the first Class AA SCCC event held at Outlaw Paintball in Austin Texas.
We would like to congratulate Texas A&M Aggies – Maroon for taking the first 1st place win of the season!
Texas A&M Aggies – Maroon 1st Place Winners
Texas Tech University Red Raiders- Black 2nd place winners
Photo Credit: SeeUs Films
University of Texas Longhorns- Orange 3rd place winners
Photo Credit: Burrdurr Photography

Going to College?  Meet the Teams!

Are you in high school and are interested in college paintball? Head out to one of our NCPA events and talk to some of the teams! They can provide valuable information on playing in the NCPA during college.
Also, be sure to email us if you have a high school team interested in having a high school event near you!
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2016 Season Rule Changes

As the NCPA, teams, and players are gearing up for the 2015-2016 season, we wanted to share with you some much-requested information regarding potential rule changes.

The league will not be making any significant changes to the game formats.  Class AA and High School will still be RaceTo-2 formats, with High School retaining its limited paint format.  Class A open events (excluding World Cup and Nationals) will still run the RaceTo-7 format, while World Cup, Nationals, and full-season conferences will still run the same Class A format as we have for years – two 10-minute halves, stop-clock, no point limits.

Based on responses to the summer NCPA Team Survey, and considering arranging practices with non-college teams, the firing mode for electronic guns for the 2016 season will be the NXL / (Millennium) mode capped at 10.5 BPS.  This is the same mode used in the NXL national circuit.

For Class AA and High School formats, we will also be adopting no coaching/no spectator participation for this season.  A large number of survey respondents preferred no coaching, and the Board of Directors unanimously approved switching to no coaching as well.

Finally, for the 2016 season and beyond, we are making changes to the league jersey requirements.  As it has been in the past, during the regular season, teams may wear any jersey they wish, provided it does not contain padding and meets the other requirements as established in the rulebook (long-sleeved, not excessively baggy, etc).

Beginning this year, all team jerseys must not only meet the existing NCPA jersey requirements, but must come from an NCPA Official Jersey Manufacturer.  This requirement will allow us to ensure a quality product is produced for our players, which meets our jersey specifications prior to manufacture, and save teams from potential fees at Nationals, or any other event where legal jerseys might be required.  Becoming an Official Jersey Manufacturer is a simple, no-cost process for any jersey manufacturer – simply e-mail ncpa@college-paintball.com for details.  Presently, HK Army, Raza, and Social Paintball are all certified Official Jersey Manufacturers.  Any additional companies will be updated on the NCPA Jersey Requirements page.

We look forward to seeing you on the field this year!

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NCPA 2015-2016 Class AA Event Dates

The NCPA is happy to announce the dates for the upcoming Class AA 2015-2016 season! Class A dates will follow soon.

North Eastern Intercollegiate Conference

Event 1- Weekend of 10/3/2015

Event 2- Weekend of 10/24/2015

Event 3- Weekend of 2/20/2016*

Event 4- Weekend of 4/2/2016

Mid-South Collegiate Conference

Event 1- Weekend of 10/3/2015

Event 2- Weekend of 11/7/2015

Event 3- Weekend of 2/28/2016*

Event 4- Weekend of 4/2/2016

 

South Central Collegiate Conference

Event 1- Weekend of 9/19/2015

Event 2- Weekend of 10/24/2015

Event 3- Weekend of 2/20/2016

Event 4- Weekend of 4/2/2016

 

Midwest North Conference

Event 1- Weekend of 9/26/2015

Event 2- Weekend of 10/24/2015

Event 3- Weekend of 2/20/2016

Event 4- Weekend of 4/2/2016

 

Midwest Great Lakes Conference

Event 1- Weekend of 9/26/2015

Event 2- Weekend of 10/24/2015

Event 3- Weekend of 2/20/2016

Event 4- Weekend of 4/2/2016
Midwest Great Plains Conference

Event 1- Weekend of 9/26/2015

Event 2- Weekend of 10/24/2015

Event 3- Date upon finding an available venue

Event 4- Weekend of 4/2/2016

*dates subject to change due to availability of indoor fields.

Venue’s for these dates are being nailed down as we speak and events will be posted on APPA as we receive confirmation from fields. If your field is interested in hosting an NCPA please view our hosting requirements at http://ncpapaintball.com/info/submit-an-event/ and send us an email to events@ncpapaintball.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NCPA Job Board – Graphic Artist & Video Editor Internship

Graphic Artist & Video Editor Internship

Are you passionate about college paintball and motivated to work within the sports or paintball industry?  Are you interested in combining your knowledge of and interest in paintball with your graphics and video editing skills?  Are you a current college student looking for valuable experience to help you continue your education?

If you answered YES to these questions, you would be a perfect candidate for our Graphic Artist & Video Editor Internship!

Please click below to read more, or click here to download the job description..

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2016 Board of Directors

2015-2016 Board of Directors Announced!

The NCPA would like to congratulate the following individuals on their election to the Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 season:

At-Large:
Matt Jones, UW-Platteville
Nick Melaragno, Northeastern University

Midwest: Joe Lynch, Michigan State University
Northeast: David Patlut, University of Massachusetts
Southeast: Marston Conti, Clemson University
West: Brandon Ramirez, Arizona State University

The board seat for the North region is vacant, as there were no individuals who ran for that position.

Your Voice Counts! 2015-2016 Season Survey

As we approach the 2015-2016 season, please feel free to contact both your region’s board member, as well as the NCPA, if you have any questions or input regarding this season!  Each member club has been contacted with a short survey requesting your input for the upcoming season – if your team has not received this correspondence, please contact Amanda Gruhlke, team liaison, at ncpa@college-paintball.com to ensure your club contact information is up to date.

 

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Amanda Gruhlke joins the NCPA team

The National Collegiate Paintball Association would like to welcome Amanda Gruhlke as our first NCPA Team Liaison. After growing up around paintball, Amanda joined the APPA staff over 5 years ago, becoming the Event Registration Supervisor for PSP and now NXL, along with assisting at numerous other events at leagues like MiLP, WCPPL, CPL and PALS. Amanda is also a familiar face from behind the registration table to all teams who have attended the NCPA National Championships over the past 4 years. Amanda’s expanded role at the NCPA will enable her to improve communication between NCPA teams, fields and the league and develop new and improved resources for NCPA players and partners.
The NCPA is looking forward to the start of our 17th consecutive season this September, and invites any players, teams, fields or other partners with questions or comments regarding the NCPA to contact Amanda directly by email at ncpa@ncpapaintball.com or visit our website at NCPAPaintball.com.  See you on the field!
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Reminder to Update Your Clubs Contact Information!

Hope everyone is getting out and playing plenty of paintball this summer! We are working hard getting ready for next season and just wanted to ask teams to make sure your club contact information is current. If it is not, please have the club president update that information on your club’s APPA profile or email ncpa@collegepaintball.com with it! We don’t want any team to miss out on the informational emails we will be sending out. Thank you!

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2015 National Championships Re-Airs On CBS Sports Network! Saturday June 6 at 1PM

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The 2015 NCPA College Paintball National Championship presented by Empire and DYE re-airs Saturday, June 6th at 1 PM Eastern on CBS Sports Network!

First-time Class A competitors Texas A&M Aggies face off against homestate Florida Atlantic University Owls for the title of National Champion, with expert commentary by paintball veterans Matty Marshall and Todd Martinez with sideline reporting from PaintballAccess.com’s Lauren Kelley.

Don’t miss your chance to watch paintball on a full HD big screen!  Swing by your favorite local sports bar for lunch or set your DVR and watch with friends!

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2015 National Championships Winners

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More 2015 National Championships Videos – Watch Now on YouTube!

Coming to you this Saturday, we have TWO MORE Prelim Matches from the 2015 NCPA Nationals for you to watch on YouTube! Check out these awesome match ups!

Kennesaw State vs. Northeastern

East Carolina vs Texas A&M

Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to catch all the Nationals action, as well as share and like all of the videos from this year’s webcast!  Also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Instagram!

Stay tuned as we release more videos from this year’s National Championship!

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2015 National Championships Videos – Watch Now on YouTube!

The first three Prelim Matches from the 2015 NCPA Nationals are now available to watch on YouTube! Check out these awesome match ups!

The Paintball Club at The University of Akron vs. Saginaw Valley State University

UConn Paintball vs. Navy Paintball

Fresno State Paintball vs. UW-Milwaukee Panthers Paintball Club

Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to catch all the Nationals action.  Stay tuned as we release more videos from this year’s National Championship!

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2015 Nationals Sunday Webcast Schedule

                            2015 National Championships Sunday Webcast schedule

                              Watch it live at http://www.paintballaccess.com/live/

             The Final match will air on CBS Sports Network on May 16th at Noon EST.

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2015 National Championships’ Layout

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