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NCPA News – 2013 Season Preview, Events, and More!

The 2012 – 2013 NCPA Season is almost upon us, and we would like to share several exciting items with you!

Class AA News
We have been working to establish the first events (and some extras) for the year!

9/22: MWN #1 at Vintage Paintball Park in River Falls, WI
9/29: MSCC #1 at Liberty Paintball Complex in Lynchburg, VA
9/29: SCCC #1 at Webers Paintball in Troy, TX
10/6: NEIC #1 at Action Sports Park in Syracuse, NY
10/6: MICT #1 at Pekin Paintball Park in Pekin, IL
10/20: SCCC #2 at XFactor Paintball Park in San Antonio, TX

We are working on the final details for several events in addition to those listed above. As details become available, we will post them here:
Full Calendar and Event Registration

If your team is interested in hosting an event, whether it be a Collegiate Class AA, High School event, or both, please visit the Event Requirements and Submission Page ASAP so we can complete the 2012-2013 calendar!
Class A News
We need to hear from you if your team is interested in participating in Class A this season!

If your team is interested in playing Class A, please e-mail us,, with the following information:
School Name
Team Captain (Name, E-mail, and Phone Number)
Number of Active Participants in your program
Number of Active Tournament Participants in your program

The sooner we hear from you the sooner we can put together conferences, but please send your school’s response no later September 13, 2012 at 12 PM EST.

The conference season entry fee remains the same as last year at $3,800, including entry to the National Championship tournament.

11th Annual Collegiate World Cup
October 27-28, Lakeland, FL
Don’t miss your chance to play College Class A at the PSP World Cup! Collegiate World Cup is the longest-running XBall tournament in the world.

Entry is open to all teams. Play on Saturday and Sunday. Entry fee is $1,900. Top team wins entry and a BYE into the National Championships Playoffs, with an additional entry fee and spot to be awarded with 6 or more teams competing.

As a bonus, we’ll be interviewing players for the PSP webcast! Don’t miss your chance to represent your school!
Jersey Requirements Change – Friendly Reminder
Jersey Padding Prohibited
As a reminder, as announced September 2011, starting this season padding in jerseys is not permitted at NCPA events. Make sure your players are aware of this rule and have a non-padded jersey available for playing in. Full details can be found in the NCPA Rulebook, located on our website:

2012 NCPA Layouts
Just like last year, we will be releasing several NCPA-specific layouts in the upcoming weeks! Keep an eye on our Official Layouts page for them!

The rulebook will be updated to include an official field size of 120 feet wide by 150 feet long. Additionally, events should use one of the official NCPA layouts when a suitable bunker set is available. Exception: Events may use a PSP layout on PSP dimensions if PSP has released a layout for the next PSP event.

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2012 NCPA College Paintball Championship Premieres Sunday June 24

2012 Champs Premiere Sunday June 24 at 6 PM!

The 2012 NCPA College Paintball Championship between the Cal State-Long Beach 49ers and University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks will premiere on Sunday, June 24 at 6 PM Eastern on Fox College Sports Atlantic.

The show will be rebroadcast all summer long, so there’s plenty of chances to watch. Additional showtimes:

Date Time Channel
Sun, 06/24 06:00 PM FCS Atlantic
Sun, 06/24 11:00 PM FCS Central
Mon, 06/25 04:30 AM FCS Pacific
Mon, 06/25 08:00 AM FCS Atlantic
Tue, 06/26 10:00 PM FCS Atlantic
Wed, 06/27 04:00 PM FCS Pacific
Thu, 06/28 04:00 AM FCS Atlantic
Wed, 07/04 05:00 AM FCS Pacific
Wed, 07/04 11:30 AM FCS Pacific
Wed, 07/11 05:00 AM FCS Pacific
Wed, 07/11 06:00 PM FCS Central
Sat, 07/14 10:00 PM FCS Central
Sun, 07/15 06:00 PM FCS Pacific
Mon, 07/16 04:30 AM FCS Atlantic
Wed, 07/18 04:00 AM FCS Pacific
Thu, 07/19 02:00 AM FCS Atlantic
Fri, 07/20 07:30 PM FCS Central
Mon, 07/23 05:00 AM FCS Atlantic
Mon, 07/23 01:30 PM FCS Atlantic
Sun, 07/29 03:00 AM FCS Pacific
Tue, 07/31 12:00 AM FCS Pacific
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Empire Paintball Hiring Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager

Empire Paintball is a leading paintball manufacturer and distributor of paintball equipment, apparel and paintballs. We are currently looking for a Marketing Manager to oversee all aspects of the Marketing including: advertising, direct mail, public relations, promotions, and consumer websites and cross promotions Empire, Empire Battle Tested, and JT Paintball.
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Marketing Manager located in the Sewell, NJ facility.  This is a salary, exempt position DOE.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2-3 years experience in general solicitation category, with emphasis in online, print, media, and advertising

  • Advanced in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage projects with internal and external customers

  • Strong, positive attitude and work ethic desired.

  • General understanding of paintball industry preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Create, manage and track annual advertising and marketing operating plan budget

  • Create and deliver advertising, marketing collateral, promotions and direct mail copy

  • Develop and write creative briefs and provide creative direction for marketing materials and programs including: advertisements, in-store collateral, tournament and direct mail pieces

  • Edit, write and assign editorial content for consumer websites, print media, product information, online media and catalog listings to ensure consistent tone, voice and message

  • Direct and supervise the development and implementation of editorial calendar, media lists, convention and event calendar

  • Work with organization to determine means and methods for new player acquisitions

  • Maintain media relationships and oversee public relations efforts to garner additional brand awareness and product exposure

  • Research, initiate and generate incremental revenue opportunities through targeted cross promotions and marketing programs

  • Plan, purchase and coordinate all print, advertising, broadcast and web media

Full benefit package after 90 days of service including PPO Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, PTO and 401k.

Human Resources

KEE Action Sports

570 Mantua Blvd, Sewell NJ  08080

Fax: (856)681-6043


*Qualified candidates will be contacted – no phone calls or Agents please*

*No company paid Relocation*

We are a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Nationals Class A Sunday Playoff Schedule

Class A Sunday Playoff Schedule

Sun 10:00 AM Cal State University – Long Beach 49ers vs Liberty University Flames
Sun 11:00 AM University of Nebraska – Omaha vs Florida Atlantic University Owls
Sun Approx. 2:00 PM 2012 Championship Match
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Live, Free National Championships Webcast – April 13-15, 2012

Join hosts Matty Marshall, Todd Martinez, Kevin “Catfish” Arcilla, Chris Lasoya and Laura McKeeman as they break down all the action.

Chris Lasoya Interviews Long Beach Player

Game Schedules

Event Scoreboards

The Best Webcast Ever Starts at 9 AM each day!

396 weeks, 5 days, 18 hours, 58 minutes, 6 seconds ago
Watch the webcast here! The webcast goes live at 9 AM EST.
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Nationals Layout

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Win a Trip to Florida – HS Regionals only $99/team!

Are you ready for the High School Paintball Regional Championships?

We have 8 locations around the country where your high school team can compete to win a FREE trip to the NCPA High School Paintball National Championships on April 14th in Lakeland, Florida.  Events are March 17th or March 24th.

All players will receive NCPA Player Badges on PbNation, and players on each Regional Champion team receive the extremely rare NCPA Regional Champion badge!

Find Your Regional Championship Event, or visit the High School Event Page for more information!

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2011-2012 Board of Director Elections – Happening Now!

The NCPA is holding elections for the Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 school year. Board member responsibilities include attending board meetings (held online), keeping in touch with schools in your region and bringing concerns to the attention of the Board and NCPA officers, and appointing officers (President, Treasurer, Secretary).

There are seven total seats on the NCPA Board of Directors; two At-Large seats plus five seats representing a particular region:

Midwest – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucy, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin

North – Colorado, iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Molntana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming

Northeast – Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

Southeast – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia

West – Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington

Each school may vote for one candidate representing their region and for one At-Large candidate.  If you are interested in running for one of these positions, you may apply for a position on the ballot by sending an email including your name, school, year in school, and your “stump speech” to   Candidates must be full-time students for the duration of the 2011-2012 academic school year.

Voting will be open from Monday, November 14 through Sunday, November 20.  Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Instructions for voting:

Voting is done through the NCPA College Club List.  Each member school should go to . From here, find your school’s state in the upper list, then click on it. This will take you to a list of schools in your state; click on your school.  Next, click on the ‘Edit Club Information’ link, and log in with your APPA login information.  If you cannot find your team’s information, please e-mail us and we will get it for you.

Once logged in, visit the ‘NCPA Voting’ tab.  You will be shown the list of current nominees; select your school’s vote and click ‘Submit Club Vote’.  If no options are displayed to vote for, that means there are currently no people running for board members for your region.  You should consider running!


Chris Raehl and Joe Rieger

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Planet Eclipse ARTIFACT – Season 2, Episode 2 “End of Days”

Planet Eclipse has just released Episode 2 of their ongoing Artifact series entitled “End of Days”, which follows the stories of four NCPA teams competing in the 2011 NCPA National Championships.  Those teams are Ohio University, Liberty University, University of Connecticut, and Penn State University.

“The full 40-minute documentary is available for purchase from the Planet Eclipse digital download store, available from their website.

Artifact is presented by Planet Eclipse, in association with Deep Elm Records, and produced by Disconnected Media.

The series is narrated by Matt Marshall, a retired professional paintball player and renowned commentator, and writer.

The trailer features the song “liberator” by Coma Recovery, EP available now from Deep Elm Records website, and Itunes.

Artifact is directed by veteran action sports filmmaker Dan Napoli.”


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KEE Action Sports Hiring Graphics Designer

Graphic Designer – KEE Action Sports

Kee Action Sports is a leading paintball manufacturer and distributor of paintball equipment, apparel and paintballs. Industry leading brands include Empire, Empire Battle Tested, JT Paintball and other highly regarded paintball brands/products. We are currently looking for a Graphic Designer to oversee all Kee Action Sports advertising. This role is responsible for designing, and managing the advertising from creation to development to daily maintenance.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creative and visual design, maintaining advertising/brand integrity of the KEE Action Sports marks.
  • Design jobs include print jobs, packaging design, product development concepts, web banners, and apparel design.
  • Monitor and research competitive marketplace, trends and new market opportunities and analysis.
  • Self motivated, adhering to weekly design schedule and completing all job one time.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Apple OSX Platform
  • Adobe Creative Suite a must (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,)
  • Flash experience a plus
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage projects with internal and external customers
  • Strong, positive attitude and work ethic desired.
  • General understanding of paintball industry preferred.

Human Resources – KEE Action Sports • 1201 S.E. 30th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
Fax: (479) 254-3801 • Email:
We are a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
Resumes and Cover Letters should be submitted to
Candidate will be contacted / no phone calls please.

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Empire Paintball Hiring Events Manager

Empire Paintball is a leading paintball manufacturer and distributor of paintball equipment, apparel and paintballs. We are currently looking for an Events Manager to oversee all tradeshow and events for Empire, Empire Battle Tested, and JT Paintball.

NCPA Jobs Board

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Empire Paintball Hiring Product Marketing Manager

Empire Paintball is a leading paintball manufacturer and distributor of paintball equipment, apparel and paintballs. We are currently looking for a Product Marketing Manager to oversee paintball product lines. This role is responsible for developing and managing product lines from creation to development to production to post launch analysis.

NCPA Jobs Board

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Fall Fundraiser – Promote Paintball, Get Stuff!

This fall, the NCPA will be supporting a nationwide campaign to promote paintball to the general public, including setting up booths at high-foot-traffic locations around the country. Each booth will provide general information about paintball, an opportunity to handle basic paintball equipment, and a reball shooting range.

We would like your team’s help in staffing these booths. The campaign will run for 4-5 weeks during September and October, with a booth at each location for one weekend. Responsibilities include communicating basic information about paintball to the general public, highlighting safety, answering questions, and operating the reball shooting range. (more…)

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National Champions Crowned!

After the dust settled this past weekend in Lakeland, Florida at Central Florida Paintball, we have crowned our National Champions for the 2010-2011 Season!

Class A

1st Place – University of Tennessee Volunteers

2nd Place – Cal State-Long Beach 49ers

3rd Place – University of Connecticut Huskies

4th Place – Liberty University Flames

Class AA

1st Place – SUNY Buffalo Bulls

2nd Place – Western Michigan University Broncos

3rd Place – Southern Connecticut State University Owls

4th Place – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

High School

1st Place – Grayslake North Knights

2nd Place – The Lancers

3rd Place – G.E.C.A

4th Place – Hanover Indians

Class AA Season Champions

We’d also like to proudly announce our 2010-2011 Class AA Season Champions: The University of North Texas!

Complete Scoreboard

Congratulations to all the teams that participated and put in the hard word and dedication required to be champions!

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National Championships FREE Live Webcast – April 13-15

Watch the webcast here:

The top college teams will compete LIVE April 13-15 on Fox Broadband! Watch the FREE webcast of the 2011 NCPA National Championships brought to you by Empire and DYE, with expert commentary by Matty Marshall, Todd Martinez, Chris Lasoya, Kevin “Catfish” Arcilla and Laura McKeeman.


Can’t wait? Watch previous National Championship matches NOW on and our YouTube channel!

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