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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:

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.

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:

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:

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 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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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 and send us an email to









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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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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 or visit our website at  See you on the field!
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2015 National Championships Winners


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2015 Nationals Sunday Webcast Schedule

                            2015 National Championships Sunday Webcast schedule

                              Watch it live at

             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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Live Webcast Update

We have cobbled together a backup backup solution to our webcast technical difficulties, and the webcast is now live. We are also uploading matches from earlier in the day to YouTube. The current solution is not ideal and you may experience slow frame rates but we are working on a better solution for tomorrow. We appreciate everyone’s patience.

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Friday Webcast Technical Issues

Due to unforeseen technical issues, we will be unable to live stream the webcast on Friday, April 17th.  We will, as quickly as possible, be uploading the matches and making them available on YouTube.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to resolve our technical issues.


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2015 Nationals Friday Webcast Schedule

                                                          Webcast Schedule- Friday Prelims

                                            Watch all the action at NCPAPAINTBALL.COM


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2015 National Championships FREE, LIVE Webcast




The NCPA will be running a free, live webcast of the showcase field all weekend, with your hosts Matty Marshall, Todd Martinez and Kevin “Catfish” Arcilla, along with sideline reporting from Lauren Kelly of Paintball Access fame.

Watch it LIVE at!

Friday Prelims: 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday Quarterfinals: 8 AM to 5 PM
Sunday Semifinals and Finals: 10 AM to Noon


Cal State University-Long Beach 49ers
Cornell University Big Red
East Carolina University Pirates
Florida Atlantic University Owls
Fresno State Bulldogs
Kennesaw State University Owls
Liberty University Flames
North Carolina State Club Paintball
Northeastern University Huskies
Penn State University Nittany Lions
Purdue University Boilermakers
Saginaw Valley State University
Temple University Owls
Texas AM University Aggies
United States Naval Academy
University of Akron Zips
University of Central Florida Knights
University of Connecticut Huskies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers
West Point Black Knights

HD Feed Available!

Help the NCPA continue to promote the sport with a free webcast for everyone by purchasing the HD feed, only $4.95 / day or $9.95 for the weekend!

Don’t miss coverage of the largest NCPA National Championships event in years!

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2015 NCPA Nationals – Registration, T-Shirts, and Director Positions

We’re only 10 days away from the final registration deadline for the 2015 NCPA National Championships!  The next payment discount date is next Tuesday, April 7th – save $50 by paying before midnight Eastern!

Are all players FULL TIME students at your school?

As a friendly reminder, all students competing in the NCPA must be eligible students! Ineligible students will not be allowed to play, and any team found playing with ineligible players will be disqualified and face further sanctions.

High school players must be enrolled in the same high school, or must meet one of a few limited exceptions. More High School Eligibility Information

College players must be admitted degree-seeking full-time students at the same school, however students in some limited circumstances may apply for a waiver of the full-time requirement.  ALL WAIVERS MUST BE APPROVED IN ADVANCE IN WRITING BY THE NCPA.

If you are not a full-time student this semester and you believe you qualify for one of these exceptions, you may apply for an eligibility waiver.

Order now for pick-up at or delivery after Nationals!

2015 Nationals Event T-Shirts Are Available for purchase now!  Pick your shirt up at the event, or have them mailed to you for a small fee.

T-Shirts start at $19.95, and are available in Men’s Small through 3XL and Women’s Small to Large.  Order your Shirts Now!

Tips To Make Your Registration Experience Smooth

Here are some tips and reminders to get your team through registration as quickly and smoothly as possible!

  • Please have your entire team come to registration at the same time.
  • Your team’s coach or captain should be the first person in line with your team, with the following items gathered and ready:
    • Class A:
      • Sealed official transcripts, or pre-approved electronic official transcripts
      • Matching jerseys for visual inspection
      • Student ID
      • Government-issued photo ID
    • Class AA:
      • Newspaper article (for publicity waiver)
      • Matching jerseys for visual inspection
      • Student ID
      • Government-issued photo ID
    • High School:
      • Proof of eligibility
  • If any player on your college team has received a written eligibility waiver from the NCPA, please print and have a copy of our official response out and ready.
  • Registration hours:
    • Thursday: 2 PM – 7 PM
    • Friday: 7 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Saturday: 7 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Sunday: 7 AM – End of Games

Save Your Team Hundreds!

Class A: Class A teams must have matching NCPA-approved jerseys including each player’s name and number and present them at team check-in.  There is a $500 fee if a Class A team does not have approved jerseys.  NCPA Jersey Requirements

Class AA: The Class AA entry fee is $900 – but your team can waive the remaining $300 of your entry fee with up to three fee waivers worth $100 each:1) Profile Waiver:  Complete your team and each player profile, including player photo and Player Information (in the Edit Profile tab of your APPA Player Profile.)
2) Jersey Waiver: Have matching team jerseys meeting the NCPA Jersey Requirements
3) Publicity Waiver:  Bring a front-page school newspaper article mentioning the 2015 National Championships.  One article is good for all lines from the same school.Remember, the entry fee that your school has paid assumes that your school will have all three waivers.  The remaining entry fee for any unmet waivers will be collected at registration.  Publicity waivers may be earned after the event and the $100 will be refunded to the original form of payment.High School: Each player MUST bring proof of eligibility, preferably a photo student ID card or a copy of the player’s yearbook with a photo of the player.  Other forms of eligibility documentation should be cleared with the NCPA in advance by emailing

Volunteer now!
Last week we sent out a notice seeking volunteers for the 2015-2016 season for the NCPA Board of Directors.  Thus far we’ve had a good response!  If you would like to run for a position on the Board of Directors please let us know by Friday, April 10.  We’re especially still looking for directors from a few regions: North (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming), West (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington), and an At-Large position.If necessary, elections for contested positions will be held from April 11 to 24.Please consider volunteering! Send an e-mail to to volunteer today and be the voice of your region.

Don’t bring them!
At Nationals this year, we WILL BE ACTIVELY ENFORCING air tank hydrostatic test dates.  Any tank found to be outside of it’s hydro date will be confiscated, the player WILL BE FINED $100, and the player will be immediately suspended until the fine is paid.  There will be no exceptions to this policy – it’s here for your safety and ours.
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Congratulations to this past weekend’s winners!

High School Regional Championships

Mid-Atlantic: Outlast

Midwest: Freeburg Midgets Purple

Northeast: Dover Green Wave

South: Helotes Fuzion

Southwest: Trabuco Hills H.S. Mustangs

West: LHS Tigers


1st Liberty University Flames Gold

2nd HPU Panthers

3rd Liberty University Flames Blue

NEIC Class A #2

1st Penn State University Nittany Lions

2nd West Point Black Knights

3rd Temple University Owls


1st Texas AM University Aggies Maroon

2nd University of North Texas Green

3rd Texas AM University Aggies White

MWN #4

1st University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers Orange

2nd University of Wisconsin River Falls

3rd North Dakota State University Bison Green

Don’t forget, the National Championships are April 17-19!

Sign your team up today!

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High School Regional Championships Announced!


We are pleased to announce that the High School Regional Championships will be held on March 28th!

Just like last season, each Regional Championship winner will win a FREE trip to the National Championships on April 18, 2015, including entry, paint, and up to a $1,500 CASH travel reimbursement!

Forming a team is easy!  Any team of three students who attend the same high school is eligible to compete.   No official recognition from your school is necessary, just get two other students and play!

Any High School team may enter a Regional Championship; qualification is NOT necessary.

(Click on the region name for entry information.)

  • SOUTHWEST – March 28 – Action Star Games, Colton, CA
  • WEST – March 28 – Capital Edge Paintball Park, Sacramento, CA
  • MIDWEST – March 28 – CPX Indoor, Melrose Park, IL
  • SOUTHEAST – March 28 – Nitro Paintball, Canton, GA
  • MID-ATLANTIC – March 28 – Skyline Paintball, Strasburg, VA
  • NORTHEAST – March 28 – Boston Paintball (Indoor), Chelsea, MA
  • SOUTH – March 28 – Cousins Paintball, Forney, TX

Click Here for More Information on High School Tournaments! or email

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2014 Nationals Sunday Schedules are Live!

Sunday playoff schedules for the 2014 NCPA National Championships are live! See when your team plays:

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