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!

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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:

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 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 or visit our website at  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 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


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’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

             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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