All posts by Eric Curitore

LOWE RE-ELECTED AS DII TEAMS REP

After receiving nearly 60% of the vote, Chad Lowe has been re-elected as the NCBA DII Rules Committee Teams Representative. Should any Division II Team have a rule that they would like added/changed/deleted, they can email Chad at lowe.92@osu.edu. Chad will save your suggestion and present it on your behalf at the annual Rules Committee Meeting this summer. Chad has been around club baseball for many years and will be a great advocate for the Division II Teams.

View Chad’s bio HERE to learn more about him!

DII Rules Committee Rep Seat Up for Election!

If anyone is interested in running for the Division II Rules Committee Team Representative, please CLICK HERE to download the Candidate Form below & submit to Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com by December 10th. The position is a 2-year term. Responsibilities include gathering all rule changes/suggestions/adoptions from Division II teams & presenting them to the rest of the committee at the annual NCBA Rules Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA each summer. You will be speaking on behalf of the teams while being involved throughout the discussions. All expenses paid.

VALLINGER NAMED RAWLINGS SPONSOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Trent Vallinger has recently been hired full time as the new Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager for the National Club Baseball Association.  With this new position, Trent will be overseeing all the day to day logistics of the NCBA’s partnership with Rawlings Sporting Goods.

Rawlings is the Official Uniform, Apparel, Baseball & Equipment Provider of the NCBA. All member teams receive up to 45% off all orders through the NCBA & Rawlings!

Trent can be reached at Trent.Vallinger@CollClubSports.com or by phone at 412-321-8440 x111 should you be interested in anything Rawlings can offer!

RECORDED LEAGUE MEETING

If you weren’t able to tune in LIVE on August 22nd for the NCBA League Meeting, not to worry!  You can catch the full recorded version or you can opt to watch specific topics discussed such as a 2018: year in review, sponsors & fundraising, or 2019: what’s to come, by clicking HERE.

UPDATED RULEBOOK FOR 18-19 SEASON

The updated rulebooks for the 2018-2019 NCBA Division II Season are below.  Be sure to download a copy and print them off to bring with you to every game.

NCBA DII Rulebook with Highlighted Changes for 18-19 season:  CLICK HERE

NCBA DII Rulebook without highlights:  CLICK HERE

VERHOFF NAMED MARUCCI SPONSOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Alec Verhoff has recently been hired full time as the new Marucci Sponsor Account Manager for the National Club Baseball Association.  With this new position, Alec will be overseeing all the day to day logistics of the NCBA’s partnership with Marucci Sports.

Marucci is the Official Bat Provider of the NCBA. All member teams receive two complimentary bats with their membership each season, along with receiving exclusive pricing on additional orders through the NCBA/Marucci online store.

If you’re interested in checking out the exclusive store Marucci has set up for NCBA member teams, use this link – https://maruccisports.itemorder.com/. Everything from wood to composite to BBCOR to fungo’s & much more. Prices are so low the site is pass code protected…be sure to reach out to Alec for access!

Alec can be reached at Alec.Verhoff@CollClubSports.com or by phone at 412-321-8440 x112 should you have any questions!

RULES COMMITTEE MEETING RESULTS

The Annual Rules Committee Meeting was held on Saturday, July 28th.  The voting results of the rules suggestions that were submitted can be found here.  The updated 2018-2019 NCBA Rulebooks will be released in the coming weeks. Once they are finalized, they will be posted to the website as well as emailed to all the teams.

Rawlings – Official Apparel Provider of the NCBA

CollClubSports has reached a 2-year deal with Rawlings Sporting Goods, for them to be the “Official Apparel Provider of the NCBA and NCSA.”

“During my time holding the Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager position, among the most frequent questions I am asked is ‘can Rawlings decorate their performance apparel?’ I am very proud to announce that the answer is finally a ‘Yes!’ As a part of our two year agreement with Rawlings as the Official Apparel Provider of the NCBA and NCSA, they are now able to decorate their shirts, shorts, cage jackets, and more with the customer’s personal designs. From team swag to items to sell at team fundraisers, and discounts of at least 35% off, Rawlings can provide exactly what you are looking for.” says Trent Vallinger, the CollClubSports Rawlings Account Manager.

 

Rawlings is excited to offer fully customized apparel once again as that opportunity was not available the past few years. The items available include tees, hoodies, sweatpants, cage jackets, pullovers, shorts, and more. All apparel comes with the NCBA or NCSA league logo at no additional charge. To get started, check out their catalog!

 

CLICK HERE to check out the entire Rawlings Catalog!

(For apparel –> scroll down –> download –> see pages 193-201)

 

The 45% discount period runs through November 30th. From December 1st through June 30th, 2019 the discount is 35%. Contact Trent at Trent.Vallinger@CollClubSports.com or call 412-321-8440 ext. 111 for more information.

RULES COMMITTEE MEETING SET FOR JULY 28TH

The Annual NCBA Rules Committee Meeting will be held on July 28th at the NCBA headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and vote upon rules changes and new rule adoptions to the current rule book that the NCBA member teams have sent in to the appointed Rules Committee Representatives.  If any Division II Teams have any rule changes that they would like discussed at the meeting, they should email their suggestion to Chad Lowe, the Division II Rules Committee Team Representative, at lowe.92@osu.edu.  Chad will speak on your behalf at the meeting and the committee will decide if the rule will be voted upon.  Results of the meeting will be sent out to all member teams and the updated rulebooks for the current season will be released soon after the completion of the meeting.