All posts by Eric Curitore

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!

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!

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 Vallinger  at Trent.Vallinger@CollClubSports.com or call 412-321-8440 ext. 111 for more information.

Marucci – Official Bat Provider of the NCBA

CollClubSports has reached a 3-year agreement with Marucci Sports, for them to be the “Official Bat Provider of the NCBA and NCSA.”

“Marucci is excited to become an official partner of the NCBA & NCSA,” said Justin Cryer, Marucci Director of College Sales. “At Marucci, we’re committed to growing the games of baseball and softball at every level, and we’ve had tremendous success from the Big Leagues down to T-ball. Partnering with the NCBA/NCSA allows us to supply a new group of competitive athletes & continue growing the game at the college club level.”

 

All NCBA member teams will receive two brand new bats each year. For the 2018-19 season, teams will receive one-of-each of the Cat8 and the Cat8 Connect models. Teams will be able to choose the size of each bat, as ordering instructions will be sent out in early August.

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The NCBA and NCSA will also have the opportunity to purchase additional bats of all varieties including aluminum, wood, and fungo at exclusive discount pricing.

 

To take advantage of these exclusive offerings, Marucci has set up personalized online stores for NCBA and NCSA member teams. To ensure only member teams take advantage of these offerings, teams need to contact CollClubSports Marucci Sponsor Account Manager, Alec Verhoff, to receive the pass code needed —> Alec.Verhoff@CollClubSports.com. Once you have the pass code, use the link below to access the store!

Marucci Store: https://maruccisports.itemorder.com/

Marucci will be an official sponsor of the NCBA DI, DII, and DIII World Series events. With that they will also sponsor the NCBA’s annual Home Run Derby that takes place during the DI World Series. Lastly, they will also be sponsors of the NCBA and NCSA Spring Training Showcase events.

 

Marucci is a popular brand throughout the baseball and softball industry. Notable NCAA programs to partner with them include Baylor University, Arizona University , and UNLV.

 

Often, Major League Baseball superstars such as Anthony Rizzo, Francisco Lindor, Buster Posey, and Albert Pujols can be spotted at the plate with Marucci bats in hand. In fact, an article posted on Forbes.com in 2016 tells us that Marucci has become “MLB’s Favorite Bat.” You can find the article here! Marucci debuted in the MLB back in 2006 holding just 5% of the market. Fast forward 12 years to today in 2018 & Marucci owns the largest share within the market as over 33% of MLB players swing a Marucci bat!

Rawlings – Official Protective Equipment Sponsor of the NCBA

CollClubSports is excited to announce that they have renewed their contract with Rawlings Sporting Goods, extending their designation as “The Official Protective Equipment Sponsor of CollClubSports” through the 2022 season!

 

As a long time partner, CollClubSports is thrilled to inform teams that in addition to those in DI, DII teams in the NCBA will now be able to take advantage of complementary equipment each year through their membership (1 set of catchers gear OR 8 batting helmets)! In addition, Rawlings will retain their sponsorship of the DI and DII All Americans along with the naming rights for the NCSA & NCBA Free Agent Teams at the Spring Training Showcase.

 

“We’re extremely excited to have Rawlings Sporting Goods back on board and service our teams with their equipment needs, as this renewal will continue the decade long relationship we’ve already had together,” said CollClubSports Marketing Manager, Eric Curitore. “Our teams will have the opportunity to take advantage of all their high quality equipment needs at exclusive pricing. With Rawlings having a large variety of products to offer, our club teams should be very excited!”

Adam Henke, Team Sales Representative at Rawlings Sporting Goods, echoes Mr. Curitore’s excitement: “Rawlings is excited to have extended this deal with CollClubSports. The NCBA and NCSA are growing entities within the realm of collegiate sports and we are proud to be a part of that. Having played in the NCBA before, this is even more special to me personally and I’m looking forward to a continued partnership moving forward.”

 

Participating teams will be sent a survey link by the NCBA for them to choose which option they would like this summer.

 

Questions? Looking to purchase any additional Rawlings gear? Please contact Trent Vallinger, Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager for exclusive NCBA pricing! He can be reached by phone at 412-321-8440 x 111 or by email at Trent.Vallinger@CollClubSports.com.

Avis – Official Rental Car of the NCBA

We are pleased to announce the selection of Avis® as the Exclusive supplier for business related car rentals. Effective March 1 2017, travelers are strongly encouraged to select Avis for your car rental needs. CollClubSports, has negotiated low rates (which include LDW coverage) and outstanding personalized services for you with Avis. Please select Avis for your car rental needs whenever possible.

If you are not already an Avis Preferred member, follow these 3 simple steps to get started.  

ENROLL TODAY

Avis Preferred:  Skip the lines and take the preferred route to more benefits and rewards with an Avis Preferred membership.  Earn Avis Preferred Points for every journey by opting in.  Enroll now.

Opt-in to Avis Preferred Points, and rent within 3 months to receive 250 Bonus Points.  Already an Avis Preferred member?  Click here to update your profile and opt-in to start earning.

For more information contact CollClubSports Travel Sponsor Account Manager – Jeff Conner

Jeff.Conner@CollClubSports.com

412-321-8440 X 105

 

STATUS MATCH

Avis will match your car rental status.  Enroll in Avis Preferred and email Joyce Sowers with proof of your past rental status.

Already an Avis Preferred member?  Status matching is automatic through your profile with Corporate Traveler.

 

AVIS APP FEATURE

Also download the “New” Avis App Feature on your cell phone.

Choose the exact car you want, confirm/cancel/extend your rental, and drive away and return your rental with one tap.  Preview here

 

 

WELCOME ABOARD!

WELCOME ABOARD – The NCBA is excited to introduce Paul Williams as the newest full time staff member of CollClubSports. Paul will be overseeing the NCBA’s partnership with Rawlings Sporting Goods. Any NCBA teams who have any questions or want more info on the discounts they can receive from Rawlings, please get in touch with Paul today!

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Florida International University has been placed on probation for violation of NCBA rule 25.01.0.