The Annual NCBA Rules Committee Meeting is set for August 1st. Make sure your voice is heard and send any rule change suggestions to Joe Caracci by July 27th for discussion at the meeting.
In honor of a time period typically packed with NCBA World Series events, we’ve decided to have some fun & create a little competition as we look back at the all time best moments & performances through past NCBA DI, DII & DIII World Series events. After much deliberation, we’ve narrowed things down to 32 moments & performances from our 19 year existence!
**All moments/performances were randomly placed within the bracket. No seeding took place. **
CLICK HERE to see the full bracket! Bracket will be updated as voting takes place.
CLICK HERE to see detailed information regarding each moment/performance! Everything from descriptions, to box scores, to broadcast highlights & even video’s!
All action will take place on Twitter. To follow along & vote, be sure to follow The NCBA’s Twitter handle – @The_NCBA.
The National Club Baseball Association is excited to announce that the annual Spring Training Showcase will now be titled “Swing into Spring – Panama City Beach“, as it has been relocated to the Panama City Beach Sports Complex. You can read the entire press release HERE, as well as our Top 10 Reasons why your teams should attend Swing into Spring – Panama City Beach.
Unfortunately the impacts of the Coronavirus and the most up-to-date measures to prevent spread have now terminally impacted the NCBA’s chances of hosting any NCBA Division I post season activities.
As of our most recent assessment, only nine of NCBA DI’s 133 member teams have not yet been permanently shut down for the remainder of the season. Only three regions have two teams that may be allowed to compete in May if their local shelter in place mandate is lifted. There are three regions with only one team that may become able to compete, and two regions have zero teams with potential to compete again this season. Thus, it will impossible to host DI Regional Playoffs this year even if states reopen as the effects of Coronavirus dissipate.
With only 7% of the NCBA DI membership possibly being able to compete in the 2020 NCBA DI World Series, the NCBA believes that this is not enough of a representation of our entire league to crown a National Champion. And thus the NCBA is saddened to announce that the 2020 DI World Series will also be cancelled.
The NCBA has explored the possibility of instead; hosting an end of year “Back 2 Baseball” invitational tournament in place of the World Series should the impact of Coronavirus subside in time to safely do so. However after surveying the opinions of the nine remaining teams there was insufficient interest in such an idea to effectively do so. Additionally, with North Carolina being under a “Stay at Home” order through at least May 8th and a ten person maximum gathering limit to follow through at least May 23rd, hosting such an event may have been impossible regardless.
It is with a heavy heart that I officially announce that the 2020 NCBA season has now come to an end. Having spent 20 years of my life focused on giving young men the opportunity to play competitive college baseball, it is gut wrenching for me to think about those seniors who have played their last game without realizing there wouldn’t be a next. While we can all agree, this is certainly not how we envisioned or wanted this season to come to an end, it is the reality given the impact of COVID-19. We thank you all for your continued support of the NCBA and the love for the game.
We do wish we were in a much different state of the world and had much better news to provide. However, we have been optimistic throughout this process and will continue to do so. We hope that you can share in our optimism and know that we as a league will be better than ever in 2020-2021.
We will be in touch in the coming days and weeks with updates on this past season as well as the upcoming one. Also, please be sure to check your email regularly, as we will be in touch soon regarding plans moving forward to prepare for next season. If you have any questions in the meantime, please let us know. Stay safe!
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Please find the official statement from the NCBA on how issues surrounding the COVID-19 Outbreak will be handled through the remainder of the season.
The NCBA is happy to welcome Alfred University to the NCBA. They will be joining the NCBA’s Division III League for the 2020-2021 season. They are a brand new team and the 2nd team to join the NCBA for next season. Stay tuned for all new teams that are still to come.