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 Corona Virus and the most up-to-date measures to prevent spread have now terminally impacted the NCBA’s chances of hosting any NCBA Division III post season activities. There are currently only two NCBA DIII teams who have NOT officially been shut down for the remainder of the school year. Additionally the World Series host hotel has been shut down through June 1st as has Sargent’s Stadium with all operations staff having been furloughed indefinitely.
With that being said, it is with great disappointment to notify all NCBA Division III member teams that we must cancel the 2020 District Playoffs (May 1-3) and the 2020 NCBA DIII World Series (May 15-17) scheduled to be held in Johnstown, PA. With an insufficient number of teams potentially able to compete and no access to our World Series venue, hosting these events has become impossible regardless if the country were to “reopen” on May 1st.
With only 42% of the regular season having been completed prior to the outbreak, we have decided not to crown any District Champions or a National Champion this season
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!
National Club Baseball Association
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 league in Division III 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.
The NCBA is excited to announce that we have reached a contract with the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Downtown to once again serve as the official host hotel for the 2020 NCBA DIII World Series. Check out all the details of the partnership in the official press release.
DIII Team Previews: With 3 of the 4 teams from the 2019 World Series now in DII, Eastern Michigan has become the front runner for the National Championship. Will they live up to the expectations ? Or will a newcomer be crowned champion ?
Check out the NCBA DIII Team Previews to find out !
The NCBA is happy to announce that the DIII World Series will be returning to Sargent’s Stadium at the Point in Johnstown, PA from May 15th-17th, 2020! Read the official Press Release announcing the agreement here.
The NCBA is happy to welcome Boston University to the NCBA. They will be joining the league in Division III for the 2020-2021 season. They are a brand new team and the 1st team to join the NCBA for next season. Stay tuned for all new teams that are still to come.
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If anyone is interested in running for the Division I Rules Committee Team Representative, please CLICK HERE to download the Candidate Form to then submit to Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com by 11:59 PM EST Sunday Nov. 24th.
Anyone is invited to apply for the position. The position is a 2-year term. Responsibilities include gathering all rule changes/suggestions/adoptions from Division I 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.