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Old 07-03-2007, 10:56 AM #1
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I need some help starting a team at my highschool

Hey everyone. A few friends of mine and I want to start up a club at our school. If you know Deerfield, Il, then you know how difficult of a task this is. We already tried once and the principal said that he has paintballed himself and he liked it a lot. So at that point we thought that he was going to allow it, but then he said that he could not associate the school with a sport that involves guns or other projectiles where students are targets. And as much as we tried to persuade him, he would not do it. However we will have a new principal this coming up year and I intend to ask her as well, so if you have any tips or ideas on how to start a pb club or how you started yours, I'd really appreciate it.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:11 AM #2
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refer to the guns as markers. say you get marked instead of getting shot. even show her teh statistics that paintball is safer than football if played correctly, its even safer than golf.

but if all else fails, just screw the prinicipal and make your own team with out the schools support. thats what i did.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:19 AM #3
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we tried that. he still said that it was the idea of shooting a projectile at students. and we did call them markers
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:40 PM #4
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Maybe you could try showing your principal a game of paintball, to show that it really isn't dangerous. Also, if he are worried about the people playing getting hurt, he has to understand that the players must know the risks of playing, and that the players decided to play by their own decision.
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:35 PM #5
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You are most likely not going to get money from your school (most college teams dont) and technically to compete in the NCPA high school stuff you all just need to be from the same school and do not have to be affilated with them, so screw the school and get members by word of mouth or by going to the local fields or stores and see whos around. Then practice as you would with a normal team, its nothing special in begginning a high school team vs a regualr team just make sure every1 is from your school and do what you would do with a normal team.
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:56 PM #6
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yeah i know, thats what we were thinking but i alreay know evryone from my school who pb's. we were thinking about getting more of a large scale club going as opposed to just a team
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