Originally Posted by Ozmatick
Why couldn't you put it together? Was it the players support or the SOO board or the paperwork or what? I have the constitution and bylaws and most of everything done except for the player support I need at least 5 more people to give me their AU email addresses to show that I have 15 people who are willing to do it. I'm good for everything else.
It had nothing to do with paperwork as much as it did keeping people involved. You'll have plenty of people who'll sign up and love paintball but just unable to afford the expenses or get time off to play. Our first practice we had 18 people show up and ran three different lines and it was a blast. We had another meeting and everyone was excited to keep going. Come the next practice only 6 people showed up (not including the guys trying to put it together) and then fewer and fewer till it was pretty much dead. This all occurred in a time frame of 2 months. The core guys just went and joined a local team and then worked on setting up that field that's in that guy's backyard.
Once again I'm not trying to discourage you but you can get all the paperwork done yourself, get an advisor's support and have it all ready and presentable before the club committee but none of that will matter when you can't even keep people on the team. It's why I stopped trying and just went a played with teams in Atlanta during my time at Auburn...