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Old 09-12-2007, 12:13 AM #22
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:00 PM #23
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:57 PM #24
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Hi im trying to create a team at my Community College, and i was try to get the Powerpoint example(im a visual person) in which i was gonna base my presentation off of. Ive tried the link but i like its dead anyone have an example that i can look at?
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:38 PM #25
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UW Madison got $800 from our student org board, though we asked for $8000, its a start.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:43 PM #26
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anyway you could send me that powerpoint. It does not seem to be working for me. thank you
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:16 PM #27
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yeah the power point is no longer working for us either... i think it needs to be reupped or something
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:49 PM #28
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It is all about the way you present the sport, and what your club is doing for the school.

We show the USG Funding Board our sponsorship gear, the videos from nationals, lists of confirmed students coming to play paintball for 2008-2009, and all the media associated with our school and the paintball league. We had the club sports council come for a retreat paintball outing and had them watch us practice. This is what you need to show the school to get their support.

At our last funding board meeting I showed them these videos and then explained how we train, our ranking, the publicity associated with this event, our sponsorships, and how we are running free paintball clinics over the summer to help our field and get the area to know more about us. The tour guides on campus mention the team on the tours and people get the info to try out if they are interested. It is this stuff the university cares about and it will get you funding. Face book would be surprised how much the school likes seeing how many people are interested in the sport..etc. We also have our scores posted on the President's Blog for our this stupid crap that gets you need to get the university as a whole more involved.

This season (Fall 2007-Spring 2008) we were able to get 10,720 dollars just for nationals and a total of 30,438 dollars in funding from the university. This does not include any of the sponsorships in addition to this funding. Sell the sport to your undergraduate student government, show them what it can do for the university, partner with your home field and the school will back you.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:52 PM #29
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hi my name is julio and i am from dominican republic and have 5 years playing and want to know if they are some tryouts for any collage...pleas let me now...

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:17 AM #30
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I start College Monday. My school (YSU) has no paintball club, what should be my first plan of action ? Do I get people that are willing to join or do I talk to the dean or whom ever about starting it first ?
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:28 PM #31
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yeah i am intrested in starting a paintball team or club
let me know if you need any help, thansk landen
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:40 PM #32
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:50 PM #33
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Very nice work Larry. You should HTMLize this and I'll put it on the main NCPA site (and you could also post it on the NCPA forums.)

One thing to add: It takes longer to get results, but figure out how to get elected to whatever board controls the money that you want, and get as many of your friends elected as possible. You can then trade money for paintball in exchange for supporting the other board members' pet projects.

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Its nice to now Chris understands the darker side of college politics. I admit it; this is the only way to get something done at UT.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:38 PM #35
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It would be awesome to get funded or sponsored but no one at my school plays, those pussies!
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:46 AM #36
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It would be awesome to get funded or sponsored but no one at my school plays, those pussies!

You would be suprised at how many people play or want to at least. MS&T is a small school with no football team to be proud of and when I tell people I play paintball for the school they always have a shocked look saying "We have a paintball team."
Thanks for all the good tips on how to get funding, we are trying hard but our school hates shelling out money (the girls on the student government). When you ask try saying stuff like we need this money for a League Event. If we say tournament they say NO. Its all how you word it.
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you might want to host a charity event too, people love that stuff. we actually just got contacted today by the local newspaper are are going to have an article about us which we hope will help us get recognition and funding.
What kind of charity event did you host?
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:31 AM #38
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Hi my name is Eric and i recently spread my passion of paintball with the help of my best friend who shares the same passion.....We wanted to spread the word even more and put a team together and even started a club team for our D3 private school...when i approched our student life director i was told that because paintball wasnt a NCAA sport they couldnt fund us...i didnt think the ncaa is what funded any team but i could be wrong. . Do i need to talk to the school board instead of our student government? Does the NCPA help with funds at all? right now we are all paying for everything out of pocket. . .we are college students and the money is extra tight im sure yall know....any funds would be a blessing. . any ideas?
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:03 AM #39
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*Update* I no longer maintain my website and it would appear that the powerpoint has disappeared into the void of the internet, please contact Tyler Nehlig at Penn State, he's misfittyhere on PBN

Alright well, Penn State has historically been one of the biggest school-supported teams out there and hopefully some of our good luck will start to rub off on all of you. This year, we asked for more funding than ever so that we could participate in Class A. For schools in our situation this might be a stretch because the up-front costs (ie. Membership fee) are significantly higher than in 5-Man.

I've assembled a quick and easy guide on how to get your team funded this year...OK, OK.... most of it is just a powerpoint, but it's a pretty sweet one.

Part 1 - Prerequisites

1) Rank high enough in your conference to get a bid to join Class A.
(Currently only the top 4 interested teams from each division will be invited to play, with preference given to those who have played Class A previously)

2) Discuss joining Class A with your team, let them know costs may be higher, but the benefits are sweet. Get a group consensus before you pursue a bid.

3) Talk to Chris Raehl and/or myself and/or Rob Ortiz and let us know that you are interested and can commit to Class A.

If you're not playing Class A, all you need to do is simply join the NCPA by registering on

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Part 2 - Preparation

1) Call your student funding organization, or rec sports department and schedule a brief informal meeting. Facial recognition is key, get to know these people and kiss their ***, them liking you could be the difference between $75 bucks and $20 grand. No Joke.

2) Meet with said department, get a gist for how the funding system works. Who is eligible? For how much each year? Is there a cap? What forms do I need to fill out? Do they need confirmation of dates/prices from the sponsoring organization(NCPA)?

3) Schedule a formal meeting with them. If you are a recognized student organization THIS IS YOUR RIGHT. If they give you a line of bull****, threaten legal action. It worked for us back in the day.

4) Do some detective work. Find out who is on the board, do they have any gripes, or things to watch out for? Once our board was headed by a student who was on one of the largest "Anti-Gun/Anti-Violence associations" in the state. We had to be prepared to defend ourselves.

Talk to other student organizations in your department, find out what they did, what worked for them, what to watch out for. Sports like Mountain Biking, Skiing/Snowboarding and the like are most akin to paintball, at least in the school administration's eyes.

5) You need to be prepared for questions, lots of questions, think of it as a job interview. Questions such as the following will no doubt come up, be prepared to answer them fully, and in laymans terms.

"What is Paintball?"
"What is Class A compared to Class AA"
"Don't you use guns? That's pretty violent isn't it?"
"Why should we fund your organization?"
"How many girls do you have in your organization? - Why don't you have any? Don't you think you should have more?"
"How will funding your organization increase the quality of life here at (insert school name here)?"
"What will you do if you don't get funded?"
"We've noticed that you fell in rankings last year, why did that happen? Why should we fund you again/for more money?"

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Part 3 - Meeting

1) Prepare a Powerpoint presentation to take to the meeting, find out if there is AV equipment available or if you have to supply your own.

I created a fairly good one this year, and though it is based on a proposal to fund us for Class A, it can be modified to suit anyones needs. Don't worry if your resumé isn't as complete as Penn States, it's taken years of work to get where we are at now.

Download it here:

Things to include in your own presentation:

- Team Accomplishments/Goals

This will get your foot in the door with them mentally. Prove to them that you are awesome and deserve thousands of dollars.

- Information on the Division, requirements, Season, etc...

Everyone loves some background information.

- Breakdown of costs, and what you are asking for.

Now that you've warmed them up, toss the numbers on the table and ask for the check.

2) Be Professional! A shirt and tie is a good way to show this, greet people with a firm handshake, etc...again, think of it like a job interview.

3) Bring Backup! Trophies, newspaper articles, DVDs all of the above will only help your cause. Also bring another officer, they may want two perspectives in the room, just make sure you are both on the same page.

4) Bargain! CSTV is going to be huge this year, as most colleges get it on campus. These committees love publicity, and CSTV is an awesome bargaining chip. Make sure to remind the committee that if they pay for you to play Class A you will be on CSTV this season.

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Part 4 - Epilouge

1) Recieve Check in the Mail, send a cut to me for all of this advice


2) Be denied and keep trying! The squeaky wheel gets the grease as they say. If they keep turning you down, try again until you are so annoying they just throw money at you to shut you up. (Also worked for us in the past)

Be aware that you may need to come back in for a seperate hearing, committees may need more specific details. This is a good sign, dont be discouraged and make sure you get to the second meeting.

Anyways, thats all for now...I hope you've enjoyed my little lecture here, and I hope it works for you. The sooner more schools support our league and teams, the sooner we will be legitimized as a real sport. Oh and Chris, can i get a sticky?

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Old 08-01-2010, 11:35 PM #40
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I started a HS team this year and the administration was very skeptical, we had a 27 page proposal outlining what paintball was and what our plans were. We didnt get any funding which was expected, but there is no telling where we can take it from here.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:20 PM #41
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It is nice to see this kind of stuff: colleges helping other colleges. Akron is forming a club right now along with Ohio State and Kent State. I know people in charge of all of these and will pass the inof along. I am heading the Akron club and I jsut want to say thanks for the advice and I will be using this as we get going.
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Deff gonna use this. Thanks Larry

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