Originally Posted by junkeezballer01
That's real hard to do , someone has to pay for the players , if they have no money for tournys it's real tough to get that kind of money up , if they don't have the support of their parents it's nearly imposible to play tournys with out that 1 play not so bad but awhole team of players like that it's gonna be tough , my suggestion woukd be to get their parents out to the field while you guy practice or take them to a tourny and walk them around explain to them what it is that you are wanting to do present paintball to them as if they are a sponser because basicly they are , you have to have your parents on the same page as you . You have to show them what you will be gaining from playing tourny ball ,you don't want them to think they are just throwing money away
Well my team started with 4 high school students in which none of the parents paid and 1 guy working to support his family and play paintball. We have basically been through it all with the money deal. This is to the dragon guy by the way. Its was hard being 17 and starting and tournament team with no experience and no help. We first played at Hot Shots but mainly didn't have money to drive that far so we found a local field and then we later moved to dans. Money, our first season was terrible. We had to bail a teammate out of jail for $200 of our earnings the day before a tourney. We then knew it was going to be impossible without getting off our ***** and getting help. We were going to sell candy at our highschool, hold car washes and much more just to get by. Oh and practice was terrible. The whole team would buy one case and practice with it but we were out every weekend. Thats how broke we were. This is just a small percentage of the problems we had however even with all the problems such as team jumpers, money, and etc we had heart for the game. We one the GPPS in our division in 2007 and placed decent in D4 cup that year (the team was only six months old at this time). This past season we won CFOA overall aswell as 12th at cup. IT is possible if you heart and passion for the game and not only that but have fun with it aswell. I think a big problem with younger teams D3 and under is that they try too hard and focus on the game rather than having fun. Trust me we learned this the hard way!!!
Sorry to preach but thought it may help some new teams!!!!