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Old 01-23-2009, 01:31 PM #1
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I am a full time teacher at South Plantation High School in Broward County Fl. I am currently creating and developing a PB Club here at South. The principal and AP's are on board, talked to the County rep for all Clubs and he is on board. It is now headed to the legal dept.

Here is what I did.

1. made sure there were plenty of interested students.
2. pitched the principal
3. contacted the student gov. rep to notify her of my inetentions. (They run the clubs at your school and they offer help to gt up an running)
4. Created a "benefits" of paintball packet, and Power point, liabilty waiver packet, and parent information guide where the parents will acknowledge all the apparent "potential" for injury. I also made sure to reproduce a copy of the student conduct and code book policy concerning "Markers" ZERO TOLERANCE to have on school property.
5. Contacted local PB field and locked in rates for club.
6. Sent it off to the principal and ap's.

In reality schools have rocket clubs, ice hockey clubs, lacrosse, and archery clubs. I find it mind blowing how much Paintball is vilified! Good luck with your pursuits. If I get this approved I will be sure to spread more info in detail.

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1. no one has ever died from a paintball impact.
2. Don't expect help from admin.
3. Assume to hear a bunch of "no's", so be well prepared BEFORE hand.
4. Follow the chain of command.
5. Be patient, just because we love PB, others could care less....jerks!


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Old 02-14-2009, 10:02 AM #2
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Wow Mako,

That is a pretty good list you have. I may have to link back to this from time to time with other schools looking to start up.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:30 PM #3
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sounds like some great stuff

any chance i could get a copy of the power point and whatnot?
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:01 PM #4
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same im trying to do the same thing.. anyway that i can get a copy too.. pm me for my email..
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:13 PM #5
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hey im trying to start a club at my school and was wonderind what exactly do you do with your club
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:20 PM #6
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i would like to try the same thing here. a copy of the power point would be really helpfull. let me know at bkais2@wi.rr.com. Please.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:09 AM #7
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like everyone, i also am trying to start a school team/club thing. it would be really helpful if you could help out. with the powerpoint and all that other stuff. let me know at flyingbiff@msn.com. thanks
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:44 PM #8
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Wow I got to St. Thomas Aquinas (a local school to you) and im trying to get a team together
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:39 PM #9
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Lucky. Our principal was all for it, but they didn't have any extra money to help us out.
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