To play NCPA, you have to be full-time students. The school does not need to "recognize" your team, but all players must go to the same school.
The best place to start is find other Thomas Nelson students that play and start playing together. Then look into establishing an official club or club sport at your school. If you need further help, let me know.
RETIRED Liberty University Paintball Coach
RETIRED NCPA ALL-STARS Coach