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Old 01-29-2013, 06:15 PM #1
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Help starting a team.

Hello PbNation. I want to start a team and don't know how. Could someone give me tips on how to start and promote the team? I would also like to know if there are any places offering sponsorship at the moment, and where I can get names printed on our jerseys in Ohio.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:23 PM #2
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Start the team at your local field.
Advertise at your local field.
Play at your local field.
Try to get sponsored by your local field, no real sponsorship is going to come to you. Your going to have to work for it and show that you can do work.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:32 PM #3
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Start the team at your local field.
Advertise at your local field.
Play at your local field.
Try to get sponsored by your local field, no real sponsorship is going to come to you. Your going to have to work for it and show that you can do work.

Cant really say it better than that.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:58 PM #4
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Pretty much what gamer said
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:19 PM #5
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I love seeing all these new teams spawning this year, really great for the sport
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:26 PM #6
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yeah but the true test is will they be there next year. As for names on jerseys ask your local shop if they know anywhere. any tshirt companies can do it. Or you can go to walmart and get some iron on.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:38 PM #7
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I know you're looking to start your own team but as a novice it may be better for you to join an existing one. This way you'll have more experienced players teaching you the basics of team management and tournament paintball in general.

Assuming you decide to start a team anyway, here are some bits of advice I have for you:

1. Don't bother seeking sponsors. At this point, the only sponsorship you're going to get is from team parents. Any paintball company that would "sponsor" you at this level is only going to give you a small discount and expect you to buy exclusively from them. In other words, you're paying them to be an advertisement.

2. Any graphic design or screen printing shop will be able to print names on your jerseys. Google your city plus "screen printing" and I'm sure there will be no shortage of places available. You may want to use longsleeve shirts instead of paintball jerseys to save money. If you can afford fully custom jerseys, my team uses Raza and they do great work.

3. The Ohio forum has a list of relevant threads for you. Click here to get a link to the team tryouts forum where you can post tryout information, or contact players that have posted in the free agents thread.

4. If you want to be taken seriously, do not go around random threads making rude or unneeded comments. Prospective teams or players that view your profile may choose not to contact you if they see this kind of behavior.

5. This may seem petty, but the signature anecdotes and "seeking players/team" comments are typically only used by new players. Personally, I would remove that. If I put up a tryout thread, I would probably reject you the moment I see that signature, unless I know you have experience or know someone that has played with you before. It usually means you need a lot of field time to get competitive, and there will be other players that require less attention than you to get a comparable result.

I understand some of that advice was more about using PbNation than running a team, but changing the way people view you here may be the difference between finding a team and playing by yourself. The easiest way to get things rolling is to head out to team practice at the local field.
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Ask local mom and pop shops to sponsor you, in return they get free advertising and you get a little financial backing.
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There are many ways to get a team going.
The First one, I recomend would be to just look around at your field. Talk to guys you think might be interested. If you can get 2 or 3 more you have a 3 man squad. If you get a decent 3 man squad you will have better luck attracting more locals guys or gals to your team.
Second. Looks around on the Regional forums on here. You are likely to find other guys looking for the same thing. Hit them up.. and There you go...
There are other ways and im sure others will post em but really either way you just have to put yourself out there.

I also have to agree. It would be far beneficial to join an already exsisting team. It will allow you the chance to get your feet wet before completky investing yourself. Believe me, Managing a team and being a player gets pretty damn frustrating.


About the Jersey. If you go raza or animal. You can get either fully custom or semi custom jerseys which will include names and number for a small additional cost. Google them for more info. There are also others. Just do a little detective work and find out what suits your needs and budgets.
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Ask local mom and pop shops to sponsor you, in return they get free advertising and you get a little financial backing.
Good luck with this.
I can tell you sponsors are not easy.
best you can hope for is a sponsor that will just give you a slight discount. but prove me wrong. ( and i mean that in a good way )
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Don't be to shocked when someone doesn't want to sponsor a group of 13 year old either.
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Don't be to shocked when someone doesn't want to sponsor a group of 13 year old either.
Does not bother me at all.Also thanks to all who helped.Anyway though I do not really need a sponsor but everytime I go to the field I find a few people that are good but how to I go about asking them if they are interested?And I was trying to get people above my age do to most of the 13 yr old players lack much maturity.....I was looking for 15+
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:06 AM #13
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To ask a person a question, you would normally walk up to them, state who you are and simply ask your question.
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There's not really a formal process to this. Ask if they have a team, and if they say no, ask if they're interested in joining yours. You may want to focus on people in your own age group - not many players want a 13 year old captain (not saying anything bad about you).
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:44 PM #15
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There's not really a formal process to this. Ask if they have a team, and if they say no, ask if they're interested in joining yours. You may want to focus on people in your own age group - not many players want a 13 year old captain (not saying anything bad about you).
No I know what you mean.But I will just look at my field and other fields for people around my age that are dedicated and have the gear and skill.
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No I know what you mean.But I will just look at my field and other fields for people around my age that are dedicated and have the gear and skill.

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If you go to choice paintball guns.com they have a good sponosrship. You have to work a little but you will have to until you become a well known team.
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Also get to know the people at your local field. Have the refs know you, it will help you get a sponorship from that field.
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Eforce expressed allot for a noob starting a team it would be better to join a team and then spawn off or take over the teAm if you are able to.
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get players try your hardest see if your field will sponsor you and play in some beginner level tournoments
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