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Old 04-24-2007, 11:55 PM #43
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:29 PM #44
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anybody know if mass schools would help out with money?
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:20 PM #45
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anybody know if mass schools would help out with money?
No high school is going to give you a significant amount of money for paintball. If you want a field, buy your own set of sup'air bunkers and your own scuba tanks and do it yourself. I'm rather tired of kids trying to get a free place to play under the guise of promoting the sport.
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:06 PM #46
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look i am going to make this sweet and simple. its a damn upward battle through the administration. i talk to PSUGhost, who is the CEO of the NCPA and Penn State's Team Captain, and he is right. don't bother talking to people who won't hear it. convince those who will and have them back you up. if you really want it for your school, just keep fighting hard for it. show them injury lists and comparison charts, equipment, safety, and down play the speed of the markers, and show them organization.

they are more likely to accept your proposal if you present an organized binder of everything. visual aids and such will help too.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:13 PM #47
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don't bother talking to people who won't hear it. convince those who will and have them back you up. if you really want it for your school, just keep fighting hard for it. show them injury lists and comparison charts, equipment, safety, and down play the speed of the markers, and show them organization.

they are more likely to accept your proposal if you present an organized binder of everything. visual aids and such will help too.

You couldn't be more right.

Right now Paintball is still very young, it has mixed conotations and for some people who have even exepreinced it, they see it as just old guys running around drunk in the woods shooting each other. You mission (should you choose to accept it) is to prove to them the EDUCATIONAL value of the activity. No school can argue good education. Try to think of how the lacross team would have proposed their acceptance? Because Lacross was like us not 20 years ago.

So what does paintball offer?
- Physcial fitness
- Teamwork
- Cooperation
- Self sacrifice
- Communciation skills
- Stategic thinking
- Planning/Execution

No you need to find out just what the administration is looking for to make an organization. Make it a hypathetical if you have to. But come right out and ask them "What do you have to see, in order to make a club?" Their next question will probably be, "What type of club", your answer should be "Any kind of club"

Start by avoiding the paintball topic. Not because it's bad, but because it can cause a negative stigma. Once they tell you the rules, IE: Must have a facality advisor, must be approved by the Board of Education, Must have 10 members and a written set of by laws...
You have a point of attack. Follow each requirement to the letter and then bring everything to them in one very proffessional document. Remember, you're not a bunch of rednecks in the woods. You are educated students wishing to better yourselves and your school. Be polite, answer their questions and show them that you did everything they said must be done.

If you do it right, then at the end they will have no excuse to not permit the club, you followed all the rules, you did everything they asked. So you have every right to demand that they follow their side of the bargain as well.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:02 AM #48
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One day, my friend. One day all high schools will have paintball teams.
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:17 PM #49
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Ok the biggest problem I had starting a club in highschool was safety and the idea that paintball is a war game of somesort. We all know this isnt true but administrators dont believe what we say anyway. I am in college now and our club / team is fully funded but if anyone is interested I wrote a paper that is fully cited from sources about paintball that talkes about its safety, what qualities it offers, and everything else you might need to overcome administration. you can get the peper here http://www.pythonpaintball.com/Paint...ch%20Paper.pdf

Let me know if this help and if there is anything else I can do to help
Do you mind if I give this report to the principal at my school (giving credit to you I will site it and everything) I'm also putting in an essay of my own.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:42 PM #50
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Me and some friends tried to get up a school team and we had a meeting with the principle after school and he told us how the board wouldnt allow is cause of safety even though we told him that gold bowling and sitting in ur house has more injuries than paintball but he still wouldnt let us. Maybe we can convince him to let us have a club in the above. Even if its just talking about paintballing and watching movies we will probly just get more people to come paintballing every week with us.
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:45 PM #51
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jus act all formal and make every one sign wavers
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:18 AM #52
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all you need to do is file yourself as a club all you have to do is get a teacher sponser and your good the club thing is a big loophole just you will gt no funding duhhuh
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:12 AM #53
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My friends and I tried to make just a club for paintball in our school, not even a team. We had to get 200 signatures from students, fill out a huge stack of paperwork, and get an advisor, then the principle had to approve it which was very unlikely since they almost outright told us when we went to go get the papers that paintball will be a very hard sport to get past all the obstacles, then after that every member of the school board would have to unanimously approve it then we would be an official club. Well we found an advisor, started filling out the paperwork. The three days we got 78 signatures 11 of which were names like Santa Clause or John Deer or Mike Hancho. Then our advisor decides he is gonna go and teach at another school next year. Six days into we had about 100 signatures and were getting sooooo many fake names that we just decided that our school just wasnt interested in a paintball club.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:08 AM #54
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basically you have to just fully explain to your school that paintball is a very safe sport and it has almost nothing to do with any kind of "war" and create waivers for your club to sign and make sure your school knows they will not be held liable for any injurys or loss of equipment
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:54 PM #55
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Well I tried starting just a paintball club at my school and it went fine for 7 meetings and then the head superintendant of the district said no because of liability when all we did was talk about paintball and watch movies like roadkill, so i would not try to start a team because that would require to much liability and if some kid got hurt even if its his fault he could still try to sue the school for letting him do it.


so why do they have a football team?? in fact football is more dangreous then paintball? allthat has to be done is sighn a form that states that i agree to the dangers that can occure wikle playing the "game" of pantball
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:17 PM #56
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exactely thats why i think its dumb that some schools dont let us have paintball teams...i mean if you look at the specifics paintball falls behind golf in most injurys.......GOLF PEOPLE COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:39 PM #57
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Guys, Colleges all over are starting up paintball teams. Some High Schools have even follow behind them and are also entering their teams into the tournaments the colleges have. Its a matter of time before othher schools catch on. But we need to give our schools that push and speed up the process. Thisi s our sport and we need to fight for it. Clubs and all that sound great but look at the big picture. The president of the NPPL's goal is to get paintball into the Olympics. So if there trying that hard, the task of getting paintball into High School should be easy. I mean when you see sports like Curling in the Olympics it makes you laugh at what paintball would do for the Olympics to make it exciting. We can do it. Grab all the paintballers in your school and tlak it over with them, if they say it will never work tell them they are a disgrace to paintball if they wont fight for the sport they love.

Good Luck at your schools all.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:23 PM #58
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I am currently trying to get an HS club started I made a power point presentation and a petition to show to people are interested in it. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/paintball-at-hhs is the petition if you want to sign.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:26 AM #59
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lol I love all the people talking about petitiononline...there must be a thousand of them by now.

PA is doing great with paintball at the high school level...behind Michigan, who hosts the MHSPL (Michigan High School Paintball League).

I also love how everyone is saying "I am trying to get it passed at my school", yet they know that you cannot use the word "gun" or 99% of people will think War, and yet their sigs have "Amazing Hot Gat for Sale---Kills Suckers" links to the sale of their marker. Hilarious.

And whoever said why have we not showed them PBNation? Let's see...sure we have a "Legalities and Safety" portion of the site, and not too many links below that you have Small Talk. Great place to prove how "mature" paintballers are.

Image is the first obstacle. If you portray the image of violence, it will be frowned upon.

Education is the second battle. Educate them to the reality of paintball, and show them statistics. Not only show them-but KNOW them. If you are uneducated about Paintball yourself, you are porbably not the best person to be working towards the final goal: Acceptance.

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Old 12-12-2007, 02:11 PM #60
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Image is the first obstacle. If you portray the image of violence, it will be frowned upon.
There you go. I've seen too many kids act like they are baddies when they are on the paintball field. I guess they think holding a gun makes them think they are cool.

Not everyone acts that way of course, but it is the few that gives the perception of violence. I mean you see videos of paintballers going berserk over a bad call and people will say "is that what we want at our school?"

As for safety, paintball is a safe sport, but to an adult, teenagers running around with guns is not a brilliant idea. And please do drop the whole "marker" thing. Last time I checked, I didn't know shooting a MARKER at someone could be considered assault with a deadly weapon.

Teens shooting 60 year old ladies and cop cars with paintball MARKERS and getting arrested doesn't certainly help improve the perception of paintball either.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:09 AM #61
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More than likely it won't be a school sanctioned team as opposed to a club. Thats how it is at my school. We just made a D5 team.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:15 PM #62
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And no offense to you, super agg HK contract killer,

shooting punkass *****es probably is not the way to get it sanctioned either. Just a thought.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:59 PM #63
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Hi guys im trying to get my school to make a paintball team plz help me

http://www.petitiononline.com/hspb/petition.html

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